Prenatal recruitment of participants for a birth cohort study including cord blood collection: results of a feasibility study in Bremen, Germany

@inproceedings{Ernst2015PrenatalRO,
  title={Prenatal recruitment of participants for a birth cohort study including cord blood collection: results of a feasibility study in Bremen, Germany},
  author={Sinja Alexandra Ernst and Kathrin Guenther and Torsten Frambach and Hajo Zeeb},
  booktitle={German medical science : GMS e-journal},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective birth cohort studies comprising follow up of children from pregnancy or birth over a long period of time, and collecting various biological samples at different times through the life-course offer a promising approach to enhance etiologic knowledge of various diseases. Especially for those where early lifetime exposures and conditions are thought to play an important role. The collection and storage of biological samples is a critical component in epidemiological studies… CONTINUE READING

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