Research agenda for preterm birth: recommendations from the March of Dimes.

@article{Green2005ResearchAF,
  title={Research agenda for preterm birth: recommendations from the March of Dimes.},
  author={Nancy S Green and Karla Damus and Joe Leigh Simpson and Jay Iams and Edward Albert Reece and Calvin J. Hobel and Irwin R. Merkatz and Michael F Greene and Richard H. Schwarz},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={193 3 Pt 1},
  pages={626-35}
}
Preterm birth (PTB) is a common, serious, and costly health problem affecting nearly 1 in 8 births in the United States. Burdens from PTB are especially severe for the very preterm infant (<32 weeks' gestation), comprising 2% of all US births. Successful prevention needs to include newly focused and adequately funded research, incorporating new technologies and recognition that genetic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors interact in complex pathogeneses and multiple pathways leading… CONTINUE READING