The Contribution of Birth Defects to Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight

  title={The Contribution of Birth Defects to Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight},
  author={Siobhan M. Dolan and Susan J Gross and Irwin R. Merkatz and Vincent Faber and Lisa M. Sullivan and Fergal Desmond Malone and T. Flint Porter and David A. Nyberg and Christine H. Comstock and Gary D. V. Hankins and Keith A. Eddleman and Lorraine Dugoff and Sabrina Craigo and Ilan E Timor-Tritsch and Stephen R. Carr and Honor M. Wolfe and Diana W. Bianchi and Mary E. D'Alton},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of birth defects on preterm birth and low birth weight. METHODS: Data from a large, prospective multi-center trial, the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) Trial, were examined. All live births at more than 24 weeks of gestation with data on outcome and confounders were divided into two comparison groups: 1) those with a chromosomal or structural abnormality (birth defect) and 2) those with no abnormality detected in chromosomes or anatomy… 

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