The preterm prediction study: fetal fibronectin, bacterial vaginosis, and peripartum infection. NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network.

@article{Goldenberg1996ThePP,
  title={The preterm prediction study: fetal fibronectin, bacterial vaginosis, and peripartum infection. NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network.},
  author={Robert L Goldenberg and Elizabeth Thom and Atef H Moawad and Francee Johnson and James Roberts and Steve N. Caritis},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={87 5 Pt 1},
  pages={656-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the relation between vaginal and upper genital tract infection and cervical-vaginal fetal fibronectin levels. METHODS We screened 2899 women at ten centers every 2 weeks from 23-24 to 30 weeks' gestation for cervical and vaginal fetal fibronectin. A positive test was defined as a level of at least 50 ng/mL. The relation between a positive test and bacterial vaginosis at 23-24 weeks and clinical or histologic chorioamnionitis at delivery plus neonatal sepsis was… CONTINUE READING