New research suggests that certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Trichomonas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhea, may contribute to a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and preterm birth (PTB) in adolescents.
Older women with preeclampsia have a 50% higher risk for spontaneous or iatrogenic preterm birth than younger women with preeclampsia, according to research from AOGS.
Normal-weight women who lose body mass between the start of their first and second live pregnancies are much more likely to deliver prematurely in the latter pregnancy, according to new research from PLOS One.
New research in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Maternal Medicine has found that cervical length measurement is a reliable indicator for predicting preterm delivery in women with threatened preterm labor.
A large population-based cohort study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that maternal prepregnancy impaired fasting glucose increases risk of preterm birth.
Although a 2003 clinical trial overwhelmingly found that 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) significantly decreases recurrent preterm birth (PTB) and neonatal morbidity, a recently published study in the American Journal of Perinatology found drastically different results.
Women with certain autoimmune rheumatic diseases have an elevated risk of various preterm birth (PTB) phenotypes, according to a large population-based, retrospective cohort study from BJOG.
Maternal serum endocan level may be a useful marker for predicting preterm birth (PTB) within 7 days in patients with threatened preterm labor, according to a recent study in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.
A new study explored whether there is higher risk of very preterm birth (< 32 weeks’ gestation) in thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb)-positive women compared to TPOAb-negative women.
Combined rescue therapy with vaginal progesterone, cervical cerclage and the Arabin cervical pessary may have potential in pregnant women with a short cervical length and a high background risk for preterm delivery, according to new research.