Diurnal variation is lost in preterm deliveries before 28 weeks of gestation
Vatish, Manu, Steer, P. J., Blanks, A. M., Hong, M. and Thornton, S.. (2010) Diurnal variation is lost in preterm deliveries before 28 weeks of gestation. BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol.117 (No.6). pp. 765-767. ISSN 1470-0328Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02526.x
Preterm delivery is the primary cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Labour at term occurs as a culmination of maturational events in both the fetus and maternal uterus. This process exhibits diurnal variation, with the onset of labour being more common at night. We have confirmed that this diurnal variation is present in gestations between 28 and 36 weeks, but is absent below 28 weeks. We hypothesise that this is because before 28 weeks of gestation, the onset of labour may result from a pathological rather than a physiological process. This may have important implications regarding any pharmacological approach to the prevention and/or treatment of very early preterm labour.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Clinical Sciences Research Institute (CSRI)
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Reproductive Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 765-767|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||MRC, Wellbeing of Women, Action Medical Research, Fulbright Commission, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire|
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