preterm delivery


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preterm delivery

Childbirth that occurs between the date of fetal viability and the end of the 37th week of gestation. Synonym: premature delivery See: preterm labor
See also: delivery
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The percentage of biofilm (62%) and the number of teeth with gingivitis (21.8) clinically was higher in the group at risk for preterm delivery, but this difference was not significant (Table 1).
The ladies having multiple pregnancy, delivery by cesarean section, previous history of preterm delivery, obstetrical complications (polyhydromnios, oligohydromnios) or medical illness (such as DM, preeclampsia/eclampsia, endocrinopathies and haemoglobinopathies) except anaemia were excluded in order to control for confounding factors.
For first-time mothers, if a woman's risk of spontaneous preterm delivery was 4.9 percent, a positive test result suggested a risk of 20 percent while a negative result reduced this to a 2 percent risk.
We scared when we got to know that preterm delivery going to be performed.
Both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have published recommendations supporting corticosteroids for threatened late preterm delivery with certain caveats.
Therefore, the decision to administer glucocorticosteroids in the treatment of women with threatened preterm delivery should be made if the probability of delivery in a period shorter than 7 days is thought to be small.
To prepare the fetus for breathing air and increase chances of survival after birth, corticosteroid treatment is given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery. So far, the protective effect of corticosteroids before birth has been thought to develop gradually over days.
* A single course of corticosteroids "may be considered for pregnant women starting at 23 0/7 weeks of gestation who are at risk of preterm delivery within 7 days."
Objective: To explore the incidence of preterm delivery, maternal risk factors for having a preterm neonate, and preterm neonates' mortality in Jordan.
Objective: To investigate the effect of anemia on perinatal outcomes as preterm delivery (PTD) and low birth weight (LBW) in the different stages of pregnancy.
Risk factors for preterm delivery include social, behavioral, clinical, and biologic characteristics (Box).
There is a need for effective, easily available, safe and acceptable interventions to prevent preterm delivery, especially before 34 weeks of gestation.