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Preterm birth: Inflammation, fetal injury and treatment strategies

Boyle, AK; Rinaldi, SF; Norman, JE; Stock, SJ; (2017) Preterm birth: Inflammation, fetal injury and treatment strategies. Journal of Reproductive Immunology , 119 pp. 62-66. 10.1016/j.jri.2016.11.008. Green open access

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Abstract

Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of childhood mortality in children under 5 and accounts for approximately 11% of births worldwide. Premature babies are at risk of a number of health complications, notably cerebral palsy, but also respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. Preterm deliveries can be medically indicated/elective procedures or they can occur spontaneously. Spontaneous PTB is commonly associated with intrauterine infection/inflammation. The presence of inflammatory mediators in utero has been associated with fetal injury, particularly affecting the fetal lungs and brain. This review will outline (i) the role of inflammation in term and PTB, (ii) the effect infection/inflammation has on fetal development and (iii) recent strategies to target PTB. Further research is urgently required to develop effective methods for the prevention and treatment of PTB and above all, to reduce fetal injury.

Type: Article
Title: Preterm birth: Inflammation, fetal injury and treatment strategies
Location: Ireland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jri.2016.11.008
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2016.11.008
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Preterm birth, Inflammation, Fetal injury
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL EGA Institute for Womens Health > Maternal and Fetal Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10082094
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