Cervical length as a predictor for spontaneous preterm birth in high-risk singleton pregnancy: current knowledge (Editorial)

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Hughes, K
Kane, SC
Araujo Junior, E
Da Silva Costa, F
Sheehan, PM
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2016
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Preterm birth is a major contributor to the global burden of disease1: it is the leading cause of neonatal mortality worldwide and has effects on survivors that may be lifelong. These include increased susceptibility to early severe infection, neurological impairment, psychiatric or behavioral issues and elevated risk of non-communicable diseases in adult life2. The scale of the problem and the severity of the consequences of prematurity have spurred extensive research into potential causes and predictors of preterm birth and methods of prevention; however, many questions remain unanswered.

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Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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48
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Paediatrics
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Acoustics
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Hughes, K; Kane, SC; Araujo Junior, E; Da Silva Costa, F; Sheehan, PM, Cervical length as a predictor for spontaneous preterm birth in high-risk singleton pregnancy: current knowledge (Editorial), Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 48 (1), pp. 7-15
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