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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Volume 13 Supplement 1

Preterm Birth - Interdisciplinary research from the Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team (PreHOT)

Research

Edited by Andrew W Lyon, BF Mitchell and Olivia McCreary

This publication, and the research projects it features, were funded by the Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team Interdisciplinary Team Grant (#200700595) from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, formerly the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research."

  1. Content type: Research

    The prospective cohort study design is ideal for examining diseases of public health importance, as its inherent temporal nature renders it advantageous for studying early life influences on health outcomes an...

    Authors: Sheila W McDonald, Andrew W Lyon, Karen M Benzies, Deborah A McNeil, Stephen J Lye, Siobhan M Dolan, Craig E Pennell, Alan D Bocking and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2

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    Maternal report of events that occur during labour and delivery are used extensively in epidemiological research; however, the validity of these data are rarely confirmed. This study aimed to validate maternal...

    Authors: Uilst Bat-Erdene, Amy Metcalfe, Sheila W McDonald and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S3

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Preterm birth has the highest mortality and morbidity of all pregnancy complications. The burden of preterm birth on public health worldwide is enormous, yet there are few effective means to prevent a preterm ...

    Authors: Siobhan M Dolan and Inge Christiaens

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S4

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    There is significant evidence to support the importance of prenatal care in preventing adverse outcomes such as preterm birth and low infant birth weight. Previous studies have indicated that the benefits of p...

    Authors: Ingunn Benediktsson, Sheila W McDonald, Monica Vekved, Deborah A McNeil, Siobhan M Dolan and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S5

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  5. Content type: Research

    This study sought to understand the central meaning of the experience of group prenatal care for physicians who were involved in providing CenteringPregnancy through a maternity clinic in Calgary, Canada.

    Authors: Deborah A McNeil, Monica Vekved, Siobhan M Dolan, Jodi Siever, Sarah Horn and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S6

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  6. Content type: Research

    The development of the in vitro cell culture model has greatly facilitated the ability to study gene expression and regulation within human tissues. Within the human uterus, the upper (fundal) segment and the low...

    Authors: Andrea A Mosher, Kelly J Rainey, Seunghwa S Bolstad, Stephen J Lye, Bryan F Mitchell, David M Olson, Stephen L Wood and Donna M Slater

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Parturition has been widely described as an immunological response; however, it is unknown how this is triggered. We hypothesized that an early event in parturition is an increased responsiveness of peripheral...

    Authors: Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Satomi Tanaka, Zoya Zaeem, Gerlinde A Metz and David M Olson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S8

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  8. Content type: Research

    Peripartum events hold the potential to have dramatic effects in the programming of physiology and behaviour of offspring and possibly subsequent generations. Here we have characterized transgenerational chang...

    Authors: Isaac D Ward, Fabíola CR Zucchi, Jerrah C Robbins, Erin A Falkenberg, David M Olson, Karen Benzies and Gerlinde A Metz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Preterm infants are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities than full term infants. Interventions supporting parents to improve the quality of the infant’s environment should improve developmental ...

    Authors: Karen M Benzies, Joyce E Magill-Evans, K Alix Hayden and Marilyn Ballantyne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S10

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  10. Content type: Research

    Mothers of preterm infants are considered at higher risk for depressive symptoms, higher than for mothers of healthy term infants. Predictors of depressive symptoms in mothers of preterm infants are not yet we...

    Authors: Marilyn Ballantyne, Karen M Benzies and Barry Trute

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S11

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  11. Content type: Research

    We have developed a Family Integrated Care (FIC) model for use in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where parents provide most of the care for their infant, while nurses teach and counsel parents. The obje...

    Authors: Karel O’Brien, Marianne Bracht, Kristy Macdonell, Tammy McBride, Kate Robson, Lori O’Leary, Kristen Christie, Mary Galarza, Tenzin Dicky, Adik Levin and Shoo K Lee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S12

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  12. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth (PTB) places a considerable emotional, psychological, and financial burden on parents, families, health care resources, and society as a whole. Efforts to estimate these costs have typically cons...

    Authors: Gerri C Lasiuk, Thea Comeau and Christine Newburn-Cook

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S13

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