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Researchers focus on preterm birth care, treatment

A PRETERM birth research program was launched yesterday at the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital of the China Welfare Institute in Shanghai.

The mechanism of spontaneous premature delivery is not clear and there is no effective method to prevent and treat compilations of such births, said Louis J. Muglia, leader of the program.

He is the director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, an academician of the American Academy of Medical Sciences and a visiting professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

The research program team consists of scientists from home and abroad who will carry out the study at the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital of the China Welfare Institute as well as seven other hospitals.

The researchers, specializing in pediatrics, gynecology, genetics and immunology, will be divided into four groups.

They will explore the regulation and mechanism of delivery initiation, research the initiation of spontaneous preterm labor, study the prevention and treatment of spontaneous premature birth and look to improve the treatment of premature infants.

Thanks to large sample analysis and multi-center clinical research, the team expects to establish models for predicting preterm labor among Chinese women.

It is also hoped it will provide theoretical and technical support for the construction of a precise prevention and treatment system.




 

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