Special Issue "New Tools for Predicting Preterm Birth in Asymptomatic High-Risk Women"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
Interests: obstetric delivery; prenatal diagnosis; fetal growth restriction; doppler; ultrasonography; obstetrics; fetal medicine; preeclampsia; fetal growth retardation; fetal diseases; prenatal ultrasonography; prenatal care;
Preterm birth (PTB) remains one of the biggest challenges in contemporary obstetrics, as it is associated with an increased risk of mortality as well as short- and long-term morbidity of the offspring. Many risk factors for PTB were identified, including multiple gestation, history of PTB, cervical pathology, and uterine factors, among others. As a result, many women are currently classified as being at high risk for PTB, although many of them are asymptomatic prior to delivery. Although extensive research was conducted in this field, the ability of the various available tools to accurately predict PTB remains insufficient. Accurate prediction of PTB is crucial, as it can assist in selecting optimal prevention measurements and counseling regarding the suitable antepartum follow up and the need for potential transfer to the appropriate facility in cases of very high risk of PTB. In contrast, in those found to be at a lower risk, reassurance may relive emotional stress and prevent unnecessary impairment of the daily routine. The present Special Issue aims to deepen the specificity of new tools designed for the prediction of PTB among high-risk women who are asymptomatic. Hopefully, new evidence will increase the knowledge of clinicians and researchers, facilitate collaborations, and improve maternal and neonatal health.
Dr. Liran Hiersch
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- preterm birth
- high-risk pregnancy