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The role of environmental hazards in premature birth / Donald R. Mattison [and others], editors.

Other author/creatorMattison, Donald R.
Other author/creatorInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.
Other author/creatorNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 127 pages) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Variant title Variant title from HTML title page: Role of environmental hazards in premature birth: workshop summary
Contents Preterm birth and its consequences -- Labor and delivery -- Preterm birth: brief summary of biological pathways -- Preterm birth: gene-environment interactions -- Preterm birth: social implications -- Future directions -- Abstracts.
Summary Each year in the United States approximately 440,000 babies are born premature. These infants are at greater risk of death, and are more likely to suffer lifelong medical complications than full-term infants. Clinicians and researchers have made vast improvements in treating preterm birth; however, little success has been attained in understanding and preventing preterm birth. Understanding the complexity of interactions underlying preterm birth will be needed if further gains in outcomes are expected. The Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine sponsored a workshop to understand the biological mechanism of normal labor and delivery, and how environmental influences, as broadly defined, can interact with the processes of normal pregnancy to result in preterm birth. This report is a summary of the main themes presented by the speakers and participants.
General note"Proceedings of a workshop that was sponsored by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine"--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 107-112).
Access restrictionUse copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Funding informationSupport for this project was provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health (contract no. 282-99-0045, TO#5) [and others]
Technical detailsMaster and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Action note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Role of environmental hazards in premature birth. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003 0309090652
Genre/formElectronic book.
ISBN0309527260 (electronic bk.)
ISBN9780309527262 (electronic bk.)

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