||Variant title from HTML title page: Role of environmental hazards in premature birth: workshop summary
||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.
||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 note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112).|
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|Funding information||Support 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]|
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|Issued in other form||Print version: Role of environmental hazards in premature birth. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2003 0309090652|
|ISBN||0309527260 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||9780309527262 (electronic bk.)|