Fetal fibronectin and bacterial vaginosis are associated with preterm birth in women who are symptomatic for preterm labor

A.O. Stevens, S.P. Chauhan, Pat Magann, R.W. Martin, J.A. Bofill, J.L. Chsman, J.C. Morrison

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    Objective: The purpose of this study was to codify the relationship between bacterial vaginosis/fetal fibronectin and preterm labor/birth. Study design: In this prospective study, 185 women who were symptomatic for preterm labor were assessed for bacterial vaginosis and fetal fibronectin. Results: These women comprised 4 groups: group A (n = 23 women; +bacterial vaginosis/+fetal fibronectin); group B (n = 31 women; −bacterial vaginosis/+fetal fibronectin); group C (n = 47 women; +bacterial vaginosis/−fetal fibronectin); and group D (n = 84 women; −bacterial vaginosis/−fetal fibronectin). The time interval from gestational age at testing until delivery was significantly shorter for groups A and B versus groups C and D (P ≤ .05 and P <.001, respectively). Similarly, delivery at
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1564-1569
    JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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