2007 Development Grant - (Development Of A Multiplex Assay For The Identification Of Women At Risk Of Preterm Labour)

Grant number: 454451 | Funding period: 2007 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

Preterm birth (ie birth before the 37th week of gestation) is the most significant problem facing contemporary clinical obstetrics in the developed world and occurs in approximately 5% to 12% of all deliveries. Being born too early is the major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Data from Australia indicate that each year, more than 17,000 babies will be born prematurely. Of these infants, over 10,000 will suffer respiratory complications and about 1300 will die during the first 21 days of life. The sickest and most premature of these infants require admission to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a tertiary hospital. Aside from the medical implications of premature delivery, there i..

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