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Type of publication: book part
Type of publication (PDB): Knygos dalis / Part of book (Y)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Gražulevičienė, Regina;Venclovienė, Jonė;Danilevičiutė, Asta;Dėdelė, Audrius;Balčius, Gediminas
Title: Environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility and preterm birth
Is part of: Preterm birth - mother and child / ed. John C. Morrison. Rijeka, Kroatija : InTech, 2012
Extent: p. 47-72
Date: 2012
Keywords: Environmental exposures;Genetic susceptibility;Preterm birth
ISBN: 9789533078281
Abstract: Preterm births cause a large public-health burden because of its high prevalence, leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, and environmental hazards is considered to be a potential risk factors (Adams et al., 2000; Bloom et al., 2001; Tucker & McGuire, 2004; Colvin et al. 2004; Fraser et al. 2004; Murphy et al. 2004). The frequency of preterm births is about 12–13% in the USA and 5–9% in many other developed countries; however, the rate of preterm birth has increased in many locations (Goldenberg et al., 2008). Thus, to elicit of risk factors that could predict high risk of preterm birth represents a challenge to practitioners and researchers. The increasing rate of preterm birth in recent decades, despite improvements in health care, creates an impetus to better understand and prevent this disorder. The identification of women at increased risk of preterm delivery is an important challenge. Preterm birth likely depends on a number of interacting factors, including genetic, epigenetic, and environmental risk factors (Windham et al., 2000; Plunkett & Muglia, 2008). The epidemiological data suggested that both genetic factors and socioenvironmental factors may influence preterm birth (Wang et al., 2000; Nukui et al., 2004; Lewis et al., 2006; Suh et al., 2008)
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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