Detection of tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6, and fetal fibronectin in the lower genital tract during pregnancy: Relation to outcome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fetal Proteins
  • Fibronectins
  • Interleukin-6
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • Vagina

abstract

  • Localized inflammatory responses may lead to microscopic disruption in the amniotic membranes, leading to leakage of fibronectin. In patients being evaluated for preterm labor, the presence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha or fetal fibronectin in the lower genital tract is predictive of subsequent preterm delivery.

publication date

  • August 17, 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8030732

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5

end page

  • 10

volume

  • 171

number

  • 1