Journal of Pregnancy

Prevention and Management of Preterm Birth


Publishing date
01 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Antwerp University Hospital, 2650 Edegem, Belgium

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital, Medical University Clinic, Vienna, Austria


Prevention and Management of Preterm Birth

Description

Preterm labor and delivery still remains one of the most important obstetric problems in the developed world being responsible for a large part of maternal hospitalizations, neonatal mortality, and short- and long-term handicaps. Recent advances in our understanding of the mechanism underlying both preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity have changed both the possibilities to predict and prevent preterm delivery and management of a woman presenting in preterm labor. It has become clear that simply delaying delivery may not be beneficial for the neonate, and selecting which fetus will benefit from prolonging pregnancy is one of the major challenges in obstetric practice.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles on all aspects of preterm labor and delivery including basic science, clinical practice, and the generation of new hypothesis on the etiology and possible new therapies for preterm labor and delivery. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Lifestyle, socioeconomic interventions, and pregnancy outcome
  • Prediction of preterm delivery by ultrasound
  • Prediction of preterm delivery by biochemical markers
  • Prediction of preterm delivery by microbiological markers
  • Prevention of preterm delivery
  • The place of tocolytics in the management of preterm labor
  • Mechanisms leading to preterm delivery
  • The role of the inflammatory response in mother and fetus including periodontal disease and the use of antibiotics
  • Mechanical devices and cerclage in the prevention and management of preterm labor
  • Preparing the fetus for its transition to a neonate including corticosteroids, magnesium, and early or late clamping of the umbilical cord
  • Obstetric maneuvers in preterm labor including forceps, vacuum extractor, and episiotomy
  • Management and ethics at the extremes of viability
  • The role of multiple pregnancy in preterm labor
  • Vaginal or abdominal delivery for the very preterm infant
  • Neonatal outcome: long-term financial and psychosocial consequences

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 610364
  • - Editorial

Prevention and Management of Preterm Birth

Yves Jacquemyn | Ronnie Lamont | ... | Hanns Helmer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 201628
  • - Review Article

Transvaginal Sonographic Evaluation of the Cervix in Asymptomatic Singleton Pregnancy and Management Options in Short Cervix

Resul Arisoy | Murat Yayla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 941057
  • - Review Article

Prevention of Preterm Labour: 2011 Update on Tocolysis

C. Hubinont | F. Debieve
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 164654
  • - Review Article

Relationship between Periodontal Diseases and Preterm Birth: Recent Epidemiological and Biological Data

O. Huck | H. Tenenbaum | J.-L. Davideau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 848794
  • - Review Article

Use of Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring in a Preterm Fetus: Clinical Dilemmas and Recommendations for Practice

Karolina Afors | Edwin Chandraharan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 980985
  • - Research Article

Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Analysis of Second Trimester Amniotic Fluid to Assess Preterm Births

Kristin M. Power | Javier E. Sanchez-Galan | ... | David H. Burns
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 186560
  • - Review Article

Review of the Recent Literature on the Mode of Delivery for Singleton Vertex Preterm Babies

Smriti Ray Chaudhuri Bhatta | Remon Keriakos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 286483
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Prior Obstetrical History on Current 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Use

Carla E. Ransom | Jeanette R. Chin | ... | Amy P. Murtha
Journal of Pregnancy
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Submission to final decision119 days
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CiteScore5.900
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Impact Factor3.2
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