THE 116TH ABBOTT NUTRITION RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
THE MATERNAL MICROBIOME & PERINATAL COLONIZATION

April 19-20, 2017, Columbus, OH, USA
Keynote Presentation II:

The Role of Infection and Inflammation in Preterm Labor and Delivery

Roberto Romero, MD, DMedSci
Intramural Division, NICHD, NIH, DHHS
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Dr Romero presents the many causes for preterm labor syndrome, and explains that a single test will not predict, nor will a single treatment prevent, all preterm births. He reviews intra-amniotic infection as a primary cause for preterm births, and the fetal inflammatory response syndrome as a major risk factor for neonatal complications. Dr Romero concludes with a review over the presence or absence of a placental microbiota.

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