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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
A.S. Critchfield, G. Yao, A. Jaishankar, R.S. Friedlander, O. Lieleg, P.S. Doyle, G. McKinley, M. House and K. Ribbeck 
Title:
Cervical Mucus Properties Stratify Risk for Preterm Birth 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Ascending infection from the colonized vagina to the normally sterile intrauterine cavity is a well-documented cause of preterm birth. The primary physical barrier to microbial ascension is the cervical canal, which is filled with a dense and protective mucus plug. Despite its central role in separating the vaginal from the intrauterine tract, the barrier properties of cervical mucus have not been studied in preterm birth. METHODS AND FINDINGS: To study the protective function of...    »
 
Keywords:
Cervical Mucus; Permeability; Preterm Birth; Spinnbarkeit 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
050 Zeitschriften, fortlaufende Sammelwerke 
Journal title:
PloS One 
Year:
2013 
Quarter:
3. Quartal 
Month:
Aug 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
e69528 
Covered by:
Web of Science 
Reviewed:
ja 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
PloS One 
Publisher address:
U.S. Headquarters, San Francisco, CA 94111 
Status:
Verlagsversion / published 
Accepted:
11.06.2013 
Date of publication:
13.08.2013 
Semester:
SS 13 
TUM Institution:
MW Fachgebiet für Biomechanik am IMETUM 
Format:
Bild/Text 
Ingested:
29.08.2013