Control of Uterine Activity and Prevention of Premature Birth

  • Robert Landesman
  • Fritz Fuchs
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)


With regard to mortality, morbidity, and sequelae, there is no problem in obstetrics, if indeed in medicine in general, comparable to that of premature birth. Pediatricians have made admirable progress in the care of premature infants and have significantly reduced neonatal mortality, but even the best and most intensive care is inferior to maintaining the fetus in utero until maturity. In the prevention of premature birth, the obstetricians have had only limited success.


Fetal Heart Rate Uterine Contraction Premature Birth Muscle Strip Premature Labor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Landesman
    • 1
  • Fritz Fuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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