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Establishing a pregnancy cohort for the study of spontaneous preterm birth Open Access

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University of Alberta
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Gracie, Sara
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Department
Medical Sciences - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Date accepted
2011-04-13T16:23:00Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Preterm birth is a global challenge. Research on etiologies and risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth appear to be stagnant and circular. New discoveries are needed as are new study approaches that examine gene-environment interactions as etiologies of preterm birth. Guidelines for studies of discovery using ‘-omics’ technologies for preterm birth research are suggested. A prospective community pregnancy cohort is established to integrate ‘-omics’ technologies and environmental data for the study of spontaneous preterm birth and its multifactorial etiological associations. Representative assessments of the Cohort for the provincial pregnant and parenting populations inform scope of generalizability of study findings, assessments current pregnancy and birth cohorts lack. The study design and representativeness assessment presented, as an example of adherence to the guidelines suggested, will serve as a model for future studies on the etiologies of spontaneous preterm birth.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3DS41
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License granted by Sara Gracie (gracie@ualberta.ca) on 2011-04-13T01:23:33Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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