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Preterm labour (PL) is one of the most important worldwide medical and social problems. PL is the main reason of perinatal mortality and morbidity. More than 50% of all PL are late PL (labour at 34(0) - 36(6) weeks). Perinatal mortality during late PL is minimal, but more than 25% of these children still are admitted to the intensive care unit. Modern view on the late PL problem and perinatal morbidity prophylaxis are provided in the review article.

About the Authors

P. V. Kozlov
The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Russian Federation
MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology

N. J. Ivannikov
Maternity hospital №1, Moscow
Russian Federation
Chief Physician branch №1

P. A. Kuznecov
The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Russian Federation
MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology

I. I. Bogaeva
The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Russian Federation
senior laboratory assistant


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For citation: Kozlov P.V., Ivannikov N.J., Kuznecov P.A., Bogaeva I.I. EPIDEMIOLOGY, ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS OF LATE PRETERM LABOUR. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2015;9(1):68-76. https://doi.org/10.17749/2313-7347.2015.9.1.068-076

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