TY - CHAP A1 - N. Rangaswamy A2 - D. Kumar A3 - R.M. Moore A4 - B.M. Mercer A5 - J.M. Mansour A6 - R. Redline A7 - J.J. Moore ED1 - John C. Morrison Y1 - 2012-01-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Weakening and Rupture of Human Fetal Membranes – Biochemistry and Biomechanics N2 - While there are many studies and books regarding preterm birth, both the obstetric and in the neonatal/pediatric literature, what is missing is the integration of data from obstetrics through neonatal course and into pediatrics as the neonate transverses childhood. A continued dialogue between specialties is essential in the battle against preterm birth in an attempt to relieve the effects or after-effects of preterm birth. For all of our medical advances to date, preterm birth is still all too common, and its ramifications are significant for hospitals, families and society in general. BT - Preterm Birth SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/26462 DO - 10.5772/26462 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-09-19 ER -