Discussion: 'Predicting Spontaneous Preterm Birth' by Esplin Et Al

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;204(5):e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.03.007. Epub 2011 Mar 10.


In the roundtable that follows, clinicians discuss a study published in this issue of the Journal in light of its methodology, relevance to practice, and implications for future research. Article discussed: Esplin MS, Merrell K, Goldenberg R, et al; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units. Proteomic identification of serum peptides predicting subsequent spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011;204:391.e1-8.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biomarkers / blood*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Birth / blood
  • Premature Birth / diagnosis*


  • Biomarkers