Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings

Basic Mechanisms Controlling Term and Preterm Birth

Editors: Chwalisz, Kristof, Garfield, Robert E. (Eds.)

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The mechanisms that initiate labour (i. e. , the conversion of the quies­ cent uterus to an active and reactive organ at term) are poorly under­ stood. Of considerable importance are the factors that control preterm labour and preterm birth, with their devastating effects on society. This problem is the leading obstetrical issue. Preterm labour affects ap­ proximately 10% of all pregnant women (even higher numbers are re- Abb. I. The participants of the workshop VI Preface ported for less developed countries or where prenatal healthcare is a low priority) and it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality of babies. Current practices to arrest preterm labour, once initiated, are in­ effective. In addition, procedures to stimulate labour and dilate the cer­ vix at term may not be used effectively. On October 19th - 21 st, 1992, a Schering Foundation Workshop took place in Berlin to discuss the "Basic Mechanisms Controlling Term and Preterm Labour". Leading scientists from Europe and North America were assembled to consider the fundamental systems which regulate the uterus and cervix during pregnancy. The topics in the sym­ posium ranged from key cellular events governing uterine contractility and cervical dilatation during labour to clinical advances and applica­ tions. This book contains the proceedings of the workshop. We were pleased to have been part of the workshop and to have been responsible for its organization.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Control of Myometrial Contractility and Labor

    Garfield, Robert E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Receptors and Signal Transduction in the Myometrium

    Harbon, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Myometrial Electrophysiology

    Mironneau, Jean

    Pages 55-73

  • Role of Uterine Ca2+ Pumps and Na+ Pumps in Labor: A Molecular Biology Approach

    Grover, Ashok K. (et al.)

    Pages 75-88

  • Mechanism of Action of Steroid Hormones and Antihormones: A Mini-overview

    Baulieu, Etienne-Emile

    Pages 89-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Mechanisms Controlling Term and Preterm Birth
Editors
  • Kristof Chwalisz
  • Robert E. Garfield
Series Title
Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-21660-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-21660-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-21662-0
Series ISSN
0947-6075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 317
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