β-Adrenergic Agonists for Preterm Labor

K. J. Leveno, F. G. Cunningham

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

56 Scopus citations

Abstract

The infant mortality rate has become a benchmark in measuring progress toward U.S. health objectives. Approximately 40,000 infants die in the United States each year before reaching their first birthday. The overwhelming risk factor for infant mortality is low birth weight; indeed, two thirds of all infants who die before the age of one year weigh less than 2500 g at birth.1 During the 1980s there was a steady increase in the incidence of preterm delivery,2 the most important cause of low birth weight. Clearly, national strategies aimed at reducing infant mortality must include efforts to prevent preterm birth. On…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume327
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'β-Adrenergic Agonists for Preterm Labor'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this