Preterm Labor and Delivery

  • Hiroshi Sameshima

Part of the Comprehensive Gynecology and Obstetrics book series (CGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Preterm Labor: A Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tsuyomu Ikenoue
      Pages 3-5
    3. Hiroshi Sameshima
      Pages 7-15
  3. Preterm Labor and Intrauterine Infection and Inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Noriko Yoneda, Satoshi Yoneda, Hideki Niimi, Isao Kitajima, Shigeru Saito
      Pages 29-39
    3. Hajime Taniguchi
      Pages 77-85
  4. Other Mechanisms Related to Preterm Labor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Seishi Furukawa
      Pages 95-103
  5. Prevention, Treatment, and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Masanao Ohashi
      Pages 115-124
    3. Yasuyuki Kawagoe
      Pages 125-129
    4. Yohei Maki
      Pages 131-139
    5. Masato Kamitomo
      Pages 141-147
    6. Keiya Fujimori, Hyo Kyozuka, Shun Yasuda
      Pages 149-159
    7. Kaori Michikata, Hiroshi Sameshima
      Pages 161-165
    8. Keiko Akeno
      Pages 167-173
    9. Midori Fujisaki
      Pages 175-180
    10. Takatsugu Maeda
      Pages 181-196
    11. Yasuyuki Kawagoe
      Pages 197-205
    12. Koichiro Shimoya
      Pages 207-212
  6. Preterm Newborn

  7. Placental Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Yuichiro Sato
      Pages 225-243
  8. Research Frontier

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Kenichiro Hata
      Pages 247-252

About this book


This splendid volume presents numerous aspects of preterm labor and delivery, from its fundamental mechanism to clinically focused approaches.

The incidence of preterm delivery is 6-7% in Japan, while globally up to 10% of pregnancies with preterm labor result in premature delivery. The rates of overall survival and intact survival of the premature infants are also excellent in Japan. Thus Japan’s approach to preterm labor and delivery has long attracted attention. In each chapter, experts describe specific issues unique to conditions in Japan, including diagnosis, tocolytic agents, definition of clinical chorioamnionitis, treatment of bacterial vaginosis, role of amniocentesis, management of preterm premature membrane rupture and also placental pathology, presenting definitive evidence of the reduced incidence of preterm delivery in Japan.

This book benefits not only obstetricians, pediatricians and gynecologist, but also midwives, nurse practitioners, and medical and associated staffs in the field of obstetrics, pediatrics, as well as neonatal and perinatal medicine who are involved in delivery.


Intrauterine infection Tocolytic agents Progesterone Cerclage Premature infants Placenta

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Sameshima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Miyazaki, Faculty of MedicineMiyazakiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9874-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9875-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-1932
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-219X
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