The mechanical role of the cervix in pregnancy
作者: Kristin M. MyersHelen FeltovichEdoardo MazzaJoy VinkMichael BajkaRonald J. WapnerTimothy J. HallMichael House
作者单位: 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Intermountain Healthcare, Provo, UT, USA
3Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
4Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, & EMPA Dübendorf, Switzerland
5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY USA
6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
7Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
刊名: Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, Vol.48 (9), pp.1511-1523
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.065
关键词: CervixPregnancyPreterm birth
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)Appropriate mechanical function of the uterine cervix is critical for maintaining a pregnancy to term so that the fetus can develop fully. At the end of pregnancy, however, the cervix must allow delivery, which requires it to markedly soften, shorten and dilate. There are multiple pathways to spontaneous preterm birth, the leading global cause of death in children less than 5 years old, but all culminate in premature cervical change, because that is the last step in the final common pathway to delivery. The mechanisms underlying premature cervical change in pregnancy are poorly understood, and therefore current clinical protocols to assess preterm birth risk are limited to surrogate markers of mechanical function, such as sonographically measured cervical length. This is what...
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  • cervix 
  • pregnancy 妊娠
  • cervical 颈的
  • mechanical 机械的
  • uterine 子宫的
  • engineering 工程
  • function 函数
  • common 普通
  • delineate 描绘
  • surrogate 代替