The quality of the scientific research and its clinical importance were the focus of an accompanying Journal Club Roundtable discussion of this newly published work. Dr. George A. Macones, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis, and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), led the discussion on the study, praising the powerful proteomics techniques as an expansive strategy taken by the authors to uncover a broad array of possible predictors.
AJOG Subscribers can link to the full Study Article at: Proteomic identification of serum peptides predicting subsequent spontaneous preterm birth
Esplin MS, Merrell K, Goldenberg R, Lai Y, Iams JD, Mercer B, Spong C, Miodovnik M, Simhan HN, van Dorsten P, Dombrowski M, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Proteomic identification of serum peptides predicting subsequent spontaneous preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol Vol 204 No. 5 May, 2011 p 391.e1-391.e8