The goal of this pilot study is to demonstrate age-related differences in lower genital tract risk factors for preterm delivery, by assessing cervical length, vaginal pH, and the concentration & combination of microflora & tissue-destructive factors in the vaginal fluid of pregnant adolescents following treatment for a recognized infection. The results will provide a foundation for a prospective, randomized, controlled antibiotic treatment trial in pregnant adolescents, who are thought to be at increased risk for infection-mediated preterm delivery.

Project Start
1997-12-01
Project End
1998-11-30
Budget Start
1997-10-01
Budget End
1998-09-30
Support Year
36
Fiscal Year
1998
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Colorado Denver
Department
Type
DUNS #
065391526
City
Aurora
State
CO
Country
United States
Zip Code
80045
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