Research by CPC Fellow John M. Thorp, Jr. Reported in U.S. News and World Report

Aug 9, 2007

"The phenomenon of preterm birth is complex and there are probably multiple pathways involved so, ultimately, we will probably have to have multiple solutions," said Dr. John Thorp, a co-author on the twin study and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The article ("Progesterone Prevents Preterm Birth for Some Women: Studies found hormone helped those with short cervix, but not those carrying twins, triplets") appeared in the August 1, 2007 issue of U.S. News and World Report.

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A trial of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in twins. Rouse DJ, Caritis SN, Peaceman AM, Sciscione A, Thom EA, Spong CY, Varner M, Malone F, Iams JD, Mercer BM, Thorp J, Sorokin Y, Carpenter M, Lo J, Ramin S, Harper M, Anderson G; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 2;357(5):454-61.

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