Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 26th, 2008
"The objective of this study is to examine the inflammatory cytokine, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and soluble TNF receptor concentrations (sTNFR1 and sTNFR2) in the amniotic fluid of black and white women at delivery. Amnlotic fluid samples were collected during active labor from 158 cases (preterm births, gestational age 22(0/7) weeks to 36(0/7) weeks, 52 black and 106 white) and 175 controls (term births, gestational age 37(0/7) weeks to 42(0/7)...
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