CAM is a placental finding associated with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and preterm birth, which are the most important causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality (4,5).
D., Department of Developmental Medicine, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, 840 Murodo-cho, Izumi, Osaka 594-1101, Japan; e-mail: [email protected] It lacks cell walls and exists in association with eukaryotic cells, mainly colonizing mucosal surfaces of the respiratory and urogenital tracts (1). is a common inhabitant of the lower genital tract and isolated from 40 to 80% women of child-bearing age (2). spreads from the lower genital tract into the body, this microorganism exerts widespread pathogenic effects, such as chorioamnionitis (CAM), urinary tract infections, preterm labor, and spontaneous abortion. infection is also reported as a risk factor for lethal pneumonia, chronic lung disease, and meningitis of fetuses and neonates (3).
We are interested in exploring areas to improve our short term clinical management and investigating the long term impact on neurocognitive and metabolic outcomes of these babies. is the smallest self-replicating organism, both in genome size and in cellular dimensions. Their colonization is associated with histologic chorioamnionitis (CAM), often observed in placentas from preterm delivery. from 63 preterm placentas among 151 specimens, which were delivered at Ureaplasma spp.Research interest Perinatal metabolism: impact on short term care and long term health.The transition from fetal to independent life involves many adaptive processes in metabolism.