Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, MD, FRCOG, Joachim W.
Ed. by Bancalari, Eduardo / Chappelle, Joseph / Chervenak, Frank A. / D'Addario , Vincenzo / Genc, Mehmet R. / Greenough, Anne / Grunebaum, Amos / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Romero, Roberto / Zalud, MD PhD, Ivica
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Preterm premature rupture of the membranes and antioxidants: the free radical connection
Aim: To discuss the role of oxidant stress in preterm, premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). Results: There is evidence to suggest that preterm, premature rupture of the membranes occurs secondary to focal collagen damage in the fetal membranes. Conclusion: Oxidant stress caused by increased ROS formation and/or antioxidant depletion may disrupt collagen and cause premature membrane rupture. We propose that supplementation with vitamins C and E may synergistically protect the fetal membranes, and decrease the risks of PPROM.
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