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Obstetrics Research in PLoS ONE

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Recently, we’ve been analyzing the topic coverage of PLoS ONE. As part of our deliberations, we’ve pulled together content in different subject areas, starting with Obstetrics.  Some of the most heavily downloaded Obstetrics research articles (as measured by our Article-Level Metrics) to appear in PLoS ONE are listed below. Research in this area also spans the subject categories of: Immunology, Urology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Genetics and Genomics, NutritionPhysiology, and Pharmacology, so be sure to check out those related categories as well.

Microbial Prevalence, Diversity and Abundance in Amniotic Fluid During Preterm Labor: A Molecular and Culture-Based Investigation by DiGiulio DB et al. (Editor: Nicholas M. Fisk, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Australia.)

Missing Girls in India: Infanticide, Feticide and Made-to-Order Pregnancies? Insights from Hospital-Based Sex-Ratio-at-Birth over the Last Century by Sahni M et al. (Editor: Jacqueline Ho, JARING, Malaysia)

Gene Expression Profiling of Human Decidual Macrophages: Evidence for Immunosuppressive Phenotype by Gustafsson C et al. (Editor: Derya Unutmaz, New York University School of Medicine, United States of America)

Serum MicroRNAs Are Promising Novel Biomarkers by Gilad S et al. (Editor: Simon Williams, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United States of America)

High Uptake of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Reduced Early Post-Natal HIV Transmission by Kuhn L et al. (Editor: Koen Peeters Grietens, Partners for Applied Social Sciences (PASS), Belgium)

Oxytocin in the Circadian Timing of Birth by Roizen J et al. (Editor: Alison Douglas, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Maternal TLR4 and NOD2 Gene Variants, Pro-Inflammatory Phenotype and Susceptibility to Early-Onset Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome by van Rijn BB et al. (Editor: Henry Harpending, University of Utah, United States of America)

Maternal Obesity Induced by Diet in Rats Permanently Influences Central Processes Regulating Food Intake in Offspring by Kirk SL. (Editor: Paul A. Bartell, Pennsylvania State University, United States of America)

Reproductive Intentions and Outcomes among Women on Antiretroviral Therapy in Rural Uganda: A Prospective Cohort Study by Homsy J. (Editor: Patricia Kissinger, Tulane University, United States of America)

Effect of Antihypertensive Therapy with Alpha Methyldopa on Levels of Angiogenic Factors in Pregnancies with Hypertensive Disorders by Khalil A et al. (Editor: Pisake Lumbiganon, Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

The Costs, Benefits, and Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Mexico by Hu D et al. (Editor: Daniel Hoffman, State University of New Jersey, United States of America)

Multidimensional Proteomics Analysis of Amniotic Fluid to Provide Insight into the Mechanisms of Idiopathic Preterm Birth by Buhimschi IA. (Editor: Pisake Lumbiganon, Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Feel free to share these research articles with colleagues and let them know that we welcome more submissions in this area!

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