Vote for PTBi in STAT News Competition!


We are thrilled to announce that a recent PTBi study exploring the impact of Dual Burden Birth has been selected to compete in STAT Madness 2020, an online bracket-style competition to honor the top biomedical research publications in 2019. The study is 1 of 64 that has been chosen for the March Madness-inspired competition, which allows the public to vote on their favorite research studies to progress throughout six rounds of voting. The first round of voting is from Monday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 8th with the winner selected in early April.

The study, published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine in July 2019, found that a quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a “dual burden” on families. The study was the first of its kind to focus specifically on “dual burden” births, showing that these complications occur in one of 270 births and are twice as likely to affect Black mothers. Read about one mother's personal experience with dual burden birth here.

The study was led by Audrey Lyndon and was conducted in collaboration with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Stanford University.

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Read the study's press release: 1 in 270 Births Have “Dual Burden” of Prematurity and Severe Maternal Complications