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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727248/quantitative-fetal-fibronectin-and-cervical-length-in-symptomatic-women-results-from-a-prospective-blinded-cohort-study
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Lisa D Levine, Katheryne L Downes, Julie A Romero, Hope Pappas, Michal A Elovitz
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to determine whether quantitative fetal fibronectin (fFN) and cervical length (CL) screening can be used alone or in combination as prognostic tests to identify symptomatic women at highest or lowest risk for spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). METHODS: A prospective, blinded cohort study of women presenting with a singleton gestation to our triage unit between 22-33w6d with preterm labor symptoms was performed. Women with ruptured membranes, moderate/severe bleeding, and dilation > 2 cm were excluded...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699436/the-association-of-different-progesterone-preparations-with-preterm-birth-prevention
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Eyal Krispin, Eran Hadar, Rony Chen, Arnon Wiznitzer, Boris Kaplan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the efficacy of commonly available progesterone preparations for preterm birth prevention. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all women treated with progesterone to prevent preterm birth and delivered in a single university-affiliated tertiary medical-center. Four progesterone preparations were compared: vaginal Endometrin 100 mg twice daily, vaginal Crinone 8% gel 90 mg daily, vaginal Utrogestan 200 mg daily, and intramuscular 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) 250 mg weekly...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670041/comparative-evaluation-of-arabin-pessary-and-cervical-cerclage-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-labor-in-asymptomatic-women-with-high-risk-factors
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, George Anastasopoulos, Vasileios Maroulis, Anastasia Bothou, Anna Chalkidou, Dorelia Deuteraiou, Xanthoula Anthoulaki, Georgios Tsatsaris, Arzou Halil Bourazan, George Iatrakis, Stefanos Zervoudis, Georgios Galazios, Lola-Katerina Inagamova, Roland Csorba, Alexander-Tobias Teichmann
OBJECTIVE: Preterm labor is one of the most significant obstetric problems associated with high rate of actual and long-term perinatal complications. Despite the creation of scoring systems, uterine activity monitoring, cervical ultrasound and several biochemical markers, the prediction and prevention of preterm labor is still a matter of concern. The aim of this study was to examine cervical findings for the prediction and the comparative use of Arabin pessary or cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in asymptomatic women with high risk factors for preterm labor...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627847/pregnancy-outcomes-and-superiorities-of-prophylactic-cervical-cerclage-and-therapeutic-cervical-cerclage-in-cervical-insufficiency-pregnant-women
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Yanyan Liu, Zikan Ke, Wanmin Liao, Hanping Chen, Shiqing Wei, Xiaoquan Lai, Xi Chen
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical effect of prophylactic cervical cerclage and therapeutic cervical cerclage on pregnancy outcome and operative factors in cervical insufficiency pregnant women. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted between June 2014 and September 2016 in a maternity ward, which included women who have had a single pregnancy and have been carried out a McDonald cerclage. All maternal medical records were reviewed. The efficacy of cerclage for preventing late foetal loss was assessed using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
April 7, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560285/mid-trimester-cervical-consistency-index-and-cervical-length-to-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-a-high-risk-population
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Núria Baños, Carla Julià, Núria Lorente, Silvia Ferrero, Teresa Cobo, Eduard Gratacos, Montse Palacio
Background  Short cervical length (CL) has not been shown to be adequate as a single predictor of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in high-risk pregnancies. Objective  The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the mid-trimester cervical consistency index (CCI) to predict sPTB in a cohort of high-risk pregnancies and to compare the results with those obtained with the CL. Study Design  Prospective cohort study including high-risk singleton pregnancies between 19 +0 and 24 +6 weeks...
January 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557230/a-randomised-trial-to-compare-200-mg-micronised-progesterone-effervescent-vaginal-tablet-daily-with-250-mg-intramuscular-17-alpha-hydroxy-progesterone-caproate-weekly-for-prevention-of-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Shruti Shambhavi, Rashmi Bagga, Pallavi Bansal, Jasvinder Kalra, Praveen Kumar
For prevention of a recurrent preterm birth (PTB), intramuscular 17-α-hydroxy progesterone caproate (IM 17 OHPC) weekly is recommended. Vaginal progesterone is preferred for women at risk for PTB due to a short cervical length, but may be useful in women with a prior PTB. However, there is no consensus about the optimal vaginal formulation or its efficacy as compared to 17 OHPC to prevent recurrent PTB. We randomised 100 women with a singleton pregnancy between 16 and 24 weeks of gestation and ≥ one prior spontaneous PTB, of a singleton (>16 to <37 weeks of gestation) to receive the 200 mg vaginal progesterone effervescent tablet daily (Group A) or IM 17-OHPC, 250 mg weekly (Group B) till 37 weeks of gestation or delivery...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537316/routine-second-trimester-cervical-length-screening-in-low-risk-women-identified-women-at-risk-of-a-very-preterm-birth-but-did-not-reduce-the-preterm-birth-rate-a-randomised-study-from-india
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Siddhidatri Mishra, Rashmi Bagga, Jasvinder Kalra, Vanita Jain, Sourabh Dutta
Women (n = 300) at 'low risk' for a preterm birth (PTB), a singleton pregnancy and for a 16-24 week period of gestation (POG) were randomised to undergo cervical length (CL) measurement by transvaginal sonography (TVS) or not. The aim was to see if routine CL measurement and treatment of a short CL reduced the PTB rate. 'Low risk' was defined by an absence of a prior abortion or PTB of a singleton infant (>16 to <37 weeks) due to a spontaneous preterm labour (PTL) or a preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (pPROM)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536576/implementation-of-universal-screening-for-preterm-delivery-by-mid-trimester-cervical-length-measurement
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Athena P Souka, Ioannis Papastefanou, Athanasios Pilalis, Dimitrios Kassanos, George Papadopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and the results of introducing a policy of universal screening for preterm delivery. METHODS: Transvaginal sonography for cervical length (CL) measurement was performed at 20-24 weeks of gestation. Vaginal progesterone therapy was offered to women with CL ≤ 15mm. RESULTS: 10,969 singleton pregnancies were assessed. The decline rate was 1.32%. Spontaneous preterm delivery at less than 32 weeks (SPD32), less than 34 weeks (SPD34) and less than 37 weeks (SPD37) occurred in 0...
March 14, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468770/pessary-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancy-with-short-cervix-3-year-follow-up-study
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J van 't Hooft, J H van der Lee, B C Opmeer, A G van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, A L van Baar, D J Bekedam, L J P Steenis, S Liem, E Schuit, C Cuijpers, E Bleeker, M E Vinke, N Simons, I M de Graaf, B W J Mol, C van de Beek
OBJECTIVE: A recent randomized clinical trial (ProTWIN) showed that a cervical pessary prevented preterm birth and improved neonatal outcome in women with multiple pregnancy and cervical length (CL) < 38 mm. In this follow-up study, the long-term developmental outcome of these children was evaluated at 3 years' corrected age. METHODS: This was a follow-up study of ProTWIN, a multicenter trial conducted between 2009 and 2012 in which asymptomatic women with a multiple pregnancy were randomized to placement of a cervical pessary or no intervention...
May 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461973/mid-pregnancy-cervical-length-as-a-risk-factor-for-cesarean-section-in-women-with-twin-pregnancies
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Su Jin Sung, Seung Mi Lee, Sohee Oh, Joo Hee Choi, Jee Yoon Park, Byoung Jae Kim, Joon Ho Lee, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that a short cervix at mid-pregnancy is a risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth in both singleton and twin gestations. Recent evidence also suggests that a long cervix at mid-pregnancy is a predictor of the risk of cesarean section (C/S) in singleton gestation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a long cervix at mid-pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of C/S in women with twin pregnancies. METHODS: We enrolled 746 women pregnant with twins whose cervical length was measured by trans-vaginal ultrasonography at a mean of 22 weeks of gestation and who delivered in our institution...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460323/clinical-guidelines-for-prevention-and-management-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
N Medley, B Poljak, S Mammarella, Z Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) endorse multiple strategies to prevent or manage preterm birth (PTB). OBJECTIVES: To summarise CPG recommendations for PTB and identify areas of international consensus. SEARCH STRATEGY: In May 2017 we searched for all CPG relevant to PTB without language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: CPG were eligible if the following criteria were met: (1) the guideline was published or current from June 2013; (2) the guideline recommended practices for the prevention or management of PTB relevant to our prespecified clinical questions for screening, medications or surgery and other interventions; (3) publications on methods of guideline development for eligible CPG were included to enable quality assessment...
February 20, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458898/serum-decorin-measurement-in-prediction-of-the-risk-for-preterm-birth
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Mehmet Aral Atalay, Turan Ozmen, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, Isil Kasapoglu, Guven Ozkaya
OBJECTIVE: To define serum decorin (sDEC) levels in healthy pregnants and in patients with preterm labor (PTL), and to introduce possible role of sDEC in predicting the risk for preterm birth (PTB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one women with diagnosis of PTL between 24th to 32nd weeks of pregnancy were compared with 44 healthy pregnants in this prospective case-control study. Maternal blood sDEC and uterine cervical length (CL) measurements were conducted at referral...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456583/fetal-adrenal-gland-biometry-and-cervical-elastography-as-predictors-of-preterm-birth-a-comparative-study
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Shubhra Agarwal, Arjit Agarwal, Pawan Joon, Shalini Saraswat, Shruti Chandak
Background: Preterm birth is a major health problem in developing and developed countries leading to rising health care costs and long-term neurodevelopmental disability. The study aims to evaluate the role of new quantitative markers, like the elastography of cervix (shear wave speed estimation), fetal adrenal zone enlargement, and corrected fetal adrenal gland volume; in preterm birth prediction and analyze their relative importance. Thus, these markers may be beneficial in early preterm birth detection and prevent the related morbidities...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447720/no-257-ultrasonographic-cervical-length-assessment-in-predicting-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies
#14
Kenneth Lim, Kimberly Butt, Joan M Crane
OBJECTIVES: To review (1) the use of ultrasonographic-derived cervical length measurement in predicting preterm birth and (2) interventions associated with a short cervical length. OUTCOMES: Reduction in rates of prematurity and/or better identification of those at risk, as well as possible prevention of unnecessary interventions. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and The Cochrane Library up to December 2009, using appropriate controlled vocabulary and key words (preterm labour, ultrasound, cervix, incompetent cervix, transvaginal, transperineal, cervical length, fibronectin)...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446813/ultrasound-monitoring-of-cervical-length-in-twin-pregnancies
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Kaouther Dimassi, Ines Bouriel, Amel Triki, Ali Mrabet, Mohamed Faouzi Gara
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is the major cause of adverse outcomes in twin pregnancy.  A shortened cervix at 20-24 weeks of amenorrhea is a good predictor of preterm birth in asymptomatic patients. However, there are no recommendations for serial cervical length measurements for these high risk pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits from monthly cervical length monitoring in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a prospective study...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422255/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-universal-cervical-length-assessment-and-vaginal-progesterone-in-women-with-a-short-cervix-time-for-action
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Stuart Campbell
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February 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404531/triage-by-cervical-length-sonographic-measurements-for-targeted-therapy-in-threatened-preterm-labor-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Homeira Vafaei, Neda Rahimirad, Seyedeh Marjan Hosseini, Maryam Kasraeian, Nasrin Asadi, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Khadijeh Bazrafshan
Background: Preterm labor and birth are associated with several neonatal complications including respiratory distress syndrome and intraventricular hemorrhage. Differentiating true and false labor pain is a dilemma to obstetricians. Objective: To elucidate the role of cervical length measurement in prediction of birth in pregnant women with threatened preterm labor. Materials and Methods: In this double blind randomized clinical trial, 120 women with gestational age <34 wk who presented painful uterine contractions randomly assigned to undergo measurement of cervical length...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397441/evaluation-of-cesarean-scar-after-single-and-double-layer-hysterotomy-closure-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
#18
Nur Betül Tekiner, Berna Aslan Çetin, Lale Susan Türkgeldi, Gökçe Yılmaz, İbrahim Polat, Ali Gedikbaşı
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine if there is a difference in the size of the cesarean scar defect using saline infusion sonography (SIS) performed on the postoperative third month in patients who underwent single- or double-layered unlocked closure of their uterine incision during their first cesarean delivery. METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective cross-sectional study between February 2015 and January 2016 in patients admitted to the labour ward of the Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital who subsequently underwent their first delivery by cesarean section...
May 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391455/accuracy-of-fetal-fibronectin-for-the-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-symptomatic-twin-pregnancies-a-pilot-study
#19
Florent Fuchs, Clémentine Lefevre, Marie-Victoire Senat, Hervé Fernandez
Our goal was to evaluate the performance of fetal fibronectin (fFN) test alone or combined with cervical length (CL), to predict spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic twin pregnancies. We carry out a short pilot study including all uncomplicated diamniotic twin pregnancies with symptoms of preterm labor (PTL) and intact membranes at 24-33 weeks + 6 days of gestation. Studied outcome were spontaneous delivery within 7 and 14 days of testing and spontaneous PTB at <34 and <37 weeks of gestation...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363371/the-impact-of-cerclage-in-twin-pregnancies-on-preterm-birth-rate-before-32-weeks
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Michelle N Han, Betsy E O'Donnell, Melanie M Maykin, Juan M Gonzalez, Khalil Tabsh, Stephanie L Gaw
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether cerclage in twins reduces the rate of spontaneous preterm birth <32 weeks when compared to expectant management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of twin pregnancies with the following indications for cerclage from two institutions: history of prior preterm birth, ultrasound-identified short cervix ≤2.5 cm, and cervical dilation ≥1.0 cm. The "cerclage" cohort received a cerclage from a single provider at a single institution from 2003-2016...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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