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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643665/sonographic-landmarks-to-differentiate-false-labor-and-early-true-labor-as-a-possible-new-application-of-ultrasound-in-labor-ward
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A Bouzid, M Kehila, H Trabelsi, H S Abouda, R Ben Hmid, M B Chanoufi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate discrimination of clinical parameters and ultrasound examination to differentiate "false labor" and "true labor". METHODS: In a prospective study during a period of 6 months, a total of 178 patients in term (37-41 weeks) consulting our obstetric unit for uterine contraction, were enrolled. Patients were examined separately by a midwife and a resident and separated into "true labor group" and "false labor group". The clinical characteristics of true versus false labor patients were compared...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639717/a-prospective-study-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-of-cervical-length-cl-in-the-first-and-second-trimester-in-a-low-risk-population
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C B Wulff, L Rode, S Rosthøj, E Hoseth, O B Petersen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVES: To assess cervical length (CL) longitudinally in the first and second trimester and to determine the proportion of women with a short CL. Further, to assess if women with a short CL at 19-24 weeks could be identified at the combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) at 11-14 weeks in relation to a potential implementation of CL screening in the Danish population. METHODS: We recruited singleton pregnant women attending the combined first-trimester screening from 1 November 2013 to 1 December 2014 to a longitudinal prospective study at three University Hospitals in Denmark...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639273/a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-pregnancy-outcomes-after-emergency-cerclage-for-cervical-insufficiency
#3
Sheng Wang, Ling Feng
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and perinatal outcomes after emergency cerclage with those after elective cerclage. METHODS: In a retrospective review, data were assessed from women with a viable singleton pregnancy who underwent elective or emergency cerclage for cervical insufficiency at the Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China, between January 2010 and July 2015. Subgroup analyses based on cervical length (CL; ≤15, 15-25, and 25-30 mm) were also conducted among women undergoing emergency cerclage...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627262/a-longitudinal-study-investigating-cervical-changes-during-labor-using-a-wireless-ultrasound-device
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Juyoung Kim, Sukyoung Kim, Seungjoo Jeon, Sunyoung Jung
PURPOSE: Cervical assessment during digital vaginal examination (DVE) includes assessing cervical dilatation, effacement, position, and consistency. Only cervical dilatation during labor has been previously researched. We investigated cervical changes, including cervical dilatation and effacement, using a wireless ultrasound device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a longitudinal study investigating cervical changes during labor using a wireless ultrasound device...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613021/combined-value-of-placental-alpha-microglobulin-1-detection-and-cervical-length-via-transvaginal-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-labor-in-symptomatic-patients
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Vyacheslav Bolotskikh, Vera Borisova
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the combined value of placental alpha microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) and cervical length (CL) via transvaginal ultrasound for assessing risk of imminent spontaneous preterm delivery in patients presenting with threatened preterm labor (PTL). METHODS: Clinical exam, PAMG-1 test, cardiotocography, and CL measurement via transvaginal ultrasound were performed on all patients meeting inclusion criteria. Ninety-nine patients at 22(+0) -36(+6) gestational weeks with the symptoms of PTL were included...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612662/preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-home-care-acceptable
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Chloé Dussaux, Marie-Victoire Senat, Hanane Bouchghoul, Alexandra Benachi, Laurent Mandelbrot, Gilles Kayem
BACKGROUND: Preterm prelabor rupture of membranes is a frequent obstetric condition associated with increased risks of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Conventional management is in hospital. Outpatient management is an alternative in selected cases, however the safety of home management has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To study the obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women with preterm premature rupture of membranes between 24 and 34 weeks who where managed as outpatient (Outpatient care group), compared with those managed in hospital (Hospital care group)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612286/placental-and-maternal-serum-activin-a-in-spontaneous-and-induced-labor-in-late-term-pregnancy
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L Funghi, M Torricelli, R Novembri, S Vannuccini, G Cevenini, M Di Tommaso, F M Severi, F Petraglia
PURPOSE: Feto-placental unit represents an important source of activin A, a member of transforming growth factors-β involved in the mechanisms of labor. No evidences are available on activin A in pregnancies beyond 41 weeks of gestation, where induction of labor is often required. The present study aimed to evaluate activin A maternal serum levels and placental mRNA expression in term and late-term pregnancy, with spontaneous or induced labor, and its possible role to predict the response to labor induction...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600035/predictors-of-perinatal-outcomes-and-economic-costs-for-late-term-induction-of-labour
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Daniel Oros, Raquel Garcia-Simon, Jesús Clemente, Ernesto Fabre, Manuel Angel Romero, Antonio Montañes
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to predict the perinatal outcomes and costs of health services following labour induction for late-term pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 245 women who underwent labour induction during their 41st week of gestation. The cervical condition was assessed upon admission using the Bishop score and ultrasound cervical length measurements. We estimated the direct costs of labour induction, and a predictive model for perinatal outcomes was constructed using the decision tree analysis algorithm and a logit model...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594783/progestogens-for-maintenance-tocolysis-in-women-with-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fabio Facchinetti, Patrizia Vergani, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Luca Marozio, Barbara Acaia, Roberto Vicini, Lucrezia Pignatti, Anna Locatelli, Marina Spitaleri, Chiara Benedetto, Barbara Zaina, Roberto DʼAmico
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of progestogens for maintenance tocolysis in women undelivered after their first preterm labor episode. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies between 22 0/7 and 31 6/7 weeks of gestation with arrested preterm labor and a cervical length 25 mm or less at hospital discharge were eligible. Patients with a previous preterm birth were excluded. In a randomized controlled trial conducted in five university hospitals, women were randomized to receive vaginal progesterone (200 mg per day) or intramuscular 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (341 mg per week) or to an observation groups (control group)...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594774/cervical-evaluation-from-ancient-medicine-to-precision-medicine
#10
Helen Feltovich
Since ancient times, cervical assessment for predicting timing of delivery has relied primarily on digital (subjective) assessment of dilatation, softening, and length. To date, transvaginal ultrasound cervical length is the only one of these parameters that meets criteria for a biomarker; no objective, quantitative measure of cervical dilatation or softening has gained clinical acceptance. This review discusses how the cervix has been assessed from ancient times to the present day and how a precision medicine approach could improve understanding of not only the cervix, but also parturition in general...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586106/sonographic-measurement-of-cervical-volume-in-pregnant-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-using-a-geometric-formula-for-a-frustum-versus-3-dimensional-automated-virtual-organ-computer-aided-analysis
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Ahmed I Ahmed, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Javier Rodriguez-Kovacs, Deepa Narasimhulu, Manesha Putra, Howard Minkoff, Shoshana Haberman
OBJECTIVES: To compare cervical volume measurements by 3-dimensional (3D) sonography using Virtual Organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL; GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI) versus a manual method using a geometric formula for a frustum. METHODS: We included 142 asymptomatic pregnant women at 16 to 24 weeks gestation at high risk for preterm birth. With a Voluson 730 Expert system (GE Healthcare), they underwent 2-dimensional (2D) transvaginal sonographic cervical length measurements and 3D cervical volume acquisition...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585708/the-cytokine-network-in-women-with-an-asymptomatic-short-cervix-and-the-risk-of-preterm-delivery
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Adi L Tarca, Wendy Fitzgerald, Piya Chaemsaithong, Zhonghui Xu, Sonia S Hassan, Jean-Charles Grivel, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Percy Pacora, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez, Leonid Margolis, Roberto Romero
PROBLEM: To characterize the amniotic fluid (AF) inflammatory-related protein (IRP) network in patients with a sonographic short cervix (SCx) and to determine its relation to early preterm delivery (ePTD). METHOD OF STUDY: A retrospective cohort study included women with a SCx (≤25 mm; n=223) who had amniocentesis and were classified according to gestational age (GA) at diagnosis and delivery (ePTD <32 weeks of gestation). RESULTS: (i) In women with a SCx ≤ 22 1/7 weeks, the concentration of most IRPs increased as the cervix shortened; those with ePTD had a higher rate of increase in MIP-1α, MCP-1, and IL-6 concentrations than those delivering later; and (ii) the concentration of most IRPs and the correlation between several IRP pairs were higher in the ePTD group than for those delivering later...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573877/activity-restriction-and-risk-of-preterm-delivery
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Heather I Levin, Anthony Sciscione, Cande V Ananth, Daphnie Drassinower, Sarah G Obican, Ronald J Wapner
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if activity restriction (AR) in a cohort of women at high risk for preterm delivery is associated with the risk of preterm delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the MFMU's Preterm Prediction Study; a multicenter prospective cohort study designed to identify risk factors of preterm birth. The study group consisted of women with a singleton gestation that at their first study visit (23-24 weeks) had at least one of the following criteria: patient reported contractions, severe back pain, a cervical length <15 mm, spotting, protruding membranes, or positive fetal fibronectin...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570639/cerclage-position-cervical-length-and-preterm-delivery-in-women-undergoing-ultrasound-indicated-cervical-cerclage-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Joanna R Cook, Susan Chatfield, Manju Chandiramani, Lindsay Kindinger, Stefano Cacciatore, Lynne Sykes, Tiong Teoh, Andrew Shennan, Vasso Terzidou, Phillip R Bennett
OBJECTIVE: The objectives were to assess whether anatomical location of ultrasound (USS) indicated cervical cerclage and/or the degree of cervical shortening (cervical length; CL) prior to and following cerclage affects the risk of preterm birth (PTB). METHOD: A retrospective cohort study of 179 women receiving cerclage for short cervix (≤25mm) was performed. Demographic data, CL before and after cerclage insertion, height of cerclage (distance from external os) and gestation at delivery were collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540576/cervical-length-dynamics-in-triplet-pregnancies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sophie Pils, Stephanie Springer, Verena Wehrmann, Kinga Chalubinski, Johannes Ott
PURPOSE: To review our experience with a screening program that included sequential cervical length measurements in our large population of triplet pregnancies. METHODS: Seventy-eight triplet pregnancies were retrospectively included. Cervical length measurements were performed by transvaginal ultrasound in 2-week intervals from week 16 + 0 onwards in a tertiary-care center in Vienna. The main outcome measurement was preterm delivery prior to 32 + 0 weeks of gestation...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535404/placental-inflammation-and-its-relationship-to-cervicovaginal-fetal-fibronectin-in-preterm-birth
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Laura van der Krogt, Alexandra E Ridout, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Late miscarriage and preterm birth are frequently thought to be associated with inflammation and infection, although in most cases the underlying cause of early delivery remains unknown. The placenta is the organ that links mother and fetus during pregnancy, and postnatal examination may provide useful information about pathophysiology. The relationship between placental pathological lesions and predictive markers of early delivery has not been explored. We sought to characterize preterm deliveries according to placental pathology and relate these to the performance of reliable predictive markers, fetal fibronectin and cervical length...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514880/the-uterocervical-angle-and-its-relationship-with-preterm-birth
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Alba Farràs Llobet, Laia Regincós Martí, Teresa Higueras, Inés Zulema Calero Fernández, Andrea Gascón Portalés, María M Goya Canino, Elena Carreras Moratonas
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine whether the uterocervical angle (UCA) correlates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) < 34 weeks and assess its interobserver variability. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study of 275 women including 34 who started labor spontaneously and gave birth before 34 weeks of gestation (preterm group) and 241 who gave birth at term (control group). Images used to report cervical length were re-measured for UCA...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511455/cervical-conization-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-population-based-multicentric-trial-of-turkish-cohort
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Ali Galip Zebitay, Emre Sinan Güngör, Gülsah Ilhan, Orkun Çetin, Cem Dane, Canan Furtuna, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca, Merve Tuna
INTRODUCTION: Cold Knife Conization (CKC) is one of the most effective methods for the treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). Some studies showed a relation between preterm birth and the treatment of CIN; on the other hand, other studies do not show such a relationship. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to investigate the pregnancy outcomes of Turkish women regarding demographic characteristics, obstetric history, removed tissue, and residual cervical length after CKC and to determine the effect of removed cervical tissue volume and height on preterm birth...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508418/quantitative-analysis-of-the-cervical-texture-by-ultrasound-in-the-mid-pregnancy-is-associated-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Núria Baños, Alvaro Perez-Moreno, Carla Julià, Clara Murillo-Bravo, David Coronado, Eduard Gratacos, Jan Deprest, Montse Palacio
OBJECTIVE: New tools are required to identify women at increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). Quantitative texture analysis by ultrasound has been used to extract robust features from the ultrasound image of a given tissue to detect subtle changes in its microstructure. This may also be applied to the cervix. We aimed to determine if there is an association between quantitative analysis of the cervical texture (CTx) by ultrasound in the mid-trimester of pregnancy and sPTB <37(+0) weeks...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502186/effectiveness-of-dydrogesterone-17-oh-progesterone-and-micronized-progesterone-in-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-a-short-cervix
#20
Olga Pustotina
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of dydrogesterone, 17-OH progesterone (17OHP) and oral or vaginal micronized progesterone with cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix. METHODS: The study included 95 women with singleton gestation and cervical length (CL) ≤ 25 mm. Among these, 35 women were asymptomatic at 15-24 weeks and 60 had symptoms of threatened late miscarriage (LM) or preterm delivery (PD) at 15-32 weeks. Patients were randomized to receive dydrogesterone, 17OHP or oral/vaginal micronized progesterone; after one week of therapy 15 women underwent cerclage...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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