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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055173/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-cervical-pessary-combined-with-vaginal-progesterone-for-the-prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Georgios Daskalakis, Dimitrios Zacharakis, Marianna Theodora, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitris Loutradis, Aris Antsaklis
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combined treatment of cervical pessary and endovaginal progesterone for the prevention of spontaneous preterm birth (SPB) in women with a short cervical length (CL) between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study of women with a singleton pregnancy and a sonographically detected mid-trimester CL ≤25 mm. The primary outcome measure was spontaneous delivery before 34 weeks (238 days) of gestation...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044684/evaluation-of-the-cervix-after-cervical-conization-by-transvaginal-elastography
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Meng Xie, Xuyin Zhang, Meng Yu, Wenping Wang, Keqin Hua
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the stiffness of the cervix after the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) by transvaginal elastography and its potential ability to predict future pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective study included patients of reproductive age who underwent LEEP for cervical high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions on the basis of colposcopic findings and who desired fertility. The characteristics on conventional transvaginal ultrasonography and elastography before and 6 months after LEEP were reviewed and analyzed...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033106/current-options-for-mechanical-prevention-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Rupsa C Boelig, Vincenzo Berghella
Cervical insufficiency can be defined by a combination of obstetric history, cervical dilation on exam, and/or short cervical length in women with prior preterm birth. Options for mechanical intervention include cerclage and pessary. There is evidence to support the benefit of a cervical cerclage in women with singleton gestations who have a diagnosis of cervical insufficiency either based on second trimester painless cervical dilatation leading to recurrent early preterm births, or a history of early spontaneous preterm birth and a second trimester transvaginal ultrasound short cervical length or cervical dilation on exam...
October 12, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989916/use-of-progesterone-supplement-therapy-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-review-of-literatures
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REVIEW
Suk-Joo Choi
Preterm birth (PTB) is one of the most common complications during pregnancy and it primarily accounts for neonatal mortality and numerous morbidities including long-term sequelae including cerebral palsy and developmental disability. The most effective treatment of PTB is prediction and prevention of its risks. Risk factors of PTB include history of PTB, short cervical length (CL), multiple pregnancies, ethnicity, smoking, uterine anomaly and history of curettage or cervical conization. Among these risk factors, history of PTB, and short CL are the most important predictive factors...
September 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942691/twin-transvaginal-cervical-length-at-16-20%C3%A2-weeks-and-prediction-of-preterm-birth
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Ashley E Hester, Nana-Ama E Ankumah, Suneet P Chauhan, Sean C Blackwell, Baha M Sibai
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine if transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks is predictive of preterm birth < 34 weeks in a large cohort of twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis from a randomized trial of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in twins to prevent preterm birth. Transvaginal cervical length was performed at 16-20-week gestation. The inclusion criteria were nonanomalous twins with transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940481/prevention-of-preterm-birth-with-pessary-in-singletons-popps-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lorraine Dugoff, Vincenzo Berghella, Harish Sehdev, A Dhanya Mackeen, Laura Goetzl, Jack Ludmir
OBJECTIVE: To determine if pessary use prevents preterm birth in singleton gestations with a short transvaginal ultrasound cervical length and without a prior spontaneous preterm birth. METHODS: In this open-label multicenter randomized trial we enrolled asymptomatic women with singleton gestations with a transvaginal ultrasound cervical length ≤ 25 mm at 18(0) -23(6) weeks and no prior spontaneous preterm birth. Subjects were randomized to receive the Bioteque cup pessary or no pessary...
September 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935263/predicting-preterm-birth-cervical-length-and-fetal-fibronectin
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REVIEW
Moeun Son, Emily S Miller
Spontaneous preterm birth remains the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and accounts for a significant global health burden. Several obstetric strategies to screen for spontaneous preterm delivery, such as cervical length and fetal fibronectin measurement, have emerged. However, the effectiveness of these strategies relies on their ability to accurately predict those pregnancies at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). Transvaginal cervical shortening is predictive of preterm birth and when coupled with appropriate preterm birth prevention strategies, has been associated with reductions in SPTB in asymptomatic women with a singleton gestation...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910849/is-midtrimester-cervical-length-associated-with-preterm-birth-in-women-evaluated-for-preterm-labor
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Jessica S O'Connell, Allie Sakowicz, Emily S Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910845/the-association-between-fetal-fibronectin-cervical-length-and-amniotic-fluid-sludge-with-histological-indicators-of-placental-inflammation-in-twin-gestations
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Aboluwade Ayodele, Nathan S Fox, Simi Gupta, Jessica Spiegelman, Daniel H Saltzman, Whitney Booker, Andrei Rebarber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889776/risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-ivf-conceived-twin-pregnancies
#10
Gabriele Saccone, Fabrizio Zullo, Amanda Roman, Andrew Ward, Giuseppe Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mean transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) at midtrimester in screening for preterm birth in in vitro (IVF)-conceived twin pregnancies versus spontaneously-conceived twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Potential study subjects were identified at the time of a routine second trimester fetal ultrasound exam at 18 0/7 to 23 6/7-week gestation. All women with twin diamniotic pregnancies screened with a single TVU CL for this trial were included...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884811/repeated-cervical-length-measurements-for-the-verification-of-short-cervical-length
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Frederik J R Hermans, Bouchra Koullali, Melanie A van Os, Jeanine E M van der Ven, Brenda M Kazemier, Mallory D Woiski, Christine Willekes, Petra N Kuiper, Frans J M E Roumen, Christianne M de Groot, Esteriek de Miranda, Corine Verhoeven, Monique C Haak, Eva Pajkrt, Ewoud Schuit, Ben Willem J Mol
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the verification of short cervical length with a repeated measurement improved the identification of patients with short cervical length at increased risk of preterm delivery. METHODS: The present secondary analysis analyzed prospective cohort study data from patients with singleton pregnancies without a history of preterm delivery who presented for obstetric care in the Netherlands and delivered between November 18, 2009, and January 1, 2013...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883617/performance-of-cervical-phigfbp-1-test-alone-or-combined-with-short-cervical-length-to-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-symptomatic-women
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Florent Fuchs, Marie Houllier, Soizic Leparco, Anne Guyot, Marie-Victoire Senat, Hervé Fernandez
We aimed to assess the accuracy of cervical phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (phIGFBP-1) test alone or in combination with cervical length (CL), to predict preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic women. We performed a prospective cohort study from 2012 to 2015 including singleton pregnancies with symptoms of preterm labor, intact membranes and CL < 25 mm at 24-34 weeks of gestation. Studied outcome were spontaneous delivery within 7 and 14 days of testing and spontaneous PTB at <34 and <37 weeks of gestation...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882058/role-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-and-shear-wave-velocity-in-prediction-of-preterm-birth-a-prospective-study
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Arjit Agarwal, Shubhra Agarwal, Shruti Chandak
Background Preterm birth is one of the important causes of neonatal morbidity where we rely on subjective criteria such as modified Bishop's scoring and contemporary sonographic measurement of cervical length. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a technological advancement in elastography that can be employed in prediction of cervical softening and preterm labor. Purpose To evaluate the role of ARFI technique and shear wave velocity (SWV) estimates as a predictor of preterm birth and its comparison with other clinical and sono-elastographic measures...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880409/the-rate-of-cervical-length-shortening-in-the-management-of-vasa-previa
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Ron Maymon, Yaakov Melcer, Josef Tovbin, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Noam Smorgick, Eric Jauniaux
OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus about the optimal surveillance strategy in women with a diagnosis of vasa previa. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the rate of change in cervical length measurements in the management of singleton pregnancies with a diagnosis of vasa previa. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study of our databases for pregnancies with a prenatal diagnosis of vasa previa that were followed with transvaginal sonography for cervical length and evaluated the impact of the changes in cervical length on the need for emergency cesarean delivery...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871354/putting-pop-q-to-the-test-does-c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-d%C3%A2-%C3%A2-cervical-length
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Kathryn S Williams, Lisa Rosen, Marjorie L Pilkinton, Laura Dhariwal, Harvey A Winkler
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We investigated the correlation between calculated cervical length (CCL) and gross specimen cervical length (GCL) after total vaginal hysterectomy (TVH) at the time of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of patients who had undergone TVH with reconstructive surgery for POP between 2013 and 2015. Patients without an intact specimen or documented cervical length in the pathology report were excluded...
September 4, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870155/pessary-or-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-short-cervical-length-the-quadruple-p-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maud D van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J Bekedam, Etelka Moll, Martijn A Oudijk, Wilhelmina M van Baal, Marjon A de Boer, Henricus Visser, Joris van Drongelen, Flip W van de Made, Karlijn C Vollebregt, Moira A Muller, Mireille N Bekker, Jozien T J Brons, Marieke Sueters, Josje Langenveld, Maureen T Franssen, Nico W Schuitemaker, Erik van Beek, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Karin de Boer, Eveline M Tepe, Anjoke J M Huisjes, Angelo B Hooker, Evelyn C J Verheijen, Dimitri N Papatsonis, Ben Willem J Mol, Brenda M Kazemier, Eva Pajkrt
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is in quantity and in severity the most important topic in obstetric care in the developed world. Progestogens and cervical pessaries have been studied as potential preventive treatments with conflicting results. So far, no study has compared both treatments. METHODS/DESIGN: The Quadruple P study aims to compare the efficacy of vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary in the prevention of adverse perinatal outcome associated with preterm birth in asymptomatic women with a short cervix, in singleton and multiple pregnancies separately...
September 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855236/serial-transvaginal-cervical-length-measurements-and-quantitative-vaginal-fetal-fibronectin-concentrations-did-not-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-low-risk-nulliparous-women
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845496/can-fetal-adrenal-artery-doppler-velocimetry-predict-delivery-date-in-pregnant-women-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
#18
Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho, Aline Pinto Lemos, Francisco Edson De Lucena Feitosa, Helvécio Neves Feitosa, Lucas Costa Carvalho Augusto, Rosa Maria Salani Mota, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: To assess the accuracy of delivery date predictions made using fetal adrenal artery Doppler velocimetry in pregnant women with spontaneous preterm birth (PB) and to compare these predictions with cervical length (CL) measurements.Material and methods: A prospective study was performed with 51 pregnant women whose gestational lengths were between 24 and 36 weeks. The main outcome was the time between the Doppler velocimetry examination and delivery, categorized as delivery within 7 days or 7 days later after the examination...
February 8, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813701/uterine-cervical-length-measurement-to-reduce-length-of-stay-in-patients-admitted-for-threatened-preterm-labor-a-randomized-trial
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Montse Palacio, Javier Caradeux, Miriam Sánchez, Teresa Cobo, Francesc Figueras, Oriol Coll, Eduard Gratacós, Vicenç Cararach
OBJECTIVE: To study whether knowledge of cervical length (CL) is useful in reducing the length of hospital stay in women admitted because of threatened preterm labor. METHODS: We performed a single-center, parallel, randomized trial at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Inclusion criteria were single pregnancy, gestational age (GA) between 24+0 and 35+6 weeks, Bishop score <6, no parturition within 24-48 h after admission, and no clinical signs of chorioamnionitis, vaginal bleeding, or nonreassuring fetal status...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797657/systematic-review-of-transabdominal-cerclage-placed-via-laparoscopy-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Gaby N Moawad, Paul Tyan, Tracey Bracke, Elias D Abi Khalil, Vicky Vargas, Alexis Gimovsky, Cherie Marfori
Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Multiple interventions have been put in place to minimize this occurrence. Despite current recommendations including medical management, cervical length screening, and transvaginal cerclage a substantial number of women still experience preterm birth. For those patients, experts recommend a transabdominal cerclage. In our systematic review, we compare 26 studies (1116 patients) on transabdominal cerclage placed via laparotomy (TAC-lap) to 15 studies (728 patients) on transabdominal cerclage placed via laparoscopy (TAC-lsc)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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