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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...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481445/optimising-fertility-outcomes-for-women-with-early-stage-cervical-cancer-when-less-is-more
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Efterpi Tingi, Emma J Crosbie, Gemma Owens
Radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy is standard management for early-stage cervical cancer. Radical trachelectomy achieves equivalent oncological outcomes to hysterectomy thus providing an alternative for women who wish to preserve their fertility (Xu et al. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2011; 90: 1200-09). Trachelectomy offers the potential for pregnancy but poor obstetric sequelae, including second trimester miscarriage, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and preterm delivery are common, likely due to reduced mechanical support from a shortened cervix and ascending infection...
May 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475099/vaginal-examination-vs-cervical-length-which-is-superior-in-predicting-preterm-birth
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Merav Sharvit, Reut Weiss, Yael Ganor Paz, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Netanella Danielli Miller, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive value of preterm birth (PTB) by transvaginal sonographic cervical length (CL) measurement to digital examination of the cervix (Bishop score - BS), in patients with premature contractions (PC) and intact membranes. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel. POPULATION: Women at 24-34 weeks of gestation who were hospitalized with PC and intact membranes...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409530/digital-stretching-of-cervix-in-the-active-phase-of-labour-to-shorten-its-duration-a-randomised-control-trial
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Deepti Pinto Rosario, Anuja Abraham, Swati Rathore, Santosh Joseph Benjamin, Visalakshi Jeyaseelan, Jiji Elizabeth Mathews
An assessment of the efficacy and satisfaction of women in active labour having digital cervical stretching compared to women who did not have this intervention. Ours was a randomised controlled trial at a tertiary centre in India. Low-risk women at term with vertex presentation in active labour with ruptured membranes and cervical dilation of 4-6 cm were included. Stretching to delivery interval was 247.5 ± 158.2 min in the intervention group and 265.5 ± 158.4 in the control group. The mode of delivery, incidence of cervical tear, and maternal, fetal and neonatal complications were similar in both groups...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374904/cervical-collagen-is-reduced-in-non-pregnant-women-with-a-history-of-cervical-insufficiency-and-a-short-cervix
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Iben Sundtoft, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Puk Sandager, Steffen Sommer, Niels Uldbjerg
INTRODUCTION: Preterm cervical shortening and cervical insufficiency may be caused by a constitutional weakness of the cervix. The aim of this study was to assess the cervical collagen concentration in non-pregnant women with a history of cervical insufficiency or a history of a short cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this case-control study we included non-pregnant women one year or more after pregnancy: 55 controls with a history of normal delivery; 27 women with a history of cervical insufficiency; and 10 women with a history of a short cervix (<5(th) percentile) and 10 women with a history of a long cervix (>95(th) percentile) at gestation weeks 18-20...
April 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367358/perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-triplet-gestations-based-on-chorionicity
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Maureen Downing, Suela Sulo, Barbara V Parilla
Objective To compare perinatal and neonatal outcomes of dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) with trichorionic (TC) triplet gestations. Methods A retrospective cohort study of DC + MC versus TC triplet gestations delivered at a tertiary care hospital from 2009 to 2015. The results include 42 sets of triplets (TC, n = 26; DC + MC, n = 16). Maternal demographics and pregnancy data were compared. Neonatal outcomes were assessed using composite morbidity and mortality. Results Maternal baseline characteristics including age, mode of conception, race, parity, body mass index, and previous preterm delivery were statistically comparable...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320033/is-the-relationship-between-short-interpregnancy-interval-and-preterm-birth-related-to-a-short-cervix
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S Govindappagari, N Zork, A Merriam, C Gyamfi-Bannerman
Objective Our objective was to determine if the relationship between interpregnancy interval (IPI) and preterm delivery was related to cervical shortening. Methods This is a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study designed to assess the relationship between cervical length (CL) and preterm delivery. Multiparous patients, who had transvaginal CLs obtained at 22 to 24 weeks and complete pregnancy outcome data available were included. The women were divided into two groups: Group 1 with an IPI of ≤ 1 year and Group 2 with an IPI of > 1 year...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318214/preterm-labor-prevention-and-management
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Kristen Rundell, Bethany Panchal
In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks' gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if there are regular contractions and concomitant cervical change. Less than 10% of women with a clinical diagnosis of preterm labor will deliver within seven days of initial presentation. Women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery are 1...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153654/reduction-of-total-labor-length-through-the-addition-of%C3%A2-parenteral-dextrose-solution-in-induction-of-labor-in%C3%A2-nulliparous-results-of-dextrons-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Josianne Paré, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Antoine Lewin, William Fraser, Yves-André Bureau
BACKGROUND: Prolonged labor is a significant cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and very few interventions are known to shorten labor course. Skeletal muscle physiology suggests that glucose supplementation might improve muscle performance in case of prolonged exercise and this situation is analogous to the gravid uterus during delivery. Therefore, it seemed imperative to evaluate the impact of adding carbohydrate supplements on the course of labor. OBJECTIVE: We sought to provide evidence as to whether intravenous glucose supplementation during labor induction in nulliparous women can reduce total duration of active labor...
May 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103952/the-interaction-between-vaginal-microbiota-cervical-length-and-vaginal-progesterone-treatment-for-preterm-birth-risk
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Lindsay M Kindinger, Phillip R Bennett, Yun S Lee, Julian R Marchesi, Ann Smith, Stefano Cacciatore, Elaine Holmes, Jeremy K Nicholson, T G Teoh, David A MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the primary cause of infant death worldwide. A short cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy is a risk factor for preterm birth. In specific patient cohorts, vaginal progesterone reduces this risk. Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, we undertook a prospective study in women at risk of preterm birth (n = 161) to assess (1) the relationship between vaginal microbiota and cervical length in the second trimester and preterm birth risk and (2) the impact of vaginal progesterone on vaginal bacterial communities in women with a short cervix...
January 19, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992933/sonographic-cervical-shortening-after-labor-induction-is-a-predictor-of-vaginal-delivery
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Ugo Indraccolo, Gennaro Scutiero, Pantaleo Greco
Objective Analyzing if the sonographic evaluation of the cervix (cervical shortening) is a prognostic marker for vaginal delivery. Methods Women who underwent labor induction by using dinoprostone were enrolled. Before the induction and three hours after it, the cervical length was measured by ultrasonography to obtain the cervical shortening. The cervical shortening was introduced in logistic regression models among independent variables and for calculating receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves...
December 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904309/robot-assisted-abdominal-cerclage-during-pregnancy
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Burak Zeybek, Amanda Hill, Gulden Menderes, Mostafa A Borahay, Masoud Azodi, Gokhan Sami Kilic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cervical insufficiency is a difficult condition to diagnose and can lead to preterm birth, miscarriage, or perinatal infant morbidity and mortality. We conducted this retrospective case study and literature review to evaluate the safety and efficacy of robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a case series and a systematic review that included patients who underwent robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy from January 2010 through March 2016...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718765/vaginal-alpha-lipoic-acid-shows-an-anti-inflammatory-effect-on-the-cervix-preventing-its-shortening-after-primary-tocolysis-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Giovanni Grandi, Lucrezia Pignatti, Francesca Ferrari, Giulia Dante, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation might be an important underlying cause of preterm birth. Our aim is to explore whether vaginal administration α-lipoic acid reduces cervical inflammation and shortening after primary tocolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Singleton pregnancies between 24-30 weeks remaining undelivered after hospitalization for preterm labor were randomly allocated to placebo (20 women, 15 analyzed) or vaginal ALA 400 mg (active ingredient 10 mg) daily (20 women, 17 analyzed) for 30 days...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630314/prognostic-significance-of-pre-treatment-serum-c-reactive-protein-level-in-patients-with-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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Barbara Bodner-Adler, Oliver Kimberger, Cora Schneidinger, Heinz Kölbl, Klaus Bodner
AIM: To evaluate pre-treatment serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level as a prognostic parameter in patients with adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-treatment CRP levels were analyzed to determine potential associations with clinicopathological parameters and to assess prognostic value in 46 patients with sole adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. RESULTS: The mean (±SD) pre-treatment serum CRP level was 5.82 (7...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600865/the-prevalence-of-short-cervix-between-20-and-24-weeks-of-gestation-and-vaginal-progesterone-for-prolonging-of-gestation
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Malipati Maerdan, Chunyan Shi, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Lixin Fan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to understand the prevalence of short cervical length between 20 and 24 weeks gestation in China and to evaluate the efficacy of micronized progesterone for prolonging gestation in nulliparous patients with a short cervix. METHODS: From May 2010 to May 2015, a total of 25 328 asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies at Peking University First Hospital had their cervical length routinely measured between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446569/clinical-investigation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-treatment-using-a-hyperthermia-device-that-uses-heat-induced-by-alternating-magnetic-fields
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Koji Koizumi, Toru Fujioka, Toshiaki Yasuoka, Aya Inoue, Yuka Uchikura, Hiroki Tanaka, Katsuko Takagi, Miki Mori, Masae Koizumi, Hisashi Hashimoto, Takashi Matsumoto, Yuko Matsubara, Keiichi Matsubara, Akihiro Nawa
Multiple techniques have been used for the conservative treatment of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) in women of fertile age. Conization has been associated with stenosis of the cervix and a decrease in cervical mucus secretion, in addition to the increase in the risk of cervical canal shortening and problems during the perinatal period, including premature birth and premature rupture of membranes. Although the laser transpiration technique does not cause shortening of the cervical canal, it is associated with the recurrent risk of deep residual disease...
August 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403080/pessary-use-in-pregnant-women-with-short-cervix
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Tuncay Yüce, Bahar Konuralp, Erkan Kalafat, Feride Söylemez
The purpose of this case series is to provide preliminary evidence on the efficacy of pessary application in women with short cervix and at risk for preterm labor. Between May 2015 and July 2015, four pregnant women were followed-up with Arabin pessaries. The gestational age at the time of diagnosis was between the 23(th) and 29(th) weeks. Pessary application was associated with a prolongation of pregnancy lasting between 28 and 98 days. The gestational age at the time of delivery was between the 33rd and 39th weeks...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365003/do-serial-measurements-of-cervical-length-improve-the-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-asymptomatic-women-with-twin-gestations
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Nir Melamed, Alex Pittini, Liran Hiersch, Yariv Yogev, Steven J Korzeniewski, Roberto Romero, Jon Barrett
BACKGROUND: Cervical length at midtrimester is a powerful predictor of preterm birth in twin gestations. However, given the fact that, in some cases, cervical shortening may become evident only later during the second trimester, it seems reasonable that serial monitoring of cervical length may improve the detection of preterm birth in women with twins. However, data in support of such a practice are limited and conflicting. The contradictory results may be related to the fact that in most of these studies, the analysis of the predictive value of serial measurements of cervical length was limited to data derived from only two sequential measurements of cervical length, while data on the predictive value of multiple (>2) measurements are scarce...
November 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27259500/cervical-elastography-during-pregnancy-a-critical-review-of-current-approaches-with-a-focus-on-controversies-and-limitations
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Arrigo Fruscalzo, Edoardo Mazza, Helen Feltovich, Ralf Schmitz
In normal pregnancy, the cervix functions as a protective mechanical barrier that must remain tight and closed. Premature remodeling and consecutive shortening occur in many cases of spontaneous preterm birth. Although the complex underlying physiology of normal and abnormal cervical remodeling is not fully understood, it is clear that cervical softening occurs prior to delivery, and inappropriate timing seems to be associated with preterm delivery. Also, degree of cervical softness is a component of the Bishop score currently used clinically to predict successful induction of labor...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207277/serial-cervical-length-determination-in-twin-pregnancies-reveals-4-distinct-patterns-with-prognostic-significance-for%C3%A2-preterm-birth
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Nir Melamed, Alex Pittini, Liran Hiersch, Yariv Yogev, Steven S Korzeniewski, Roberto Romero, Jon Barrett
BACKGROUND: Women with a twin gestation are at increased risk for preterm birth (PTB), and sonographic cervical length (CL) is a powerful predictor for spontaneous PTB. Obstetricians frequently monitor CL in multiple gestations; yet, the optimal method to integrate and interpret the results of serial sonographic CL has not been determined. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether there are different patterns of cervical shortening in twin gestations, and whether such patterns are related to the risk of PTB...
October 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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