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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212400/cervical-pessaries-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Limei Zheng, Jun Dong, Yongdong Dai, Yanling Zhang, Libing Shi, Minling Wei, Xiaoying Jin, Chao Li, Songying Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cervical pessaries for the prevention of preterm birth. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and other sources from inception to July 2016. This analysis referred to pregnant women with singleton/multiple viable fetus/fetuses, with or without cervical pessary placement. RESULTS: Six randomized control trials and 5 cohort studies involving 3911 participants were included...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207782/prediction-of-delivery-in-women-with-threatening-preterm-labour-using-phosphorylated-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-and-cervical-length-using-transvaginal-ultrasound
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Amrita Kumari, Vandana Saini, P K Jain, Mamta Gupta
Introduction: Preterm delivery remains a challenge in Obstetrics as it is responsible for significant cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. At present there is no standard test for prediction of preterm labour for timely referral to a center with NICU facilities. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of the cervical phosphorylated insulin like growth factor binding protein-1(phIGFBP-1), cervical length measurement and combination of phIGFBP-1 with cervical length for Predicting Preterm Labour (PTL)...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207386/follow-up-of-asymptomatic-high-risk-patients-with-normal-cervical-length-to-predict-recurrence-of-preterm-birth
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Javier Caradeux, Clara Murillo, Carla Julià, Silvia Escura, Silvia Ferrero, Teresa Cobo, Eduard Gratacós, Montse Palacio
BACKGROUND: A midtrimester cervical length (CL) <25 mm is associated with spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). However, as CL ≥25 mm is not enough to exclude recurrence in high-risk patients, follow-up CL measurement later in pregnancy has been proposed. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether CL measurement at 26±1 weeks in asymptomatic high-risk patients improves the prediction of sPTB recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of high-risk women because of previous sPTB was analyzed...
December 5, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205573/serum-relaxin-and-cervical-length-for-the-prediction-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-second-trimester-symptomatic-women
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Athanasios Pantelis, Alexandros Sotiriadis, Kimon Chatzistamatiou, Georgios Pratilas, Konstantinos Dinas
OBJECTIVE: to investigate whether serum relaxin is associated with preterm birth in symptomatic women, either as a standalone test or in the context of a combined model. METHODS: This was a case-control study of women with singleton pregnancy, who presented between 24+0 and 26+6 weeks with threatened preterm labor and intact membranes. Cervical length, full blood count, C-reactive protein and maternal demographics were recorded at presentation. Blood samples were taken for relaxin and these parameters were compared between women who delivered <37 weeks (N=46) and women delivering at term (N=66)...
December 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188370/predictors-of-cerclage-failure-in-patients-with-singleton-pregnancy-undergoing-prophylactic-cervical-cerclage
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K Taghavi, M L Gasparri, D Bolla, D Surbek
PURPOSE: The role of cervical cerclage to prevent preterm birth (PTB) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors for cerclage failure among singleton pregnant women following prophylactic cerclage (PC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of PC was performed in a single center. The main outcome measure was cerclage failure, defined by spontaneous early PTB prior to 32 weeks' gestation. Age, BMI, history of instrumentation of the uterus, history of second trimester miscarriage, previous conization, positive vaginal swab prior cerclage, gestational age at time of cerclage, CRP 1 week after cerclage and post-cerclage US changes of cervical length were tested as predictive factors...
November 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184859/risk-factors-for-massive-postpartum-bleeding-in-pregnancies-in-which-incomplete-placenta-previa-are-located-on-the-posterior-uterine-wall
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Hyun Jung Lee, Young Jai Lee, Eun Hee Ahn, Hyeon Chul Kim, Sang Hee Jung, Sung Woon Chang, Ji Yeon Lee
Objective: To identify factors associated with massive postpartum bleeding in pregnancies complicated by incomplete placenta previa located on the posterior uterine wall. Methods: A retrospective case-control study was performed. We identified 210 healthy singleton pregnancies with incomplete placenta previa located on the posterior uterine wall, who underwent elective or emergency cesarean section after 24 weeks of gestation between January 2006 and April 2016...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164591/trend-of-decreasing-length-of-cervical-cone-excision-during-the-last-20-years
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F Sopracordevole, N Clemente, G Delli Carpini, G Giorda, A Del Fabro, L Moriconi, G De Piero, L Alessandrini, V Canzonieri, M Buttignol, M Nicodemo, A Ciavattini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the cervical conizations performed in the last 20 years in a single institution, with a particular interest in analyzing the trend of the length of cone excisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent a CO2-laser cervical conization between January 1996 and December 2015. Cytological abnormalities on referral pap smear, colposcopic findings and pertinent clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of each woman were collected...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161751/the-jellyfish-sign-a-new-sonographic-cervical-marker-to%C3%A2-predict-maternal-morbidity-in-abnormally-invasive-placenta-previa
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Emma Bertucci, Filomena Giulia Sileo, Giovanni Grandi, Valentina Fenu, Carlotta Cani, Luciano Mancini, Ema Mataca, Fabio Facchinetti
Purpose To investigate the value of a new cervical sonographic sign, called the jellyfish sign (JS), for predicting the risk of maternal morbidity in cases of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) previa totalis. Materials and Methods Retrospective evaluation of transvaginal (TV) and transabdominal (TA) scans performed in all singleton pregnancies with placenta previa totalis. JS, i. e. the absence of the normal linear demarcation between the placenta previa and the cervix, was evaluated by TV scans. The presence/severity of AIP and outcomes of maternal morbidity were related to this sign...
November 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117757/the-effect-of-prenatal-vaginal-progesterone-on-cervical-length-in-nonselected-twin-pregnancies
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Isabela K R Agra, Mário H B Carvalho, Wagner R Hernandez, Rossana P V Francisco, Marcelo Zugaib, Maria L Brizot
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of vaginal progesterone on cervical length (CL) in asymptomatic nonselected twin gestations. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of twin pregnancies exposed to vaginal progesterone or placebo. The CL was examined at six different time periods: 18-21+6 weeks (T1), 21-23+6 weeks (T2), 24-26+6 weeks (T3), 27-29+6 weeks (T4), 30-32+6 weeks (T5) and 33-34+6 weeks (T6)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116935/outcomes-of-physical-examination-indicated-cerclage-in-twin-pregnancies-with-acute-cervical-insufficiency-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies
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Jee Yoon Park, Soo-Hyun Cho, Se Jeong Jeon, Song Yi Kook, Hyunsoo Park, Kyung Joon Oh, Joon-Seok Hong
OBJECTIVES: To compare pregnancy outcomes of physical examination-indicated cerclage in twin pregnancies with acute cervical insufficiency with that of singletons. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 88 consecutive women (17 twins and 71 singletons) who had undergone physical examination-indicated cerclage because of acute cervical insufficiency (defined as painless cervical dilation with (1) prolapsed and/or visible membranes at the external cervical os on speculum examination and (2) a functional cervical length of zero on transvaginal ultrasound) between 160/7 and 236/7 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103351/cervical-pessary-for-preventing-preterm-birth-a-meta-analysis
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Zhen Jin, Liqin Chen, Dongyan Qiao, Astha Tiwari, Chhavi Devi Jaunky, Baiyun Sun, Lina Wang, Hong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of cervical pessary in the prevention of preterm birth and its influence on pregnancy and maternal outcomes, so as to provide a clinical basis for cervical pessary to prevent premature delivery. METHODS: The databases of PubMed, Web of Science, CNKI, WanFang Data, etc, were used to search for the eligible articles. The relevant data were abstracted by two independent reviewers and performed with Stata 12.0. RESULTS: Pregnancy Result: the PTB rates of pessary and control group before 28, 32, 34, and 37 weeks were analyzed and the combined RR (95%CI) values were 0...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095502/obstetric-outcomes-after-conservative-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions-and-early-invasive-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Kyrgiou, Antonios Athanasiou, Ilkka E J Kalliala, Maria Paraskevaidi, Anita Mitra, Pierre Pl Martin-Hirsch, Marc Arbyn, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis
BACKGROUND: The mean age of women undergoing local treatment for pre-invasive cervical disease (cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia; CIN) or early cervical cancer (stage IA1) is around their 30s and similar to the age of women having their first child. Local cervical treatment has been correlated to adverse reproductive morbidity in a subsequent pregnancy, however, published studies and meta-analyses have reached contradictory conclusions. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of local cervical treatment for CIN and early cervical cancer on obstetric outcomes (after 24 weeks of gestation) and to correlate these to the cone depth and comparison group used...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077171/preterm-birth-incidence-risk-factors-and-second-trimester-cervical-length-in-a-single-center-population-a-two-year-retrospective-study
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R Granese, S Mantegna, S Mondello, D Amadore, G Imbesi, G Calagna, R Marci, E R Magro Malosso, O Triolo
OBJECTIVE: To report the incidence and the major risk factors (RFs) associated with preterm birth (PTB), combining both maternal RFs and cervical length (CL), and to understand if cervical length measurement is really useful in all the patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 2048 women admitted to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Messina, over a 2-year period. Preterm cases represented approximately 8...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989916/use-of-progesterone-supplement-therapy-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-review-of-literatures
#17
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/28953119/cervical-excision-procedure-a-trend-of-decreasing-length-of-excision-observed-in-a-multicenter-survey
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Andrea Ciavattini, Nicolò Clemente, Carlo Antonio Liverani, Paolo Cattani, Luca Giannella, Giovanni Delli Carpini, Stefano Morini, Monica Buttignol, Francesco Sopracordevole
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to observe the trend of length of cone excisions in women treated with cervical excision procedure in five institutions of Central and Northern Italy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted on women who underwent a cervical excision procedure between January 2006 and December 2014. The pertinent clinical, histopathological, and sociodemographic characteristics of each woman were collected...
October 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942691/twin-transvaginal-cervical-length-at-16-20-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 non-anomalous twins with transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935263/predicting-preterm-birth-cervical-length-and-fetal-fibronectin
#20
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
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