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cervical length preterm delivery

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
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
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
Vajiheh Marsoosi, Reihaneh Pirjani, Mohamad Asghari Jafarabadi, Mina Mashhadian, Saeedeh Ziaee, Ashraf Moini
Background: Preterm labor is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality and it might be predicted by assessing the cervical change. Objective: To assess the association between absence of cervical gland area (CGA) and spontaneous preterm labor (SPTL). Materials and Methods: This prospective cohort study was performed on 200 singleton pregnant women with a history of SPTL, second-trimester abortion in the previous pregnancy or lower abdominal pain in current pregnancy...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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)
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...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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
Marta Coloma, Fatima Kang, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Paloma Díaz, Yurena Méndez, Margarita Álvarez de la Rosa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether adherence to a cervical length-based protocol can reduce both unnecessary admissions and the socioeconomic costs associated with inappropriately admitted patients. METHOD: The present retrospective observational study included women admitted for threatened preterm labor (TPL) at 24-34 weeks of pregnancy to a tertiary hospital in the Canary Islands, 2009-2014. Data were reviewed from all patients admitted for TPL. Those with a long cervix (>25 mm) were classified as "inappropriate admissions", and both the economic burden based on diagnosis-related group (DRG) and the social costs associated with sick leave for these women were calculated...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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
Rupsa C Boelig, Michela Villani, Eva Jiang, Kelly M Orzechowski, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a prior uterine evacuation procedure is associated with an increased risk of short cervical length (≤20 mm) in women without prior spontaneous preterm birth. METHODS: This work was a retrospective cohort study from January 2012 to December 2014 of singletons without prior spontaneous preterm birth with cervical length screening between 18 weeks and 23 weeks 6 days. Women with a prior miscarriage/abortion were excluded if management (medical, surgical, or expectant) was not specified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Omer Weitzner, Tal Biron-Shental, Yair Daykan, Osnat Ezra, Ofer Markovitch
OBJECTIVE: This study measured cervical length (CL) at 14-16 and 21-24 weeks of gestation and assessed whether the difference between the measurements is predictive of preterm delivery (PTD). METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study included patients with two consecutive CL measured with transvaginal sonography at 14-16 weeks of gestation (CL1 ) and 21-24 weeks (CL2 ). Electronic medical records were reviewed for demographic, medical and obstetric history; complications during the current pregnancy and delivery data...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Reshama Navathe, Gabriele Saccone, Michela Villani, Jacquelyn Knapp, Yury Cruz, Rupsa Boelig, Amanda Roman, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: It is unknown if universal second-trimester transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) screening in asymptomatic women with singleton gestations and no prior spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) affects the incidence of symptoms of preterm labor (PTL) later in pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of threatened PTL before and after the implementation of universal second trimester TVU CL screening. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of all consecutive singleton gestations without prior SPTB presenting to obstetric triage for threatened PTL between 23 0/7 and 33 6/7 week in 2011 (1 January-31 December), and in 2014 (1 January-31 December) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJU) (Philadelphia, PA)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Eman Alsayegh, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed
BACKGROUND: Administrating a single course of antenatal corticosteroids to women at risk of preterm birth between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation has been shown to decrease neonatal morbidity and mortality. There is evidence that the optimal timing for the administration of antenatal corticosteroids is within 1-7 days before birth as the effect of antenatal corticosteroids has been shown to decline 7 days after administration. Therefore, given that antenatal corticosteroids are the single most effective intervention in cases of preterm birth, efforts should be made to optimize the timing of administration of antenatal corticosteroids...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Gabriele Saccone, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Antonia Giudicepietro, Pasquale Martinelli
Importance: Spontaneous preterm birth is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. It is unclear if a cervical pessary can reduce the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery. Objective: To test whether in asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies and no prior spontaneous preterm birth but with short cervical length on transvaginal ultrasound, use of a cervical pessary would reduce the rate of spontaneous preterm birth at less than 34 weeks of gestation...
December 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Limei Zheng, Jun Dong, Yongdong Dai, Yanling Zhang, Libing Shi, Minling Wei, Xiaoying Jin, Chao Li, Songying Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is 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 five cohort studies involving 3911 participants were included...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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
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
Daphnie Drassinower, Elizabeth Coviello, Helain J Landy, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Annette Perez-Delboy, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: Cerclage placed for a sonographically short cervix has been shown to reduce the risk of preterm delivery in women with a history of prior preterm birth. While short cervix is traditionally placed before viability, the threshold gestational age at which viability is achieved continues to decrease, and, as a result, a larger subset of women may be ineligible to receive this potentially beneficial procedure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between obstetric outcomes and perioperative complications after placement of an ultrasound-indicated cerclage at periviability compared to placement in the previable period...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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
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
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