rupture of membranes

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rupture of membranes (ROM)

Etymology: L, rumpere, to break, membrana
the rupture of the amniotic sac, usually at the start of labor. It may be spontaneous or artificial.

rupture of membranes

The rupture of the amniotic sac as a normal result of dilation of the cervix uteri in labor.
Synonym: amniorrhea See: preterm premature rupture of membranes
See also: rupture
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The benefit of the additional postoperative treatment was driven by a significant, 69% risk reduction among women who had ruptured membranes, Amy M.
Inclusion criteria were clinical files of women who presented or were referred with a history of having ruptured membranes, without exhibiting any signs of labour, and were between the 28th and 37th week of gestation.
Harney raises the important issue of the potential adverse effects of povidone-iodine surgical preparation when used on a pregnant woman with ruptured membranes.
While ACOG recommends delivery for all women with ruptured membranes after 34 weeks' gestation, a new study finds expectant management may be the way to go.
Women received counseling on all available contraceptive methods, including the IUD, and those without medical contraindications for its use were offered the IUD as a postpartum method; women who experienced prolonged labor, fever, ruptured membranes for longer than 12 hours, genital infection or postpartum hemorrhage were excluded.
Use of amniocentesis in preterm gestation with ruptured membranes.
22,23) On the other hand, this same protective effect situation did not hold true in the multivariate-adjusted odds ratio analysis (Table 2), suggesting that other variables may have contributed to this result, such as the extended time for ruptured membranes or any comorbidities.
In the pre-ART era, the Mothers' and Infants' Cohort Study enrolled 207 HIV-infected mother-infant pairs in the USA between 1986 and 1991 and had complete data regarding duration of ruptured membranes and at least one antenatal CD4+ cell count on 127 participants.
The hCG test was positive in 38 (83%) of the ruptured membranes group and in 4 (8%) of the control group.
White came to the labor and delivery area one afternoon with possible ruptured membranes.