preterm premature rupture of membranes


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preterm premature rupture of membranes

Abbreviation: PPROM
Rupture of the fetal membranes before completion of week 37 of pregnancy. It is the most serious form of premature rupture of membranes.
See: prematurity
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Background: Preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) can lead to serious consequences such as intrauterine infection, prolapse of the umbilical cord, and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
The study group comprised 104 consecutive pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes and delivering before 37 weeks of gestation attending the outpatient department and then admitted in labour ward were included.
It is divided into three categories; preterm premature rupture of membrane, preterm labor, and early delivery resulting from medical intervention.
Studies were included if they met the following criteria: (1) the population studied was pregnant women; (2) the risk factor considered was the presence of BV; (3) the outcomes measured included either gestational age or birth weight; secondary outcomes considered were preterm premature rupture of membranes and preterm onset of labor; and (4) study design was either case control or cohort; trials evaluating the benefit of treating BV in pregnancy were included if sufficient data were available to compare the outcomes of those women who had BV with those who did not in the control cohort.
Preterm premature rupture of membranes and the rate of neonatal sepsis after two courses of antenatal corticosteroids.
55Abnormal collagen development caused by connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and excessive apoptosis of membrane cells caused by Tumor necrosis factor-alpha are also related to the occurrence of preterm premature rupture of membranes.
Objective: This study was performed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of qualitative hCG testing of vaginal washings for diagnosis of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).
Preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis.
He also orders those measurements in cases involving low Apgar scores, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and intrapartum fever.
Diagnose preterm premature rupture of membranes with criteria of pooling, nitrazine positivity, and ferning pattern.