rupture of membrane

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rup·ture of mem·brane

(rup'shŭr mem'brān)
Spontaneous tearing of the amnionic sac, with release of amnionic fluid, preceding childbirth.
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Preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) is a common perinatal complication in pregnant women.
Premature rupture of membrane at term: early induction versus expectant management.
Additionally, it recommended IAP for (1) every woman with a positive GBS swab; (2) every woman, regardless of swab result, with a positive urine culture for GBS any time during pregnancy, or with a history of a previous child with GBS sepsis; and (3) every woman with an unknown GBS colonization status, who was in labor <37 weeks of pregnancy or [greater than or equal to]18 h of rupture of membranes or with fever (temperature [greater than or equal to]38 [degrees]C) during labor (Fig.
Pre-labour rupture of membranes (PROM) is associated with complications as increase in the rate of induction of labour, foetal distress, foetal and maternal infection, and caesarean section.
Fetomaternal outcome in cases of premature rupture of membrane (PROM) - a case control study.
Preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) is defined as rupture of fetal membrane before onset of labor at less than 37 completed weeks of gestation.
Baby was given warm care, oronasal suction was done, hydration was maintained with intravenous fluids and empirical antibiotics were started because of premature rupture of membrane (>12 hours).
40 SD: Standard deviation, GA: Gestational age, PPROM: preterm premature rupture of membrane.
Controversies: Premature rupture of membrane at term, no advantage of delaying induction more than 24 hrs.
Relationship of neonatal sepsis with duration of rupture of membrane was also studied.
The diagnosis of rupture of membranes was made on the basis of gross leakage of fluid within the vagina and a positive nitrazin test.