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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Our study confirmed the role of rupture of membranes [greater than or equal to]12 hours as a predisposing factor to developing wound infection, as reported by Koigi-Kamau et al.
Preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis.
Key Words: preterm premature rupture of membranes, Group B Streptococcus, urban, chorioamnionitis, pregnancy
All antepartum and intrapartum data were collected prospectively and included maternal age, preexistent or pregnancy-related diseases, mode of delivery, use of anesthesia, duration of active labor (11), interval between rupture of membranes and delivery, maternal group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization, intrapartum antimicrobial administration, and abnormalities in intrapartum fetal heart monitoring.
CHICAGO -- A novel composite prognostic index score helped predict the onset of labor in a retrospective cohort of patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes.
The investigators first categorized the indications for preterm delivery: preterm labour, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), or fetal/maternal issues such as preeclampsia, placental abruption, or severe maternal medical disease.
In two-thirds it is spontaneous due to premature onset of labour or preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes.
There were no reported cases of premature rupture of membranes or chorio-amnionitis.
After artificial rupture of membranes, the fetal heart rate tracing showed moderate variable decelerations, although the degree of fetal heart rate deceleration was not discretely defined.
Some procedures varied between the two units, with artificial rupture of membranes being more likely and augmentation of labour with oxytocin and episiotomy less likely in the midwife-led unit.
Early spontaneous rupture of membranes initiated preterm labor, and a cesarean section was performed at 36 weeks' gestation because of fetal distress.