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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Because of the added expense, testing all patients who present with possible preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and those whose diagnosis is obvious would be counterproductive, Dr.
It can be a challenge to accurately diagnose rupture of membranes, said Dr.
After controlling for confounders such as age, parity, number of vaginal examinations, HIV status and rupture of membranes >12 hours, patients who had nylon sutures v.
They cover prenatal diagnosis, the screening and management of congenital anomalies, antepartum fetal surveillance, preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, prolonged pregnancy, hemorrhage, multifetal pregnancy, malpresentations, critical care issues, drugs, and anemia, hypertensive disorders, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy, HIV, obesity, gynecological diseases, and other conditions in pregnancy, as well as other topics.
red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) for shortening the second stage of labour, lowering the rate of forceps delivery, reducing the likelihood of artificial rupture of membranes or need for caesarean section;
Premature rupture of membranes was significantly highest in group 4 (without placental hypoxic lesions).
They contended that the cause of the child's brain damage was a left middle cerebral artery infarction, which was brought on by an infection in the mother and the premature rupture of membranes precipitating premature delivery, all of which could not have been avoided.
Premature rupture of membranes was diagnosed, and the patient was admitted and administered intravenous ampicillin and azithromycin.
Large loop excision of the transformation zone was also significantly associated with preterm delivery and premature rupture of membranes.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes at less than or equal to 24 weeks gestation at our institution.
Nurse O'Connor performed a nitrazine test and confirmed the presence of amniotic fluid, a sign that the patient could have had premature rupture of membranes.