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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A total of 21 women (24%) had a latency period from rupture of membranes to delivery of <24 hours; 10 (22%) were in the HIV-negative group and 11 (27%) were in the HIV-positive group.
Intravaginal misoprostol vs expectant management in premature rupture of membranes with low bishop scores at term.
Group B Streptococcus maternal and neonatal colonization in preterm rupture of membranes and preterm labor].
Planned early birth versus expectant management for women with preterm prelabour rupture of membranes prior to 37 weeks' gestation for improving pregnancy outcome.
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM), which is defined as rupture of membranes before the onset of labour, complicates 5-10 % of pregnancies.
The relationship between umbilical artery Doppler findings, fetal biophysical score and placental inflammation in cases of premature rupture of membranes.
Planned early birth versus expectant management (waiting) for pre labour rupture of membranes at term (37 weeks or more).
In our study, the length of interval from pre labor rupture of membranes to active labor was shorter in patients with induction group.
Patients admitted in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit-III through outpatient and casualty department with gestational age between 24 to 37 weeks with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) confirmed by ultra sound and clinical examination were included regardless of their age.