Cost-effectiveness of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length
screening in singletons without a prior preterm birth: an update.
Joseph Mercy Hospital, and her associates looked at preterm delivery data before and after implementation of a universal cervical length
screening protocol at a single tertiary referral center.
No significant differences were noted in baseline characteristics between the two treatment groups in either PTB history cohort or non-PTB history cohort, including gestational age at the treatment, cervical length
, prior obstetric history (including gravidity, parity, and prior PTBs), and maternal complications during pregnancy (all P > 0.
Using bivariate analysis, we found no statistically significant correlation between the incidence of complications and sex, previous fibroscopy, or cervical length
Therefore, in the context of our high tobacco use population, routine cervical length
screening may not make good financial sense.
Can a 15-mm cervical length
cutoff discriminate between low and high risk of preterm delivery in women with threatened preterm labor?
Among the Brazilian population, women under the age of 20 years have been found to have shorter cervical lengths
, and therefore a higher prevalence of cervical incompetence (16).
Whether to apply the cerclage or manage the patient conservatively by monitoring cervical length
by ultrasound also remains debatable.
Eligible patients had a transvaginal ultrasound scan done to confirm cervical length
of less than 2.
7) asked which is better in predicting the outcome of induction of labour with prostaglandins in women with an unfavourable cervix--the use of a clinically obtained Bishop's score, or the ultrasonographically obtained cervical length
< or = 25 mm in low-risk women: a case control study of cerclage with rest vs rest alone.
decreases during pregnancy, from 4 cm at 16 weeks to almost 3cm at 34 weeks (normal mean cervical length
in the middle of the third quarter is 3.