membrane stripping

membrane stripping

separation of gestational membranes from the lower uterine segment by insertion of a finger through the cervical os, to initiate the Ferguson reflex or prostaglandin release from the decidua and hasten labor.

mem·brane strip·ping

(mem'brān strip'ing)
Separation of gestational membranes from the lower uterine segment by insertion of a finger through the cervical os to initiate the Ferguson reflex or prostaglandin release from the decidua and hasten labor.
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A modified technique for Descemet membrane stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty to minimize endothelial cell loss.
It has been argued that membrane stripping may be more effective in multiparous than nulliparous patients.
Our findings suggest that both 25 mcg Vaginal Misoprostol and Membrane stripping, administered on an outpatient basis, are safe and effective methods for inducing labour in uncomplicated post-term single pregnancies, provided patient resides in the near vicinity of hospital and able to report and get admitted immediately after going in labour.
Is membrane stripping appropriate in modern obstetrics?
Membrane stripping can be considered a reasonable option in a term patient who is otherwise a good candidate for outpatient ripening.
Membrane stripping is an intervention sometimes performed in the obstetric office setting.
The safety of membrane stripping has been called into question.
With regard to the efficacy of membrane stripping as a means to avoid formal induction of labor, there does not appear to be a substantial benefit.
QUEBEC CITY -- Physicians may want to hold off on performing cervical manipulation or membrane stripping to hasten labor in women with cervical/vaginal infection or colonization with pathogens, Dr.
Stamm of the University of Colorado, Denver, described how cervical manipulation or membrane stripping preceded perinatal sepsis and even one instance of stillbirth caused by invasive group B streptococcus (GBS) as well as other pathogens.
QUEBEC CITY -- Obstetricians may want to hold off on performing cervical manipulation or membrane stripping to hasten labor in women with cervical/vaginal infection or colonization with pathogens, Dr.
They may also want to consider providing GBS-specific chemoprophylaxis before membrane stripping, she said.
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