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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Promoting membrane stripping without having a protocol for ascertainment of risk factors is worrisome to me.
When a culture is a positive, membrane stripping should be avoided, or at least a sober consideration of its use and appropriate antibiotic coverage should occur.
Scorcia, "A modified technique for Descemet membrane stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty to minimize endothelial cell loss," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
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.
No harmful adverse effects of Membrane Stripping have been reported in previous studies.
"Is membrane stripping appropriate in modern obstetrics?" (Nov.
McGregor stated that "membrane stripping is marginally effective, always painful, and sometimes dangerous; it should be abandoned ..." Dr.
Membrane stripping is an intervention sometimes performed in the obstetric office setting.
In the United Kingdom, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends that all clinicians have a discussion of membrane sweeping with their patients at 38 weeks' gestation and offer membrane stripping at 40 weeks to increase the rate of timely spontaneous labor and to avoid the risks of prolonged pregnancy.
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.
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.
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