They also collected samples from a second, smaller group of 87 women who presented to the hospital with premature membrane rupture
. All patients were seen at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
(3) Previous studies have shown this sexually transmitted infection is associated with premature membrane rupture
, preterm labor, low birth weight, increased risk for pelvic inflammatory disease, and an increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission and acquisition in both men and women.
Misoprostol and oxytocin for induction of cervical ripening and labor in patients with term pregnancy and premature membrane rupture
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Younger maternal age, premature membrane rupture
, primary cesarean delivery, and earlier gestational age showed trends toward an association with wound complications, but these associations did not reach statistical significance.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that ferning is a confirmatory test for ruptured membranes, to be used along with pooling in the vaginal vault, and that premature membrane rupture
is confirmed by fluid passing from the cervical canal.
Women at higher risk for spontaneous premature rupture of membranes include poorer, younger patients who are at higher risk for sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia trachomatis or who have bacterial vaginosis[19,20]; and women who have previously had premature rupture of membranes. Since patients with premature rupture of membranes respond poorly to tocolytic therapy, strategies to prevent premature membrane rupture
would be extremely valuable.