premature membrane rupture

premature membrane rupture

rupture of the amniotic and chorionic membranes before the onset of labor.

pre·ma·ture mem·brane rup·ture

(prē'mă-chŭr' mem'brān rŭp'chŭr)
Break in the membranes before the onset of labor.
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They also collected samples from a second, smaller group of 87 women who presented to the hospital with premature membrane rupture.
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.
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.
21] Since patients with premature rupture of membranes respond poorly to tocolytic therapy,[22] strategies to prevent premature membrane rupture would be extremely valuable.