preterm membrane rupture

preterm membrane rupture

rupture of the amniotic and chorionic membranes before term (that is, less than 37 weeks' gestation).

pre·term mem·brane rup·ture

(prē'term mem'brān rŭp'chŭr)
Break in fetal membranes before term (less than 37 weeks' gestation).
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Contrary to commercially available immunoassay tests, for example, ROM Plus[R] and AmniSure[R], which are used for diagnosis of preterm membrane rupture (pPROM) [16], our algorithm could be used not only for confirmation of preterm delivery started as a subclinical pPROM but also for support of decision-making for the administration of glucocorticosteroids.
Repeated courses of steroids in preterm membrane rupture do not increase the risk of histologic chorioamnionitis.