preterm premature rupture of membranes


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preterm premature rupture of membranes

Abbreviation: PPROM
Rupture of the fetal membranes before completion of week 37 of pregnancy. It is the most serious form of premature rupture of membranes.
See: prematurity
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Group B streptococcus may be the causative agent for preterm premature rupture of membranes.
Data source: The secondary analysis involved 1,652 women with preterm premature rupture of membranes who received antenatal corticosteroids.
Continuing pregnancies after preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) past 35 weeks' gestation also may increase the small risk of an intrauterine fetal demise, added Dr.
The development of chorioamnionitis in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes is associated with an increased risk for adverse neonatal outcomes, Natali Aziz, M.
Histologic funisitis and chorioamnionitis were not associated with an increased risk of neonatal white matter injury, and there were no significant differences between cases and controls with regard to intrauterine growth restriction, cesarean delivery, preeclampsia, steroid use, preterm premature rupture of membranes, abruption, placenta previa, or incidence of metabolic acidosis, Dr.