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Cases with ruptured membranes that "reseal".
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PMID:  2206055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among patients with a diagnosis of preterm prepartal rupture of the membranes, an occasional case ceases to leak amniotic fluid before the onset of labor. The purpose of this case-control study was to determine the characteristics and obstetric outcomes of this unique group of patients. This diagnosis was made in 24 such patients who gave birth in 1984 and 1985 at Shands Hospital. Compared with matched control subjects who continued to leak fluid, there were no significant differences in maternal race, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, smoking status, or past obstetric performance. Amniotic fluid volumes, as assessed by ultrasound studies, were less in the group that failed to "reseal." The "reseal" group had longer durations of pregnancy, larger babies, longer maternal hospitalization, less neonatal hospitalization, and less perinatal mortality and morbidity. The occurrence of "resealing" appears to bode well for the mother and infant. Such cases should be sought aggressively but managed conservatively.
J W Johnson; R S Egerman; J Moorhead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-24     Completed Date:  1990-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1024-30; discussion 1030-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / physiopathology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome
Time Factors

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