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Cervical Cerclage: One Stitch or Two?
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PMID:  22399222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective We sought to determine whether routine placement of a second stitch at the time of cervical cerclage improves its efficacy.Study Design This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who had cervical cerclage placement at a single institution. Operative reports, ultrasound images, and delivery records were reviewed. Pregnancy outcomes of patients receiving a two-stitch cerclage were compared with those who received a one-stitch cerclage, with a primary outcome of spontaneous preterm delivery at <35 weeks' gestation. Univariable, multivariable, and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were performed.Results Of 146 patients, 63 had two stitches and 83 had one. Baseline characteristics and indications for cerclage were similar except for differences in history of prior cerclage and multiple gestations. The two-stitch approach was associated with a greater median cerclage height (20 mm versus 17 mm, p = 0.008), but there was no difference in spontaneous preterm delivery at <35 weeks' gestation (47.6% versus 41.0%, adjusted odds ratio 1.22, p = 0.630).Conclusion A two-stitch approach to cervical cerclage increases cerclage height, but may not improve efficacy.
Jennifer M Park; Methodius G Tuuli; Melissa Wong; Jeanine F Carbone; Mahmoud Ismail; George A Macones; Anthony O Odibo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
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