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Cervical length vs VOCAL cervical volume for predicting pre-term delivery in asymptomatic women at 20-22 weeks' pregnancy.
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PMID:  22943710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We conducted a prospective observational study of 306 asymptomatic women at 20-22 weeks of pregnancy to compare 3-dimensional ultrasound measurements of cervical volume with 2-dimensional ultrasound measurements of cervical length to evaluate the performance of cervical volume as a predictor of pre-term delivery, compared with the current standard, cervical length. Participants underwent transvaginal ultrasound measurements of cervical length (mm) and cervical volume (cm(3)). Cervical volume as measured by 3-dimensional ultrasound was found to be a useful tool for predicting pre-term delivery; however, due to the high correlation between cervical length and cervical volume and the lack of differences in the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and relative risk between the two methods, replacing cervical length measurements with cervical volume calculations does not seem to be justified for this purpose, because of increased difficulty in volume acquisition.
M A Barber; M Medina; F Cabrera; A Romero; L Valle; J A Garcia-Hernández
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil de Canarias , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , Spain.
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