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Clinical management of the short cervix.
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PMID:  21575806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cervical cerclage is associated with prolongation of gestation in singleton pregnancies with prior spontaneous preterm delivery and a short cervix on vaginal ultrasonography in the mid-trimester. Ultrasound screening of cervical length is not indicated in low-risk singleton pregnancies and in women with multiple gestations. 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone does not prevent preterm delivery in twin gestations with a short cervix. Cervical cerclage may cause detrimental effects in twin gestations. Vaginal pessary for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix is currently under active investigation.
Authors:
Julio Mateus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1558-0474     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
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