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Considerations in Membrane Resealing After Preterm PROM.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21508706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Current management of preterm premature rupture of the membranes centers around the expectant management with antibiotics and steroid therapy. Membrane rupture seems to be the result of a mechanical event. Studying the physical properties of the membranes may help to gain understanding of the nature and causes of membrane rupture. This article reviews membrane mechanics, advances in membrane healing, and strategies in the prevention of membrane rupture. The physiologic mechanisms that lead to membrane rupture have not yet been fully elucidated. Models that test the biomechanics of the membranes should be used to develop strategies for repair or prevention.
Authors:
Vanita Dharan Jain; Anthony Sciscione
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Delaware Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware.
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