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Correlation of myometrial thickness and the latency interval of women with preterm premature rupture of the membranes.
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PMID:  21298281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To verify the hypothesis that a correlation exists between myometrial thickness (MT) and latency interval (LI) in patients with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM). METHOD: Myometrial thickness was measured ultrasonographically at the mid-anterior (MA), fundal, and posterior parts of the uterus of pregnant women in the following groups: PPROM [n = 45, mean (range), gestational age (GA): 28.6 weeks (w) (24.0-33.0 w)], preterm nonlabor control group (P-CTR) [n = 20, GA: 29.5 w (25.0-32.0 w)] and term nonlabor control (T-CTR) [n = 27, GA: 38.4 w (37.0-41.0 w)]. RESULTS: There was a positive correlation between LI and fundal MT (r = 0.34, P = 0.02), mid-MT (r = 0.47, P = 0.001) and LUS (r = 0.74, P = 0.001). The results were similar in the group of <30 w of GA, but in the group of ≥30 w of GA, there was no association. The LUS MT has more area under the ROC curve than MA MT and fundal MT for prediction of LI of ≤8 days. CONCLUSION: Significant positive correlation between LI and MT in patients with PPROM may result in a better decision for taking care of infants of preterm birth.
Lina Atarjavdan; Zahra Khazaeipour; Fatemeh Shahbazi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-5
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Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Women Hospital (Mirza Kuchakkhan Women Hospital), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Karimkhan Zand Street, Tehran, Iran.
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