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Effectiveness of delayed absorbable monofilament suture in emergency cerclage.
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PMID:  25286795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the sustained effects of emergency cerclage using slowly absorbable monofilament sutures, changes in cervical length after cerclage were evaluated in six cases.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A delayed absorbable monofilament suture (1 PDS-Plus; Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ, USA) has been used for emergency cerclage after 20 weeks of gestation at Juntendo University Hospital since January 2011. A retrospective chart review was conducted including all of the patients undergoing emergency cerclage between January 2011 and August 2013. The patients' characteristics, perinatal outcome, cervical length, and obstetric data were collected.
RESULTS: Six cases were identified from our medical records. Their characteristics and perinatal outcomes are shown in Table 1. Of the six cases, four had an extremely short cervix, with an average cervical length of 7.85 ± 3.38 mm, and two had prolapsed membranes. Fig. 1 shows the cervical length and the time elapsed after cerclage. There were no cases with shortening of the cervical length below the levels at the cerclage.
CONCLUSION: This absorbable monofilament suture appears useful for emergency cerclage.
Takashi Yorifuji; Shintaro Makino; Yuka Yamamoto; Toshitaka Tanaka; Atsuo Itakura; Satoru Takeda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1875-6263     ISO Abbreviation:  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101213819     Medline TA:  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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