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Epidemiological correlates of preterm premature rupture of membranes.
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PMID:  7813758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical risk factors for preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHOD: We conducted a case-control study of 138 patients with PROM between 24 and 35 weeks' gestation and 267 control subjects. RESULTS: In stepwise multiple logistic regression models, the population of cases was more likely to be of low social class. Other risk factors for PROM were smoking in pregnancy, 1st or 2nd-3rd trimester hemorrhages, cervical incompetence and a documented cervico-vaginal infection during index pregnancy. First trimester hemorrhage and a documented cervico-vaginal infection during index pregnancy were associated with preterm PROM both in nulliparous and in multiparous women. CONCLUSION: Few potentially remediable risk factors are associated with the occurrence of preterm PROM.
A Spinillo; S Nicola; G Piazzi; K Ghazal; L Colonna; F Baltaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-03     Completed Date:  1995-02-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, University of Pavia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / epidemiology*
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Smoking / epidemiology
Social Class

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