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Perinatal outcome following prior delivery in the late second or early third trimester.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6486189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty pregnancies in 37 women who were previously delivered of a live-born fetus between 20 and 32 weeks' gestation are reported here. Fourteen pregnancies were treated with cervical cerclage between 14 and 16 weeks. Twenty-six pregnancies were initially managed conservatively, but three of these patients had a McDonald cerclage placed between 18 and 23 weeks because of significant change in cervical effacement or dilatation. The risk of preterm delivery was 36% (5 of 14) in the cerclage group and 38% (10 of 26) in those patients managed conservatively. The perinatal survival rates were 93% (13 of 14) and 88% (23 of 26), respectively. These results are encouraging when it is considered that only 14% (9 of 64) of prior gestations (exclusive of spontaneous abortions and elective terminations) were carried to term and the perinatal survival rate was 28% (18 of 64). Although this study was nonrandom, these results also support the selective use of cervical cerclage on the basis of past history and physical examination.
M L Socol; S L Dooley; R K Tamura; O R Depp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-01     Completed Date:  1984-11-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Uterine Cervical Incompetence / therapy

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