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Preterm premature rupture of fetal membranes in a low socioeconomic population: results of conservative management.
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PMID:  1671018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review of pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) in 149 women of low socioeconomic status in Nigeria was undertaken. Delivery occurred within 24 h of onset of symptoms in 51 of these women (immediate delivery group), whereas 98 patients were managed conservatively. The mean length of gestation was higher in the conservatively managed group and the perinatal mortality was correspondingly lower. In contrast, there was a slightly increased incidence of puerperal febrile morbidity in the conservative group. These data suggest that conservative management can be selectively employed in PPROM occurring in women of low socioeconomic status.
F E Okonofua; U Onwudiegwu; O A Odunsi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-22     Completed Date:  1991-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / complications,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Puerperal Infection / etiology
Retrospective Studies
Social Class

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