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Sonographic evaluation of the uterine cervix.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9710915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ultrasonographic evaluation of the uterine cervix has been shown to help predict patients who may be at an increased risk for preterm delivery. The use of ultrasound in at-risk patients may improve the selection of those needing obstetric intervention, which therefore, may improve outcome and lower overall health care costs. Cervical competence, once thought to be a categorical variable, should now be thought of as a continuous variable, as the shortest cervical lengths are found in those women with a history of very early preterm delivery (> 24 weeks). Adjunctive tests, such as fetal fibronectin Bishop scoring and bacterial vaginosis may help to improve the accuracy of prediction of preterm birth; therefore a multifaceted risk approach to preterm birth is suggested in this article.
Authors:
C A Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-22     Completed Date:  1998-10-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New York Medical College, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cervix Uteri / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal* / methods

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