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What we have learned about cervical ultrasound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12889586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network has completed 2 prospective, blinded observational studies of cervical ultrasound for the prediction of preterm birth and the identification of high-risk women who might benefit from interventions aimed at preventing spontaneous preterm birth. These reports and other clinical data support the concept that cervical competence is not a dichotomous variable, but more likely functions along a continuum that is reflected by the relationship between cervical length and reproductive outcomes. Because of its safety, availability, patient acceptance and reproducibility, the sonographic evaluation of the uterine cervix has become an important investigational tool that has advanced our understanding of the preterm birth syndrome and should allow a more focused approach to the most persistent and challenging problem in modern obstetrics.
Authors:
John Owen; Jay D Iams;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-31     Completed Date:  2003-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA. johnowen@uab.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cervix Uteri / ultrasonography*
Female
Humans
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Obstetric Labor, Premature / diagnosis*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy
Prospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
U10-HD 19897/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 21410/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 21414/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27860/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27861/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27869/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27883/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27889/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27905/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27915/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 27917/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 34116/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 34136/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 34201/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 34208/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10-HD 36801/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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