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The effect of second trimester emergency cervical cerclage on perinatal outcome.
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PMID:  22372642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of emergency cerclage in prolonging pregnancy and improving neonatal outcome in patient with cervical incompetence. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was done for patients who had an emergency cervical cerclage during the period from January 2000 to December 2010. Medical records were reviewed regarding clinical and demographic data, gestational age at time of cerclage, cerclage - delivery interval, gestational age at time of delivery; and birth weight. Result: Forty three pregnant women between 18 and 26 weeks of gestation were recruited. The mean gestational age at time of cerclage was 21 weeks. The mean cerclage - delivery interval was 64.4 days. The mean gestation at delivery was 30.6 weeks and the mean neonatal birth weight was 2166 gm. Whether cerclage done before or after 20 weeks, the difference in cerclage- delivery interval was insignificant while the difference in gestational age at time of delivery and neonatal birth weight was significant. Conclusion: Emergency cervical cerclage is effective in prolonging pregnancy and improving neonatal outcome in patient with cervical incompetence. However, large prospective randomized controlled studies are recommended.
Salwa Abo-Yaqoub; Abdel-Baset F Mohammed; Huda Saleh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-28
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Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hamad Medical Corporation, Women Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Doha, Qatar, P.B. 3050.
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