Cerclage for prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination

A randomized trial

Vincenzo Berghella, Anthony O. Odibo, Jorge Tolosa

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of cerclage and bed rest versus bed rest-only for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination. Women with ≥1 of high-risk factors for preterm birth (≥1 preterm birth at 25%) and nonscreened women who were at low risk and who were identified incidentally. The women who gave written consent were assigned randomly to receive either McDonald cerclage or bed rest-only. Both groups received similar counseling and treatment. Primary outcome was preterm birth at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1311-1317
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume191
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Premature Birth
Cervix Uteri
Bed Rest
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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cerclage
  • Cervix
  • Transvaginal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Cerclage for prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination : A randomized trial. / Berghella, Vincenzo; Odibo, Anthony O.; Tolosa, Jorge.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 191, No. 4, 10.2004, p. 1311-1317.

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