Dorothy P Smok

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The purpose of this study was to compare the AmniSure rapid immunoassay with standard methods for diagnosing rupture of fetal membranes. Patients presenting with signs/symptoms of membrane rupture between 15 and 42 weeks of gestation were invited to participate. Standard/control methods were performed to establish a diagnosis and compare it with AmniSure(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether adding oxytocin to transcervical Foley catheter preinduction cervical ripening improves induction success. METHODS This trial enrolled 200 women with singleton pregnancies presenting for preinduction ripening. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either Foley catheter alone (control) or Foley catheter plus low-dose(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical outcomes and risk factors for persistence of ovarian cysts in pregnant women. With the increased use of ultrasound in pregnancy, the identification of incidental ovarian masses is becoming more common. STUDY DESIGN An observational study of women with ovarian masses identified before 24 weeks of pregnancy was performed.(More)
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