A Randomized Trial of a Cervical Pessary to Prevent Preterm Singleton Birth.

@article{Nicolaides2016ART,
  title={A Randomized Trial of a Cervical Pessary to Prevent Preterm Singleton Birth.},
  author={K. Nicolaides and A. Syngelaki and L. Poon and G. Picciarelli and N. Tul and A. Zamprakou and E. Skyfta and M. Parra-Cordero and R. Palma-Dias and J. Rodr{\'i}guez Calvo},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={374 11},
  pages={
          1044-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal and infant death and of disability among survivors. It is unclear whether a pessary inserted around the cervix reduces the risk of preterm singleton birth. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing pessary placement with expectant management (control) in girls and women who were pregnant with singletons (singleton pregnancies) and who had a cervical length of 25 mm or less at 20 weeks 0 days to 24 weeks… Expand
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