A randomized controlled trial of cervical scanning vs history to determine cerclage in women at high risk of preterm birth (CIRCLE trial).

@article{Simcox2009ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of cervical scanning vs history to determine cerclage in women at high risk of preterm birth (CIRCLE trial).},
  author={Rachael Simcox and Paul T Seed and Phillip Bennett and Tiong Ghee Teoh and Lucilla Poston and A H Shennan},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={200 6},
  pages={623.e1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare history-indicated placement of cervical cerclage based on history- vs ultrasound-indicated placement in women at risk of preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a randomized controlled trial of history-indicated cervical cerclage suture based on history (clinician preference) vs ultrasound (< 20 mm cervical length) indicated in women at increased risk. RESULTS The incidence of the primary outcome, preterm delivery between 24(+0) and 33(+6) weeks, was similar… CONTINUE READING