Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography in women with singleton gestations and previous preterm birth: a meta-analysis.

@article{Berghella2011CerclageFS,
  title={Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography in women with singleton gestations and previous preterm birth: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Vincenzo Berghella and Timothy J Rafael and Jeff M. Szychowski and Orion A. Rust and John Owen},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={663-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate if cerclage prevents preterm birth and perinatal mortality and morbidity in women with previous preterm birth, singleton gestation, and short cervical length in a meta-analysis of randomized trials. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched using the terms "cerclage," "short cervix," "ultrasound," and "randomized trial." METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION We included randomized trials of cerclage in women with short cervical length on… CONTINUE READING