Decrease in the incidence of threatened preterm labor after implementation of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length universal screening.

@article{Navathe2019DecreaseIT,
  title={Decrease in the incidence of threatened preterm labor after implementation of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length universal screening.},
  author={Reshama S Navathe and Gabriele Saccone and Michela Villani and Jacquelyn Knapp and Yury Reyes Cruz and Rupsa C Boelig and Amanda Izadora Rom{\~a}n and Vincenzo Berghella},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2019},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={
          1853-1858
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unknown if universal second-trimester transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) screening in asymptomatic women with singleton gestations and no prior spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) affects the incidence of symptoms of preterm labor (PTL) later in pregnancy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of threatened PTL before and after the implementation of universal second trimester TVU CL screening. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study of all consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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