Expectant management of spontaneous first-trimester miscarriage: prospective validation of the '2-week rule'.

@article{Casikar2010ExpectantMO,
  title={Expectant management of spontaneous first-trimester miscarriage: prospective validation of the '2-week rule'.},
  author={Ishwari Casikar and Tommaso Bignardi and Jennifer Riemke and Dalya Alhamdan and George Condous},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={223-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess uptake and success of expectant management of first-trimester miscarriage for a finite 14-day period, in order to evaluate our '2-week rule' of management. METHODS This was a prospective observational study evaluating our proposed 2-week rule of expectant management, which is based on the finding that women managed expectantly are most likely to miscarry in the first 14 days and that to wait longer than 2 weeks without intervention does not confer a greater chance of… CONTINUE READING