In Vivo Evaluation of Cervical Stiffness Evolution during Induced Ripening Using Shear Wave Elastography, Histology and 2 Photon Excitation Microscopy: Insight from an Animal Model

@inproceedings{Peralta2015InVE,
  title={In Vivo Evaluation of Cervical Stiffness Evolution during Induced Ripening Using Shear Wave Elastography, Histology and 2 Photon Excitation Microscopy: Insight from an Animal Model},
  author={Laura Peralta and Eve Mourier and Christophe Richard and Gilles Charpigny and Thibaut Larcher and Dora A{\"i}t-Belkacem and Naveen K. Balla and Sophie Brasselet and Micka{\"e}l Tanter and Marie Muller and Pascale Chavatte-Palmer and Irene Georgakoudi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Prematurity affects 11% of the births and is the main cause of infant mortality. On the opposite case, the failure of induction of parturition in the case of delayed spontaneous birth is associated with fetal suffering. Both conditions are associated with precocious and/or delayed cervical ripening. Quantitative and objective information about the temporal evolution of the cervical ripening may provide a complementary method to identify cases at risk of preterm delivery and to assess the… CONTINUE READING