Preterm birth: incidence, risk factors and second trimester cervical length in a single center population. A two-year retrospective study.

@article{Granese2017PretermBI,
  title={Preterm birth: incidence, risk factors and second trimester cervical length in a single center population. A two-year retrospective study.},
  author={Roberta Granese and Stefano Mantegna and Stefania Mondello and Donatella Amadore and Giovanna Imbesi and Calogero Rinoldo and Roberto Marci and Elena R Magro Malosso and Onofrio Triolo},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 19},
  pages={
          4270-4277
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To report the incidence and the major risk factors (RFs) associated with preterm birth (PTB), combining both maternal RFs and cervical length (CL), and to understand if cervical length measurement is really useful in all the patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 2048 women admitted to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Messina, over a 2-year period. Preterm cases represented approximately 8.64% of our total population and… CONTINUE READING

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