Preterm premature rupture of the membranes.

  title={Preterm premature rupture of the membranes.},
  author={Brian M. Mercer},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={101 1},
Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM) affects over 120,000 pregnancies annually in the United States and is associated with significant maternal, fetal, and neonatal risk. Management of PROM requires an accurate diagnosis as well as evaluation of the risks and benefits of continued pregnancy or expeditious delivery. An understanding of gestational age-dependent neonatal morbidity and mortality is important in determining the potential benefits of conservative management of preterm PROM… CONTINUE READING
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