Prior uterine evacuation of pregnancy as independent risk factor for preterm birth: a systematic review and metaanalysis.

@article{Saccone2016PriorUE,
  title={Prior uterine evacuation of pregnancy as independent risk factor for preterm birth: a systematic review and metaanalysis.},
  author={Gabriele Saccone and Lisa K. Perriera and Vincenzo Berghella},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={214 5},
  pages={
          572-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND Preterm birth (PTB) is the number one cause of perinatal mortality. Prior surgery on the cervix is associated with an increased risk of PTB. History of uterine evacuation, by either induced termination of pregnancy (I-TOP) or spontaneous abortion (SAB), which involve mechanical and/or osmotic dilatation of the cervix, has been associated with an increased risk of PTB in some studies but not in others. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the risk of PTB among women… CONTINUE READING
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