The length of the cervix and the risk of spontaneous premature delivery. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network.

@article{Iams1996TheLO,
  title={The length of the cervix and the risk of spontaneous premature delivery. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network.},
  author={Jay D. Iams and Robert L Goldenberg and Paul J. Meis and Brian M. Mercer and Atef H Moawad and Anita F Das and Elizabeth A. Thom and Donald McNellis and Rachel L. Copper and Francee Johnson and James M Roberts},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={334 9},
  pages={567-72}
}
BACKGROUND The role of the cervix in the pathogenesis of premature delivery is controversial. In a prospective, multicenter study of pregnant women, we used vaginal ultrasonography to measure the length of the cervix; we also documented the incidence of spontaneous delivery before 35 weeks' gestation. METHODS At 10 university-affiliated prenatal clinics, we performed vaginal ultrasonography at approximately 24 and 28 weeks of gestation in women with singleton pregnancies. We then assessed the… CONTINUE READING
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