• Medicine
  • Published in Obstetrics and gynecology 1979

The use of amniocentesis in patients with premature rupture of membranes.

@article{Garite1979TheUO,
  title={The use of amniocentesis in patients with premature rupture of membranes.},
  author={Thomas J. Garite and Roger K. Freeman and E M Linzey and Patricia S. Braly},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1979},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={
          226-30
        }
}
A prospective study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of amniocentesis in patients with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) for the prediction of occult or impending intrauterine infection and the assessment of fetal maturity. Fifty-nine patients with PROM between 28 and 35 weeks' gestation, without apparent infection, were evaluated sonographically for possible amniocentesis. Thirty patients had successful amniocenteses for a success rate of 51%. Fifteen patients had a mature lecithin… CONTINUE READING

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