Transvaginal ultrasound cervical length for prediction of spontaneous labour at term: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Saccone2016TransvaginalUC,
  title={Transvaginal ultrasound cervical length for prediction of spontaneous labour at term: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Gabriele Saccone and Biagio Simonetti and Vincenzo Berghella},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={
          16-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND The possibility to predict the delivery date is a question frequently raised by pregnant women. However, a clinician has currently little to predict when a woman at term will deliver. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) for spontaneous onset of labour in singleton gestation enrolled at term by a meta-analysis. SEARCH STRATEGY We performed a literature search in electronic databases. SELECTION CRITERIA We included… CONTINUE READING
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