Universal cervical length screening in singleton gestations without a previous preterm birth: ten reasons why it should be implemented.

Abstract

A short cervix is associated strongly with preterm birth. Pharmacologic intervention with vaginal progesterone in women with a singleton pregnancy and a short cervix in the second trimester decreases the incidence of preterm birth. We explore the evidence that universal cervical length screening in women with a singleton pregnancy meets the criteria for an effective screening test for preterm birth prevention, driving it towards becoming routinely offered in prenatal care.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.017

Cite this paper

@article{Khalifeh2016UniversalCL, title={Universal cervical length screening in singleton gestations without a previous preterm birth: ten reasons why it should be implemented.}, author={Adeeb M Khalifeh and Vincenzo Berghella}, journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology}, year={2016}, volume={214 5}, pages={603.e1-5} }