Validity of amniotic fluid index in preterm rupture of membranes.

  title={Validity of amniotic fluid index in preterm rupture of membranes.},
  author={Juan Jos{\`e} Piazze and Maurizio Marco Anceschi and Albana Cerekja and Roberto Brunelli and Paolo Meloni and Sara Marzano and Ermelando Vinicio Cosmi},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  volume={35 5},
BACKGROUND Preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) complicates up to one-third of preterm deliveries. We studied the Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI) in order to ascertain its validity as a predictive variable of maternal-fetal outcome in pregnancies complicated by pPROM. STUDY DESIGN One hundred and fourteen pregnant women with gestational age between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation at the time of pPROM. Patients were categorized into two groups on the basis of AFI value (AFI <5 cm=63 or AFI >or… CONTINUE READING


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