The value of measuring cervical length between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation for predicting the risk of late and post-term pregnancy.

Published on Oct 18, 2021in Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine1.737
· DOI :10.1080/14767058.2020.1860934
Cenk Soysal3
Estimated H-index: 3
Mehmet Murat Işıkalan1
Estimated H-index: 1
The aim of this study was to investigate the value of measuring cervical length (CL) between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation for predicting the risk of late and post-term pregnancy. In this prospectiv...
Background & objectives: Data on serial cervical length (CL) measurements in pregnancy at term to predict spontaneous labour onset are scarce and conflicting. This study was conducted to observe CL changes preceding spontaneous onset of labour, by serial transvaginal sonography (TVS) and transabdominal sonography (TAS), in nulliparous Indian women near term. Methods: Only nulliparous women with a singleton foetus in cephalic presentation and who confirmed their gestational age were recruited. So...
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#1Rupsa C. Boelig (Thomas Jefferson University)H-Index: 12
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AbstractObjective: To determine whether second trimester transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (CL) is associated with prolonged pregnancy (≥41 0/7 weeks) in nulliparous women who reach term (≥37 weeks) with a planned vaginal delivery.Methods: Retrospective cohort of nulliparous singletons 18 0/7–23 6/7 weeks gestation undergoing CL screening from 1/1/12 to 12/31/13. Women who delivered at term with spontaneous labor or reached 41 weeks were included. Primary outcome was incidence of prolonged...
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#1Karl O. Kagan (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 28
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Cervical-length measurement using transvaginal sonography (TVS) is an essential part of assessing the risk of preterm delivery. At mid-gestation, it provides a useful method with which to predict the likelihood of subsequent preterm birth in asymptomatic women. In women who present with threatened spontaneous preterm labor, TVS measurement of cervical length can help to distinguish between ‘true’ and ‘false’ spontaneous preterm labor. Additionally, there is some evidence that measurement of the ...
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Objective: To examine the value of the cervical length (CL) measurement at 24-30 gestational weeks in the prediction of spontaneous preterm delivery (SPD) between
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#1Catherine Y. Spong (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 82
THE NATIONAL EMPHASIS ON REDUCING PRETERM BIRTH, and the increase in scheduled deliveries, has created confusion around the definition of term gestation. The concept of “term” gestation provides guidance to clinicians and influences the public’s perceptions about the optimal timing of delivery for a healthy pregnancy. Currently, a term birth is defined as a delivery that occurs neither preterm nor postterm. Because preterm is classically defined as delivery prior to 37 weeks following the onset ...
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#1Jun Zhang (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 119
#2James TroendleH-Index: 57
Last. William D. FraserH-Index: 100
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#1M. Meijer-Hoogeveen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 10
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Objective The aim of this study was to predict spontaneous onset of labor by serial transvaginal ultrasound measurement of cervical length (CL) in a homogeneous population of nulliparous women at term. Methods 162 nulliparous women with singleton fetuses in cephalic presentation were examined at weekly intervals from 36 weeks' gestation to delivery. CL was measured by transvaginal ultrasound in the supine and upright positions. Results There was a significant decrease in CL in the last 12 days p...
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Objectives To evaluate the usefulness of sonographic assessment of cervical length in the prediction of spontaneous onset of labor and of vaginal delivery. Methods Two hundred and six women who attended a dedicated postdates clinic at 41 + 3 weeks of pregnancy and agreed to the assessment of cervical length using transvaginal ultrasound imaging were included in the study. Those who had not delivered at 42 weeks were offered induction of labor. The labor details were recorded prospectively, and t...
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