One of these trials, the PREGNANT study, showed that women with a short uterine cervical length
as measured by transvaginal ultrasound between 19 and <24 weeks of gestation who were treated with progesterone vaginal gel 8% had a significantly lower risk of preterm birth before 33 weeks gestation compared to those who were treated with placebo (p=0.
After further adjustment for cervical length
, cervical funneling no longer predicted preterm birth at any cutoff.
The 250 asymptomatic women who participated had a cervical length
of 15 mm or less at 20-25 weeks' gestation; they represented 1.
The PREGNANT (PROCHIEVE Extending GestatioN A New Therapy) Study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PROCHIEVE 8% (progesterone gel) to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervical length
as measured by transvaginal ultrasound at mid-pregnancy.
Goldenberg and associates demonstrated that cervical length
less than or equal to 25 mm at 24 weeks was the best predictor of spontaneous preterm birth.
was established by the National Institutes of Health as a powerful predictor of preterm birth risk in a study utilizing a specialized ultrasound probe and technique.
Based on findings from prior studies, 17P is indicated in women with a cervical length
of 10-20 mm, which represents only a very small proportion of patients.
We sought to determine if there were any associations between PT complications and sex, previous fibroscopy, cervical length
, cervical risk factors, and general risk factors.
11-21) While there are several diagnostic methods used to predict SPB, sonographic transvaginal cervical length
(CL) measurements have proven to be the most reliable.
This month, we examine another biologic marker of preterm birth, cervical length
is pleased to announce that a multicenter study evaluating the CerviLenz device as a screening tool for mid-pregnancy short cervical length
is being presented today as a poster at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting in Chicago.
is currently measured using ultrasound, and when a cervix is found to be short, treating with progesterone will prevent 40 percent of ensuing preterm births.
One professor of obstetrics and gynecology proposes that if the cervical length
as determined by ultrasound is 0.
7) asked which is better in predicting the outcome of induction of labour with prostaglandins in women with an unfavourable cervix--the use of a clinically obtained Bishop's score, or the ultrasonographically obtained cervical length
< or = 25 mm in low-risk women: a case control study of cerclage with rest vs rest alone.