Latest Cervical cerclage Stories

2014-05-23 23:04:05

Emanuel (Mike) Vlastos, MD and team plan to use biopsy results to determine if cervical cerclage is beneficial for pregnant women with cervical insufficiency. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 It is thought that as many of one-quarter of all second trimester miscarriages are caused by cervical incompetence, which is when a pregnant woman’s cervix begins to dilate and thin before the pregnancy reaches term, resulting in premature birth. A cervical cerclage (a procedure that stiches the...

2013-04-01 10:15:00

Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a surgeon performed a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on a 35-year-old pregnant patient whose cervix was too short to sustain a pregnancy. Dr. Sami Kilic, chief of minimally invasive gynecology and research at UTMB, is the first surgeon in the world reported...

2011-12-14 19:21:43

Significant findings published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Women with a short cervix should be treated with vaginal progesterone to prevent preterm birth, according to a landmark study by leading obstetricians around the world. Vaginal progesterone decreased the rate of preterm birth by 42%, and significantly reduced the rate of respiratory distress syndrome and the need for mechanical ventilation, as well as a composite of several complications of premature...

2007-02-09 12:00:13

By Mingione, Matthew J; Pressman, Eva K; Woods, James R Abstract Our understanding of the pathophysiologic processes leading to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) has grown tremendously in recent years. Evidence suggests that there may be a genetic susceptibility to PPROM and that genetic and environmental elements are important cofactors in its development. A number of risk-based protocols have been proposed in an attempt to identify those women at highest risk for PPROM....

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