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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...

2014-04-29 08:37:18

CLEVELAND, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cervilenz Inc. 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.(1) CerviLenz is a simple, disposable device that can be used in any healthcare setting to objectively measure vaginal cervical length....

2007-09-20 06:00:00

By Getahun, Darios Ananth, Cande V; Oyelese, Yinka; Peltier, Morgan R; Et al Abstract Objective. To examine whether acute and chronic respiratory diseases are associated with an increased risk of spontaneous premature rupture of the membranes (PROM). Methods. We used the 1993-2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey data of singleton deliveries in the USA (N = 41 250 539). The International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision was utilized to identify acute (acute upper respiratory...

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....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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