OP11.10: Cervical length of ≤ 25 mm is an independent risk factor for preterm delivery among patients with vaginal bleeding at 22-34 weeks of gestation Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine the risk factors for preterm delivery (PTD) among patients with vaginal bleeding between 22–34 weeks gestational age. Study design A prospective cohort study was performed. Patients were identified and enrolled when admitted for vaginal bleeding between the 22 to 34 weeks of pregnancy at the Soroka University Medical Center (April–2004 through December–2005). Vaginal bleeding was defined as any self-reported bleeding. Preterm delivery was defined as delivery before the 37th week. Ultrasonographic measurements of cervical length were performed to all women admitted at the time of vaginal bleeding. Cervical length, epidemiological characteristics and pregnancy outcome were compared between patients who delivered preterm with those who delivered at term. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS package. Multiple logistic regression …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006