441: Bacterial colonization of cervical cerclage is an independent risk factor for preterm PROM Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Cerclage is emerging as one of the emerging treatment for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth. The aim of this study was to determine the association between bacterial colonization of cerclage and pregnancy outcome. Study Design This retrospective cohort study included pregnancies of women who had a cervical cerclage that was sent to microbacterial culture following its removal prior to delivery (n= 101). Results The rate of a positive culture of cervical cerclage was 51%(52/101). E. coli was the most prevalent microorganism isolated from the cerclage and placental cultures. Women with a positive cerclage culture had a higher mean maternal age (p= 0.02), and a median parity (p= 0.01), than those who had a negative culture. The rate of premature contractions (p= 0.001), preterm PROM (p= 0.01) were increased in women with a positive cerclage culture …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014