P11.03: Vaginal bleeding and cervical length of ≤ 25 mm as predictors of preterm delivery. A prospective study Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To determine the relationship between vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, utrasonographic cervical length and preterm delivery. Study design A prospective cohort study was performed. Patients were identified and enrolled when admitted with vaginal bleeding between the 22 to 34 weeks of gestation at the Soroka University Medical Center between April 2004 and March 2005. Vaginal bleeding was defined as any self-reported bleeding. Preterm delivery was defined as delivery before the 37 weeks of gestation. Ultrasonographic measurement of cervical length was performed to all women admitted for vaginal bleeding. Cervical length was compared between patients who delivered preterm with those who delivered at term. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS package. Results A total of 65 women with vaginal bleeding were enrolled in the study group. One …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005