OP08. 04: Cervical length measurements in patients presenting with preterm contractions at 28--32 weeks gestation Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives To evaluate the role of cervical length measurement in the third trimester (28–32 weeks') as a predictor of preterm delivery, in women presenting with preterm contractions (PTC). Methods Cervical length was measured prospectively, singleton pregnancies at 28– 32 weeks with PTC. PTC were defined as≥ 4 contractions in 20 minutes without sonographical evidence of cervical shortening. A multivariate linear regression model was performed to assess the association between cervical length and gestational age at delivery. Logistic regression analysis with preterm delivery before 34 & 37 weeks of gestation as the outcome variable was performed to control for confounders. P< 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results Forty seven women were recruited after providing an informed consent. Mean gestational week at presentation and at delivery were 29.89±1.1 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2012