Can transvaginal ultrasonographic evaluation of the endocervical glandular area predict preterm labor among patients who received tocolytic therapy for threatened labor: a cross-sectional study


Kahyaoglu S., Kahyaoglu I., Kaymak O. , Sagnic S., Mollamahmutoglu L., Danisman N.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.26, no.9, pp.920-925, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767058.2013.766703
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.920-925

Abstract

Objective: Increased neonatal morbidity and mortality rates resulting from preterm delivery (PTD) remain as a problem despite increasing evidence about the physiology of uterine contractility process. More predictive signs of preterm labor detected on prenatal ultrasonography like the presence of cervical gland area (CGA) on transvaginal ultrasonography can be a reassuring finding among patients with threatened labor risk.