Journal article

Outcomes following prolonged preterm premature rupture of the membranes

NJ Everest, E Jacobs, PG Davis, L Begg, S Rogerson

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Rupture of the membranes in the second trimester is reported to be associated with high rates of pregnancy loss, neonatal mortality and morbidity. This article describes the outcomes of liveborn infants delivered following a prolonged period of membrane rupture occurring before 24 weeks' gestation. PATIENTS AND SETTING: Over a 5-year period, consecutive pregnancies complicated by spontaneous rupture of the membranes before 24 weeks' gestation were identified. Evaluation of short-term outcomes before discharge of liveborn infants delivered, in a tertiary referral centre, following prolonged rupture of membranes of duration greater than 2 weeks. RESULTS: Of 98 pregnancies identified..

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