Preterm premature rupture of membranes
is defined as rupture of the membranes before the onset of labor and before 37 completed weeks' gestation; it is most often associated with genital tract infection.
In a separate study, researchers identified three independent predictors of emergent outcomes in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes
A recent practice bulletin published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a single course of corticosteroid treatment for women with preterm premature rupture of membranes
(PPROM), said Dr.
Preterm labor (PTL) 33 Preterm premature rupture of membranes
(PPROM) 17 Preeclampsia 17 PPROM and PTL 6 Vaginal bleeding 3 Intrauterine growth retardation 2 Fetal bradycardia 1 Trauma (fractured pelvis) 1 Table 2.
In addition, the book also covers the care of healthy women whose pregnancy is at markedly increased risk for adverse outcome from conditions such as multiple birth, recurrent pre-term labor and delivery, premature rupture of membranes
, recurrent pregnancy loss, or fetal growth restriction.
The conditions include placenta previa, prior classical cesarean, prior myomectomy, fetal growth restriction, chronic hypertension, diabetes, and preterm premature rupture of membranes
Also noteworthy were the 14% incidence of postpartum hemorrhage and the 10% rate of preterm premature rupture of membranes
Adolescent mothers had higher rates of complications, including anemia, preterm premature rupture of membranes
(PPROM), chorioamnionitis, and eclampsia, compared with adults.
Precursors for late preterm birth included spontaneous labor in 30% of cases, preterm premature rupture of membranes
(PPROM) in 32% of cases, and medical indications for an obstetric, maternal, or fetal condition in 32% of cases.
In our series, this procedure was reserved for the threshold of viability--extremely premature infants," he said in an interview, explaining that the majority of the initial deliveries were precipitated by preterm premature rupture of membranes