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Digital examination and transvaginal scan - competing or complementary for predicting preterm birth?

Authors
  • Reiter, Eva
  • Nielsen, Kurt Aagaard
  • Fedder, Jens
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
91
Issue
4
Pages
428–438
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2011.01341.x
PMID: 22168831
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clarification on the methods for performing cervical assessment is needed. The evidence that transvaginal scanning of the cervix improves outcome in symptomatic women is insufficient. The methods for assessing cervical change should be regarded as complementary.

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