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Preterm premature rupture of membranes and the associated risk for placental abruption. Inverse correlation to gestational length.

Authors
  • Holmgren, P A
  • Olofsson, J I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1997
Volume
76
Issue
8
Pages
743–747
Identifiers
PMID: 9348251
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Using active expectant management and strict routines it seems possible to minimize the risk for perinatal asphyxia and mortality. The clinician should be aware of the significant association between preterm premature rupture of membranes and the risk for subsequent placental abruption, especially in patients with early midtrimester PROM and history of bleedings before rupture of membranes or bleedings during the latency period.

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