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International Journal Of Medical, Pharmacy And Drug Research(IJMPD)

Ultrasonographic Cervical Length Measurement at 10-14- and 20-24-weeks’ Gestation and Prediction of Preterm Delivery

Shayma N. Adham , Ariana Shekh Khalis Jawad , Dr. Trefa Yousif

International Journal of Medical, Pharmacy and Drug Research(IJMPD), Vol-5,issue-3, May - June 2021, Pages 1-6 , 10.22161/ijmpd.5.3.1

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Article Info: Received: 19 Jan 2021; Received in revised form: 11 Apr 2021; Accepted: 15 May 2021; Available online: 20 May 2021


Preterm labor is a regular occurrence in pregnancy; an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely each year, with the number increasing. This was a prospective study of pregnant women who came to the Maternity Teaching Hospital in Erbil, Kurdistan Province, Iraq, for an outpatient clinic. On a manageable sample of 150 singleton pregnancies. In this study, one hundred fifty singleton asymptomatic pregnancies encountered the inclusion criteria during the study period, 69 primi gravid, 81 multi gravid. The correlation between the cervical length at 20–24 weeks and preterm delivery was moderately poor (r =0.715), and this correlation was highly significant (P < 0.001). In another word, a better correlation was found between preterm delivery and cervical length at 20–24 weeks than at 10–14 weeks in the prediction of preterm delivery. This study also points towards the importance of serial ultrasound scans to detect those who are at higher risk. There was no statistically significant effect of age, parity. Finally, the findings revealed that trans vaginal ultrasound is more accurate at 20-24weeks than 10-14weeks gestation for prediction of preterm labor, it can be used routinely to prevent preterm birth.

Ultrasonographic Cervical, Gestation and Prediction of Preterm Delivery.

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