Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in multiple pregnancy

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Timothy J Rafael,

    1. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Vincenzo Berghella,

    Corresponding author
    1. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Vincenzo Berghella, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19107, USA. vincenzo.berghella@jefferson.edu.

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  • Zarko Alfirevic

    1. The University of Liverpool, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess whether the use of a cervical stitch in multiple gestations at high risk of pregnancy loss based on woman's history, and/or ultrasound findings of 'short cervix', or physical exam changes in the cervix, improves obstetrical and perinatal outcomes.