Chapter 73. Premature Rupture of the Membranes

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Brian Mercer MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch73

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Mercer, B. (2005) Premature Rupture of the Membranes, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch73

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. MetroHealth Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2500 Metro Health Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • premature rupture of membranes (PROM);
  • PROM occurrence - weakening of membrane;
  • positive cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin(fFN);
  • clinical chorioamnionitis;
  • placental bleeding - before or after membrane rupture;
  • evaluation of preterm PROM - cervical cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical Implications

  • Diagnosis

  • Evaluation

  • Management

  • Special Circumstances

  • References