Preterm premature rupture of membranes: Perspectives surrounding controversies in management

Kjersti M. Aagaard-Tillery, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Patrick S. Ramsey, Kirk D. Kamin

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Abstract

Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) occurs in approximately 3% of all pregnancies, and accounts for one third of all preterm births. Despite its prevalence, optimal management of PPROM remains largely undefined and lacks conformity. In this article, we review the pathophysiology of PPROM, and summarize the available literature describing various management strategies in an effort to define current controversies in the management of PPROM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-297
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pregnancy
  • Prematurity
  • Preterm premature rupture of membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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