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Diaphragm-Like Device for the Cervix Prevents Preterm Birth


Diaphragm-Like Device for the Cervix Prevents Preterm Birth

1 in 10 births in the U.S. is premature, often leading to medical complications that can cascade throughout life and incur high medical costs. New research to be published online in the Journal of American Medical Association(JAMA) on December 19 at 11:00 Eastern reports a method that halves the rate of premature birth in some women. The clinical trial found that a cervical pessary (a soft device that supports the cervix) helps women with a short cervix carry a child to term.

Drs. Robert Silver and D. Ware Branch, obstetrician-gynecologists with the University of Utah Health are available to provide expertise on this topic. They have authored an accompanying editorial evaluating the study and cervical pessaries and future prospects of using this method for preventing preterm birth.

Silver is Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Co-Director of Labor and Delivery at the University of Utah Health.

Branch is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who treats high-risk pregnancy patients. He is currently a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health and the Medical Director of Women and Newborn Clinical Program for the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare.

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
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