Current options of prediction of preterm labour

Authors: J. Dudášová;  P. Šimják;  M. Koucký;  A. Pařízek
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2019; 84(5): 355-360


Objective: A summary of current possibilities to adequately determine spontaneous preterm labour.

Design: Review.

Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1st Faculty of Medicine and General Teaching Hospital, Charles University in Prague.

Methods: Research of literature and current studies.

Conclusion: Based on the combination of personal medical history, clinical signs, biomarkers and transvaginal ultrasonographic measurement of cervical length, it is possible to predict preterm labour. To avoid a major prediction miscalculation, it is necessary to understand and correctly evaluate certain clinical findings. This approach decreases redundant medical intervention and therefore leads to amelioration of perinatal outcome.


cervicometry – Preterm birth – cervical length measurement – prediction


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