|May 2010 · Vol. 22, No. 05
How to manage a short cervix to lower the risk of preterm delivery
Do you know which pregnant patients to monitor—and when—so that you can respond effectively to a heightened risk of preterm birth?
When fetal fibronectin is absent from cervicovaginal secretions between 24 and 34 weeks’ gestation, the negative predictive value for delivery within 7 days of testing exceeds 97%
Dr. Wax is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt, and Attending Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Me.
The author reports no financial relationships relevant to this article.