Posts From March, 2016

Preventing Preterm Birth - Cervical Length Monitoring

By Elizabeth Frankowski
March 23, 2016

Can Cervical LENGTH Monitoring And Treatment Affect Prematurity Rate? Authors: M Terrani, F Gonzales, B Petrikovsky, A Dillon Institutions: Ocean Perinatology, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Objective: Prematurity remains a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. In 2007 the Institute of Medicine reported that the annual costs associated with preterm births exceed $26 billion. In ... read more


Pregnancy Outcomes and Cervical Cerclage Placement

By Elizabeth Frankowski
March 23, 2016

Cervical Cerclage Petrikovsky, M.D., PhD*, M. Terrani, M.D.**, F. Gonzales, M.D.**, A. Dillon, RDMS** Fetal Research Fund*, Ocean Perinanology**, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center* Introduction: The efficacy of cerclage to treat cervical incompetence had been a subject of controversy. The majority of studies fail to address the importance of the location of cerclage placement for pregnancy outcomes. ... read more


Weekly Antepartum Testing

By Elizabeth Frankowski
March 21, 2016

Can weekly antepartum testing decrease near term and term stillbirth? Terrani, MD, F. Gonzales, MD, J. Korman, MD, A. Dillon, RNMS Garden obstetrics and gynecology, New York, NY Introduction: In industrialized countries, there is an expectation that every pregnancy will end with the birth of a healthy child. Yet, one fetus out of 200 is ... read more