Combined fetal fibronectin
and cervical length and spontaneous preterm birth in asymptomatic triplet pregnancies.
The addition of fetal fibronectin
added nothing to the predictive value of the cervical measurement, Dr.
We found out that the fetal fibronectin
test is a significant predictor of preterm delivery in our population with a sensitivity of 75%, specificity of 68.
I would have to say the ultimate benefit from my repeated negative fetal fibronectin
test results was delivering my healthy daughter Kate on June 1, 2006.
The ability to diagnose preterm labor improves with the use of transvaginal cervical sonography or measurement of fetal fibronectin
It's the closest relationship anyone will ever have--the outpocketing of the earliest fetal tissues and the corresponding inwelling on the maternal side of the placenta--and it's held together by a natural glue called fetal fibronectin
7-10) In one of the largest studies to date, a recent randomized, double-blind trial of over 1200 women considered to be at high risk of SPTB (due to a number of different factors including PTB history, short cervix without PTB history, or a positive fetal fibronectin
in a patient with a clinical risk factor for preterm birth) assessed the impact of vaginal progesterone on the risk of SPTB.
OPPTIMUM study subjects were women at risk of preterm birth because of a positive fetal fibronectin
test result, a history of spontaneous preterm birth at or before 34 weeks' gestation, or a short cervix (25 mm or less).
1 ~Value of fetal fibronectin
test and test to Actim Partus predict preterm birth.
Because of the potential limitations mentioned above, several biochemical markers in vaginal fluid have been evaluated for detection of PPROM: aminotransferase, prolactin, alpha-fetoprotein, fetal fibronectin
, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1, and thyroid hormones.