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Research Article

Emergency versus Elective Cervical Cerclage: An Audit of Our First Two Years of Service

Table 2

Cervical results.

Total Cerclage (n=39)Elective Cerclage (n=26)Emergency Cerclage (n=13)P-Value (Elective vs Emergency)

Mean cervical length (mm)23.027.214.6

Mean cervical dilation (mm)+16.0016.0

Presence of sludge () 10 (25.6)2 (7.6)8 (61.5)0.000688

Mersilene Suture Material () 27 (69.2)18 (69.2)9 (69.3)1.0

Cervical Cultures ()
Candida8 (20.5)6 (23.1)2 (15.4)0.694
Ureaplasma 2 (5.1)1 (3.8)1 (7.7)1.0
BV1 (2.6)1 (3.8)0 (0)1.0

Total n= 31, Elective n= 21, and Emergency n=10.
Others excluded as length not specified in report.
+Total n=6; Emergency n=6.
Others excluded as dilation not present or not specified in report.
Statistically significant.

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