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At-Risk Twin Pregnancies Benefit from an Intervention Called Cerclage, Jefferson Health

9 Jul 2020 9:56 AM | Anonymous

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage – those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk – and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. A new multi-center randomized-controlled trial from Thomas Jefferson University shows that cerclage, an intervention that sutures a dilating cervix closed, can help prevent preterm birth and miscarriage. The findings could overturn existing guidelines.

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