ㆍ발행기관 : 대한산부인과학회ㆍ수록지정보 : Obstetrics & Gynecology Science / 63권 / 3호 ㆍ저자명 : ( Seo Yeon Kim ) , ( Han Sung Kwon ) , ( Jayeon Lee ) , ( Ah Ram Sul ) , ( Hyun Sun Ko ) , ( Jeong In Yang )
ObjectiveThe aim of this survey was to study the status of the actual practice in the management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 34.0 and 36.6 weeks of gestation.MethodsThis survey was designed for obstetricians who work in secondary or tertiary medical institutions and attended the Korean Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine conference held on July 1, 2017, in Korea, using a structured questionnaire consisting of 5 questions.ResultsThe most commonly used antibiotic was cephalosporin monotherapy (34.5%). Antenatal corticosteroids were applied up to 34.0 weeks of gestation in half of the respondents. The frequency of expectant management was higher than that of immediate delivery in women with PPROM between 34.0 and 36.6 weeks of gestation (57.4%). The most important factor in determining immediate delivery was the symptoms of chorioamnionitis.ConclusionThe present survey showed a considerable variation in the actual management of PPROM in women, especially the optimal timing of delivery. More evidenced-based studies with statistical power are required to decrease the heterogeneity of clinical practice.