Birth outcomes following treatment for precancerous changes to the cervix: a population-based record linkage study

R. Reilly, Shantini Paranjothy, H. Beer, C. J. Brooks, Hilary Margaret Fielder, R. A. Lyons

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Abstract

Objective To examine whether treatments for precancerous changes to the cervix are associated with adverse birth outcomes in subsequent pregnancies. Design Population-based retrospective cohort study using electronic linkage of data from the Welsh cervical screening programme and a national routine child health database. Setting Wales. Population A total of 174 325 women aged 20?39 years who received cervical screening between April 2001 and March 2004. Methods Logistic regression was used to compare the odds of each birth outcome between women who had negative cervical smearsand women who received either colposcopy ± punch biopsy onlyor colposcopy and excisional or ablative treatments, adjusted for confounding factors (e.g. age, social deprivation and smoking). Main outcome measures Preterm birth (before 37, 32 and 28 weeks of gestation), and low birthweight (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalBJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Ablative ; cervical treatment ; excisional ; low birthweight ; preterm birth

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