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Hum Reprod. 2015 Mar;30(3):495-8. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu299. Epub 2014 Nov 5.

Terminology for pregnancy loss prior to viability: a consensus statement from the ESHRE early pregnancy special interest group.

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1
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Unit, Fertility Clinic 4071, University Hospital Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, København Ø, Denmark astrid.marie.kolte@regionh.dk.
2
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA.
3
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Unit, Fertility Clinic 4071, University Hospital Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, København Ø, Denmark Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
4
Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University Hospital Coventry, Warwick Medical School, Warwick, UK.
5
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
6
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
7
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA.

Abstract

Pregnancy loss prior to viability is common and research in the field is extensive. Unfortunately, terminology in the literature is inconsistent. The lack of consensus regarding nomenclature and classification of pregnancy loss prior to viability makes it difficult to compare study results from different centres. In our opinion, terminology and definitions should be based on clinical findings, and when possible, transvaginal ultrasound. With this Early Pregnancy Consensus Statement, it is our goal to provide clear and consistent terminology for pregnancy loss prior to viability.

KEYWORDS:

ectopic pregnancy; miscarriage; non-visualized pregnancy loss; pregnancy loss; recurrent pregnancy loss

PMID:
25376455
DOI:
10.1093/humrep/deu299
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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