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Title: Intravaginal prostaglandin-E2 for cervical priming and induction of labour
Authors: Al Taani, M.I.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A prospective study examined the safety, efficacy and labour outcome in 436 women undergoing labour induction using intravaginal prostaglandin E2. Women with singleton pregnancies [235 nulliparas and 201 multiparas] were recruited if they had a clinically unfavourable cervix, and indications for induction. The mean [standard deviation] interval from initiation to delivery was statistically significantly shorter in multiparas than nulliparas: 13.5 hours [SD 1.8] versus 15.5 hours [SD 2.4]. No more than 2 x 3 mg tablets were needed to achieve a clinically feasible cervix for amniotomy. The overall need for oxytocin augmentation of labour was 42%, significantly higher in nulliparas [47%] than multiparas [35%]. Intrapartum complications, caesarean section and perinatal deaths showed no statistically significant differences between the groups
Description: 855-861
Keywords: Prostaglandins E
Prostaglandins E
Prospective Studies
Administration, Intravaginal
Oxytocin
Subject: Labor, Induced
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117322
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1304/13_4_2007_855_861.pdf
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