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Title: Comparison of prostaglandin E2 tablets or Foley catheter for labour induction in grand multiparas
Authors: Al Taani, M.I.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: The efficacy, safety and outcome of prostagl and in [PG]E2 was compared with Foley catheter for labour induction in gr and multiparous women. At a hospital in Jordan, 147 women with Bishop score </= 5 were r and omized to receive 3 mg PGE2 vaginal tablets [n = 75] or 50 mL intracervical Foley catheter [n = 72]. The change in Bishop score was significantly higher in the PGE2 group than the catheter group, and time from induction to delivery was significantly shorter in the PGE2 group. Significantly more women needed oxytocin for labour augmentation in the catheter than the PGE2 group and fetal distress was significantly more frequent. For gr and multiparas, PGE2 vaginal tablets may be preferable for ripening the cervix as well as for labour induction
Description: 547-553
Keywords: Administration, Intravaginal
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Distress
Gestational Age
Hospitals, Military
Labor, Induced
Maternal Age
Subject: Cervical Ripening
ISSN: 1020-3397
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