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Cervical ripening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10399759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Induction of labor is indicated when the benefits to either the mother or the fetus outweigh the benefits of continuing the pregnancy. The state of the cervix is clearly related to the success of labor induction and the duration of labor. In cases of unfavorable cervices, physicians usually use a ripening agent before inducing labor. Unfortunately, as reviewed in this article, the ideal ripening agent is not found yet. No method of cervical ripening has shown a consistent and significant reduction in CS rate. In fact, women with the most unfavorable cervices (Bishop score, < or = 2) still face high rates of induction failure and CS.
S Riskin-Mashiah; I Wilkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-31     Completed Date:  1999-08-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal / therapeutic use
Cervical Ripening / physiology*
Dilatation / instrumentation
Labor, Induced / methods*
Mifepristone / therapeutic use
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods
Prostaglandins / therapeutic use
Relaxin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal; 0/Prostaglandins; 84371-65-3/Mifepristone; 9002-69-1/Relaxin

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