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Comparison of induction of labor with vaginal misoprostol plus oxytocin versus oxytocin alone in term primigravidae.
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PMID:  21087166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective. To compare the efficacy and complications of intravaginal misoprostol application before starting oxytocin infusion with oxytocin infusion alone for labor induction in term primigravidae pregnancies with low-Bishop score. Methods. This randomized study included 101 primigravidae women with singleton pregnancies >38 weeks and a Bishop score of <6. Group 1 (50 patients) received a 50-μg dose of intravaginal misoprostol, with an oxytocin infusion started 3 h later. Group 2 (51 patients) received only an oxytocin infusion for labor induction. The time from induction to delivery, the route of delivery and complications were analyzed. Results. The mean time from induction to delivery was 10.4 ± 2.1 h in Group 1 and 13.7 ± 3.4 in Group 2 (p < 0.001). The rates of vaginal delivery, Apgar scores at 1st and 5th min, placental abruption, and postpartum hemorrhage were similar between the two groups. Conclusion. Intravaginal application of 50-μg misoprostol before starting oxytocin infusion is a more effective method of labor induction than oxytocin infusion alone in term primigravidae pregnant women with low-Bishop scores.
Authors:
Osman Balci; Alaa S Mahmoud; Ali Acar; Mehmet C Colakoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meram Medicine Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
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