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Membrane sweeping to induce labor in low-risk patients at term pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial.
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PMID:  19895357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of membrane sweeping at initiation of labor induction in low-risk patients at term pregnancy (38-40 gestational weeks). METHODS: This prospective study included 351 antenatal women who were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a sweeping of the membranes group (n = 181) and a no sweeping control group (n = 170). The primary outcome measure was the proportion of women who entered spontaneous labor within 1 week of entry into the study. Secondary outcome measures included mode of delivery and maternal and fetal complications. RESULTS: Five patients (two in the sweeping group and three in the no sweeping group) were excluded from the study because of breech presentation at labor. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups regarding maternal age, parity or Bishop score. The proportion of subjects who entered spontaneous labor before 41 weeks of gestation was significantly different between the two groups (p < 0.0001). The mode of delivery did not differ significantly between the groups and there was no statistically significant difference in maternal or fetal complications. CONCLUSIONS: Sweeping of membranes is a safe method to reduce the length of term in pregnancy and the incidence of prolonged gestation in a low-risk population. There is no evidence that sweeping the membranes increases the risk of maternal or neonatal adverse outcomes.
Gokhan Yildirim; Kemal Güngördük; Ozge Idem Karadağ; Halil Aslan; Erdem Turhan; Yavuz Ceylan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
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:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  681-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Amnion / physiology*
Labor, Induced / methods*
Mechanical Processes
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology,  etiology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology
Risk Factors
Term Birth* / physiology
Young Adult

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