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Outcome of induced labour in pregnancies at 41 weeks gestation and over in Saudi Arabia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15751924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective, descriptive cohort study was conducted at King Faisal Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia, to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients induced with prostaglandin E2 from 41 weeks gestation. A total of 450 women whose antenatal care and delivery were conducted at the hospital during 1995-99 were studied. The main outcome measures used were caesarean section rate and perinatal morbidity and mortality. In otherwise normal pregnancies, the caesarean section rate was not significantly increased when induction of labour was carried out at 41 weeks gestation compared with > or =42 weeks. Although more perinatal complications occurred when induction was carried out at 42 weeks, the results were not statistically significant. A large prospective clinical trial is indicated.
A A Sobande; H M Albar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-08     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Apgar Score
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Extraction, Obstetrical / statistics & numerical data
Gestational Age
Hospitals, Military
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / utilization
Labor, Induced / adverse effects,  methods*
Maternal Age
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / epidemiology,  etiology
Pregnancy Outcome* / epidemiology
Pregnancy, Prolonged* / drug effects
Retrospective Studies
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical / statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oxytocics; 363-24-6/Dinoprostone

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