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Vaginal prostaglandin E2 gel and breech presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7194820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intravaginal prostaglandin (PG) E2 has been shown to ripen the cervix before induction and to shorten labor when the fetal presentation is cephalic. This study reports the influence of PGE2 gel on induction and labor in 13 primigravid patients with unfavorable cervixes and breech presentation. The results were compared with 25 similarly treated primigravidae with cephalic presentations. Comparable cervical ripening was achieved in the breech and cephalic groups; labors were of similar duration and the incidence of cesarean section was not significantly different in the breech patients. There were no unwanted fetal or maternal effects associated with the gel. PGE2 gel is an effective aid to induction of labor when the cervix is unfavorable and the breech presents in otherwise uncomplicated pregnancies.
C O'Herlihy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation*
Cervix Uteri / drug effects*,  physiology
Labor Presentation*
Labor, Induced*
Prostaglandins E / therapeutic use*
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Prostaglandins E; 0/Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies

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