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A comparative study of membrane stripping and nonstripping for induction of labor in uncomplicated term pregnancy.
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PMID:  10410476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective, randomized controlled trial was undertaken at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn Hospital to determine whether stripping of the fetal membranes is a safe and effective method for induction of labor in uncomplicated term pregnancy. Ninety-six women were included in this study; 16 were excluded; 41 were randomized to a study group and 39 to a control group. Both groups had pelvic examination performed under sterile technique and a Bishop score was assessed. In the study group, membrane stripping was performed. Gentle pelvic examination for Bishop scoring was continued weekly in both groups. Thirty five of 41 women (85.4%) in the study group delivered within 7 days as compared to 22 of 39 women (56.4%) in the control group, a statistically significant difference (P = 0.004). A statistically significant difference was also observed with respect to the mean number of days to delivery (5.3 +/- 4.9 versus 9.5 +/- 5.9 days, respectively; P = 0.002). No statistically significant differences were observed in both maternal and fetal complications. In conclusion, membrane stripping is a safe and effective method for induction of labor in uncomplicated term pregnancy.
Y Tannirandorn; T Jumrustanasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-10     Completed Date:  1999-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obtetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Amnion / surgery*
Chi-Square Distribution
Gestational Age
Labor, Induced / methods*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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