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A retrospective study of induction of labour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  435409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The labour, delivery and state of the newborn were compared retrospectively in a group of women who had labour induced and a group who started labour spontaneously. There were 200 women at term in each group, individually matched for age, parity and social class and with no medical or obstetric complications prior to labour. The induced group showed a higher incidence of epidural anaesthesia, fetal monitoring and operative delivery. Sixty had forceps deliveries and five had Caesarean sections compared with two forceps deliveries and no Caesarean sections in the 'spontaneous onset' group. The higher incidence of operative deliveries in the induced group was not fully explained by the excess of epidurals and fetal monitoring received. More of the babies born after an induced labour had endotracheal intubation during resuscitation.
P Yudkin; A M Frumar; A B Anderson; A C Turnbull
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-28     Completed Date:  1979-07-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-65     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Anesthesia, Obstetrical
Cesarean Section
Extraction, Obstetrical
Fetal Heart / physiology
Fetal Monitoring
Heart Rate
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology
Labor, Induced* / adverse effects,  methods
Retrospective Studies

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