A total of 290 women who required induction of labour for medical or obstetric reasons were given single or multiple doses of prostaglandin E2 gel (0.5 mg) to induce cervical ripening. Onset of labour occurred in 185 (63.8%) of the women treated with the gel, without any further treatment. The overall Caesarean section rate was 27.2% (79/290) and was significantly higher among those with an initially low Bishop score than in those with a higher initial score (34.7% versus 22.1%; P = 0.025). Prostaglandin E2 gel appears to be of considerable clinical benefit, especially where no other options are available except Caesarean section or a very long, difficult labour that may result in significant fetal distress.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||Journal of International Medical Research|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1997|
- Cervix Uteri
- Labor, Induced