The use of prostaglandin E2 for cervical ripening in patients requiring induction of labour

Sergio Ferrazzani, Sara De Carolis, Salvatore Mancuso, Alessandro Caruso, Brigida Carducci, L De Santis

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)159-166
Numero di pagine8
RivistaJournal of International Medical Research
Volume25
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1997

Keywords

  • Cervix Uteri
  • Dinoprostone
  • Labor, Induced
  • Oxytocics

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