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|Title:||Induction of labour in nulliparas with poor cervical score: Oxytocin or prostaglandin vaginal pessaries?|
|Source:||Kurup, A., Chua, S., Arulkumaran, S., Tham, K.F., Tay, D., Ratnam, S.S. (1991). Induction of labour in nulliparas with poor cervical score: Oxytocin or prostaglandin vaginal pessaries?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 31 (3) : 223-226. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||In a previous study nulliparas with poor cervical score (≤5 out of 10) had a 43.5% Caesarean section (CS) rate of which 55% were for failed induction when labour was induced by artificial rupture of membranes and oxytocin infusion. In this study induction of labour by 2 doses of 3 mg prostaglandin E 2 (PGE 2) vaginal pessaries, 4 hours apart, and if necessary by artificial rupture of membranes and oxytocin infusion 24 hours later, resulted in a CS rate of 23.7% of which 38.9% were for failed induction. The latter regimen resulted in a significantly lower CS rate compared with labour induced by oxytocin infusion and rupture of membranes without the use of prostaglandins (p|
|Source Title:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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