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Title: Induction of labour in nulliparas with poor cervical score: Oxytocin or prostaglandin vaginal pessaries?
Authors: Kurup, A.
Chua, S. 
Arulkumaran, S. 
Tham, K.F. 
Tay, D.
Ratnam, S.S. 
Issue Date: 1991
Citation: 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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131308
ISSN: 00048666
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