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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901007/pharmacological-and-mechanical-interventions-for-labour-induction-in-outpatient-settings
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REVIEW
Joshua P Vogel, Alfred O Osoti, Anthony J Kelly, Stefania Livio, Jane E Norman, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is carried out for a variety of indications and using a range of methods. For women at low risk of pregnancy complications, some methods of induction of labour or cervical ripening may be suitable for use in outpatient settings. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacological and mechanical interventions to induce labour or ripen the cervix in outpatient settings in terms of effectiveness, maternal satisfaction, healthcare costs and, where information is available, safety...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851241/obesity-s-impact-on-intrapartum-electronic-fetal-monitoring
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Brian Brocato, David Lewis, Madhuri Mulekar, Susan Baker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact maternal obesity has on the percentage of unmonitored electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). STUDY DESIGN: Women undergoing induction of labor at term were categorized into three groups: Group 1 (body mass index (BMI) < 30 kg/m(2)), Group 2 (30 < BMI < 40 kg/m(2)) and Group 3 (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m(2)). External EFM tracings were reviewed from the time of induction of labor until amniotomy; the percentage of time off of EFM was calculated...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758531/early-versus-delayed-amniotomy-during-labor-induction-with-oxytocin-in-women-with-bishop-s-score-of-%C3%A2-6-a-randomized-trial
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Anju Bala, Rashmi Bagga, Jasvinder Kalra, Sourabh Dutta
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of "early amniotomy" {initiating induction of labor (IOL) with amniotomy followed by oxytocin} versus "late amniotomy" (initiating IOL with oxytocin followed by amniotomy 4-8 h later) in induced labor. METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred and fifty women with Bishop's score of ≥6 undergoing IOL were randomized into "early amniotomy" and "delayed amniotomy". RESULTS: Early amniotomy resulted in a reduced induction-delivery interval (IDI) (7...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705923/maternal-and-female-fetal-testosterone-levels-are-associated-with-maternal-age-and-gestational-weight-gain
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Theodora Kunovac Kallak, Charlotte Hellgren, Alkistis Skalkidou, Lotta Sandelin-Francke, Kumari Ubhayasekhera, Jonas Bergquist, Ove Axelsson, Erika Comasco, Rebecca E Campbell, Inger Sundström Poromaa
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal androgen exposure has been suggested to play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome. Given the limited information on what maternal characteristics influence maternal testosterone levels, and the even less explored routes by which female fetus androgen exposure would occur, the aim of this study was to investigate the impact of maternal age, BMI, weight gain, depressed mood and aromatase SNPs on testosterone levels in maternal serum and amniotic fluid of female fetuses...
October 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697540/three-doses-of-oral-misoprostol-versus-an-intra-cervical-foley-catheter-for-24-hours-for-pre-induction-cervical-ripening-in-post-dated-pregnancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
D Somirathne, Malik Goonewardene, L Dahanayake
Objectives: To compare three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly versus an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours, for pre-induction cervical ripening. Methods: Primary investigator blinded, randomised controlled trial conducted in 180 consecutive women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies with Modified Bishop Score (MBS) 5 at 40 weeks + 6 days gestation, allocated by stratified (primigravida / multigravida) block randomization to receive three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly or an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672756/induction-of-labor-in-patients-with-an-unfavorable-cervix-after-a-cesarean-using-an-osmotic-dilator-versus-vaginal-prostaglandin
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Josefine T Maier, Melanie Metz, Nina Watermann, Linna Li, Elisabeth Schalinski, Ulrich Gauger, Werner Rath, Lars Hellmeyer
BACKGROUND: Trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is a viable option for safe delivery. In some cases cervical ripening and subsequent labor induction is necessary. However, the commonly used prostaglandins are not licensed in this subgroup of patients and are associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture. METHODS: This cohort study compares maternal and neonatal outcomes of TOLAC in women (n=82) requiring cervical ripening agents (osmotic dilator vs. prostaglandins)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643663/delivery-outcomes-of-term-pregnancy-complicated-by-idiopathic-polyhydramnios
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S Zeino, L Carbillon, I Pharisien, A Tigaizin, M Benchimol, R Murtada, J Boujenah
OBJECTIVE: Polyhydramnios is associated with an increased risk of cesarean section. The aetiology of polyhydramnios and the characteristics of the labour may be confounding factors. The objective was to study the characteristics and mode of delivery in case of pregnancy complicated with idiopathic polyhydramnios. METHODS: This retrospective matched and controlled study included all pregnant women with idiopathic polyhydramnios (amniotic index>25cm or single deepest pocket>8cm) diagnosed at the 2nd or 3rd trimester and persistent at term delivery (>37weeks of pregnancy) in our institution...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624988/mifepristone-vs-balloon-catheter-for-labor-induction-in-previous-cesarean-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chanderdeep Sharma, Anjali Soni, Amit Gupta, Ashok Verma, Suresh Verma
OBJECTIVE: To compare oral mifepristone (400 mg) with trans-cervical balloon catheter for induction of labor (IOL) in post date women with previous one cesarean section (CS). METHODS: In this randomized trial, post date pregnant women (gestation 40 weeks 5 days), with previous one low segment CS (no previous vaginal delivery) were induced either with oral mifepristone (400 mg) or balloon catheter [Foley's catheter (16 Fr); bulb filled with 30 ml normal saline]...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485828/randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-amniotomy-on-the-duration-of-spontaneous-labor
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Malarvizhi Vadivelu, Swati Rathore, Santosh J Benjamin, Anuja Abraham, Antonisamy Belavendra, Jiji E Mathews
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of amniotomy on the duration of spontaneous labor. METHODS: In the present randomized controlled trial, women in spontaneous labor with singleton pregnancies presenting at a tertiary teaching hospital in South India between August 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to undergo amniotomy or conservative management. The primary outcome was the duration of labor. Per-protocol analyses were performed and the duration of labor was compared between the groups of patients...
August 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476691/oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labor-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-short-text
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C Dupont, M Carayol, C Le Ray, C Deneux-Tharaux, D Riethmuller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473290/oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labor-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-chapter-3-interventions-associated-with-oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labor
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C Barasinski, F Vendittelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473289/oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labor-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-chapter-2-indications-of-oxytocin-according-the-first-and-second-stages-of-spontaneous-labor
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L Gaucher, C Le Ray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351386/midwife-led-maternity-care-in-ireland-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Anna Dencker, Valerie Smith, Colette McCann, Cecily Begley
BACKGROUND: Midwife-led maternity care is shown to be safe for women with low-risk during pregnancy. In Ireland, two midwife-led units (MLUs) were introduced in 2004 when a randomised controlled trial (the MidU study) was performed to compare MLU care with consultant-led care (CLU). Following study completion the two MLUs have remained as a maternity care option in Ireland. The aim of this study was to evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes and transfer rates during six years in the larger of the MLU sites...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351055/comparison-of-the-induction-to-delivery-interval-in-terminations-of-pregnancy-with-or-without-dilapan-s%C3%A2
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Marie Vincienne, Olivia Anselem, Anne Gaelle Cordier, Camille Le Ray, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Alexandra Benachi, François Goffinet
OBJECTIVE: In France, terminations of pregnancy (TOP) for medical reasons beyond the second trimester use mifepristone and misoprostol. We sought to determine the effectiveness of Dilapan-S®, an osmotic cervical dilator, in shortening the induction-to-delivery interval (IDI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study of TOP in 2010-2012 compared the results from 2 hospitals with different TOP protocols starting at 16 weeks' gestation, one (164 women) with and one (106) without Dilapan-S®...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320237/a-comparison-of-induction-of-labor-success-rates-over-three-time-periods-in-20-years-at-a-single-academic-tertiary-care-center-are-we-improving-vaginal-delivery-rates
#15
Richard Fischer, Nicole Machac, Krystal Hunter, Lori Adriance
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of successful induction of labor during three one-year periods over 20 years at a single institution. METHODS: All women at 37 weeks or beyond with a living, singleton, cephalic fetus admitted for induction of labor in 1992, 2002, and 2012 were included. The use of induction agents and rates of successful vaginal delivery were compared. RESULTS: A total of 627 women were evaluated, 219 in 1992, 220 in 2002, and 188 in 2012...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295174/predictors-of-mode-of-birth-and-duration-of-labour-following-induction-using-prostaglandin-vaginal-gel
#16
Michael Beckmann, Kristen Gibbons, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Using data from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing two policies of prostaglandin (PGE2) vaginal gel induction of labour (IOL) at term, this study aimed to determine: (i) demographic/clinical factors that predict IOL outcomes; and (ii) clinical characteristic(s) of women who would benefit from a policy of amniotomy once technically possible as opposed to giving more PGE2. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following an initial PGE2 dose, women were randomised to amniotomy or repeat-PGE2...
April 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260689/foley-catheter-for-induction-of-labour-filled-with-30ml-or-60ml-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Evelien M Sandberg, Evy M Schepers, Rosalie L van Sitter, Claartje M A Huisman, Wim J van Wijngaarden
OBJECTIVES: One of the methods used to induce labour is the placement of a transcervical Foley catheter (FC). The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess in term pregnant women with an unfavourable cervix, whether there is a difference in efficacy between the two most commonly used insufflation volumes of FC (30mL and 60mL). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. RESULTS: Women were randomized to induction of labour with a Foley catheter filled with 30mL or with 60mL...
April 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238320/-oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labour-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-short-text
#18
C Dupont, M Carayol, C Le Ray, C Barasinski, R Beranger, A Burguet, A Chantry, C Chiesa, B Coulm, A Evrard, C Fischer, L Gaucher, C Guillou, F Leroy, E Phan, A Rousseau, V Tessier, F Vendittelli, C Deneux-Tharaux, D Riethmuller
OBJECTIVES: To define the different stages of spontaneous labour. To determine the indications, modalities of use and the effects of administering synthetic oxytocin. And to describe undesirable maternal and perinatal outcomes associated with the use of synthetic oxytocin. METHOD: A systematic review was carried out by searching Medline database and websites of obstetrics learned societies until March 2016. RESULTS: The 1st stage of labor is divided in a latence phase and an active phase, which switch at 5cm of cervical dilatation...
January 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159134/routine-interventions-in-childbirth-before-and-after-initiation-of-an-action-research-project
#19
Viola Nyman, Leyla Roshani, Marie Berg, Terese Bondas, Soo Downe, Anna Dencker
BACKGROUND: Unnecessary routine interventions in uncomplicated labour and birth, like cardiotocography (CTG), amniotomy, use of scalp electrode and oxytocin treatment, are associated with further interventions that could harm the woman and the infant. A four year Action Research (AR) project was done on a labour ward to enhance the capacity of local midwives in the promotion of physiological labour and birth. AIM: To describe the use of interventions during labour and birth in healthy women at term with spontaneous onset of labour, before and after initiation of an Action Research project...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121831/committee-opinion-no-687-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
#20
REVIEW
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Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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