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By İdris Yetimoglu Gynaecologist and obstetrician
Marie M Forgie, Danielle M Greer, Jessica J F Kram, Kiley B Vander Wyst, Nicole P Salvo, Danish S Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Foley catheters are used for cervical ripening during induction of labor. Previous studies suggest that use of a stylette (a thin, rigid wire) to guide catheter insertion decreases insertion failure. However, stylette effects on insertion outcomes have been sparsely studied. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare catheter insertion times, patient-assessed pain levels, and insertion failure rates between women who received a digitally placed Foley catheter for cervical ripening with the aid of a stylette and women who received the catheter without a stylette...
March 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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