Concurrent versus sequential methods for labor induction at term
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of the concurrent administration of oxytocin and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) for induction of labor at term, prompt delivery, and good maternal and neonatal outcomes.Methods: In this comparative cohort study of 70 women conducted in Pakistan, 35 were given oxytocin and PGE2 concurrently and 35 were given the drugs sequentially for labor induction. Two-sample t tests and x(2) tests were used for the evaluation of continuous and categorical data, respectively.Results: The mean induction to delivery time was shorter by 2.4 h in the concurrent treatment group (P<0.001), and the proportion of vaginal deliveries was higher in that group.CONCLUSION: The concurrent method of induction of labor resulted in shorter induction to delivery time and a higher proportion of vaginal deliveries.
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Khan, R. A.,
Khan, Z. E.,
(2007). Concurrent versus sequential methods for labor induction at term. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 96(2), 94-97.
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