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Single versus multiple cervical dilation by osmotic dilator before induction of labor for second-trimester abortion.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Aim: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether there was a significant prognostic difference between single and multiple cervical dilations when inducing second-trimester abortion.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of 238 pregnant women who underwent termination of pregnancy at 12-21 weeks of gestation at Osaka University Hospital in Osaka, Japan, between January 2010 and May 2018. Termination of pregnancy was performed by vaginal administration of 1 mg gemeprost every 3 h for up to five doses per day after uterine cervical dilation using lamicel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13930DOI Listing
February 2019

Comparison of intracervical Foley catheter used alone or combined with a single dose of dinoprostone gel for cervical ripening: a randomised study.

J Obstet Gynaecol 2019 Feb 12:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

b Department of Neonatology , Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research , Chandigarh , India.

Prostaglandins and intracervical catheters are similarly effective for cervical ripening and for an induction of labour (IOL). Studies comparing the combined use with either method alone have administered repetitive doses of prostaglandins vaginally, which may increase the risk of tachysystole and chorioamnionitis. These disadvantages may be offset by co-administering a single dose of prostaglandin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2018.1534090DOI Listing
February 2019
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Misoprostol combined with cervical single or double balloon catheters versus misoprostol alone for labor induction of singleton pregnancies: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Feb 10:1-16. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a Facultad de Medicina , Hospital Universitario Lozano-Blesa, Universidad de Zaragoza , Zaragoza , Spain.

Objective: To compare the effect of misoprostol combined with a cervical single or double-balloon catheter versus misoprostol alone for labor induction of singleton pregnancies with an unfavorable cervix.

Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding the comparison of two schemes for labor induction of singleton cephalic pregnancies with a Bishop score ≤7 and no contraindication for vaginal delivery. Six research databases were searched for articles published in all languages up to 10 May 2018 comparing misoprostol (oral or vaginal) in combination with a cervical placed single or double balloon catheter versus misoprostol treatment alone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1574741DOI Listing
February 2019
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Is vaginal misoprostol more effective than oral misoprostol for cervical ripening in obese women?

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Feb 10:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

a Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Donald Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell , Manhasset , NY, USA.

Objective: To determine if vaginal misoprostol is more effective than oral misoprostol for cervical ripening in obese women.

Study Design: A retrospective cohort study of obese women undergoing induction of labor from Jan 2013 to Dec 2016 with singleton, viable pregnancies beyond 37 completed weeks of gestational age. Women with an initial Bishop score of 7 or less, with a cervical dilatation of less than 2 cm, who received either vaginal or oral misoprostol as a cervical ripening agent, were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1575684DOI Listing
February 2019
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Induction of labor methods in isolated term oligohydramnios.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Rabin Medical Center, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, 39 Zabotinski St, 4941492, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Objective: To compare pregnancy outcomes following induction of labor with prostaglandins versus extra-amniotic balloon catheter indicated for term isolated oligohydramnios.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study of all women who underwent induction of labor due to term isolated oligohydramnios at a university affiliated medical center (2007-2016). The cohort was divided into two subgroups, according to induction method: vaginal prostaglandins E2 versus extra-amniotic balloon catheter. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-019-05080-5DOI Listing
February 2019
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Induction of labor at full-term in pregnant women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Introduction: The lowest incidence of perinatal morbidity and mortality occurs around 39-40 weeks.Therefore, some have advocated induction of uncomplicated singleton gestations once they reach full-term. The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of cesarean delivery and any maternal and perinatal effects of a policy of induction of labor in full-term uncomplicated women with singleton gestations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13561DOI Listing
February 2019
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Low-dose vaginal misoprostol versus vaginal dinoprostone insert for induction of labor beyond 41st week: a randomized trial.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Unit of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of low-dose protocol of vaginal misoprostol and vaginal dinoprostone insert for induction of labor in women with post-term pregnancies.

Material And Methods: We designed a prospective, randomized, open-labeled, blinded for the end-point evaluators trial including women of at least 41 weeks of gestational age with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies and Bishop score lower than 6. They were randomized into dinoprostone or misoprostol groups in a 1:1 ratio. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13556DOI Listing
February 2019
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Balloon catheter for induction of labor in women with one previous cesarean and an unfavorable cervix.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

University Medical Center Utrecht, Division Women and Baby, Department of Obstetrics, Birth Center Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Introduction: When women with a previous cesarean section and an unfavorable cervix have an indication for delivery, the choice is to induce labor or perform a cesarean section. This study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of a balloon catheter as method of induction of labor in women with one previous cesarean section and an unfavorable cervix compared to an elective repeat cesarean section.

Material And Methods: We performed a prospective cohort study in 51 hospitals in the Netherlands on term women with one previous cesarean section, a live singleton fetus in cephalic position, an unfavorable cervix and an indication for delivery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13558DOI Listing
February 2019
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Foley Catheter for Outpatient Cervical Ripening: Review of the Evidence and a Proposed Model of Care.

Am J Perinatol 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1677473DOI Listing
January 2019
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Influence of Maternal Obesity on Labor Induction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Midwifery Womens Health 2019 Jan 16;64(1):55-67. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Introduction: Studies have shown that women with obesity have longer labors. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine existing evidence regarding labor induction in women with obesity, including processes and outcomes. The primary outcome was cesarean birth following labor induction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.12935DOI Listing
January 2019
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A comparative randomized study on effect of vaginally administered glyceryl trinitrate placebo on cervical ripening prior to induction of labor in overdue pregnancies.

Indian J Pharmacol 2018 Sep-Oct;50(5):260-265

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Bandirma Onyedi Eylül University, Balikesir, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness and adverse effects of local glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) application during labor compared with a placebo group.

Methods: The study consisted of 70 pregnant women with overdue pregnancies who presented to the hospital for labor induction between January 2009 and January 2011 in the Obstetrics Clinic of Istanbul Süleymaniye Gynecology and Obstetrics Education and Training Hospital. Vaginal suppositories-containing GTN (36/70) or placebo (34/70) was administered to the participants in a randomized fashion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijp.IJP_182_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302700PMC
January 2019
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Efficacy and safety of administering oral misoprostol by titration compared to vaginal misoprostol and dinoprostone for cervical ripening and induction of labour: study protocol for a randomised clinical trial.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2019 Jan 8;19(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Araba University Hospital, Jose Atxotegui s/n, 01009, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Background: Among the various methods available, the administration of prostaglandins is the most effective for inducing labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. Recent studies have compared treatment with various titrated doses of oral misoprostol with vaginal misoprostol or dinoprostone, indicating that the use of an escalating dose of an oral misoprostol solution is associated with a lower rate of caesarean sections and a better safety profile. The objective of this study is to assess which of these three therapeutic options (oral or vaginal misoprostol or vaginal dinoprostone) achieves the highest rate of vaginal delivery within the first 24 h of drug administration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-2132-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325751PMC
January 2019
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Pregnancy and thrombosis: Adrenal vein thrombosis. A retrospective descriptive study of 14 cases.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2019 Feb 30;233:38-42. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.

Objectives: Adrenal vein thrombosis during pregnancy is a rare thromboembolic event but is not exceptional. The objective of this study was to described the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with this condition.

Study Design: This was a retrospective descriptive study of 14 cases (13 patients, one recurrence) that occurred in the three university maternity hospitals in Lyon (France) from 2008 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.10.055DOI Listing
February 2019
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Intracervical Foley catheter balloon versus dinoprostone insert for induction cervical ripening: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(48):e13251

Clinical Medicine College, Soochow University, Suzhou Jiangsu, China.

Background: Successful labor induction depends on the cervical status at the time of induction. Currently, both a Foley catheter and a dinoprostone insert are used for effective cervical ripening. This study compared the efficacy and safety of the intracervical Foley catheter and dinoprostone insert for cervical ripening to achieve successful labor induction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6283136PMC
November 2018
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Overcoming the Challenging Cervix: Identification and Techniques to Access the Uterine Cavity.

Obstet Gynecol Surv 2018 Nov;73(11):641-649

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Importance: Cervical stenosis is a challenging clinical entity that requires prompt identification and management in order to avoid iatrogenic injury at the time of endocervical canal cannulation.

Objective: The aim of this study was to identify cervical stenosis and discuss associated etiologies, risk factors, and review medical and surgical approaches for overcoming cervical stenosis.

Evidence Acquisition: Computerized searches of MEDLINE and PubMed were conducted using the key words "cervix", "cervical stenosis," "embryo transfer," "hysteroscopy complications," "misoprostol," and "ultrasound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000614DOI Listing
November 2018
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RhoA and Rho-kinase inhibitors modulate cervical resistance: The possible role of RhoA/Rho-kinase signalling pathway in cervical ripening and contractility.

Eur J Pharmacol 2019 Jan 14;843:27-33. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Eötvös u. 6., H-6720 Szeged, Hungary; Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Interdisciplinary Excellence Centre, University of Szeged, Dóm tér. 12., H-6720 Szeged, Hungary. Electronic address:

Improper cervical function may lead premature or late-term birth. The RhoA/Rho-kinase (ROCK) signalling pathway takes part in cellular functions including smooth muscle contraction. No information is available about the cervical expression of the RhoA/ROCK system during pregnancy. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00142999183067
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar.2018.11.017DOI Listing
January 2019
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-Tocopherol Potentiates the Cervical Resistance Decreasing Effects of COX Inhibitors in Pregnant Rats: The Putative Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2019 Feb 15;368(2):292-298. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, University of Szeged, Hungary; and Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Interdisciplinary Excellence Centre, University of Szeged, Hungary

Vitamin E and their analogs as antioxidant and lipid-soluble compounds can have diverse effects on the physiologic processes. By binding to receptors and enzymes, they may modify the action of drugs. It has been proved that -tocopherol succinate modifies the effects of agonist terbutaline and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors on rat trachea and myometrium. Read More

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http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1124/jpet.118.25
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1124/jpet.118.251850DOI Listing
February 2019
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Comparison of the effect of caseload midwifery program and standard midwifery-led care on primiparous birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort matching study.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 18;69:10-16. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia; Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The effectiveness of continuity of care during the perinatal period is well documented, but implementing continuity of care model to practice requires evaluation.

Aim: To evaluate the effect of a caseload midwifery program (CMP) on birth outcomes and rates of perinatal interventions at a metropolitan tertiary hospital in Australia, compared with standard midwifery-led care (SMC).

Methods: This was a retrospective, matched-cohort study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Modalities of birth in case of uncomplicated preterm premature rupture of membranes: CNGOF Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes Guidelines].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 12 30;46(12):1068-1075. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Clinique d'obstétrique, hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, CHU de Lille, avenue Eugène-Avinée, 59000 Lille, France; EA 4489 - environnement périnatal et croissance, université de Lille, 1, place de Verdun, 59000 Lille, France. Electronic address:

Objective: To identify the ideal gestational age at delivery for preterm premature rupture of membranes and modalities of birth.

Method: To identify studies, research was conducted using Pub-Med, Embase and Cochrane databases.

Results: Prolonged latency duration after pPROM does not worsen neonatal prognosis (NP3). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gofs.2018.10.021DOI Listing
December 2018
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Clinical Insights for Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction Using Prostaglandins.

AJP Rep 2018 Oct 29;8(4):e307-e314. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Cervical ripening is often the first component of labor induction and is used to facilitate the softening and thinning of the cervix in preparation for labor. Common methods used for cervical ripening include both mechanical (e.g. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0038-1675351
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1675351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6205862PMC
October 2018
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Induction of Labour in Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy with Fetal Demise due to Cord Round Neck: A Case Report of a Missed Diagnosis.

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2018 25;2018:4171604. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Background: There are increasing reports of term live abdominal pregnancies even though the diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy is made preoperatively only in 45% of cases which partly explains the high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal pregnancy.

Case Report: We report a rare case of misdiagnosed term abdominal pregnancy complicated by fetal demise due to cord round neck in a 29-year-old G3P2002 at 39-week and 1-day gestation. She noticed reduced fetal movements for which upon examination fetal death was diagnosed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4171604DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186364PMC
September 2018
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Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert: A Review in Cervical Ripening.

Authors:
Matt Shirley

Drugs 2018 Oct;78(15):1615-1624

Springer, Private Bag 65901, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, 0754, New Zealand.

Dinoprostone vaginal insert (Cervidil; Propess), a retrievable vaginal pessary containing 10 mg of dinoprostone [prostaglandin E (PGE)] in a controlled-release drug delivery device, is approved in many countries worldwide for the initiation (or continuation) of cervical ripening in patients at term prior to labour induction. The device is designed to provide a constant and sustained release of dinoprostone to the cervix to promote the complex processes involved in cervical ripening. The vaginal insert is attached to a retrieval system that facilitates easy removal of the device at the onset of labour or in the event of complications. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40265-018-0995-2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40265-018-0995-2DOI Listing
October 2018
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Double-balloon catheter versus dinoprostone insert for labour induction: a meta-analysis.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2019 Jan 12;299(1):7-12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children, No. 120 LongShan Road, Yubei District, Chongqing, 401147, China.

Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of a double-balloon catheter versus dinoprostone insert for labour induction.

Study Design: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials databases were searched from 1985 to April 2018. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00404-018-4929-8
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-018-4929-8DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Clinical multicenter study of carboprost methylate suppository for cervical ripening prior to diagnostic hysteroscopy].

Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;53(9):602-607

Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Center, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100006, China.

To evaluate the effectiveness of carboprost methylate suppository for cervical ripening before diagnostic hysteroscopy in premenopausal women. From July 2014 to July 2015, 1 614 women who were undergone diagnostic hysteroscopy in 12 hospitals were randomly assigned into study group (1 209) and control group (405) . The cases in study group were given 1 mg carboprost methylate suppository in vagina before hysteroscopy, the cases in control group were given 1 mg placebo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-567x.2018.09.004DOI Listing
September 2018
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Misoprostol-Induced Modification of the Notch Signaling Pathway in the Human Cervix.

Reprod Sci 2018 Oct 3:1933719118799208. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

1 Department of Histology and Embryology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

The complex and multifactorial mechanisms that initiate and sustain the early labor process in the human uterus and cervix are still not well defined. Cervical maturation or ripening is likely to play a key role in preparing for birth. Prostaglandins have many different functions, including the regulation of uterine contractility and structure during pregnancy. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1933719118799208
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1933719118799208DOI Listing
October 2018
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Anaphylactic shock to vaginal misoprostol: a rare adverse reaction to a frequently used drug.

Obstet Gynecol Sci 2018 Sep 9;61(5):636-640. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Misoprostol is widely used in daily practice for induction of labor and cervical dilatation prior to intrauterine procedures, including dilatation and curettage or hysteroscopy. Anaphylactic shock to intravaginal misoprostol can occur not only in pregnant women, as reported in 2 previous cases, but also in a non-pregnant, perimenopausal woman, as in the case described herein. A 49-year-old woman received vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening prior to hysteroscopic myomectomy and experienced anaphylactic shock. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5468/ogs.2018.61.5.636DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020PMC
September 2018
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Labor Induction in Late-Onset Fetal Growth Restriction: Foley Balloon versus Vaginal Dinoprostone.

Fetal Diagn Ther 2018 Sep 24:1-8. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Objective: To compare vaginal delivery rate and perinatal outcomes of fetuses with late-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) undergoing labor induction, depending on the method for cervical ripening (dinoprostone vs. Foley balloon).

Material And Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 148 consecutive singleton gestations diagnosed with stage I late-onset FGR and Bishop score < 7, in which labor induction was indicated at ≥37 + 0 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000491784DOI Listing
September 2018
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Outpatient cervical ripening: discomfort/pain during speculum and Foley catheter insertion.

Midwifery 2018 Dec 17;67:57-63. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Women's and Newborn Health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia; Sydney Medical School Westmead, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: To examine discomfort/pain associated with the Foley catheter insertion process and explore factors affecting discomfort/pain.

Design: This cohort study conducted in the context of larger randomised clinical trial comparing silicone and latex Foley catheters.

Setting: A tertiary hospital in Western Sydney. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.09.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Double balloon catheters: a promising tool for induction of labor in multiparous women with unfavourable cervices.

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of the present study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of oxytocin and cervical ripening balloon in women with unfavorable cervices for inducing labor.

Material And Methods: Total of eighty pregnant women between 37-41 gestational weeks having singleton pregnancies and intact membranes with unfavorable cervix were randomized in two groups, cervical ripening balloon (n=40) and oxytocin infusion (n=40). The primary outcomes were the labor time and the route of delivery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/jtgga.2018.0084DOI Listing
September 2018
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Patient satisfaction with the cervical ripening balloon as a method for induction of labour: a randomised controlled trial.

Singapore Med J 2018 08;59(8):419-424

Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Introduction: Evidence has shown that balloon catheters are as effective as prostaglandins (PGE) in achieving vaginal delivery within 24 hours of the start of induction of labour (IOL), with lower rates of uterine hyperstimulation, and similar Caesarean section and infection rates. International guidelines recommend mechanical methods as a method of IOL. We designed a prospective randomised controlled study to evaluate patient acceptance of the cervical ripening balloon (CRB) for IOL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2018097DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109826PMC
August 2018
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Utility of Optical Density of Picrosirius Red Birefringence for Analysis of Cross-Linked Collagen in Remodeling of the Peripartum Cervix for Parturition.

Integr Gynecol Obstet J 2018 28;1(2). Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Lawrence D. Longo Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda University. Loma Linda, California, USA.

We report on development of a rapid, quantitative analysis technique of collagen fibers in cross-linked structures to assess remodeling of the cervix during the transition from soft to ripening in preparation for birth. Optical density analysis of picrosirius red stain tissue using circular polarized birefringence light from fixed paraffin-embedded or frozen cervix from pregnant mice during phases of remodeling prior to birth. Data were analyzed using NIH Image J and extended recently to include studies of prepartum cervix in peripartum women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117116PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.31038/IGOJ.2018107DOI Listing
June 2018
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Optimal management of umbilical cord prolapse.

Int J Womens Health 2018 21;10:459-465. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt,

Umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) is an uncommon obstetric emergency that can have significant neonatal morbidity and/or mortality. It is diagnosed by seeing/palpating the prolapsed cord outside or within the vagina in addition to abnormal fetal heart rate patterns. Women at higher risk of UCP include multiparas with malpresentation. Read More

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https://www.dovepress.com/optimal-management-of-umbilical-co
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S130879DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109652PMC
August 2018
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Cervical Ripening Using Foley Balloon with or without Oxytocin: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Aug 21. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Objective:  To assess available evidence regarding the use of oxytocin in conjunction with Foley balloon (FB) for cervical ripening.

Methods:  Databases from MEDLINE (U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1668577DOI Listing
August 2018
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First-trimester aspiration abortion practices: a survey of United States abortion providers.

Contraception 2019 Jan 17;99(1):10-15. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, KS-3, Boston, MA 02215. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess whether first-trimester aspiration abortion practices of US providers agree with evidence-based policy guidelines.

Study Design: We sent surveys by mail or electronically to all abortion facilities in the United States identified via professional networks and websites from June through December 2013. Administrators reported on the volume of procedures performed at their site(s) through 13 weeks 6 days' gestation and on clinic services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.08.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pre-induction cervical ripening using two different dinoprostone vaginal preparations: A randomized clinical trial of tablets and slow release retrievable insert.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Aug;57(4):560-566

Pharmacy Department, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: The current study compared the safety and efficacy of two different dinoprostone preparations (dinoprostone vaginal tablets & dinoprostone slow release retrievable vaginal insert) to ripen the cervix at term.

Materials And Methods: Women admitted for pre-induction cervical ripening were included in a randomized controlled trial. Eligible women were randomly assigned to receive Dinoprostone either in the form of vaginal tablets or slow release retrievable vaginal insert. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.06.016DOI Listing
August 2018
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Synthetic osmotic dilators in the induction of labour-An international multicentre observational study.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Oct 3;229:70-75. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Ex-Medicem International, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Introduction: To evaluate the effects of synthetic osmotic dilators (Dilapan-S/ Dilasoft) in women who required induction of labour in a large prospective multicentre international observational study.

Materials And Methods: Primary outcomes were duration of Dilapan-S/Dilasoft insertion (hours), total induction - delivery interval (hours) and the rate of vaginal deliveries within 24 h (%). Secondary outcomes were the number of dilators inserted, Bishop score increase after extraction of Dilapan-S/Dilasoft, complications during induction (uterine contractions, uterine tachysystole and hyperstimulation, effect on the fetus) and post induction (infections and neonatal outcomes), agents / procedures used for subsequent induction of labour, immediate rate of spontaneous labours following cervical ripening period, rate of spontaneous vaginal deliveries, rate of instrumental vaginal deliveries and caesarean sections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.08.004DOI Listing
October 2018
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Minimally Invasive Treatment of Cesarean Scar and Cervical Pregnancies Using a Cervical Ripening Double Balloon Catheter: Expanding the Clinical Series.

J Ultrasound Med 2019 Mar 12;38(3):785-793. Epub 2018 Aug 12.

New York University Langone Health, New York, New York, USA.

The efficacy of treating cesarean scar pregnancies and cervical pregnancies with the Cook® cervical ripening balloon catheter, in a multicenter office-based setting is reported. Thirty-eight women were treated. Insertion of the catheter was performed under real-time ultrasound guidance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jum.14736DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effect of vaginal washing before intravaginal dinoprostone insertion for labor induction: A randomized clinical trial.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Dec 10;44(12):2149-2155. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children's Health Training & Research Hospital-İstanbul, Turkey.

Aim: Prostaglandins have a dual action of cervical ripening and induction of uterine contraction. This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of vaginal washing just before insertion of intravaginal dinoprostone.

Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at the Zeynep Kamil Women and Children's Health Training and Research Hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13777DOI Listing
December 2018
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The mechanical response of the mouse cervix to tensile cyclic loading in term and preterm pregnancy.

Acta Biomater 2018 Sep 29;78:308-319. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address:

A well-timed modification of both the collagen and elastic fiber network in the cervix during pregnancy accompanies the evolution of tissue mechanical parameters that are key to a successful pregnancy. Understanding of the cervical mechanical behaviour along normal and abnormal pregnancy is crucial to define the molecular events that regulate remodeling in term and preterm birth (PTB). In this study, we measured the mechanical response of mouse cervical tissue to a history of cyclic loading and quantified the tissue's ability to recover from small and large deformations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2018.07.017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336396PMC
September 2018
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Intravaginal rings for continuous low-dose administration of cervical ripening agents.

Int J Pharm 2018 Oct 24;549(1-2):124-132. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK. Electronic address:

Intravaginal rings (VRs) have been widely reported for administration of pharmaceutical drugs - most notably estrogens, progestogens and antiretrovirals - to the vagina for clinical benefit. Here, for the first time, we describe the design, manufacture and preclinical testing of VRs for sustained/controlled release of the cervical ripening agents isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) and misoprostol (MP), either singly or in combination. Matrix-type silicone elastomer VRs containing ISMN showed declining daily release rates, ranging from 31 to 168 mg (Day 1) to 3-25 mg (Day 11). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.07.053DOI Listing
October 2018
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Synthetic osmotic dilators for cervical preparation prior to abortion-An international multicentre observational study.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Sep 11;228:249-254. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Federal State Budget Institution «National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov» of the Ministry of healthcare of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation. Electronic address:

Objectives: To evaluate the outcomes with the use of Dilapan-S for cervical preparation prior to medical or surgical abortion.

Study Design: International, multicentre, prospective observational study in women between 6 + 0-24 + 0 weeks' gestation. The study was conducted across 7 study sites in 4 countries, between 1/5/2015 to 31/12/2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.07.013DOI Listing
September 2018
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Cervical cerclage for singleton pregnant patients on vaginal progesterone with progressive cervical shortening.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Oct 11;219(4):397.e1-397.e10. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Background: Premature cervical ripening plays a significant role in spontaneous preterm birth. Vaginal progesterone is the recommended treatment in singleton pregnancy with incidental short cervix. There is lack of evidence on whether it is beneficial to reinforce the cervix with cerclage when the cervical length becomes progressively shortened <10 mm while on vaginal progesterone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.06.020DOI Listing
October 2018
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Effect of extra-amniotic Foley's catheter and vaginal misoprostol versus vaginal misoprostol alone on cervical ripening and induction of labor in Kenya, a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Jul 12;18(1):300. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676, Nairobi, 00202 KNH, Kenya.

Background: The safest, most effective and fastest combined approaches to induction of labor is unknown. In an open-label randomized clinical trial we evaluated the efficacy of combination of extra-amniotic Foley's catheter and vaginal misoprostol compared to vaginal misoprostol alone for cervical ripening and induction of labor on the incidence of failed induction, induction-to-delivery interval and adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Methods: Pregnant women at gestational age of 28 weeks or greater admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya for induction of labor were enrolled then randomized to either a combination of extra-amniotic Foley's catheter inflated by 30 cm of normal saline and 25 micrograms of vaginal misoprostol or 25 micrograms of vaginal misoprostol alone. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1793-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6044072PMC
July 2018
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Comparison of vaginal misoprostol, laminaria, and isosorbide dinitrate on cervical preparation and labor duration of term parturient: a randomized double-blind clinical trial.

Electron Physician 2018 May 5;10(5):6756-6763. Epub 2018 May 5.

M.Sc. of Nursing, Instructor, Department of Operating Room, School of Paramedics, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.

Background: Cervical ripening plays an important role in successful labor induction.

Objective: This study aimed to compare the effects of misoprostol, laminaria tent, and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) on cervical ripening.

Methods: This double-blind three-armed clinical trial was conducted at Shahidan Mombini Teaching Hospital in Sabzevar, Iran, in 2016 on 96 singleton term pregnant women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.19082/6756DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033123PMC
May 2018
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[Contrast study of double-balloon catheter with and without oxytocin for cervical ripening].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jul;98(25):2015-2018

Obstetric & Gynecologic Department, Tsinghua University Yuquan Hospital, Beijing 100040, China.

To evaluate the efficacy and related issues for cervical ripening by double-balloon catheter with and without oxytocin. The prospective non-randomly control research was conducted from March 2015 to June 2017 in Yuquan Hospital of Tsinghua University. The primipara with induced labor indications and balloon placement conditions were divided into two groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0376-2491.2018.25.010DOI Listing
July 2018
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Prediction of the efficacy of dinoprostone slow release vaginal insert (Propess) for cervical ripening: A prospective cohort study.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Sep 6;44(9):1739-1746. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.

Aim: To evaluate factors predictive of the success of dinoprostone slow release vaginal insert for cervical ripening.

Methods: A total of 169 women who underwent cervical ripening with dinoprostone slow release vaginal insert were included in the study cohort. The correlation between parameters present before cervical ripening with dinoprostone slow release and its success, as well as complications and adverse outcomes were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13715DOI Listing
September 2018
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Controversies about the Secondary Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth.

Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2018 Jun 25;78(6):585-595. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Dpt. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buergerhospital and Clementine Kinderhospital Frankfurt a. M., Dr. Senckenberg Foundation and Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Preterm birth is one of the major global health problems and part of the Millennium Development goals because of the associated high number of perinatal or neonatal mortality and long-term risks of neurodevelopmental and metabolic diseases. Transvaginal sonography has meanwhile been established as a screening tool for spontaneous preterm birth despite its relatively low sensitivity when considering only the cervical length. Vaginal progesterone has been shown to reduce prematurity rates below 34 weeks in a screening population of singleton pregnancies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0611-5337DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6018068PMC

Premaquick versus modified Bishop score for preinduction cervical assessment at term: A double-blind randomized trial.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Aug 28;44(8):1404-1414. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Effective Care Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Aim: To test whether Premaquick biomarkers were superior to modified Bishop score for preinduction cervical assessment at term.

Methods: A multicenter, double-blind randomized clinical trial in 151 nulliparous, cephalic presenting and singleton pregnancies was conducted. The cervix was considered 'ripe' when at least two out of three Premaquick biomarkers are positive or a Bishop score of ≥6. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jog.13691
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13691DOI Listing
August 2018
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Foley catheter silicone versus latex for term outpatient induction of labour: A randomised trial.

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2018 Jun 26. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Both silicone and latex single-balloon Foley catheters are available for cervical ripening but no literature exists to compare them. Local experience suggested more frequent insertion-related accidental rupture of the membranes (acROM) with silicone.

Aims: To compare the performance of silicone versus latex catheters with respect to acROM and other outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12828DOI Listing
June 2018
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