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Title: Labour pre-induction and induction methods and efficiency of inducing labour


Introduction Modern obstetrics has several effective methods of labour pre-induction andinduction. The effectiveness of labour pre-induction and induction is affected by manyfactors: the duration of pregnancy, parity and cervical ripeness. Among the manypharmacological labour pre-induction and induction methods, prostaglandin gel andoxytocin drip infusion are preferred. Non-pharmacological methods include: labourpre-induction using a Foley catheter, artificial rupture of the membranes, and others.Labour pre-induction and induction method selection should be dictated by theefficacy and safety of mother and child.Aim of the studyEvaluation of labour pre-induction and induction pharmacological and nonpharmacologicalmethods’ efficacy and their impact on the course of delivery inpatients with live full-term pregnancy.Materials and methodsThe study was retrospective. The study group consisted of 271 patients who arrived toKrakow's hospitals in 2010 for delivery. The patients were divided into five groupsaccording to different labour pre-induction and induction methods which were used.An evaluation of selected pharmacological and non-pharmacological labour preinductionmethods was conducted (prostaglandin-Prepidil gel, Foley catheter, oxytocinintravenous drip, artificial rupture of the membranes) depending on the efficiency andspeed to bring about physiological birth and their applicat ; ion in the right obstetricsituation. Statistical analysis was performed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 19.0.ResultsThe results indicate that labour pre-induction and induction using selectedpharmacological and non-pharmacological methods is effective and these methodsused to induce physiological labour are comparable with respect to safety for motherand child.

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Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu


Klimek, Marek

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