Maternal and prenatal factors influencing the outcome of prostaglandin E2 induced labour

Memon, F., Wijesiriwardana, A. and Jonker, Leon (2011) Maternal and prenatal factors influencing the outcome of prostaglandin E2 induced labour. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeocology, 31 (3). pp. 220-223. Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/01443...

Abstract

In this retrospective cohort study involving 393 singleton pregnancies, we evaluated the maternal and prenatal factors influencing the use of and the outcome of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) induced labours. Only a nulliparous pregnancy was shown to be a significant predictor of the use of more than one dose of PGE2 (odds ratio, OR 2.73, 95% confidence interval, CI 1.61–4.63).
When the type of delivery was assessed, nulliparous status was significantly associated with a decreased chance of vaginal delivery (OR 0.12, 95% CI 0.045–0.32). Other variables that positively influence the chance of vaginal delivery include a mother’s age being under 30 years (OR 2.63, 95% CI 1.51–4.58) and a single dose of PGE2 (OR 2.86, 95% CI 1.21–6.79). Gestational age, fetal weight and maternal BMI have much less impact on PGE2 use and chance of successful vaginal delivery than parity.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeocology
Publisher: Informa
ISSN: 0144-3615 (print), 1364-6893 (electronic)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Lifelong and Interprofessional Learning
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 15:57
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1573

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