Marta Jozwiak

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BACKGROUND Mechanical methods were the first methods developed to ripen the cervix and induce labour. During recent decades they have been substituted by pharmacological methods. Potential advantages of mechanical methods, compared with pharmacological methods, may include simplicity of preservation, lower cost and reduction of the side effects. (More)
BACKGROUND Induction of labour is a common obstetric procedure. Both mechanical (eg, Foley catheters) and pharmacological methods (eg, prostaglandins) are used for induction of labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. We aimed to compare the effectiveness and safety of induction of labour with a Foley catheter with induction with vaginal prostaglandin(More)
BACKGROUND Women with a prior caesarean delivery have an increased risk of uterine rupture and for women subsequently requiring induction of labour it is unclear which method is preferable to avoid adverse outcomes. This is an update of a review that was published in 2013. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms associated with different methods used(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate spontaneous vaginal delivery and complication rates after induction of labor with a transcervical Foley catheter in women with a previous cesarean delivery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Secondary teaching hospital in the second largest city of the Netherlands. POPULATION Women with a history of cesarean delivery (n(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and effectiveness of a transcervical Foley catheter compared to vaginal prostaglandin E2 inserts for term induction of labour. STUDY DESIGN We conducted an open-label randomized controlled trial in five hospitals in the Netherlands. Women with a singleton term pregnancy in cephalic presentation, intact membranes,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the costs of labour induction with oral misoprostol versus Foley catheter. DESIGN Economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. SETTING Obstetric departments of six tertiary and 23 secondary care hospitals in the Netherlands. POPULATION Women with a viable term singleton pregnancy in cephalic presentation, intact(More)
BACKGROUND Induction of labour is a common obstetric procedure. At present, different methods are used for induction of labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. Recently, we showed that in term women with an unfavorable cervix the use of a Foley catheter in comparison with vaginal Prostaglandin E2 gel, results in a comparable vaginal delivery rate. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess effectiveness and safety of Foley catheter versus vaginal misoprostol for term induction of labor. STUDY DESIGN This trial randomly allocated women with singleton term pregnancy to 30-mL Foley catheter or 25-μg vaginal misoprostol tablets. Primary outcome was cesarean delivery rate. Secondary outcomes were maternal and neonatal(More)
Objective. We aim to investigate methods and use of cervical ripening in women without and with a prior cesarean delivery in The Netherlands. Methods. In 2010, we conducted a postal survey in all Dutch hospitals with a labor ward. One gynecologist per hospital was addressed and was asked to respond on behalf of the staff. The questionnaire contained 31(More)