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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 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)
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)
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)
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 To assess the economic consequences of labour induction with Foley catheter compared to prostaglandin E2 gel. DESIGN Economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. SETTING Obstetric departments of one university and 11 teaching hospitals in the Netherlands. POPULATION Women scheduled for labour induction with a singleton(More)
BACKGROUND Labour is induced in 20-30% of all pregnancies. In women with an unfavourable cervix, both oral misoprostol and Foley catheter are equally effective compared with dinoprostone in establishing vaginal birth, but each has a better safety profile. We did a trial to directly compare oral misoprostol with Foley catheter alone. METHODS We did an(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies showed that women with low-risk endometrial cancers staged by minimally invasive surgery (MIS) experience fewer postoperative complications compared to those staged by laparotomy with similar disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). However, high-risk patients were poorly represented. In this study, we compared DFS(More)