Cervical ripening: how long can the Foley catheter safely remain in the cervical canal?

@article{Ekele2002CervicalRH,
  title={Cervical ripening: how long can the Foley catheter safely remain in the cervical canal?},
  author={Bissallah Ahmed Ekele and Aliyu Y. Isah},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={98-102}
}
This was a prospective study involving 85 patients admitted for induction of labour with unfavourable cervix at Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria. A size 16-20 Foley catheter was passed transcervically into the extra-amniotic space under aseptic technique and the balloon inflated with 30-50 mls sterile water. Each patient was placed on prophylactic antibiotics. The balloon was expelled within 12 hours in 22 (39%) patients. Twenty eight patients expelled the balloon… CONTINUE READING