Comparison of elective induction of labor with favorable Bishop scores versus expectant management: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Nielsen2005ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of elective induction of labor with favorable Bishop scores versus expectant management: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Peter E Nielsen and Bobby C Howard and Christina C Hill and Penny L Larson and Robert H B Holland and Paul N. Smith},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if elective induction (IND) increases the risk of cesarean delivery compared to expectant management (EM). METHODS A randomized clinical trial involving women 39 weeks' gestation, according to strict dating criteria, with a Bishop score of 5 or more in nulliparous patients and 4 or more in multiparous patients. The control group was expectantly managed and delivered for obstetric indications, but not later than 42 weeks' gestation. The study had 80% power to detect a… CONTINUE READING

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