Induction of labour versus expectant management for large-for-date fetuses: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Boulvain2015InductionOL,
  title={Induction of labour versus expectant management for large-for-date fetuses: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Michel Boulvain and Marie-Victoire Senat and Franck Perrotin and N Winer and Gael Beucher and Damien Subtil and Florence Bretelle and Elie Azria and Dominique Hejaiej and Françoise Vendittelli and Marianne Capelle and Bruno R Langer and Richard Matis and Laure Connan and Philippe Gillard and Christine Kirkpatrick and Gilles Ceysens and Gilles Faron and Olivier Irion and P Rozenberg},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2015},
  volume={385},
  pages={2600-2605}
}
BACKGROUND Macrosomic fetuses are at increased risk of shoulder dystocia. We aimed to compare induction of labour with expectant management for large-for-date fetuses for prevention of shoulder dystocia and other neonatal and maternal morbidity associated with macrosomia. METHODS We did this pragmatic, randomised controlled trial between Oct 1, 2002, and Jan 1, 2009, in 19 tertiary-care centres in France, Switzerland, and Belgium. Women with singleton fetuses whose estimated weight exceeded… CONTINUE READING

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