Intravaginal versus intracervical application of prostaglandin E2 in viscous gel for cervical priming and induction of labor at term in patients with an unfavorable cervical state.

@article{Ekman1983IntravaginalVI,
  title={Intravaginal versus intracervical application of prostaglandin E2 in viscous gel for cervical priming and induction of labor at term in patients with an unfavorable cervical state.},
  author={Gunvor Ekman and Axel Forman and Karel Mar{\vs}{\'a}l and Ulf Ulmsten},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1983},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={657-61}
}
Sixty term pregnant women with unripe cervix were randomly given either 0.5 mg of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in 2 ml of gel intracervically or 4 mg of PGE2 in 3 ml of gel intravaginally to prime the cervix and/or to induce labor. In patients with a highly unfavorable cervix (cervical score less than or equal to 3), the intracervical application was significantly more effective than the intravaginal. In patients with a more favorable cervical state (cervical score 4 or 5), the two routes of… CONTINUE READING