Misoprostol for induction of labour: a systematic review.

  title={Misoprostol for induction of labour: a systematic review.},
  author={George Justus Hofmeyr and Ahmet Metin G{\"u}lmezoglu and Žarko Alfirevi{\'c}},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={106 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine, from the best available evidence, the effectiveness and safety of misoprostol administered vaginally or orally for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour. METHODS Clinical trials of misoprostol used for cervical ripening or labour induction in the third trimester were identified from the register of randomised trials maintained by the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. All identified trials were considered for inclusion in the review according… CONTINUE READING