Pre-eclampsia and induction of labor: a randomized comparison of prostaglandin E2 as an intracervical gel, with oxytocin immediately, or as a sustained-release vaginal insert.

@article{Hennessey1998PreeclampsiaAI,
  title={Pre-eclampsia and induction of labor: a randomized comparison of prostaglandin E2 as an intracervical gel, with oxytocin immediately, or as a sustained-release vaginal insert.},
  author={Maxine Hennessey and William F. Rayburn and Jonathan David Stewart and E C Liles},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={
          1204-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare the efficacy of commercial prostaglandin E2 products, in combination with oxytocin, for the initiation of labor among pregnancies with pre-eclampsia. STUDY DESIGN Patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension and with either proteinuria or other end-organ damage were enrolled if they had an unfavorable Bishop score (</=4) and were eligible to undergo labor. Each was randomly assigned to receive prostaglandin E2 either as a 0. 5-mg intracervical gel… CONTINUE READING

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