Pre-induction cervical ripening: Transcervical foley catheter versus intravaginal misoprostol

@article{Adeniji2005PreinductionCR,
  title={Pre-induction cervical ripening: Transcervical foley catheter versus intravaginal misoprostol},
  author={Olaitan A. Adeniji and Adesina Oladokun and Oladapo O. Olayemi and Oluwaseyi Adeniji and A. A. Odukogbe and O. O. Ogunbode and Christopher O. Aimakhu and Akinyinka Omigbodun and A O Ilesanmi},
  journal={Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={134 - 139}
}
The object of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the intravaginal Misoprostol and transcervical Foley catheters as pre-induction cervical ripening agents, to estimate the proportion of patients achieving vaginal delivery and to compare the complications of labour and foetal outcome between the two groups. The study was a prospective, randomised study of pregnant women, with singleton pregnancies who presented for antenatal care and delivery at the University College Hospital (UCH… 
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The synchronous use of Foley catheter and misoprostol is very effective in cervical ripening and should be considered in clinical situations where there is need to hasten vaginal delivery in the presence of an unripe cervix.
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