Prediction of successful induction of labor at term: role of clinical history, digital examination, ultrasound assessment of the cervix, and fetal fibronectin assay.

@article{Reis2003PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of successful induction of labor at term: role of clinical history, digital examination, ultrasound assessment of the cervix, and fetal fibronectin assay.},
  author={Fernando Reis and Maria Teresa Gervasi and Pasquale Florio and Gabriella Bracalente and Michela Fadalti and F. M. Severi and Felice Petraglia},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 5},
  pages={1361-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether biochemical (fetal fibronectin assay) or biophysical (cervical assessment by transvaginal ultrasound) tests may have more value than digital examination in predicting successful induction of labor at term. STUDY DESIGN The study enrolled prospectively 134 women undergoing labor induction at term caused by several obstetric conditions. All participants submitted to digital examination, fetal fibronectin assay, and transvaginal… CONTINUE READING

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