Premature rupture of membranes at term in nulliparous women: a hazard?


One hundred five consecutive women with premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) at term were managed expectantly for at least 24 hours. Seventy-six went into spontaneous labor, of whom 38 were augmented with oxytocin. Twenty-nine had labor induced. Subjects who delivered during the same study interval after artificial rupture of the membranes served as… (More)


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