Single indication of labor induction with prostaglandins: is advanced maternal age a risk factor for cesarean section? A matched retrospective cohort study.

@article{Favilli2013SingleIO,
  title={Single indication of labor induction with prostaglandins: is advanced maternal age a risk factor for cesarean section? A matched retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Alessandro Favilli and Marta Maddalena Acanfora and Vittorio Bini and Roberta Radicchi and Gian Carlo di Renzo and Sandro Gerli},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={665-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate if advance maternal age is an independent risk factor for cesarean section in women induced with prostaglandins. Only patients with a single indication for induction of labor were considered. METHODS A matched retrospective cohort study was conducted. A study group of 112 women aged 35 or older was enrolled. The control group included 216 women aged 34 or younger. Multivariate logistical regression models were fitted for the prediction of the… CONTINUE READING

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