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Most studies of labour induction with misoprostol used doses higher than 25mg and intervals of 3-4 hours. We studied a low-dose regime of 25mg misoprostol and compared its efficacy as single dose or double dose with dosing interval of 6 hours to our current regime of 3 mg dinoprostone pessary.
171 women with singleton term pregnancies and modified Bishop score (mBS) ≤ 5 were recruited and randomized into 3 arms: current dinoprostone regime, double dose misoprostol or single dose misoprostol. The primary outcome was the number of women who achieved favourable mBS>6 or active labour by Day 2. Secondary outcomes were time interval from insert to active labour or delivery, abnormal uterine activity, delivery method and adverse neonatal outcome.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Induction of Labour
National University Hospital
KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:45:51-0400
Labour induction is a frequent obstetric intervention (~20%). Prostaglandins (PGs) are effective agents, but gastrointestinal (GI) intolerance has limited use to non-oral routes. The tradi...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness and safety of vaginally administered misoprostol (Misodel) versus per orally administered misoprostol (Cytotec) in induction o...
The purpose of this study is to compare effectiveness and safety of an oral titrated solution of misoprostol with vaginal misoprostol for induction of labour with an alive fetus.
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI) with an off-label use of oral misoprostol (OM). Design: Pair-matched case-control study. Setti...
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI) for labour induction using standard (MVI-24) and adjusted (MVI-10) criteria. Design: Non-intervention...
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A synthetic analog of natural prostaglandin E1. It produces a dose-related inhibition of gastric acid and pepsin secretion, and enhances mucosal resistance to injury. It is an effective anti-ulcer agent and also has oxytocic properties.
Drug treatment designed to further diminish the disease toward complete remission following INDUCTION CHEMOTHERAPY. It helps to consolidate the gains during induction chemotherapy and may be followed by MAINTENANCE CHEMOTHERAPY.
Initial drug treatment designed to bring about REMISSION INDUCTION. It is typically a short-term and high-dose drug treatment that is followed by CONSOLIDATION CHEMOTHERAPY and then MAINTENANCE CHEMOTHERAPY.
Ultrashort-acting anesthetics that are used for induction. Loss of consciousness is rapid and induction is pleasant, but there is no muscle relaxation and reflexes frequently are not reduced adequately. Repeated administration results in accumulation and prolongs the recovery time. Since these agents have little if any analgesic activity, they are seldom used alone except in brief minor procedures. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p174)
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