Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α)

M. J. O'Sullivan, M. L. Stone, C. L. Gugliucci, M. E. Stephens

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Abstract

The induction of labor in the high-risk patient is accompanied by an increased incidence of cesarean section partly due to failed induction. A series of 50 high-risk patients induced with intravenous prostaglandin F(2α) is presented. Forty-five were successfully induced, 35 of whom delivered vaginally. Failed inductions occurred in 5 patients. The overall success rate was 90% and cesarean section rate was 25.5%. There was an increased incidence of late decelerations in the PGF(2α) group as compared to spontaneous and Pitocin-stimulated labors. While the success was high, the use of a drug which itself may cause fetal cardiovascular changes is not desirable, especially in those pregnancies already at risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Induced Labor
High-Risk Pregnancy
Prostaglandins F
Cesarean Section
Deceleration
Incidence
Oxytocin
Pregnancy
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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O'Sullivan, M. J., Stone, M. L., Gugliucci, C. L., & Stephens, M. E. (1978). Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α). Obstetrics and Gynecology, 51(1), 77-80.

Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α). / O'Sullivan, M. J.; Stone, M. L.; Gugliucci, C. L.; Stephens, M. E.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.01.1978, p. 77-80.

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O'Sullivan, MJ, Stone, ML, Gugliucci, CL & Stephens, ME 1978, 'Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α)', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 77-80.
O'Sullivan MJ, Stone ML, Gugliucci CL, Stephens ME. Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α). Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1978 Jan 1;51(1):77-80.
O'Sullivan, M. J. ; Stone, M. L. ; Gugliucci, C. L. ; Stephens, M. E. / Induction of labor in the high risk pregnancy with PGF(2α). In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1978 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 77-80.
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