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Term versus preterm induction of labor: Does it change the outcome?

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dc.contributor.author Dias, T.
dc.contributor.author Gunasena, J.
dc.contributor.author Pieris, V.
dc.contributor.author Herath, R.
dc.contributor.author Wijesinghe, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-31T05:28:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-31T05:28:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.2016;38(supplement 1):26 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2279-1655
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/17915
dc.description Oral Presentation Abstract (OP 11), SLCOG 2016, 1st - 3rd July 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT: Induction of labour is important to timely deliver the fetus and minimize adverse perinatal outcomes to both the mother and the neonate. Therefore, comparison of the outcomes following induction of labour at term and preterm is invaluable to assess its benefits and detriments. OBJECTIVE: Compare fetal and labour outcomes following induction of preterm and term singleton pregnancies. METHOD: This was a retrospective studycarried out at North Colombo Teaching Hospital using North Colombo Obstetric Database (NORCOD) between March 2014 and May 2016. Six hundred and one singleton pregnancies that underwent induction of labour were included. Timing of induction of labor was categorized intopreterm labor induction (<38 weeks) and term labour induction (38-42 weeks). Vaginal delivery rate and neonatal outcomes were compared. RESULTS: Out of 601 cases 18.5% (N=111) were induced preterm and 81.5% (N=490) were induced at term. Vaginal delivery rates between the two groups were 71.2% (N=79) and 78.6% (N=385) (P>0.05). Preterm induced deliveries had an APGAR <7 at 5 minutes in 3 babies (2.7%) and six term babies(1.2%) had an APGAR <7 at 5 minutes (P>0.05). Preterm induced pregnancies reported 28.8% (N=32) NICU admissions and term induced pregnancies had 14.9% (N=73) NICU admissions (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: There’s no significant difference in LSCS rates and low 5 min APGAR among two groups. However preterm induction significantly increases NICU admission of the newborn, which is expected due to the complications associated with prematurity of the newborn. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists en_US
dc.subject preterm induction en_US
dc.title Term versus preterm induction of labor: Does it change the outcome? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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