Methods for cervical ripening and labour induction in late pregnancy: generic protocol

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • G Justus Hofmeyr,

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    1. University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • G Justus Hofmeyr, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, Private Bag X 9047, East London, Eastern Cape, 5200, South Africa. gjh@global.co.za.

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  • Zarko Alfirevic,

    1. The University of Liverpool, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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  • Anthony J Kelly,

    1. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Brighton, UK
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  • Josephine Kavanagh,

    1. Social Science Research Unit, Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre, London, UK
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  • Jane Thomas,

    1. The University of Liverpool, C/o Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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  • Peter Brocklehurst,

    1. University of Oxford, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Headington, Oxford, UK
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  • James P Neilson

    1. The University of Liverpool, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine, from the best available evidence, the effectiveness and safety of induction agents or procedures for third trimester cervical ripening and induction of labour (primary reviews); and to compare various methods for specific clinical categories of women (secondary reviews).

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