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Methods of term labour induction for women with a previous caesarean section

  1. Marta Jozwiak1,*,
  2. Jodie M Dodd2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009792.pub2


How to Cite

Jozwiak M, Dodd JM. Methods of term labour induction for women with a previous caesarean section. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009792. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009792.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

  2. 2

    The University of Adelaide, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

*Marta Jozwiak, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands. jozwiak.marta@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Taylor 1993 {published data only}
  • Sellers SM, Ah-Moye M, MacKenzie IZ. Comparison of vaginal prostaglandin E2 and intravenous oxytocin for induction of labour in women previously delivered by caesarean section. Proceedings of 1st European Congress on Prostaglandins in Reproduction; 1988 July 6-9; Vienna, Austria. 1988:128.
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Wing 1998 {published data only}
  • Wing DA, Lovett K, Paul RH. Disruption of prior uterine incision following misoprostol for labor induction in women with previous cesarean delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;91(5 Pt 2):828-30.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Arraztoa 1994 {published data only}
  • Arraztoa JA, Jensen L, Clavero M, Castillo H. Delivery conduction in patients with cicatrix of a prior Cesarean section. Pilot study. Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia 1994;59(2):95-100; discussion 100-1.
Ben-Aroya 2001 {published data only}
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Hamdan 2009 {published data only}
  • Hamdan M, Sidhu K, Sabir N, Omar SZ, Tan PC. Serial membrane sweeping at term in planned vaginal birth after cesarean: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009;114(4):745-51.
Lelaidier 1994 {published data only}
Morales 1986 {published data only}
Rayburn 1999 {published data only}
  • Gittens L, Schenkel C, Strassberg S, Apuzzio J. Vaginal birth after cesarean section: comparison of outpatient use of prostaglandin gel to expectant management. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996;174(1 Pt 2):354.
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Sciscione 2001 {published data only}
  • Manley J, Nguyen L, Shlossman P, Colmorgen G, Sciscione A. A randomized prospective comparison of the intracervical foley bulb to intravaginal misoprostol (cytotec) for preinduction cervical ripening. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999;180(1 Pt 2):S76.
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Spallicci 2007 {published data only}
  • Spallicci MD, Chiea MA, Singer JM, Albuquerque PB, Bittar RE, Zugaib M. Use of hyaluronidase for cervical ripening: a randomized trial. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2007;130(1):46-50.
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