How effective is amniotomy as a means of induction of labour?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207714
Title:
How effective is amniotomy as a means of induction of labour?
Authors:
Cooley, S M; Geary, M P; O'Connell, M P; McQuillan, K; McParland, P; Keane, D
Affiliation:
Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. smcooley@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):381-3. Epub 2010 May 28.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207714
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0502-6
PubMed ID:
20509002
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Amniotomy or artificial rupture of membranes is routinely used for induction of labour. AIMS: To assess the efficacy of amniotomy alone for induction. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of 3,586 cases of amniotomy for induction of labour between July 1996 and December 1999. RESULTS: In total, 26,670 women delivered in the National Maternity Hospital during the study period. Of these 4,928 women required induction of labour and 72.8% of these (n = 3,586) underwent amniotomy only for induction of labour. Spontaneous labour occurred in 90.1% of the women who underwent amniotomy within 24 h. Oxytocin as an induction agent was employed in 9.8% of cases. Overall, 80.5% of the women had a spontaneous delivery, 7.3% had a ventouse delivery, 4.3% had a forceps delivery, and 7.9% underwent a caesarean section. In total, 90.5% of multips and 63.4% of primips had a spontaneous vaginal delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Amniotomy is a simple, safe and effective method of induction of labour.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Amnion/*surgery; Female; Humans; Labor, Induced/*methods; Male; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Outcome; Pregnancy, Prolonged/surgery; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorCooley, S Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, M Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, M Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcQuillan, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcParland, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:37:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:37:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:37:47Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):381-3. Epub 2010 May 28.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20509002en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0502-6en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207714-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Amniotomy or artificial rupture of membranes is routinely used for induction of labour. AIMS: To assess the efficacy of amniotomy alone for induction. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of 3,586 cases of amniotomy for induction of labour between July 1996 and December 1999. RESULTS: In total, 26,670 women delivered in the National Maternity Hospital during the study period. Of these 4,928 women required induction of labour and 72.8% of these (n = 3,586) underwent amniotomy only for induction of labour. Spontaneous labour occurred in 90.1% of the women who underwent amniotomy within 24 h. Oxytocin as an induction agent was employed in 9.8% of cases. Overall, 80.5% of the women had a spontaneous delivery, 7.3% had a ventouse delivery, 4.3% had a forceps delivery, and 7.9% underwent a caesarean section. In total, 90.5% of multips and 63.4% of primips had a spontaneous vaginal delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Amniotomy is a simple, safe and effective method of induction of labour.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAmnion/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLabor, Induced/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy, Prolonged/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleHow effective is amniotomy as a means of induction of labour?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. smcooley@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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