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Table 1 Obstetrical Outcomes

From: Comparison of Misoprostol and Dinoprostone for elective induction of labour in nulliparous women at full term: A randomized prospective study

  Misoprostol n = 80 (%) Dinoprostone n = 83 (%) Statistical significance
Time from induction to delivery (h ± SEM) 11.9 ± 0.6 15.6 ± 0.7 p < 0.001
Delivery < 12 h 46 (57.5%) 27 (32.5%) p < 0.01
Delivery < 24 h 79 (98.8%) 76 (91.6%) p < 0.05
Number of doses    
   Single dose 74 (92.4%) 65 (78.3%) p < 0.05
   Second dose 6 (7.5%) 17 (20.5%)  
   Third dose 0 (0%) 1 (1.2%)  
Required oxytocin augmentation 53(65.8%) 67(80.7%) p < 0.05
Spontaneous rupture of membranes 31 (38.8%) 17 (20.5%) p < 0.05
Meconium stained AF 15 (18.8%) 7 (9.6%) NS
Abnormal FHR 18 (22.5%) 10 (12%) NS
Uterine Tachysystole 10 (12.6%) 3 (3.6%) p < 0.05
Uterine Hyperstimulation 2 (2.5%) 1 (1.2%) NS
  1. FHR = fetal heart rate.
  2. AF = amniotic fluid
  3. NS = not significant (p > 0.05)
  4. SEM = standard error of the mean