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Table 3 Neonatal 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
Birth weight (g) 1 3275 ± 430 3373 ± 390 NS
Perinatal death 0 1(1.2%) NS
Neonatal resuscitation 9 (11.3%) 9 (10.8%) NS
   O 2 Supplementation 1 2  
   Ambou ventilation 7 6  
   Intubation in labor room 1 1  
Apgar score < 7    
   1 min 10 (12.5%) 5 (6.0%) NS
   5 min 1 (1.3%) 0  
Cord blood pH (arterial) 1 7.28 ± 0.05 7.27 ± 0.05 NS
Base deficit 1 5.0 ± 2.3 5.7 ± 3.2 NS
7.01 < cord pH < 7.20 3 (3.8%) 4 (4.8%) NS
10 < base deficit < 16 1 (1.3%) 2 (2.5%) NS
Hyperbilirubinemia 2 9 (11.3%) 5 (6.0%) NS
Birth trauma 3 0 2 (2.5%) NS
  1. 1Values expressed as mean ± SD
  2. 2Excluding pathological causes of icterus
  3. 3Both were clavicle fractures