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Table 4 Admission to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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

N (%) DA1 Delivery2 Indication Diagnosis HDs3
Within 24 hours
Misoprostol† 5 (6.3%) 01 VVD Rule out infection Elevated CRP4WBC5 07
  01 VVD Respiratory distress Respiratory infection 11
  01 CS Rule out asphyxia Infection 10
  01 SVD Respiratory distress Work up for infection 03
  01 VVD Respiratory distress Work up for infection 04
Dinoprostone† 3 (3.6%) 01 VVD Respiratory distress Atelectasis 06
  01 SVD Rule out asphyxia Infection 10
  01 SVD Respiratory distress Respiratory infection 10
After 24 hours
Misoprostol† 6 (7.2%) 02 VVD Rule out infection WBC in CSF6 10
  07 VVD Hyperbilirubinemia Urinary infection 07
  04 SVD Hyperbilirubinemia Icterus 04
  08 SVD Infection Respiratory infection 10
  03 SVD Feeding difficulty WBC in CSF 20
  05 CS Hyperbilirubinemia Icterus 04
Dinoprostone† 1 (1.2%) 17 SVD Fever WBC in CSF 15
  1. 1 DA = day of admittance
  2. 2 SVD = Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery, VVD = vacuum assisted vaginal delivery, CS = Caesarean section
  3. 3 HDs = hospitalization days
  4. 4 CRP = C-reactive protein
  5. 5 WBC = white blood cell
  6. 6 CSF = cerebrospinal fluid
  7. † not significant (p > 0.05)