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A new objective scoring system for the prediction of successful induction of labour

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dhanvantari Nagar, Pondicherry 605006, India.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Impact Factor: 0.6). 02/2012; 32(2):145-7. DOI: 10.3109/01443615.2011.637142
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ABSTRACT A prospective study was done in 311 women undergoing induction of labour for the formulation of a new score, which will be more objective than the conventional Bishop's score. Pre-induction cervical assessment was done by the transvaginal sonographic parameters followed by the digital examination. Labour induction was successful in 79.09%. A new score was formulated using the parameters having independent association and weighting of individual components was given according to its regression coefficients. A new score with a maximum value of 13 was proposed. The best cut-off point for the new score in receiver operating characteristics curve was six with a sensitivity of 95.5% and specificity of 84.6%. The new score was found to have a better area under the curve than the conventional score.

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