The usefulness of ultrasound before induction of labor
Publication in refereed journal


摘要The indications for induction of labor have been consistently on the rise. These indications are mainly medical (maternal or fetal) or social or related to convenience or maternal preferences. With the increase in the prevalence of these indications, the incidence rates of induction of labor are expected to rise continuously. This poses a substantial workload and financial burden on maternity healthcare systems. Failure rates of induction of labor are relatively high, especially when considering the maternal, fetal, and neonatal risks associated with emergency cesarean deliveries in cases of failure. Therefore, it is essential for obstetricians to carefully select women who are eligible for induction of labor, particularly those with no clinical contraindication and who have a reasonable chance of ending up with a successful noncomplicated vaginal delivery. Ultrasound has an established role in the various areas of obstetrical care. It is available, accessible, easy to perform, and acceptable to the patient. In addition, the learning curve for skillful obstetrical ultrasound scanning is rather easy to fulfill. Ultrasound has always had an important role in the assessment of maternal and fetal well-being. Indeed, it has been extensively explored as a reliable, reproducible, and objective tool in the management of labor. In this review, we aimed to provide a comprehensive update on the different applications and uses of ultrasound before induction of labor for the prediction of its success and the potential improvement of its health-related maternal and fetal outcomes.
著者Kamel R, Garcia FSM, Poon LC, Youssef A
期刊名稱American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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