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Balancing the Efficacy and Safety of Misoprostol: A Meta-Analysis Comparing 25 Versus 50 µg of Intravaginal Misoprostol for the Induction of Labor

McMaster, K.; Sanchez-Ramos, L.; Kaunitz, A.M.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 10
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479482.34472.1f
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(BJOG. 2015;122(4):468–476)

Approximately half of all women who undergo labor induction will have an unfavorable cervix that requires ripening. Prostaglandins, which are often used for pharmacological cervical ripening, have the advantage of not only ripening the cervix, but also stimulating myometrial contractility.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

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