4.7Fetal growth restriction

Bibliographic detailsStudy type and evidence levelNumber of patientsPatient characteristicsIntervention and comparisonFollow-up and outcome measures effect sizeReviewer comments
Van den Hove (2006)59

Country: The Netherlands
Study Type: Randomised controlled trial

Evidence level: 1+
Total number of patients = 33

induction of labour
n = 16

Expectant management
n = 17
Women with fetal growth restriction at term.Induction of labour (PGE2 gel for cervical priming and amniotomy and IV oxytocin) versus expectant management.Obstetric interventions (spontaneous birth, forceps, vacuum, CS): 25% versus 24% (NS)

Neonatal morbidity: 50% versus 35% (NS)
Source of Funding: not reported

Allocation by statistician at random and put in consecutively numbered envelopes.

No power calculation.

From: Evidence tables

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Induction of Labour.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 70.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2008 Jul.
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