[Induction of labour at 41 completed until 42 completed gestational weeks, update of mini-HTA VGR 2007]

Wennerholm U-B, Flisberg A, Hagberg H, Ladfors L, Jivegård L, Svanberg T, Wessberg A, Bergh C
Record ID 32013000125
Authors' objectives: Does induction of labour at 41 to 42 gestational weeks result in a decreased perinatal mortality and morbidity compared to expectancy with or without surveillance and how is maternal morbidity influenced?
Authors' recommendations: There is support for a reduction in perinatal mortality (GRADE ⊕⊕􀁣 􀁣), a reduction in meconium aspiration (GRADE ⊕⊕⊕􀁣), reduction in the frequency of children with a birth weight> 4000 gram (GRADE ⊕⊕⊕􀁣) or some reduction in birth weight (GRADE ⊕⊕􀁣 􀁣) and a more positive delivery experience (GRADE ⊕⊕􀁣 􀁣) by induction of labour at ≥ 41 gestational weeks compared to expectancy. For other outcomes there is a small/no or uncertain difference.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Pregnancy
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
Contact Name: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Copyright: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland
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