How soon after term premature rupture of membranes (PROM) should oxytocin be started?

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Evidence-Based Answer

In patients presenting at term with PROM who are not in labor, immediate induction with oxytocin is associated with a lower incidence of endometritis and chorioamnionitis, fewer admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and no increase in the rate of cesarean or operative vaginal births when compared with expectant management (SOR: A, meta-analysis).

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles