Comparison of labor induction in normal and preeclamptic women admitted to delivery ward of Shahid Bahonar hospital in Kerman

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The purpose of this case-control study was to compare successful  labor induction between preeclamptic and non-preeclamptic women admitted to delivery ward of Shahid Bahonar hospital.200 preeclamptic women were selected as case and 200 non-preeclamptic as control group and received labor induction.two groups were similar regarding to age,parity,gravidity,abortion,first and second phase induction,and bishop score of cervix,but there was significant differences based on gestational age (p<0.0001) and membrane ruptuer(p<0.0001).Gestational age and ruptured membrane of preeclamptic women were less than non-preeclamptics.successful induction in preeclamptic and non-preeclamptic  women occured 53.5% and 77% respectively and this difference was significant(p<0.0001).in two groups there was significant differenc in successful induction with bishop score(p<0.01 and p<0.001 respectively),so that the higher bishop score was with higher successful summary,induction of labor in preeclamptic women may carry a higher risk of failed induction and of cesarean delivery compared to non-preeclamptic women .