Study targets neonatal sepsis rates after preterm membrane rupture

04/25/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Neonatal sepsis occurred in 2.6% of pregnant women whose labor was induced after their water broke in the late preterm period, compared with 4.1% of those whose condition was monitored to see if labor began naturally, according to research from Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The difference was not considered significant, and the study team wrote in PLoS Medicine that inducing labor does not substantially improve outcomes.

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