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Évaluation de l'efficacité de la maturation cervicale par l'acupuncture

Abstract : (1) Objectives : Cervical ripening by acupuncture needs several sessions, but it is not always possible to realise them. The objective of our study is to know if the efficiency of cervical ripening is influenced by the number of sessions. (2) Materials and methods : Three groups of patients were made up according to the number of acupuncture sessions realised by each patient. We made pairs with patients according to their parity and the presence of a scar into their womb. We collected for each patient, the Bishop score calculated during the consultation of the ninth month of pregnancy (or during the first acupuncture session if it was before the consultation of the ninth month) and when labor was diagnosed or induced, or when caesarean section was decided. The difference between the two scores was called delta Bishop. The average of deltas Bishop was compared between the three groups. (3) Results : We did not show any statistically significant difference between deltas Bishop. (4) Conclusion : The acupuncture's efficiency in cervical ripening is not influenced by the number of sessions or the acupuncturist can get used to the number of sessions he will be able to do. However, power misses our study. We must realize other studies to apply our conclusions to the practice.
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Marie-Clémence Froment-Chovelon. Évaluation de l'efficacité de la maturation cervicale par l'acupuncture. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2015. ⟨dumas-01176276⟩



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