Original Bishop score with modifications

Authors: E. Hostinská;  M. Lubušký;  K. Huml;  R. Pilka
Authors‘ workplace: Porodnicko-gynekologická klinika LF UP a FN, Olomouc, přednosta prof. MUDr. R. Pilka, Ph. D.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2016; 81(6): 426-430


To review original Bishop score and its modifications in context of labour induction.

A review article.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc.

Literature review of original Bishop score, simplified Bishop score, as well as modified Bishop scores as predictive factors of successful induction of labour.

The Bishop score is the most commonly used method to rate the readiness of the cervix for induction of labour.

Bishop score, induction of labor, predictive factors


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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