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Minerva Medicolegale 2008 September;128(3):143-50

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Medicolegal problematics of the prostaglandins employment in the induction of labor

Ventura F., Braidotti A., Celesti R.

Sezione di Medicina Legale Dipartimento di Medicina Legale, del Lavoro Psicologia Medica e Criminologia Università di Genova, Genova, Italia


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The aim of this paper is to make a review of the clinical issues concerning the indications, contraindications and adverse effects of the labor induction with PGE2. They come then considered medical and legal problematic, proposing some guide of behavior and therapeutic approach. Such indications could represent one greater protection for the called gynecologist to answer in judicial center of hypothesis of professional liability

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