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IMOP: randomised placebo controlled trial of outpatient cervical ripening with isosorbide mononitrate (IMN) prior to induction of labour – clinical trial with analyses of efficacy, cost effectiveness and acceptability

Shrikant Bollapragada1, Fiona Mackenzie2, John Norrie3, Stavros Petrou4, Margaret Reid5, Ian Greer1, Inass Osman1 and Jane E Norman1*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Developmental Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth Building, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER, UK

2 Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER, UK

3 Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT), Health Services Research Unit, Aberdeen University, Applicant and Trial Statistician CHaRT, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK

4 National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK

5 Public Health, University of Glasgow, Public Health and Health Policy, Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, 1 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2006, 6:25  doi:10.1186/1471-2393-6-25

Published: 25 July 2006

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