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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 419621, 5 pages
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Research Article

Obstetric Outcome and Significance of Labour Induction in a Health Resource Poor Setting

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Catholic Maternity Hospital, PMB 104, Moniaya, Ogoja, Cross-Rivers State, Nigeria
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Federal Teaching Hospital, PMB 102, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
3Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, PMB 01129, Enugu State, Enugu 400001, Nigeria
4Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, PMB 007, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Received 22 July 2013; Revised 24 November 2013; Accepted 16 December 2013; Published 20 January 2014

Academic Editor: Gian Carlo Di Renzo

Copyright © 2014 Osaheni Lucky Lawani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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