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Table 3 Delivery-related characteristics among women with and without retained placenta

From: Oxidative stress and inflammation in retained placenta: a pilot study of protein and gene expression of GPX1 and NFκB

Delivery-related characteristics Non-retained placenta (n = 31)   Retained Placenta (n = 29)   p-valuea
Gestational age, median (IQR) 40 + 1 15 40 + 5 12 ns
Induction of laborb, n (%) 5 16.1% 6 20.7% ns
Epidural analgesia, n (%) 22 71% 22 75.9% ns
Labor augmentation duration, median (IQR) 2h7min 3h46min 4h23min 4h13min 0.03
Labor augmentation, n (%) 24 77.4% 22 75.9% ns
Instrumental vaginal delivery, n (%) 1 3.2% 5 17.2% ns
Labor duration, median (IQR) 8h30min 6h12min 10h45min 7h11min ns
Labor duration > 12 h, n (%) 7 23.2% 12 41.4% ns
Fetal weight in g, median (IQR) 3590 500 3627 770 ns
Placental weight in g, median (IQR) 482 102 445 137 ns
Blood loss in ml, n (%) 400 200 1550 1325 <0.001
Blood loss ≥ 1000 ml, n (%) 1 3.2% 23 79.3% <0.001
  1. ans is p-value > 0.05
  2. ball women were induced with misoprostol