Category: Proactive Induction

proIOL: An induction based on a mother’s risk profile. A preventive induction is usually initiated prior to the development of a clinical state that meets the criteria for an indicated induction. Formerly known as “Preventive Induction”.


Term Pregnancy Management in the USA Today: Three Key Concerns

Posting #1 – “Three Things” There are three things that really bother me about the current state of affairs in the area of term pregnancy management in the USA today. These are: The failure to recognize that every term pregnancy is unique, and that broad...


From the Archives: AMOR-IPAT Radio Interview on ReachMD’s Advances in Women’s Health

“AMOR-IPAT: A New Idea to Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section.” This is a November 2008 radio interview with Dr. Lisa Mazzullo, host of ReachMD, XM160, Advances in Women’s Health, in which Dr. Nicholson talks about the AMOR-IPAT approach to pregnancy care and how it...


New AMOR-IPAT publication: meta-analysis of risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes

Nicholson, James M., Lisa C. Kellar, George F. Henning, Maria Colon-Gonzalez, Abdul A. Waheed and Serdar Ural (2015). “The association between the regular use of modeled risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” BJOG 122(6):773-784. Publisher’s link ABSTRACT Background Despite...


New PCORI – AMOR-IPAT Grant Proposal

On May 6th, three medical centers (the Hershey Medical Center [Hershey, Pa], Pinnacle Health [Harrisburg, Pa] and Wright State University [Dayton, Pa]) submitted a grant application to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Titled “A Three-institution Randomized Clinical Trial of the Active Management of...