Bishop score

(redirected from Bishop's score)
Also found in: Wikipedia.


a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
APACHE score (acute physiological assessment and chronic health evaluation) a widely used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score a numerical expression of an infant's condition at birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color; see also apgar score.
Bishop score a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.
Silverman-Andersen score a system for evaluating the breathing of premature infants; see also Silverman-Andersen score.
stroke score any of various scoring systems that seek to characterize a patient's clinical state following a stroke.
trauma score a rating system used in the evaluation of patients with traumatic injury. Scores range from 1 to 15, with lower scores being associated with higher mortality rates.

Bishop score

system to determine the inducibility of the cervix in a pregnant patient, based on dilation, effacement, station, and cervical consistency and position.
[E. H. Bishop]

Bish·op score

(bish'ŏp skōr)
System to determine the inducibility of the cervix in a pregnant patient, based on dilation, effacement, station, and cervical consistency and position.
[E. H. Bishop]

Bishop score

A system for evaluating the potential for successful elective induction of labor. Factors assessed include fetal station, cervical position, effacement, dilation, and consistency. Each factor receives a score of 0, 1, 2, or 3, for the maximum predictive total score of 15. The lower the score, the greater the possibility that labor induction will fail.
References in periodicals archive ?
Not surprisingly, the Bishop's score was the better predictor.
Monger Lane's recent welcome win at Leicester may have kept Bishop's score ticking over, but Ashley Brook's return will provide more than just the promise of further successes - it will restore the natural order of the yard, it will close up the gap in the family circle.
It initially appeared that the Bishop's score was significant in predicting success; however, multivariate, stepwise, logistic regressional analysis of the data determined that it was only of marginal significance when adjusting for other significant predictors.
Traditionally the Bishop's score is used to measure cervical status.
Sensitivity and specificity at different cut-off points were calculated for both cervical length and Bishop's score.
A significant association was found between the Bishop's score and failure of labour induction (p=0.
The best cut-off point for predicting successful labour induction was a Bishop's score of 2 or more.
Using vaginal delivery within 24 hours as the definition of a successful labour induction, (10) our study found no association between cervical length measured by transvaginal ultrasonography and successful labour induction, but a significant association with the Bishop's score.
In the current study, ROC analysis performed to investigate the effect of the Bishop's score on failed labour induction found the AUC to be statistically significant (p=0.
determined that cervical length, parity and Bishop's score were independent variables in predicting vaginal delivery within 24 hours after labour induction.
Preinduction cervical assessment by Bishop's score and transvaginal ultrasound.
And women in the dinoprostone group received 10 mg and oxytocin up to 48 hours or oxytocin alone if the Bishop's score was 5 or higher.