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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.
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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]
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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]
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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.
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For the misoprostol group, using the hospital protocol, a 50 [micro]g tablet was inserted into the posterior fornix of the vagina, and it was repeated 6 hourly until an adequate contraction pattern (3-5 contractions in ten minutes, each lasting between 40 and 60 seconds), sufficient cervical ripening (Bishop score greater than 7 or cervical dilatation of at least 4 cm), or spontaneous rupture of membranes was achieved, or a maximum of four doses had been given.
In the present study, to recruit parturients of very similar condition, we selected only women with Bishop scores <7.
We found that, compared with the placebo, 25-[micro]g intravaginal misoprostol significantly increased the incidence of cumulative Bishop score increases ≥3 within 12 h or vaginal delivery within 24 h from the start of labor induction, without significantly increasing the maternal and fetal complications and adverse events, which is consistent with other previous studies on the topic.
Intrapartum risk assessment included Bishop score at admission, monitoring for progress of labour and scar tenderness.
(13) poor Bishop score and nulliparity were found to be predictors of failed induction of labour.
Vaginal examination to determine Bishop score was done before repeating each dose.
The Bishop score was noted as a ver y significant (p Less than 0.5) risk factor for CS.
Information was gathered regarding age, parity, bishop score, apgar score, induction delivery interval, cesarean section, fetal distress, failed induction and uterine hyperstimulation and post partum hemorrhage.
Bishop Score was comparable between both the groups (p=0.1359).
This is the standard procedure according to our labour room protocol.10 Maximum of three doses of PGE2 was inserted depending on the Bishop score followed by augmentation with amniotomy and Oxytocin infusion.
"When bundle achievers were grouped by Bishop score, those with a poor Bishop score had higher rates of cesarean, more neonates to special care, longer lengths of labor, and higher rates of cesarean for dystocia and poor fetal heart rate pattern." (See box.)