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Accidental administration of oxytocin to a premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11871004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oxytocin has been used for several decades in close proximity to newborns, yet no published information is available regarding complications associated with its accidental administration to a newborn. We describe a case where oxytocin instead of vitamin K was accidentally administered intramuscularly to a premature infant shortly after birth. The patient described remained hemodynamically stable but developed transient hyponatremia as the sole biochemical abnormality.
David S Hoff; Roy C Maynard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-01     Completed Date:  2002-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Pharmacy Department, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Apnea / chemically induced
Bradycardia / chemically induced
Hyponatremia / chemically induced*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Injections, Intramuscular
Medication Errors*
Oxytocin / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects*
Postpartum Hemorrhage / drug therapy
Vitamin K / therapeutic use
Vitamin K Deficiency / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-79-5/Vitamin K; 50-56-6/Oxytocin

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