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Amnioinfusion does not affect the length of labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1415405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether amnioinfusion prolongs or shortens the length of labor in patients who have an accepted indication for amnioinfusion. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective post hoc analysis of the length of labor of 437 patients who were enrolled in three prospective, randomized, controlled studies of amnioinfusion. RESULTS: The length of labor was not significantly different for patients who received amnioinfusion compared with those who did not receive amnioinfusion (control group). Among the subgroup with vaginal delivery, the duration of labor after amnioinfusion did not differ from the duration of labor among the controls. The length of labor (mean +/- SD, in hours) for the amnioinfusion group was 9.3 +/- 6.3 versus 10.6 +/- 6.9 for the control groups (p not significant). Among the subgroup that required cesarean delivery, the duration of labor after amnioinfusion did not differ from the duration of labor among the controls. The length of labor (mean +/- SD, in hours) in patients requiring cesarean delivery in the amnioinfusion group was 11.1 +/- 6.3 versus 13.0 +/- 7.5 for the control group (p not significant). CONCLUSION: Amnioinfusion does not prolong or shorten the length of labor among patients who have an accepted indication for the treatment.
C J Macri; D B Schrimmer; J S Greenspoon; T H Strong; R H Paul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  167     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-17     Completed Date:  1992-11-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1134-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric
Labor, Obstetric*
Oligohydramnios / therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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