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Routine induction of labour by amniotomy and simultaneous Syntocinon (synthetic oxytocin) infusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5311028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 2,272 deliveries between 1 October, 1967 and 31 December, 1968 290 were induced by simultaneous intravenous Syntocinon (synthetic oxytocin) at amniotomy. The hazards of induction of labour are greatly reduced when this method is used routinely. Only 4 of the 13 caesarean sections were thought to be due to failure of method. Within 12 hours 221 patients were delivered, and this short induction-delivery interval resulted in an extremely low maternal and fetal morbidity. It is believed that with proper safeguards and in the light of present knowledge this is the method of choice.
M E Pawson; S C Simmons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1970 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1970-09-28     Completed Date:  1970-09-28     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid-Base Equilibrium
Amnion / surgery*
Cesarean Section
Fetal Diseases / prevention & control
Infant Mortality
Labor, Induced*
Maternal Mortality
Obstetric Labor Complications / prevention & control
Oxytocin / therapeutic use*
Postpartum Hemorrhage / complications
Time Factors
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