W M Warren Iii

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BACKGROUND Maternal intrapartum fever has been associated with an increased incidence of neonatal morbidity. In this retrospective cohort study, we evaluated whether intravenous oxytocin has a fever-inducing effect. Oxytocin augments secretion of prostaglandins E(2) and F(2α) which are inflammatory mediators known to elevate body temperature. METHODS(More)
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