Oral misoprostol vs. intravenous oxytocin in reducing blood loss after emergency cesarean delivery.

@article{Lapaire2006OralMV,
  title={Oral misoprostol vs. intravenous oxytocin in reducing blood loss after emergency cesarean delivery.},
  author={Olav Lapaire and Markus C. Schneider and Martin Stotz and Daniel Surbek and Wolfgang Holzgreve and Irene Mathilde Hoesli},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of oral misoprostol and intravenous oxytocin in reducing blood loss in women undergoing indicated or elective cesarean delivery (CD) under spinal anesthesia. METHODS In this prospective, double-blind pilot study, 56 parturients who received 5 IU of intravenous oxytocin after cord clamping were randomized to further receive either misoprostol orally and a placebo infusion intravenously or placebo orally and an oxytocin infusion intravenously. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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