Oxytocin use during Caesarean sections in Denmark - are we getting the dose right?

@article{Kjaer2016OxytocinUD,
  title={Oxytocin use during Caesarean sections in Denmark - are we getting the dose right?},
  author={Bjarne Nordstr\om Kjaer and Mogens Kr\oigaard and Lene Heise Garvey},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={18-25}
}
BACKGROUND In Denmark, an iv bolus of 10 IU oxytocin was traditionally given after delivery to prevent atony during caesarean sections. Randomized controlled trials have shown that lower iv bolus doses have same efficacy with fewer side effects and many countries now recommend a 5 IU maximum dose. The aims of this study were to investigate whether patients… CONTINUE READING