Prophylactic syntometrine versus oxytocin for delivery of the placenta.


BACKGROUND The routine prophylactic administration of an oxytocic agent is an integral part of active management of the third stage of labour. These agents help prevent postpartum haemorrhage. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of ergometrine-oxytocin (syntometrine) with oxytocin alone in reducing the risk of postpartum… (More)


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