The effect of early oxytocin augmentation in labor: a meta-analysis.

  title={The effect of early oxytocin augmentation in labor: a meta-analysis.},
  author={S Q Wei and Z C Luo and Hairong Xu and W. D. Fraser},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={114 3},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effects of early augmentation with oxytocin for slow progress of labor on the delivery method and on indicators of maternal and neonatal morbidity. DATA SOURCES We conducted electronic database searches of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for articles published through February 2009 using the keywords "oxytocin," "augmentation," "active management of labor," "cesarean section," and "labor." Primary authors were contacted directly if the data sought… CONTINUE READING


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