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Systematic review of oxytocin dosing at caesarean section

Stephens, Lynell; Bruessel, Thomas

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We undertook a systematic review to determine the optimal dose of oxytocin after elective caesarean section or caesarean section in labouring women. We identified seven trials. These trials raise questions about the use of high dose (10 international units; IU) or moderate dose (5 IU) oxytocin in both settings and provide evidence that lower doses are equally effective but associated with significantly fewer side-effects. For elective caesarean section, a slow 0.3 to 1 IU bolus of oxytocin over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72017
Source: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

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