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n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Is the unsafe use of oxytocin in South Africa contributing to our high prevalence of perinatal asphyxia? : editorial

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Extracted from text ... 1 Is the unsafe use of oxytocin in South Africa contributing to our high prevalence of perinatal asphyxia? H Odendaal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and MRC Perinatal Mortality Research Unit, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital. The use of oxytocin for the augmentation of labour is still controversial, many years after the first report on the active management of labour as an alternative to Caesarean section for dystocia.1 Even two meta-analyses, published in successive years in journals on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean differ. The one found a 34 % reduction in the rate of Caesarean section ..

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2002-02-01
2016-12-03
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