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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 219-20

Umbilical vein oxytocin in the management of third stage of labour.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
R D Athavale
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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PMID: 0001841972

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of intra-umbilical oxytocin in minimizing the blood loss during 3rd and 4th stage of labour. Seventy-five pregnant multigravidas without any obstetric or medical complications were studied. It was found that the expulsion of the placenta was rapid as compared to the group treated with normal saline but not with methylergometrine. The drop in hemoglobin and hematocrit was comparable in patients receiving intra-umbilical oxytocin and those with active management of 3rd stage with methylergometrine.


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