Tag: labor dystocia

1. In women undergoing active labour, discontinuation of oxytocin was associated with a slightly higher risk of caesarean section compared to continued oxytocin use. 2. Discontinuation of oxytocin was also associated with decreased uterine hyperstimulation and fetal heart rate abnormalities. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Labour is induced in about...
1. Head circumference was more strongly associated with risk of unplanned cesarean than birth weight. 2. Compared to birth weight, newborn head circumference was also more predictive of operative delivery. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Labor dystocia, the most common indication for cesarean delivery in the United States, has classically...