Tag: oxytocin

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. Compared to sequential use, simultaneous use of oxytocin and a foley balloon for cervical ripening was associated with a shorter time to delivery. 2. There was no difference in the rate of cesarean delivery or maternal/perinatal complications between the two groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Roughly one in...
1. Administration of oxytocin to a monogenic mouse model of autism improved social interactions 2. Oxytocin treatment during the developmental period was sufficient to improve social behavior in fully developed mice. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex and heterogeneous disease. To date, hundreds of...