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Titrated oral misoprostol for augmenting labour to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes

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Title
Titrated oral misoprostol for augmenting labour to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, September 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010648.pub2
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Authors

Vogel, Joshua P, West, Helen M, Dowswell, Therese

Abstract

Labour dystocia is associated with a number of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Augmentation of labour is a commonly used intervention in cases of labour dystocia. Misoprostol is an inexpensive and stable prostaglandin E1 analogue that can be administered orally, vaginally, sublingually or rectally. Misoprostol has proven to be effective at stimulating uterine contractions although it can have serious, and even life-threatening side-effects. Titration refers to the process of adjusting the dose, frequency, or both, of a medication on the basis of frequent review to achieve optimal outcomes. Studies have reported on a range of misoprostol titration regimens used for labour induction and titrated misoprostol may potentially be effective and safe for augmentation of labour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 167 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 22%
Student > Bachelor 25 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 12%
Researcher 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 4%
Other 20 12%
Unknown 45 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 71 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 13%
Social Sciences 11 6%
Psychology 7 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 50 29%