Neonatal jaundice: a comparison between intravenous oxytocin and oral prostaglandin E2.

Conway, D.I. , Read, M.D., Bauer, C. and Martin, R.H. (1976) Neonatal jaundice: a comparison between intravenous oxytocin and oral prostaglandin E2. Journal of International Medical Research, 4(4), pp. 241-246. (doi:10.1177/030006057600400406) (PMID:1026549)

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Abstract

The total serum bilirubin levels at two and occasionally five days after birth were studied in 162 infants whose mothers received either intravenous oxytocin or oral Prostaglandin te2 during labour, and the results were compared with those obtained in forty-two control patients. Following labour of spontaneous onset, whether the mother received intravenous oxytocin or oral Prostaglandin E2, neonatal total serum bilirubin levels were not different from those in controls. After induction by amniotomy and an active agent, higher mean total serum bilirubin levels were found in infants whose mothers received intravenous oxytocin than in those given oral prostaglandin E2; a significant rise in the total serum bilirubin level appeared to occur when mothers received a total of more than 12,000 milliunits of oxytocin or more than 4,000 milliunits per kg birthweight of the infant.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Conway, Professor David
Authors: Conway, D.I., Read, M.D., Bauer, C., and Martin, R.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Journal of International Medical Research
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0300-0605
ISSN (Online):1473-2300

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