The First International Guideline for Oxytocin Safely Decreased Oxytocin Amount During Cesarean Section: A Single-Institution Retrospective Analysis

The First International Guideline for Oxytocin Safely Decreased Oxytocin Amount During Cesarean Section: A Single-Institution Retrospective Analysis

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The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. The guideline further suggests that the oxytocin receptor desensitization against oxytocin can happen when the uterine has already been exposed to oxytocin. The study aptly Concludes from the Results that the new guideline-based oxytocin administration for cesarean section significantly decreases intraoperative oxytocin amount with an equivalent amount of intraoperative hemorrhage.



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Comments: This single-institution retrospective study of 174 patients who underwent cesarean section with a new protocol or the conventional manner from November 2019 to December 2020, adapted the guideline-based oxytocin infusion method and verified the validity of the new approach after one year. The study is of importance as it demonstrates that the new guideline-based oxytocin administration safely decreased the intraoperative oxytocin amount. Also, there was no significant difference in the incidence of nausea. The administration and discontinuation of oxytocin infusion comes out as one of the limitations of this study, as too early discontinuation can increase postpartum hemorrhage.


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Author Info

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Takeshi Murouchi
Department of Anesthesiology, Asahi General Hospital, Asahi, Japan

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 26, Jul 2021
Accepted: Tue 10, Aug 2021
Published: Thu 26, Aug 2021
© 2023 Takeshi Murouchi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACR.2021.02.01