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High dose oxytocin for dystocia safely reduces C-sections: meta-analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – High doses of oxytocin are more effective than low doses for labor augmentation, a new meta-analysis has shown. The higher-dose protocols shortened labor and decreased the risk of cesarean section. The results “suggest that the high-dose oxytocin may be more important in...

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Macroprolactinemia a benign condition not requiring treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with macroprolactinemia don’t need extensive exams or prolonged monitoring, according to a prospective study. As long as their monomeric prolactin concentration is normal, patients with this benign variant of hyperprolactinemia don’t require imaging studies,...

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Annual high-dose vitamin D supplement may be counterproductive

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single yearly oral dose of 500,000 international units of cholecalciferol (vitamin D) does not protect generally healthy older women from falls and fractures. On the contrary, it appears to increase the risk of falls and fractures, researchers from Australia found in a...