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Urine catheterization may be best sampling technique in preterm infants

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Two techniques are commonly used to collect urine from preterm infants, but a randomized trial shows that catheterization is less painful and more often successful than suprapubic aspiration. Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages, the researchers said in a May 17th...

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Breech presentations likely to recur

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A woman who has had one breech presentation is at increased risk for the same in later pregnancies, researchers in Australia report. They point out that women with a prior cesarean delivery are at higher risk for malpresentation in future pregnancies – and they speculate...

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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...