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Incidence of premature delivery following the oxytocin challenge test.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
0002-9378
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
141
Issue
1
Pages
5–8
Identifiers
PMID: 7270622
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The oxytocin challenge test (OCT) has been used to identify and follow the fetus at risk for uteroplacental insufficiency. Of 389 patients who had at least one OCT prior to 38 weeks' gestation, 26 (6.7%) underwent delivery after spontaneous onset of premature labor within 5 days of an OCT. This compares to a 7.5% incidence of spontaneous delivery prior to 38 wk at the University of California Irvine Hospital, and to a 7.6% rate of premature delivery after spontaneous onset of labor in those patients followed with nonstress tests only.

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