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Early amniotomy and early oxytocin for prevention of, or therapy for, delay in first stage spontaneous labour compared with routine care

  1. Shuqin Wei1,
  2. Bi Lan Wo1,
  3. Hui-Ping Qi2,
  4. Hairong Xu1,
  5. Zhong-Cheng Luo1,
  6. Chantal Roy3,
  7. William D Fraser1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 7 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006794.pub4


How to Cite

Wei S, Wo BL, Qi HP, Xu H, Luo ZC, Roy C, Fraser WD. Early amniotomy and early oxytocin for prevention of, or therapy for, delay in first stage spontaneous labour compared with routine care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006794. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006794.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Université de Montréal, Département d'Obstétrique-Gynécologie, Montréal, Province of Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbin, China

  3. 3

    CHU Ste-Justine, Unité de recherche clinique appliquée, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

*William D Fraser, Département d'Obstétrique-Gynécologie, Université de Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Bureau 4986, 3175 Chemin de la côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, Province of Quebec, H3T 1C5, Canada. william.fraser@umontreal.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 7 AUG 2013

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
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Wei 2012
  • Wei S, Wo BL, Qi HP, Xu H, Luo ZC, Roy C, Fraser WD. Early amniotomy and early oxytocin for prevention of, or therapy for, delay in first stage spontaneous labour compared with routine care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006794.pub3]