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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Definition)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to ...Read more


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Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Acog released study re some adverse outcomes of use of pitocin (oxytocin) in labour augmentation. How worrisome is this for those of us who had pitocin (oxytocin) used?

Pitocin (oxytocin) has been : Used for years and continues to be used if it is used properly it is very safe I use it on almost all of my inductions and to augment labor without inducing and augmenting my patients many could have ended up with problems, some doctors abuse and do not use Pitocin (oxytocin) properly ( not too many) in those cases it can cause problems, Pitocin (oxytocin) has saved many of my pts from c-section have done 5000+delivery. ...Read more

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Is there any research conducted into whether marijuana affects fertility?

Is there any research conducted into whether marijuana affects fertility?

Yes: There is not a lot of data showing that marijuana or thc directly effects female fertility but there is good evidence showing that it may interfere with spermatogenesis or the production of sperm, mainly numbers and motility. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep and mice. This was published almost 10 years ago, and as far as i know there has been nothing further. On the other hand there are some studies that are proposing the use of oxytocin to aid in repetitive behaviors seen in the autistic spectrum. ...Read more

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Does prolactinoma condition inhibit oxytocin production?

Usually does not: Prolactinoma from a pituitary tumor affects the anterior pituitary. The posterior pituitary is usually not affected-this is where the cells for oxytocin reside. The excess prolactin secretion does not usually impact the oxytocin production. ...Read more

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Depression brain implants - does anybody know where these research studies are being done?

Depression brain implants - does anybody know where these research studies are being done?

Depression treatment: Duke university has done a lot of research on brain implants and the treatment of resistant depression. There have been some extremely encouraging results in certain patients. Google may give you a good place to start. ...Read more

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Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more

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Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Why is everyone supporting research on autism now?

Autism increasing: Study released last week showed autism affects one in 88 children(up from 1 in 110). Because of the increase more people are aware and want more research. Autism community is active in the media. ...Read more

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Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Is there scientific evidence that attachment parenting is better?

Is there scientific evidence that attachment parenting is better?

Attachment: Healthy attachments between a child and a parent are essential to raise healthy children. There is lots of research to back this up. This means lots of love and affection and making sure the child's needs are met, including food, shelter, attention, teaching, positive environment and boundaries.. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?

Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read more

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Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Rosacea research: There is on-going research on rosacea through out the country. To participate in a clinical research study contact a dermatologist specializing in rosacea care at a teaching hospital near you. ...Read more

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This is a scientific question: can breast milk be geneticly produced using biotechnology and molecular biology?

This is a scientific question: can breast milk be geneticly produced using biotechnology and molecular biology?

No: There are products of living systems in breast milk like immunoglobulin a that can not be replicated synthetically.The easy absorption of various nutrients in breast milk has also never been replicated in more than 3 decades of breast milk research. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pitocin (Definition)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more