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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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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...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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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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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...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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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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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

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A study has shown that quetipine increases gh, prolactin secretions & decrease cortisol secretion;how do these processes manifest?Do they affect mental

A study has shown that quetipine increases gh, prolactin secretions & decrease cortisol secretion;how do these processes manifest?Do they affect mental

QUETIPINE: Has many potential adverse effects. The only clinically important hormonal effect is the potential elevation of serum prolactin, which can cause breast enlargement and secretion as well as weight gain, abnormal periods, infertility (in women), testosterone deficiency (in men), etc. And may need to be treated with other rx. ...Read more

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Do vaccines containing human cells cause homologous recombination when injected into humans? Have studies been done in regards to this? Citations?

Do vaccines containing human cells cause homologous recombination when injected into humans?  Have studies been done in regards to this? Citations?

No: Computational detection of homologous recombination hotspots in many human chromosomes is not well documented or studied. Would make a nice topic for your phd thesis. ...Read more

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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent. ...Read more

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Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Yes, indirectly.: Since the discovery that antenatal steroids could reduce respiratory distress syndrome (rds) more than 20 years ago, there have been few studies of preventing rds, per se. However, the major cause of rds is preterm birth and there have been lots of recent studies of conditions like preterm labor, gestational diabetes, and pregnancy-induced hypertension, that are associated with preterm delivery. ...Read more

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Have studies shown conclusively that the radiation from a lifetime of mammograms does not cause breast cancer? Which studies are they?

Have studies shown conclusively that the radiation from a lifetime of mammograms does not cause breast cancer? Which studies are they?

No,: that type of study would be impossible to perform. Radiation induced cancer risks are extrapolated from various data sources, but not controlled studies. The theoretical slight cancer risk of mammography is dwarfed by the number of cancers mammography detects. You can easily calculate the risks using an interactive tool at xrayrisk.com ...Read more

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Are there studies that demonstrate that lyrica (pregabalin) controls seizures better than neurontin? References?

Are there studies that demonstrate that lyrica (pregabalin) controls seizures better than neurontin? References?

No studies : Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin are chemically very similar, and there has never been, to my knowledge, a head to head study. Would expect both to have an identical response in epilepsy. One problem with neurontin, will not benefit beyond 2400 mg total daily. ...Read more

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Scientific studies on resveratrol and cancer chemoprevention?

Scientific studies on resveratrol and cancer chemoprevention?

Too early: It is too early in the course of resveratrol reseach to know if it has any useful properties. A balanced diet, low in saturated fats, rich in fresh vegetable and fruits is more likely to be helpful for healthy living. Avoid tobacco and keep alcohol to a minimum. ...Read more

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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pitocin (Definition)

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