Nearly 200 patients presenting various forms of disturbed pregnancy (missed abortion, inevitable late abortion, immature delivery and premature delivery) were treated by high- concentration oxytocin-drip (HCOD) in its original regimen (HCOD 1) and with a more concentrated solution (HCOD 2). Successful evacuation of the uterine cavity was achieved in 88% of the group who had missed abortions and in 100% of the patients in the other groups. Comparison of the results obtained with HCOD 1 and HCOD 2 seems to indicate that the latter concentration provided a better therapeutic response in the missed and inevitable abortion groups. In the immature delivery series, treatment with HCOD 1 proved to be very much more effective than treatment with HCOD 2. A valid comparative evaluation could not be computed for the premature delivery patients owing to their limited number.
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