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NAPOLES MENDEZ, Danilo; MONTES DE OCA GARCIA, Arelis  and  COUTO NUNEZ, Dayana. Active treatment with oxytocin and late artificial rupture of membranes in the dystocia of the latent phase of labor. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.11, pp.1550-1559. ISSN 1029-3019.

A prospective, longitudinal intervention study, of the 90 pregnant women with prolonged latent phase of labor, from eight hours on, assisted in the Perinatology Service of "Mariana Grajales Coello" and "Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Hospitals in Santiago de Cuba was carried out in the period 2011-2013, with the objective of demonstrating the usefulness of the active treatment with late artificial rupture of membrane, used in the prolonged latent phase of labor. It was obtained that the average time to reach the active phase after initiating the induction was of 5,08 hours and 80,3% of the women had a fast response; while the duration of the active phase was of 4,05 hours as average. The usefulness of the new therapeutic protocol for the dystocia of latent phase was demonstrated

Keywords : first period of labor; dystocia of latent phase; labor; late artificial rupture of membranes.

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