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AUGMENTATION, old English law. The name of a court erected by Henry VIII., which was invested with the power of determining suits and controversies relating to monasteries and abbey lands.

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Augmentation of labor (ARM, oxytocin, or both) has been found to be highly significant, that is, 77.5% of VBAC (p < 0.001) as compared to the group (31.9%) where no intervention was done.
Apply physiologic logic as well to cervical ripening techniques for the augmentation of labor, she urged, noting that once a patient is in labor she shouldn't be given another dose of a hormonal cervical ripener just because "it's time for another dose."
Rate of induction of labor was not different between the 2 hospitals; however, augmentation of labor with oxytocin occurred significantly more frequently at Burnaby than at BC Women's.
In the group A out of 30 cases, in 18 (60.0%) cases oxytocin was not used for augmentation of labor and in 12 cases (40%) oxytocin was used.
The hospital was also required to implement new policies on induction, augmentation of labor, and informed consent.

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