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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011 Jan;112(1):40-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.08.022. Epub 2010 Nov 30.

Oral misoprostol as an alternative to surgical management for incomplete abortion in Ghana.

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Koforidua Regional Hospital, Koforidua, Ghana.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate whether 600-μg oral misoprostol is an effective alternative to manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) for the treatment of incomplete abortion.

METHODS:

From June 16, 2004, to July 20, 2005, 230 women of reproductive age presenting with incomplete abortion were randomized in an open-label trial to either 600-μg oral misoprostol or MVA for the treatment of incomplete abortion.

RESULTS:

Regardless of the assigned method, more than 98% of participants experienced complete uterine evacuation following initial treatment. Efficacy, acceptability, and satisfaction ratings were similar and high for both methods.

CONCLUSION:

600-μg oral misoprostol is a safe, effective, and acceptable alternative to MVA for the treatment of incomplete abortion.

PMID:
21122848
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.08.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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