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Article: Pilot study on the use of repeated doses of misoprostol in termination of pregnancy at less than 9 weeks of gestation

TitlePilot study on the use of repeated doses of misoprostol in termination of pregnancy at less than 9 weeks of gestation
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wkap.nl
Citation
Advances In Contraception, 1999, v. 15 n. 3, p. 211-216 How to Cite?
AbstractPregnancy was terminated by repeated doses of vaginal misoprostol in 20 women at a gestational age of less than 9 weeks. The women were given 800 μg of vaginal misoprostol as an initial dose followed by 400 μg of vaginal misoprostol every 3 h for 4 doses. Fourteen women (70%, 95% confidence interval: 48-85%) had a complete abortion. Two women (10%) had a missed abortion, and two (10%) had an ongoing pregnancy. Two women (10%) had an incomplete abortion. The interval between the first dose of misoprostol and the passage of tissue mass was 25.3 ± 34.4 h (median: 15 h). The duration of vaginal bleeding was 23.6 ± 20.4 days (median: 14 days). Side-effects were mild and there was no significant drop in hemoglobin level. Repeated doses of vaginal misoprostol may be an alternative for women who do not want surgical abortion and who live in an area where mifepristone is not available.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87334
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2000 Impact Factor: 0.509
2002 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.294
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dc.contributor.authorWong, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, LCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
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dc.date.issued1999en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPregnancy was terminated by repeated doses of vaginal misoprostol in 20 women at a gestational age of less than 9 weeks. The women were given 800 μg of vaginal misoprostol as an initial dose followed by 400 μg of vaginal misoprostol every 3 h for 4 doses. Fourteen women (70%, 95% confidence interval: 48-85%) had a complete abortion. Two women (10%) had a missed abortion, and two (10%) had an ongoing pregnancy. Two women (10%) had an incomplete abortion. The interval between the first dose of misoprostol and the passage of tissue mass was 25.3 ± 34.4 h (median: 15 h). The duration of vaginal bleeding was 23.6 ± 20.4 days (median: 14 days). Side-effects were mild and there was no significant drop in hemoglobin level. Repeated doses of vaginal misoprostol may be an alternative for women who do not want surgical abortion and who live in an area where mifepristone is not available.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.titlePilot study on the use of repeated doses of misoprostol in termination of pregnancy at less than 9 weeks of gestationen_HK
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