Files in This Item:
   
Thumbnail11_4_2005_657_662.pdf

View/Open

Title: Termination of second trimester, complicated gestation
Authors: Al Taani, M.I.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: To assess the effectiveness of intravaginal misoprostol for second trimester uterine evacuation, we studied 70 women with singleton pregnancies complicated by fetal malformation or dead fetuses. Participants received 200 microgram misoprostol administered at 4-hour intervals. Gestations with dead fetuses had a shorter induction-abortion interval [14.2 hours, st and ard deviation [SD] 4.3] than those with live, malformed fetuses [20.2 hours, SD 7.3] [P< 0.001]. The abortion rate was significantly higher for gestations with dead fetuses [92.1%] than those with live, malformed fetuses [68.8%] [P< 0.05]. There were no major complications and no significant difference in the incidence of side-effects. All women aborted within 38 hours. Administration of misoprostol is an effective clinical method to terminate second trimester, complicated pregnancy
Description: 657-662
Keywords: Abortifacient Agents
Administration, Intravaginal
Fetal Death
Misoprostol
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Subject: Pregnancy Trimester, Second
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116991
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1104/11_4_2005_657_662.pdf
Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)



Items in WHO IRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.