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Cervical Preparation Before Dilation and Evacuation Using Adjunctive Misoprostol or Mifepristone Compared With Overnight Osmotic Dilators Alone: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

This double-blind, three-arm, multicenter, randomized trial compared overnight osmotic dilators alone, dilators plus 400 micrograms buccal misoprostol 3 hours preoperatively, and dilators plus 200 mg oral mifepristone during dilator placement for dilation and evacuation for second trimester abortion. Despite no difference in operative time, adjunctive mifepristone facilitates later dilation and evacuation compared with osmoticdilators alone and is better tolerated than misoprostol.

Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep;126(3):599-609. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000977.

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  • Topic: Medical Abortion
  • Type: Staff Publication
  • Author: Goldberg, A.B., Fortin, J.A., Drey, E.A., Dean, G., Lichtenberg, E.S., Bednarek, P.H., Chen, B.A., Dutton, C., McKetta, S., Maurer, R., Winikoff, B., Fitzmaurice, G.M.
  • Published: September 2015