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Misoprostol as first-line treatment for incomplete abortion in Nigeria

Oct. 2012
Staff Publication
Pregnancy Failure
Diop, Ayisha, Winikoff, Beverly Fawole, A.O., Diop, A., Adeyanju, A.O., Aremu, O.T., Winikoff, B.


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The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of introducing misoprostol as first-line treatment for incomplete abortion at a secondary-level health facility in Nigeria. The results demonstrate that misoprostol can be successfully used as first-line treatment by nurse–midwives, with success rates over 90% that are consistent with findings from previous studies in which drug administration was controlled solely by physicians. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2012), 119:170–173.

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