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Incomplete abortion in five sub-Saharan African countries

Published
November 27th, 2012
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors
Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Diop, Ayisha, Shochet, T., Diop, A., Gaye, A., Nayama, M., Bal Sall, A., Bukola, F., Blandine, T., Abiola, O.M., Dao, B., Olayinka, O., Winikoff, B.

This article reports data from multi-site randomized trials comparing 400 mcg misoprostol to standard surgical care for treatment of incomplete abortion in 5 sub-Saharan African countries: Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. The results provide additional evidence for the misoprostol regimen evaluated and demonstrate the feasibility of its use in this context.

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