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Jill Durocher

Misoprostol as first-line treatment for incomplete abortion in Nigeria

Published
October 3rd, 2012
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Diop, Ayisha, 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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