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Jill Durocher

Misoprostol as first-line treatment for incomplete abortion in Nigeria

Published
November 3rd, 2012
Type
Publication
Topic
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors
Fawole, A.O., Diop, A., Adeyanju, A.O., Aremu, O.T., Winikoff, B.
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics; November 2012; Vol. 119(2):170-173

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.