Misoprostol as first-line treatment for incomplete abortion in Nigeria
- November 3rd, 2012
- Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
- Fawole, A.O., Diop, A., Adeyanju, A.O., Aremu, O.T., Winikoff, B.
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.