Results from a study using misoprostol for management of incomplete abortion in Vietnamese hospitals
- May 22nd, 2013
- Staff Publication
- Incomplete Abortion
- Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Blum, Jennifer, Ngoc, N.T., Shochet, T., Blum, J., Hai, P.T., Dung, D.L., Nhan, T.T., Winikoff, B.
This study investigated the use of 400 mcg sublingual misoprostol for uterine evacuation following incomplete abortion. In addition to evaluating efficacy and acceptability, the study sought to demonstrate the applicability of this method in lower level settings. Findings include high rates of success and satisfaction and suggest a clear path for task shifting post-abortion care from physicians to lower- or midlevel providers. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 May 22;13:118. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-118.
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