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Jill Durocher

A randomized controlled trial of 400-μg sublingual misoprostol versus manual vacuum aspiration for the treatment of incomplete abortion in two Egyptian hospitals

Published
November 1st, 2010
Type
Publication
Topic
Pregnancy Failure and Miscarriage
Authors
Winikoff, Beverly, Blum, Jennifer, Dabash, Rasha, Cherine Ramadan, M., Darwish, E., Hassanein, N.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet; 2010 Nov; 111(2):131-5; doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.06.021

This article reports on the results of a study comparing sublingual misoprostol to MVA for the treatment of incomplete abortion in Egypt. The results demonstrate that misoprostol is a highly effective and feasible treatment alternative to surgery, and that the likelihood of a clinically important drop in Hb (<2 g/dl) post treatment is comparably rare following medical and surgical treatment.