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Sublingual misoprostol vs. MVA for the treatment of incomplete abortion in Egypt

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

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.

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