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Abortion Providers' experiences and views on self-managed medication abortion, an exploratory study.

Contraception 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52242.

Objective: Data on the practice of self-managed medication abortion are limited, in part because this practice takes place purposefully outside of established healthcare systems. Given this, we aimed to ascertain abortion providers' familiarity with self-managed medication abortion and associated complications, compare regional differences, and evaluate provider attitudes.

Study Design: We distributed an online survey to members of Society for Family Planning, Association of Reproductive Health Providers, and the Abortion Care Network between July and September 2017 querying experiences with and opinions about self-managed abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2019.04.006DOI Listing
April 2019
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Deciphering the intervention mechanism of Taohong Siwu Decoction following the abnormal uterine bleeding rats based on serum metabolic profiles.

J Pharm Biomed Anal 2019 Mar 23;170:204-214. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

School of Pharmacy, Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei, 230012, China; AnHui Province Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicinal Formula, Hefei, Anhui, 230012, China. Electronic address:

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), one of the most significant characters of incomplete abortion, is a widespread phenomenon in gynecological that put a woman into a terrible physiological and psychological state. Taohong Siwu Decoction (TSD) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescriptions which have treated AUB in China for decades. Our previous study elucidated that TSD reduced the volume of uterine bleedings as well as repaired the endometrium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpba.2019.03.051DOI Listing
March 2019
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Who Was Afraid of Pregnancy Tests? Gestational Information and Reproduction Policies in France (1920-50).

Authors:
Fabrice Cahen

Med Hist 2019 Apr;63(2):134-152

Though resulting from a long-term process, the need to manage pregnancies both medically and bureaucratically became a state concern, especially from the 1920s onwards. A woman's official obligation to notify the state of her pregnancy (and therefore to know it on time) goes beyond a matter of biopolicies and poses a range of contradictions. 'Pregnant or not?' - as an issue of knowledge - is a powerful tool for apprehending the tensions between individual freedom, privacy, institutional requirements and professional powers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mdh.2019.2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434654PMC
April 2019
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Management of Difficult Laryngeal Exposure During Suspension Microlaryngoscopy.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Mar 23;71(1):81-85. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of ENT, Room No. 441, 4th Floor, College Building, Sion Hospital, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion (West), Mumbai, 400022 Maharashtra India.

Difficult laryngeal exposure during suspension microlaryngoscopic surgeries is a common situation encountered by the phonosurgeons nowadays. It leads to unnecessary trauma, incomplete surgery and even abortion of the procedure. Although various methods have been described to counter the situation, they might not be adequate in some cases with very anteriorly placed larynx. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1481-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6401012PMC
March 2019
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Treatment cost and costing model of obstetric complications at a hospital in Myanmar.

PLoS One 2019 20;14(3):e0213141. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Division of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Maternal health still remains a major challenge in almost all developing countries. In Myanmar, the country met only 62% of its target for the maternal mortality rate (130 per 100,000 live birth) even though proportion of skilled birth attendant (SBA) and antenatal care (ANC) coverage was 80% in 2015. Despite the estimated large maternal complications, most maternal healthcare program ignored the burden of those morbidity because of limited understanding of the incidence and prevalence of morbidity conditions and cost of those morbidity burdens on society. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213141PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6426195PMC
March 2019
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Imaging and genetic investigations of neural tube defect in a calf: case report and review of the literature.

J Vet Diagn Invest 2019 Mar 13;31(2):228-234. Epub 2019 Jan 13.

Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin, Grugliasco, Torino, Italy.

A 15-d-old female crossbreed calf was referred because of paraplegia since birth. Clinical examination revealed a skin defect covered by hair on the dorsal midline in the thoracic area of the spine. Thoracolumbar spinal cord neuroanatomic localization was determined based on neurologic examination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1040638718823037DOI Listing
March 2019
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Early abortion with buccal versus sublingual misoprostol alone: a multicenter, randomized trial.

Contraception 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Gynuity Health Projects, 220 East 42(nd) Street, Suite 710, New York, NY, 10017.

Objective: To compare efficacy, safety/side effects and acceptability of buccal versus sublingual administration of a misoprostol-only regimen commonly used for early medical abortion.

Study Design: We conducted a randomized trial at six clinics in two Latin American countries. We randomized women seeking early abortion to buccal or sublingual administration of three doses of misoprostol 800 mcg repeated every 3 h. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2019.02.002DOI Listing
March 2019
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"Confidence comes with frequent practice": health professionals' perceptions of using manual vacuum aspiration after a training program.

Reprod Health 2019 Feb 19;16(1):20. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Background: Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with unsafe abortion as a major contributor. Curettage is most frequently used as the surgical method for treating incomplete abortions, even though it is costly for an impoverished health system and the less expensive and safe manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) method is recommended.

Methods: The aim of this 2016-17 study is to explore health worker's perception of doing MVA 1 year after an educational intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0683-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381708PMC
February 2019
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Early Surface Ablation on Aborted LASIK Flaps.

J Refract Surg 2019 Feb;35(2):121-125

Purpose: To report the outcomes of a series of 16 patients who had secondary surface ablation within 4 weeks of an aborted femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK) procedure.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of electronic medical record data from 2011 to 2015 was performed to identify eyes of patients who had an aborted FS-LASIK procedure followed by secondary surface ablation (photorefractive keratectomy or laser epithelial keratomileusis) within 4 weeks of the primary procedure. Patients were required to have at least three postoperative visits to be included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/1081597X-20190108-01DOI Listing
February 2019
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What contraception do women use after experiencing complications from abortion? an analysis of cohort records of 18,688 postabortion care clients in Tanzania.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):22. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), PO Box 9083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Background: The family planning component of postabortion care (PAC) is critical, as it helps women to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce future incidence of life-threatening unsafe abortion. In Tanzania, PAC was recently decentralized from tertiary-level district hospitals to primary health care dispensaries in four regions of the country. This analysis describes interventions used to improve access to high quality PAC services during decentralization; examines results and factors that contribute to PAC clients' voluntary uptake of contraception; and develops recommendations for improving postabortion contraceptive services. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0687-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350325PMC
January 2019
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Expanding a woman's options to include home use of misoprostol for medical abortion up until 76 days: an observational study of efficacy and safety.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.

Introduction: Home use of misoprostol for medical abortion is increasingly being practiced. With gestational length up to 70 days, it is considered effective, safe and acceptable by women. Knowledge of safety and efficacy with longer gestations is limited and studies are required to expand women's options to include this method of abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13537DOI Listing
January 2019
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Service provider perceptions of the trend in severity of symptoms and complications in women admitted following an incomplete abortion.

J Family Med Prim Care 2018 Nov-Dec;7(6):1521-1526

Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: Sri Lankan abortion law which dates back to the year 1883, and still unchanged, only allows a legal termination when the mother's life is in danger. Many studies undertaken in the country estimates that even in the light of such a backdrop, and with a high contraceptive prevalence rate, many women attempt an abortion when faced with an unwanted pregnancy. This study aims to describe the changes in abortion-related complications in the country over a period of time and explore the reasons for any changes in severity of symptoms among women hospitalized following an abortion based on the perceptions of healthcare service providers. Read More

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http://www.jfmpc.com/text.asp?2018/7/6/1521/246474
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_188_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293891PMC
January 2019
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Outcome of first trimester medical termination of pregnancy: definitions and management.

Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2018 Dec 2;23(6):451-457. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

b Department of Women's and Children's Health, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital , Stockholm , Sweden.

Objective: Medical termination of pregnancy (MToP, or medical abortion) is a highly effective method with a reported efficacy of 95-98%. However, different criteria are currently used to define success, and there are different recommendations for the treatment of what is considered a failure of MToP. This work was undertaken to develop a consensus around a set of well-defined MToP outcomes, as recommended by the Core Outcomes in Women's and Newborn Health initiative. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13625187.2018.1535058DOI Listing
December 2018
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Trends in misoprostol use and abortion complications: A cross-sectional study from nine referral hospitals in Nigeria.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(12):e0209415. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Objective: The study aimed to assess the use of misoprostol and complications associated with abortions in referral hospitals in Nigeria, a country with restrictive abortion laws.

Methods: A cross-sectional study at nine referral hospitals in South-west Nigeria. Nine years' data were retrieved from medical records, including 699 induced abortions. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0209415PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6312220PMC
December 2018
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Medical and surgical abortion for women living with HIV.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 12 19;12:CD012834. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E5033, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 21205.

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe abortion recommend medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol or surgical abortion with vacuum aspiration or dilation and evacuation as safe and effective options for women. However, no specific clinical considerations are stipulated within these guidelines for women living with HIV. Concerns have been raised that women living with HIV may be at greater risk of adverse abortion outcomes compared to HIV-uninfected women due to immunosuppression, high rates of co-infection with other sexually transmitted infections, and possible contraindications between medications used for medical abortion and antiretroviral therapy regimens. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/14651858.CD012834.pub2
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012834.pub2DOI Listing
December 2018
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Hysteroscopic tissue removal system (MyoSure) for the resection of polyps, sub-mucosal leiomyomas and retained products of conception in an out-patient setting: A single UK institution experience.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Dec 12;231:147-151. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Jame's University Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

Purpose: The present study aimed to elucidate the hysteroscopic tissue removal system (MyoSure) efficacy and safety amongst uterine cavity pathologies (UCPs), and to determine its feasibility in an outpatient setting. We also sought to identify possible factors that could adversely affect complete lesion excision.

Methods: 124 women underwent MyoSure procedure and 135 UCPs were excised, between January 2017 and January 2018. Read More

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235404967_New_devel
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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03012115183104
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.10.030DOI Listing
December 2018
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Factors Associated with Management Outcome of Incomplete Abortion in Yirgalem General Hospital, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia.

Obstet Gynecol Int 2018 20;2018:3958681. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Background: Each year, several millions of women who underwent abortion also bear several consequences, including infection, massive blood loss, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and death. Poor treatment outcomes also cause disability and death. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with management outcomes of incomplete abortion in Yirgalem General Hospital. Read More

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/2018/3958681/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3958681DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171250PMC
September 2018
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Effects of refresher training on the use of manual vacuum aspiration in the treatment of incomplete abortions: a quasi-experimental study in Malawi.

BMJ Glob Health 2018 23;3(5):e000823. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Introduction: The maternal mortality ratio is decreasing globally, although it remains high in Malawi. Unsafe abortion is a major cause and treatment of complications after abortion is a big burden on the health system. Even though manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) is the recommended surgical treatment of incomplete abortions in the first trimester, many hospitals in Malawi continue to use sharp curettage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000823DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6157514PMC
September 2018
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Complications related to induced abortion: a combined retrospective and longitudinal follow-up study.

BMC Womens Health 2018 09 25;18(1):158. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Skaraborg Hospital Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.

Background: Induced abortion is one of the most common gynecological procedures in Sweden, but there is still little knowledge about the adverse effects. The aims of this study are to provide an overview of complications of medical and surgical abortions and to evaluate the impact of bacterial screening to prevent postabortal infections.

Methods: All women who underwent induced abortion at Skaraborg Hospital between 2008 and 2015 are included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0645-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6156848PMC
September 2018
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Policy, law and post-abortion care services in Kenya.

PLoS One 2018 21;13(9):e0204240. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background: Unsafe abortion is still a leading cause of maternal death in most Sub-Saharan African countries. Post-abortion care (PAC) aims to minimize morbidity and mortality following unsafe abortion, addressing incomplete abortion by treating complications, and reducing possible future unwanted pregnancies by providing contraceptive advice. In this article, we draw on data from PAC service providers and patients in Kenya to illustrate how the quality of PAC in healthcare facilities is impacted by law and government policy. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0204240PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6150499PMC
March 2019
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Does the Coexistence of Multiple Segmental Rib Fractures in Polytrauma Patients Presenting With "Major" Vertebral Fracture Affect Care and Acute Outcomes?

J Orthop Trauma 2019 Jan;33(1):23-30

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Objective: To determine whether operating on "major" vertebral fractures leads to premature abortion of surgery and/or other acute cardiopulmonary complications.

Design: Retrospective review.

Clinical Setting: Level 1 trauma center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000001316DOI Listing
January 2019
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Serum progesterone distribution in normal pregnancies compared to pregnancies complicated by threatened miscarriage from 5 to 13 weeks gestation: a prospective cohort study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Sep 5;18(1):360. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore.

Background: Progesterone is a critical hormone in early pregnancy. A low level of serum progesterone is associated with threatened miscarriage. We aim to establish the distribution of maternal serum progesterone in normal pregnancies compared to pregnancies complicated by threatened miscarriage from 5 to 13 weeks gestation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-2002-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6126027PMC
September 2018
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Protective effect of breastfeeding against childhood leukemia in Zhejiang Province, P. R. China: a retrospective case-control study.

Libyan J Med 2018 Dec;13(1):1508273

c Department of Physiology , Huzhou University , Huzhou , People's Republic of China.

Objectives: Our research investigated the relationship between childhood leukemia and breastfeeding in the P. R. of China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19932820.2018.1508273DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6116700PMC
December 2018
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Disturbance of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition as a Cause of the Defective Development of Human Spontaneous Abortions with Abnormal Karyotype.

Authors:
V I Kukharenko

Bull Exp Biol Med 2018 Aug 18;165(4):581-583. Epub 2018 Aug 18.

V. I. Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

Genetic program regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition is activated at the early stages of embryogenesis. Abnormal karyotype of the embryo disrupts the fundamental process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, which is seen from incomplete morphological rearrangement and reduced migration capacity of cells, as well as low level of expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers (fibronectin, collagen, and glycosaminoglycans). Disturbances of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition affect the proliferative potential of cells with aberrant karyotype, which contributes to the delay of embryonic development and correlates with the formation of abnormal phenotype in carriers of chromosomal abnormalities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10517-018-4217-4DOI Listing
August 2018
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The Sustained Value of an Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic in the Management of Early Pregnancy Complications: A 10-Year Retrospective Study.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2018 Aug;40(8):1017-1023

Maternal, Newborn and Teen Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North York General Hospital, Toronto, ON; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. Electronic address:

Objective: This study sought to evaluate the sustained value of an early pregnancy assessment clinic (EPAC) in the management of early pregnancy complications and its effect on the incidence emergency room (ER) visits.

Methods: A 10-year retrospective study (January 2006 to December 2015) was conducted. The number of patients assessed, sources and reasons for referral, and treatments provided were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2017.12.002DOI Listing
August 2018
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Controversies in family planning: persistently elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels after aspiration abortion.

Contraception 2018 Dec 7;98(6):541-543. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Low but rising serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels occur infrequently after an induced abortion. Because this scenario rarely occurs after suction aspiration, clinicians may have higher suspicion for an uncommon diagnosis. The differential diagnosis includes both common and uncommon diagnoses, such as incomplete abortion, heterotopic or ectopic pregnancy, a new intrauterine pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.07.136DOI Listing
December 2018
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Contraceptive uptake in post abortion care-Secondary outcomes from a randomised controlled trial, Kisumu, Kenya.

PLoS One 2018 10;13(8):e0201214. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

Aim: The aim was to explore contraceptive uptake, associated factors and satisfaction among post abortion-care (PAC) seeking women in Kenya. Due to unsafe abortions, almost 120 000 Kenyan women received PAC in 2012, and of these women, 70% did not use contraception before pregnancy.

Methods: This study was nested in a larger randomised controlled trial, where 859 women sought PAC at two public hospitals in Kisumu, in June 2013-May 2016. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201214PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086397PMC
February 2019
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Hysteroscopic tubal occlusion using iso-amyl-2-cyanoacrylate in patients with hydrosalpinx.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Dec 29;44(12):2174-2180. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, El-Galaa Maternity Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

Aim: The aim of this work is to assess the effectiveness of hysteroscopic tubal occlusion using iso-amyl-2-cyanoacrylate, among infertile women with hydrosalpinx prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Methods: Hysteroscopic injection of fallopian tubes with hydrosalpinx by 0.5 mL iso-amyl-2-cyanoacrylate was done in 40 infertile women planning for IVF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13769DOI Listing
December 2018
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Meta-analysis of prevalence of bovine herpes virus 1 in cattle in Mainland China.

Acta Trop 2018 Nov 25;187:37-43. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province 163319, PR China. Electronic address:

Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1), an important pathogen of cattle, can cause severe clinical syndromes including respiratory disease, genital disease, and late-term abortions, as well as neurological and systemic disease in cattle. For assessing the prevalence of BHV-1 infection in mainland China, a systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched English and Chinese literature databases for published paper regarding the prevalence of BHV-1 in cattle in China from inception to May 20, 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.07.024DOI Listing
November 2018
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Self-managed abortion in urban Haiti: a mixed-methods study.

BMJ Sex Reprod Health 2018 May 31. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Objective: Although illegal abortion is believed to be widely practised in Haiti, few data exist on such practices. We aimed to learn about illegal abortion access, methods, and perceived barriers to abortion-related care. Additionally, we aimed to identify the proportion of unscheduled antepartum visits to a public hospital that were attributable to unsafe abortion in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2017-200009DOI Listing
May 2018
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Removal of retained products of conception showing marked vascularity without uterine artery embolization: Two case reports.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Aug 28;44(8):1482-1486. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Reproductive Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

Retained products of conception with marked vascularity can cause massive postabortal or post-partum bleeding. Uterine artery embolization is effective for uterus preservation but does not assure fertility preservation. Thus, the optimal treatment for retained products of conception with marked vascularity is uncertain. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jog.13678
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13678DOI Listing
August 2018
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Same-day confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy failure in women with first- and early second-trimester bleeding.

Fertil Steril 2018 06;109(6):1060-1064

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Objective: To determine if alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) concentration in vaginal blood, in the setting of dissolved fetal tissue, is significantly higher than its concentration in the maternal serum.

Design: A prospective cohort study.

Setting: Medical center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.02.006DOI Listing
June 2018
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Parental haplotype-specific single-cell transcriptomics reveal incomplete epigenetic reprogramming in human female germ cells.

Nat Commun 2018 05 14;9(1):1873. Epub 2018 May 14.

Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2333 ZC, Leiden, The Netherlands.

In contrast to mouse, human female germ cells develop asynchronously. Germ cells transition to meiosis, erase genomic imprints, and reactivate the X chromosome. It is unknown if these events all appear asynchronously, and how they relate to each other. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04215-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5951918PMC
May 2018
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Identifying National Availability of Abortion Care and Distance From Major US Cities: Systematic Online Search.

J Med Internet Res 2018 05 14;20(5):e186. Epub 2018 May 14.

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Oakland, CA, United States.

Background: Abortion is a common medical procedure, yet its availability has become more limited across the United States over the past decade. Women who do not know where to go for abortion care may use the internet to find abortion facility information, and there appears to be more online searches for abortion in states with more restrictive abortion laws. While previous studies have examined the distances women must travel to reach an abortion provider, to our knowledge no studies have used a systematic online search to document the geographic locations and services of abortion facilities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9717DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5972217PMC
May 2018
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Low-dose vaginal misoprostol with or without Foley catheter for late second-trimester pregnancy termination in women with previous multiple cesarean sections.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2018 May 9:1-5. Epub 2018 May 9.

a Faculty of Medicine , Zagazig University , Zagazig , Egypt.

Purpose: To compare between low dose vaginal misoprostol with and without Foley catheter for late second trimester pregnancy termination in women with previous multiple cesarean sections.

Materials And Methods: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial, patients were randomly allocated to either low dose vaginal misoprostol group (n = 40) or combined low dose vaginal misoprostol plus Foley catheter group (n = 38). The primary outcome was complete abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2018.1470236DOI Listing
May 2018
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Protective Effect of Taohong Siwu Decoction on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Induced by Incomplete Medical Abortion in Rats during Early Pregnancy.

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 2018 Jul 14;66(7):708-713. Epub 2018 Apr 14.

School of Pharmacy, Anhui University of Chinese Medicine.

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) induced by incomplete abortion is a common gynecological disease. Taohong Siwu decoction (TSD) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula, which has been developed to treat AUB for hundreds of years. In this study, rats had incomplete abortion induced in early pregnancy using mifepristone and misoprostol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1248/cpb.c17-00945DOI Listing
July 2018
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A rapid and reliable chromosome analysis method for products of conception using interphase nuclei.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2018 05 24;6(3):370-381. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Dr. Lal PathLabs Ltd., New Delhi, India.

Background: Karyotype determination has a central role in the genetic workup of pregnancy loss, as aneuploidy (trisomy and monosomy) and polyploidy (triploidy and tetraploidy) are the cause in at least 50% of first trimester, 25% of second trimester, and 11% of third trimester miscarriages. There are several limitations with the current approaches of obtaining a karyotype using traditional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization with a limited number of probes, and chromosomal microarray. These include culture failure, incomplete results, lower sensitivity, and longer reporting time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mgg3.381DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6014463PMC
May 2018
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Effectiveness and safety of sublingual misoprostol in medical treatment of the 1st trimester miscarriage: experience of off-label use in Korea.

Obstet Gynecol Sci 2018 Mar 2;61(2):220-226. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul Metropolitan-Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness and safety of medical treatment with sublingual misoprostol (MS) in the 1st trimester miscarriage under the approval by Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) for off-label usage by the single medical center in Korea.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed in one institution between April 2013 and June 2016. Ninety-one patients diagnosed with miscarriage before 14 weeks of gestation and wanted to try medical treatment were included. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5854901PMC
March 2018
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Recurrent pregnancy loss evaluation combined with 24-chromosome microarray of miscarriage tissue provides a probable or definite cause of pregnancy loss in over 90% of patients.

Hum Reprod 2018 04;33(4):579-587

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Memphis, TN 38120, USA.

Study Question: Will the addition of 24-chromosome microarray analysis on miscarriage tissue combined with the standard American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) evaluation for recurrent miscarriage explain most losses?

Summary Answer: Over 90% of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) will have a probable or definitive cause identified when combining genetic testing on miscarriage tissue with the standard ASRM evaluation for recurrent miscarriage.

What Is Known Already: RPL is estimated to occur in 2-4% of reproductive age couples. A probable cause can be identified in approximately 50% of patients after an ASRM recommended workup including an evaluation for parental chromosomal abnormalities, congenital and acquired uterine anomalies, endocrine imbalances and autoimmune factors including antiphospholipid syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dey021DOI Listing
April 2018
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Hysteroscopic Diagnosis of Omentum Incarceration Subsequent to an Iatrogenic Uterine Perforation.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2019 Jan 7;26(1):29-30. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nova Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Nova University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital S. Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address:

Study Objective: To present and discuss the hysteroscopic aspects of incarcerated omentum through uterine perforation caused by previous dilation and curettage (D&C) for an incomplete first-trimester abortion.

Design: A case report.

Setting: Constantine University Hospital, Constantine, Algeria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2018.02.020DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Use of Manual Vacuum Aspiration in the Treatment of Incomplete Abortions: A Descriptive Study from Three Public Hospitals in Malawi.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 02 21;15(2). Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.

Malawi has a high maternal mortality rate, of which unsafe abortion is a major cause. About 140,000 induced abortions are estimated every year, despite there being a restrictive abortion law in place. This leads to complications, such as incomplete abortions, which need to be treated to avoid further harm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020370DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5858439PMC
February 2018
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Timing of abortion among adolescent and young women presenting for post-abortion care in Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis of nationally-representative data.

BMC Womens Health 2018 02 17;18(1):41. Epub 2018 Feb 17.

African Population and Health Research Center, 2nd Floor APHRC Campus, Manga Close Off Kirawa Road, P.O. Box 10787-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: Complications of unsafe abortion are a leading cause of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Adolescents and young women are disproportionately represented among those at risk of these complications. Currently, we know little about the factors associated with young women's timing of abortion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-018-0521-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816362PMC
February 2018
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Equid herpesvirus 8: Complete genome sequence and association with abortion in mares.

PLoS One 2018 7;13(2):e0192301. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Virology Unit, The Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.

Equid herpesvirus 8 (EHV-8), formerly known as asinine herpesvirus 3, is an alphaherpesvirus that is closely related to equid herpesviruses 1 and 9 (EHV-1 and EHV-9). The pathogenesis of EHV-8 is relatively little studied and to date has only been associated with respiratory disease in donkeys in Australia and horses in China. A single EHV-8 genome sequence has been generated for strain Wh in China, but is apparently incomplete and contains frameshifts in two genes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5802896PMC
April 2018
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Autophagy controls resource allocation and protein storage accumulation in Arabidopsis seeds.

J Exp Bot 2018 Mar;69(6):1403-1414

Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France.

Autophagy is essential for nutrient recycling and plays a fundamental role in seed production and grain filling in plants. Autophagy participates in nitrogen remobilization at the whole-plant level, and the seeds of autophagy mutants present abnormal C and N contents relative to wild-type (WT) plants. It is well known that autophagy (ATG) genes are induced in leaves during senescence; however, expression of such genes in seeds has not yet been reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6018931PMC
March 2018
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[Comparison of hysteroscopy and curettage in incomplete pregnancy with cesarean scar pregnancy].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jan;98(3):217-221

Tianjin Central Hospital of Gynecology Obstetrics, Tianjin 300100, China.

To evaluate the value of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) incomplete abortion. A total of 42 patients with incomplete cesarean circumcision from January 2014 to March 2017 were retrospectively analyzed.Twenty-one patients underwent bilateral uterine artery embolization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0376-2491.2018.03.012DOI Listing
January 2018
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Effectiveness and safety of early medication abortion provided in pharmacies by auxiliary nurse-midwives: A non-inferiority study in Nepal.

PLoS One 2018 19;13(1):e0191174. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States of America.

Background: Expanding access to medication abortion through pharmacies is a promising avenue to reach women with safe and convenient care, yet no pharmacy provision interventions have been evaluated. This observational non-inferiority study investigated the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone-misoprostol medication abortion provided at pharmacies, compared to government-certified public health facilities, by trained auxiliary nurse-midwives in Nepal.

Methods: Auxiliary nurse-midwives were trained to provide medication abortion through twelve pharmacies and public facilities as part of a demonstration project in two districts. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5774715PMC
February 2018
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Undiagnosed Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Recurrent Miscarriage: The First Prospective Pilot Study.

World J Surg 2018 03;42(3):639-645

Department of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in pregnancy is reported to be associated with significant maternal and foetal complications and an up to threefold increase in the risk of miscarriage. However, the true incidence of pHPT in pregnancy, complete and miscarried, is unknown and there are no data on the prevalence of undiagnosed pHPT in recurrent miscarriage (RM) (≥3 consecutive miscarriages under 24-week gestation). This is the first prospective study aiming to establish the prevalence of undiagnosed pHPT in RM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-017-4395-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801386PMC
March 2018
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Oral contraceptive pills as an option for non-surgical management of retained products of conception - a preliminary study.

Gynecol Endocrinol 2018 Jul 18;34(7):609-611. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TRIO Fertility, Toronto and Division of Reproductive Sciences , University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada.

Many Patients with persistent retained products of conception prefers to avoid surgical interventions, such as a dilatation and curettage (D&C) that might pose an additional future risk to their already compromised fertility or obstetric performance. The aim of this study was to the possibility of induced withdrawal bleeding following oral contraceptive administration as a non-surgical treatment for patients with persistent retained products of conception (RPOC). A retrospective study of patients presenting with retained products of conception (RPOC) after failed expectant management or after treatment with PGE1 was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09513590.2018.1427714DOI Listing
July 2018
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Cost-effectiveness of curettage vs. expectant management in women with an incomplete evacuation after misoprostol treatment for first-trimester miscarriage: a randomized controlled trial and cohort study.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2018 Mar 19;97(3):294-300. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Free University Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Introduction: Curettage is more effective than expectant management in women with suspected incomplete evacuation after misoprostol treatment for first-trimester miscarriage. The cost-effectiveness of curettage vs. expectant management in this group is unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13283DOI Listing
March 2018
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