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Cervical priming with misoprostol before manual vacuum aspiration versus electric vacuum aspiration for first-trimester surgical abortion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21112054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) with electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) and to evaluate whether cervical priming with misoprostol facilitates cervical dilation and reduces complications associated with first-trimester medical abortion performed up to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
METHODS: A total of 600 women who requested termination of pregnancy were randomized into 4 groups (150 women in each group). Group I and II received a vaginal placebo 3 hours before MVA or EVA, respectively. Group III and IV received 400 μg of vaginal misoprostol 3 hours before MVA or EVA, respectively.
RESULTS: Complete abortion rates after MVA and EVA were both 97.9%; after cervical priming with misoprostol complete abortion rates were 98.6% versus 97.3% after cervical priming with placebo (P>0.05). Administration of misoprostol into the vagina before MVA resulted in 99.3% complete abortions (P=0.40), and the least operative blood loss, operating time, and need for cervical dilation (P<0.05). Overall complications and adverse effects were similar in all groups (P>0.05).
CONCLUSION: For surgical evacuation, EVA and MVA did not differ in efficacy. Cervical priming 3 hours before MVA for termination of pregnancy significantly reduced the need for cervical dilation and the operative time, and improved the efficacy of the procedure. Pretreatment with vaginal misoprostol before MVA is a safe and effective method for terminating pregnancies of up to 10 weeks of gestation.
Suneeta Mittal; Rohini Sehgal; Sagarika Aggarwal; Janaki Aruna; Anupama Bahadur; Guresh Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  2011-04-06     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Abortion, Induced / methods*
Blood Loss, Surgical
Cervical Ripening / drug effects
Double-Blind Method
Follow-Up Studies
Misoprostol / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Postoperative Complications
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Prospective Studies
Time Factors
Vacuum Curettage / adverse effects,  methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal; 0E43V0BB57/Misoprostol

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