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Contemporary management of early pregnancy failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17304025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early pregnancy failure is a common pregnancy complication. This paper reviews the terminology, diagnosis, and treatment of early pregnancy failure. Although surgical curettage has been the standard of care for more than 50 years, additional treatment options exist which appear to be satisfactory to patients. Manual vacuum curettage in the office is an effective alternative to electric vacuum curettage in an operating room. Nonsurgical treatments, including expectant and medical management, are reasonable alternatives depending on the clinical situation and the patient's desires. Clinicians need to understand how these options compare to provide appropriate counseling to patients.
Beatrice A Chen; Mitchell D Creinin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0009-9201     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-16     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents*
Abortion, Missed / diagnosis,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Dilatation and Curettage*
Patient Satisfaction
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents; 59122-46-2/Misoprostol; 84371-65-3/Mifepristone

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