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First trimester abortion by vacuum aspiration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1211837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To compare the efficacy and complications of using the 8 mm diameter metal and flexible plastic cannulae for performing abortions of pregnancies of 7--10 menstrual weeks' gestation by vacuum aspiration, a comparative study was conducted. Both types of cannulae were randomly assigned to 300 subjects in a study design where the physician who performed the abortion was not the same person who evaluated the subject after the abortion or at the time of the follow-up visit. All abortions were performed under paracervical block anesthetic after mechanical dilatation of the cervix to 8.6 mm. The rates of specific complications, blood loss and the need for secondary procedures to complete the abortion were not significantly different for the two types of cannulae. The amount of tissue obtained with a routine curette check following the vacuum aspiration, and the incidence of cannula obstruction were similar for the two types of cannulae.
Authors:
E Borko; R Breznik; Z Kokos; D Edelman; W Brenner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae Fenniae     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0003-3855     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Chir Gynaecol Fenn     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-11     Completed Date:  1976-03-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609198     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Gynaecol Fenn     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Induced / methods*
Adult
Dilatation and Curettage*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Parity
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Time Factors
Vacuum Curettage* / instrumentation,  methods

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