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High failure rates of medical termination of pregnancy after introduction to a large teaching hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18675971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The success rates of medical termination of pregnancy in two time periods (2000-2001 and 2002-2003) were compared to assess the effectiveness of medical abortion introduction to a large academic tertiary medical center. The success rates were markedly reduced over time (87.0% vs. 79.3%) probably owing to the difficulty in defining clear sonographic criteria for treatment failure and the complexity of a follow-up program implemented at a large teaching hospital by a broad staff with widely varying experience and knowledge of the new procedure.
Dana Vitner; Ronit Machtinger; Micha Baum; Motti Goldenberg; Eyal Schiff; Daniel S Seidman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-04-27     Revised Date:  2009-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1374-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal / pharmacology
Abortion, Induced / methods*,  statistics & numerical data*
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Hospitals, Teaching / statistics & numerical data*
Medical Staff, Hospital / education*
Mifepristone / pharmacology
Professional Competence*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Failure
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Uterine Contraction / drug effects
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal; 84371-65-3/Mifepristone
Comment In:
Fertil Steril. 2009 May;91(5):e25; author reply e26   [PMID:  19296938 ]

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