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Issues in second trimester induced abortion (medical/surgical methods).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20347397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Second trimester abortion remains a common procedure worldwide. Dilatation and evacuation (D&E) is the surgical method of choice, if the surgical expertise and facilities are available. Adequate cervical dilatation preoperatively is a prerequisite for a safe D&E. Medical abortion using misoprostol together with mifepristone is the medical method of choice. The recommended regimen is 200mg mifepristone followed by 800 microg of vaginal misoprostol 36-48 h later. Subsequent doses of 400 microg of misoprostol can be given orally every 3h up to a maximum of four more doses. Proper preoperative assessment would not only help to provide safe abortion treatment, but it also guides the choice of method. If the expertise and facilities of both methods are available, both methods should be discussed and offered to the patient so that the patient can make an informed choice.
Authors:
Vivian C Y Lee; Ernest H Y Ng; P C Ho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-1932     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121582     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, PR China. v200lee@hku.hk
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