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Manual vacuum aspiration for second-trimester pregnancy termination.
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PMID:  14511866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To compare manual and electric vacuum aspiration for surgical abortions between 14 and 18 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A consecutive case series of pregnant women presenting to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for abortion. There were 73 women in the manual vacuum aspiration group and 37 women in the electric vacuum aspiration group. Dilatation and evacuation was performed using manual or electric vacuum aspiration according to protocol. Procedure time was assessed with the t-test. RESULTS: In all cases, abortion was performed with initial vacuum. Group sizes were sufficient to detect a 20% difference in mean procedure time with 80% power (calculated with two separate S.D.s for procedure time). There was no significant difference in procedure time between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: Manual vacuum aspiration can be safely and effectively used in second-trimester abortion procedures and should be more widely investigated for this purpose.
C S Todd; M E Soler; L Castleman; M K Rogers; P D Blumenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-26     Completed Date:  2004-04-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / instrumentation,  methods*
Clinical Competence
Feasibility Studies
Gestational Age
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Vacuum Curettage / methods*

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