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Statistical analysis of first-trimester pregnancy terminations in an ambulatory surgical center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  848529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From June, 1973, to December, 1974, 12,219 women requested elective termination of pregnancy at the Concord Medical Center, a private outpatient clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Suction curettage with local anesthesia was performed for 10,890 of the women; the remaining 1,329 (10.9%) women were rejected for the following reasons: not pregnant, 1.9%; estimated duration of pregnancy over 12 weeks, 7.3% medical reasons, 1.6%; and other reasons, 0.1%. For the aborted patients, the immediate complication rate was 6.9 per 1,000. Complication rates were directly associated with length of gestation (whether determined on the basis of the patient-reported last menstrual period (LMP) or on the basis of the physical examination) and with the experience of the physicians. This study adds further evidence that first-trimester termination of pregnancy by suction curettage, with local anesthesia, in a nonhospital setting is a safe procedure when high medical standards are maintained.
N Bozorgi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1977 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-12     Completed Date:  1977-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Legal / adverse effects,  methods*
African Continental Ancestry Group
Ambulatory Care
Dilatation and Curettage*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Gestational Age
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Vacuum Curettage*

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