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Treatment of early pregnancy failure: does induced abortion training affect later practices?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21419385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine the relationship between induced abortion training and views toward, and use of, office uterine evacuation and misoprostol in early pregnancy failure (EPF) care.
STUDY DESIGN: We surveyed 308 obstetrician-gynecologists on their knowledge and attitudes toward treatment options for EPF and previous training in office-based uterine evacuation.
RESULTS: Sixty-seven percent of respondents reported training in office uterine evacuation, and 20.3% reported induced abortion training. Induced abortion training was associated with strongly positive views toward both office-based uterine evacuation and misoprostol as treatment for EPF compared with those with office uterine evacuation training in other settings (odds ratio [OR], 2.64; P < .004 and OR, 3.22; P < .003, respectively). Furthermore, induced abortion training was associated with the use of office uterine evacuation for EPF treatment compared with those with office evacuation training in other settings (OR, 2.90; P = .004).
CONCLUSION: Training experiences, especially induced abortion training, are associated with the use of office uterine evacuation for EPF.
Authors:
Vanessa K Dalton; Lisa H Harris; Jason D Bell; Jay Schulkin; Jodi Steinauer; Melissa Zochowski; A Mark Fendrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2011-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  204     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-14     Completed Date:  2011-09-15     Revised Date:  2014-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  493.e1-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Induced / education*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Embryo Loss / therapy*
Female
Gynecology*
Humans
Male
Obstetrics*
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Pregnancy
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 K08 JS015491//PHS HHS; K08 HS015491/HS/AHRQ HHS; L30 HD059213/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; L30 HD059213-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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