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THe "U" technique: a new method for Norplant implants removal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8131394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The standard technique for Norplant implants removal was compared with a new technique called the "U" technique, which employs the use of a modified no-scalpel vas deferens holding forceps to grasp and remove the capsules. Seventy-six women requesting Norplant implants removal were randomly assigned to Group 1 (standard removal technique) or Group 2 ("U" removal technique). Variables measured included: (a) time required for complete removal, (b) number of capsules not broken or damaged during removal, and (c) number of incisions required for removal of all six capsules. In clients with visible or palpable capsules, the standard removal technique required significantly more time to remove all six capsules, on average, than the "U" technique (19 versus 7 minutes, p < 0.001); also more capsules were damaged during removal (5.6 undamaged versus 6.0, p < 0.01). In addition, with the standard technique, five clients required two incisions for removal of all six capsules while none of the clients required more than one incision with the "U" technique. Our conclusion is that the "U" technique is a quicker and easier method of removing Norplant capsules than the standard technique.
The standard technique for Norplant implants removal was compared with a new technique called the "U" technique, which employs the use of a modified no-scalpel vas deferens holding forceps to grasp and remove the capsules. 76 women requesting Norplant implants removal were randomly assigned to Group 1 (standard removal technique) or Group 2 ("U" removal technique). Variables measured included: time required for complete removal; number of capsules not broken or damaged during removal; and number of incisions required for removal of all six capsules. In clients with visibles or palpable capsules, the standard removal technique required significantly more time to remove all six capsules, on average, than the "U" technique (19 versus 7 minutes, p 0.001); also, more capsules were damaged during removal (5.6 undamaged vs. 6.0, p 0.01). In addition, with the standard technique, five clients required two incisions for removal of all six capsules, while none of the clients required more than one incision with the "U" technique. Our conclusion is that the "U" technique is a quicker and easier method of removing Norplant capsules than the standard technique.
Authors:
U Praptohardjo; S Wibowo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-15     Completed Date:  1994-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-36     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Central-Java, Semarang, Indonesia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Drug Implants*
Female
Humans
Indonesia
Levonorgestrel / administration & dosage*
Surgical Instruments*
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods*
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drug Implants; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel

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