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Uterine rupture complicating midtrimester abortion. A report of two cases.
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PMID:  2685289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine rupture occurring during a midtrimester abortion is rare. This complication may lead to profound shock and death as well as to interference with the patient's future fertility. Two patients sustained a uterine rupture during midtrimester abortion. This complication seems to be preventable. The risk of uterine rupture due to overstimulation is higher when amnioinfusion with prostaglandin or hypertonic saline is combined with the use of other oxytocic drugs. Grand multiparas undergoing amnioinfusion should not be given oxytocin; in the rare cases in which oxytocin is needed, it should be administered cautiously and monitored continuously. When a supplemental agent, such as an oxytocic, is needed, it should not be started until several hours after the amnioinfusion.
Z J Hagay; J R Leiberman; R Picard; M Katz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-08     Completed Date:  1990-01-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  912-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Hospital, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic / adverse effects*,  methods
Oxytocin / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Prostaglandins F / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Uterine Rupture / chemically induced,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Prostaglandins F; 50-56-6/Oxytocin

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