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treating spontaneous and induced septic abortions

Atim Udoh, Emmanuel E Effa, Olabisi Oduwole, Babasola O Okusanya, Obiamaka Okafo
BACKGROUND: A septic abortion refers to any abortion (spontaneous or induced) complicated by upper genital tract infection including endometritis or parametritis. The mainstay of treatment of septic abortion is antibiotic therapy alone or in combination with evacuation of retained products of conception. Regimens including broad-spectrum antibiotics are routinely recommended for treatment. However, there is no consensus on the most effective antibiotics alone or in combination to treat septic abortion...
July 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
David A Eschenbach
Worldwide, abortion accounts for approximately 14% of pregnancy-related deaths, and septic abortion is a major cause of the deaths from abortion. Today, septic abortion is an uncommon event in the United States. The most critical treatment of septic abortion remains the prompt removal of infected tissue. Antibiotic administration and fluid resuscitation provide necessary secondary levels of treatment. Most young physicians have never treated septic abortion. Many obstetrician-gynecologists experience, or plan to experience, global health activities and will likely care for women with septic abortion...
May 2015: Obstetrics and Gynecology
G R Huggins, V E Cullins
There is a very small correlation, if any, between the prior use of OCs and congenital malformations, including Down's syndrome. There are few, if any, recent reports on masculinization of a female fetus born to a mother who took an OC containing 1 mg of a progestogen during early pregnancy. However, patients suspected of being pregnant and who are desirous of continuing that pregnancy should not continue to take OCs, nor should progestogen withdrawal pregnancy tests be used. Concern still exists regarding the occurrence of congenital abnormalities in babies born to such women...
October 1990: Fertility and Sterility
I C Chi, E R Miller, J Fortney, R P Bernard
In countries where induced abortion is permitted, national family planning programs are able to combine pre- and postconceptive fertility control methods to maximize success in achieving personally desired fertility levels and nationally desired growth levels. The proscription against induced abortion tends to produce criminal abortions and consequent morbidity and mortality which, in some countries, are often recognized as a national health problem. The International Fertility Research Program has undertaken this study of incomplete, inevitable, threatened and septic abortion cases, using a standard data collection instrument, to facilitate comparisons across institutions and countries...
January 1977: Journal of Reproductive Medicine
H Rushwan, A Doodoh, Chi I-C, R P Bernard
Studies of hospitalized "spontaneous" abortion patients in two Muslim countries (Indonesia and Sudan) revealed the need for contraception in this group of married women and indicated the potential role of maternity hospitals in providing them with contraceptive counseling. It could not be determined which of the abortions were induced outside the hospital and which were truly spontaneous. Of the 893 women treated at the Djakarta Hospital, 15.3% used contraceptives during the month of conception of the index abortion, compared to 10...
1977: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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