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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701022/induction-of-labor-using-misoprostol-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-the-southeast-of-brazil
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Tácito Augusto Godoy Silva, Luciano Eliziário Borges Júnior, Luisa Almeida Tahan, Taynná Ferreira Arantes Costa, Fernanda Oliveira Magalhães, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Wellington de Paula Martins, Edward Araujo Júnior
Purpose To assess cases of labor induction with vaginal 25-µg tablets of misoprostol and maternal outcomes in a tertiary hospital in southeastern Brazil. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study of 412 pregnant women with indication for labor induction. Labor induction was performed with vaginal 25-µg tablets of misoprostol in pregnant women with Bishop scores < 6. Stepwise regression analysis was used to identify the factors present at the beginning of induction that could be used as predictors of successful labor induction...
July 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698953/what-can-we-do-to-reduce-the-associated-costs-in-induction-of-labour-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-foetuses-at-term-a-cost-analysis-study
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Jorge Duro-Gómez, María Fernanda Garrido-Oyarzún, Ana Belén Rodríguez-Marín, Antonio Jesús de la Torre González, José Eduardo Arjona-Berral, Camil Castelo-Branco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the costs associated with induction of labour in intrauterine growth restriction fetuses comparing different procedures. STUDY DESIGN: 150 pregnancies at term diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction and indication for induction of labour were included. 24 were ripened with misoprostol 25 μg tablets, 24 with dinoprostone 10 mg vaginal insert, and 77 with Cook(®) cervical ripening balloon. To determine the costs of induction of labour, method of induction, intrapartum medication, epidural analgesia, type of delivery, and maternal and neonatal admissions were considered...
July 11, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697540/three-doses-of-oral-misoprostol-versus-an-intra-cervical-foley-catheter-for-24-hours-for-pre-induction-cervical-ripening-in-post-dated-pregnancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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D Somirathne, Malik Goonewardene, L Dahanayake
Objectives: To compare three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly versus an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours, for pre-induction cervical ripening. Methods: Primary investigator blinded, randomised controlled trial conducted in 180 consecutive women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies with Modified Bishop Score (MBS) 5 at 40 weeks + 6 days gestation, allocated by stratified (primigravida / multigravida) block randomization to receive three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly or an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676983/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-and-the-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-general-german-population-a-nested-case-control-study
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Kathrin Thöne, Bianca Kollhorst, Tania Schink
INTRODUCTION: Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been associated with an increased relative risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the label warnings refer particularly to patients with cardiovascular risk factors. The magnitude of relative AMI risk for patients with and without cardiovascular risk factors varies between studies depending on the drugs and doses studied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to estimate population-based relative AMI risks for individual and widely used NSAIDs, for a cumulative amount of NSAID use, and for patients with and without a prior history of cardiovascular risk factors...
July 4, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673342/knowledge-and-provision-of-misoprostol-among-pharmacy-workers-in-senegal-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Eva Burke, Nafissatou Diop, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Babacar Mane, Maaike van Min, Thoai D Ngo
BACKGROUND: Making misoprostol widely available for management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and post abortion care (PAC) is essential for reducing maternal mortality. Private pharmacies (thereafter called "pharmacies") are integral in supplying medications to the general public in Senegal. In the case of misoprostol, pharmacies are also the main supplier to public providers and therefore have a key role in increasing its availability. This study seeks to understand knowledge and provision of misoprostol among pharmacy workers in Dakar, Senegal...
July 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672758/the-misoprostol-vaginal-insert-compared-with-oral-misoprostol-for-labor-induction-in-term-pregnancies-a-pair-matched-case-control-study
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Moritz Döbert, Aleke Brandstetter, Wolfgang Henrich, Tamina Rawnaq, Hendrik Hasselbeck, Timm Fabian Döbert, Larry Hinkson, Peter Schwaerzler
AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI) with an off-label use of oral misoprostol (OM). METHODS: Pair-matched case-control study comparing the induction of labor with a retrievable MVI to OM. The primary outcomes were the time from induction to delivery and the cesarean section rate. Secondary outcomes included uterine tachysystole, tocolysis, fetal scalp blood testing, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, umbilical arterial pH, and Apgar score...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668289/foley-catheterisation-versus-oral-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-in-hypertensive-women-in-india-inform-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shuchita Mundle, Hillary Bracken, Vaishali Khedikar, Jayashree Mulik, Brian Faragher, Thomas Easterling, Simon Leigh, Paul Granby, Alan Haycox, Mark A Turner, Zarko Alfirevic, Beverly Winikoff, Andrew D Weeks
BACKGROUND: Between 62 000 and 77 000 women die annually from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Prompt delivery, preferably by the vaginal route, is vital for good maternal and neonatal outcomes. Two low-cost interventions-low-dose oral misoprostol tablets and transcervical Foley catheterisation-are already used in low-resource settings. We aimed to compare the relative risks and benefits of these interventions. METHODS: We undertook this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial in two public hospitals in Nagpur, India...
June 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668288/oral-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-in-hypertensive-pregnancies
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Vanita Suri, Pooja Sikka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668243/effect-of-misoprostol-on-patients-with-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease-undergoing-aspirin-challenge-and-desensitization
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Kristen M Walters, Ronald A Simon, Katharine M Woessner, Nathan E Wineinger, Andrew A White
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits 5-lipoxygenase activity. Diminished PGE2 regulation in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) leads to respiratory reactions on cyclooxygenase 1 inhibition. In vitro studies have found that exogenous PGE2 stabilizes inflammatory mediator release. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether misoprostol (oral prostaglandin E1 analogue) use during aspirin challenge and desensitization might decrease the severity of aspirin-induced symptoms and make desensitization safer for patients with AERD...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651904/community-based-distribution-of-misoprostol-for-early-abortion-evaluation-of-a-program-along-the-thailand-burma-border
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Angel M Foster, Grady Arnott, Margaret Hobstetter
BACKGROUND: Although abortion is legal in Thailand for a number of indications, women from Burma residing in Thailand are rarely able to access safe services. We evaluated the outcomes of a community-based distribution program that provides migrant, refugee, and cross-border women from Burma with evidence-based information about and access to misoprostol for early pregnancy termination. METHODS: After determination of eligibility based on self-report and counseling, trained Network members instructed women to vaginally administer two 800-mcg doses of misoprostol 24 h apart and a third dose one week later, if needed...
June 23, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648167/-cardiac-arrest-induced-by-vasospastic-angina-pectoris-after-vaginally-administered-misoprostol
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Terese Matthesen, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Helle Skovmand Bosselmann, Øjvind Lidegaard
A 41-year-old woman developed cardiac arrest after administration of misoprostol in order to induce an abortion. She was successfully resuscitated. Coronary angiography revealed coronary artery spasm which responded to nitroglycerine. Misoprostol is first-line treatment for medically induced abortion. Reports have described cardiovascular adverse events in women with cardiovascular risk factors, and clinicians should be aware of this.
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643396/figo-s-updated-recommendations-for-misoprostol-used-alone-in-gynecology-and-obstetrics
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Jessica L Morris, Beverly Winikoff, Rasha Dabash, Andrew Weeks, Anibal Faundes, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Nathalie Kapp, Laura Castleman, Caron Kim, Pak Chung Ho, Gerard H A Visser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640845/is-self-assessment-of-medical-abortion-using-a-low-sensitivity-pregnancy-test-combined-with-a-checklist-and-phone-text-messages-feasible-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-settings-a-randomized-trial
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Deborah Constant, Jane Harries, Kristen Daskilewicz, Landon Myer, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate feasibility of self-assessment of medical abortion outcome using a low-sensitivity urine pregnancy test, checklist and text messages. The study assessed whether accurate self-assessment required a demonstration of the low-sensitivity urine pregnancy test or if verbal instructions suffice. METHODS: This non-inferiority trial enrolled 525 adult women from six public sector abortion clinics. Eligible women were undergoing medical abortion at gestations within 63 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632953/updates-to-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-regulations-for-mifepristone-implications-for-clinical-practice-and-access-to-abortion
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Katherine E Simmonds, Margaret W Beal, Meghan K Eagen-Torkko
This article provides information on recent changes in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling and safety regulations for mifepristone (Mifeprex). The revised label now permits midwives, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants to order and prescribe mifepristone, eliminating the requirement for physician supervision. The updated label also extends eligibility for use from 49 to 70 days' gestation and decreases the number of required visits from 3 to 2. The recommended dose of mifepristone has been reduced, and the dosage, timing, and route of administration for misoprostol have also been changed to reflect current research...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600039/comparison-of-sequential-vaginal-and-sublingual-misoprostol-after-a-vaginal-loading-dose-for-second-trimester-abortion
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Ming-Chao Huang, Ching-Hung Hsieh, Jian-Pei Huang, Hsiu-Ting Tsai, Maw-Sheng Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of sequential vaginal and sublingual misoprostol after a vaginal loading dose for second-trimester abortion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2006 to December 2011, 173 women received an 800-μg vaginal loading dose of misoprostol. After the loading dose, 103 patients received 800 mg of misoprostol vaginally and 70 patients received 400 mg of misoprostol sublingually every 12 h until the delivery of the fetus. RESULTS: In the vaginal group, the average abortion time was 1...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599068/methods-of-term-labour-induction-for-women-with-a-previous-caesarean-section
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Helen M West, Marta Jozwiak, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Women with a prior caesarean delivery have an increased risk of uterine rupture and for women subsequently requiring induction of labour it is unclear which method is preferable to avoid adverse outcomes. This is an update of a review that was published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms associated with different methods used to induce labour in women who have had a previous caesarean birth. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register (31 August 2016) and reference lists of retrieved studies...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593774/-two-years-of-pharmacological-termination-of-pregnancy-in%C3%A2-the-silesian-hospital-opava-success-and-lessons
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A Šefčíková, L Šimková, A Dörr
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to summarize our departments experience with pharmacological termination of pregnancy up to 49 days of amenorrhea, to assess the success, and especially, to offer a closer analysis of the complications of this method. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Silesian Hospital. METHODS: The monitored sample consisted of 161 female patients who underwent pharmacological termination of pregnancy at our department from 1...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585710/comparison-of-complications-associated-with-induction-by-misoprostol-versus-dilation-and-evacuation-for-second-trimester-abortion
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Sarita Sonalkar, Shannon N Ogden, Linda Tran, Angela Y Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequency of complications between medical induction with misoprostol and dilation and evacuation (D&E) for second-trimester uterine evacuation. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, records were reviewed from all women who underwent second-trimester uterine evacuation between 14 and 24 weeks of pregnancy at an academic hospital in the USA from January 2007 to December 2008. Total complications and serious complications were compared between medical induction and D&E, and clinical covariates associated with complications were assessed...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585102/the-role-of-prostaglandins-e1-and-e2-dinoprostone-and-misoprostol-in-cervical-ripening-and-the-induction-of-labor-a-mechanistic-approach
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Ronan Bakker, Stephanie Pierce, Dean Myers
PURPOSE: Prostaglandins play a critical role in cervical ripening by increasing inflammatory mediators in the cervix and inducing cervical remodeling. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) exert different effects on these processes and on myometrial contractility. These mechanistic differences may affect outcomes in women treated with dinoprostone, a formulation identical to endogenous PGE2, compared with misoprostol, a PGE1 analog. The objective of this review is to evaluate existing evidence regarding mechanistic differences between PGE1 and PGE2, and consider the clinical implications of these differences in patients requiring cervical ripening for labor induction...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583092/postpartum-hemorrhage-prevention-in-nepal-a-program-assessment
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Swaraj Pradhan Rajbhandari, Kamal Aryal, Wendy R Sheldon, Bharat Ban, Senendra Raj Upreti, Kiran Regmi, Shilu Aryal, Beverly Winikoff
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population launched a national program for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) during home births that features advance distribution of misoprostol to pregnant women. In the years since, the government has scaled-up the program throughout much of the country. This paper presents findings from the first large-scale assessment of the effectiveness of the advance distribution program. METHODS: Data collection was carried out in nine districts and all three ecological zones...
June 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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