H. S. El-Refaey

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BACKGROUND Postpartum haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Active management of the third stage of labour, including use of a uterotonic agent, has been shown to reduce blood loss. Misoprostol (a prostaglandin E1 analogue) has been suggested for this purpose because it has strong uterotonic effects, can be given orally, is(More)
Although it is well established that cervical priming before surgically induced abortion reduces the incidence of complications, its use is infrequent and confined to groups perceived to be at high risk. We compared the effect of prostaglandin E1 analogues, gemeprost and misoprostol, on the cervix. Both induced clinical and histochemical changes that were(More)
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