Misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in premenopausal and post-menopausal women. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Polyzos2012MisoprostolPT,
  title={Misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy in premenopausal and post-menopausal women. A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Nikolaos P. Polyzos and Apostolos Zavos and Antonis Valachis and Christos Dragamestianos and Christophe Blockeel and Dominique Stoop and Evangelosa G Papanikolaou and Herman J. Tournaye and Paul Devroey and Ioannis E Messinis},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={393-404}
}
BACKGROUND Although several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have examined the effect of misoprostol prior to hysteroscopy for cervical dilatation, no solid conclusion has been reached. We therefore set out to perform a meta-analysis of RCTs. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, the ISI Web of Science and the Cochrane Library to identify RCTs comparing misoprostol versus placebo or control prior to hysteroscopy. No restrictions on language or time were applied. Relative risks (RRs) and 95… CONTINUE READING
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