Misoprostol use in obstetrics and gynecology in Brazil, Jamaica, and the United States.

@article{Clark2002MisoprostolUI,
  title={Misoprostol use in obstetrics and gynecology in Brazil, Jamaica, and the United States.},
  author={Shelley Clark and Jennifer Blum and Kelly Blanchard and Loren Galv{\~a}o and H. R. Fletcher and Beverly Winikoff},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={65-74}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate current clinical use of misoprostol for the treatment of a range of reproductive health indications by providers in Brazil, Jamaica, and the United States. METHODS Using a 'snowball' sampling technique, we surveyed 228 gynecologists and obstetricians in Brazil (n=123), Jamaica (n=52), and the United States (n=53). RESULTS Providers use misoprostol for labor induction (46%), postpartum hemorrhage (8%), intra-uterine fetal death (61%), cervical priming (21%), missed… CONTINUE READING

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