Prevention of uterine perforation during curettage abortion.

@article{Grimes1984PreventionOU,
  title={Prevention of uterine perforation during curettage abortion.},
  author={David A. Grimes and Kenneth F. Schulz and W J Cates},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1984},
  volume={251 16},
  pages={
          2108-11
        }
}
Although uterine perforation is a potentially life-threatening complication of curettage abortion, little is known about the risk factors associated with uterine perforation or how to prevent it. Using linear logistic regression, we analyzed 67,175 curettage abortions performed at 13 institutions in the United States from 1975 through 1978. The overall incidence of confirmed perforation was 0.9 per 1,000 abortions. Performance of the abortion by a resident rather than by an attending physician… CONTINUE READING
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