Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

IMJ. 2015; 7(4): 204-208


EFFICACY OF INTRAVAGINAL MISOPROSTOL AND INTRACERVICAL FOLEY'S CATHETER BALLOONING IN THERAPEUTIC TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY

FARZANA AFTAB, WAJIHA SHADAB, HUMAIRA ZAFAR, KIRAN TAUSEEF BUKHARI.

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of intravaginal misoprostol with the intracervical Foley's catheter for therapeutic termination of pregnancy.
STUDY DESIGN: A Randomized control triaL.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit II, Nishtar Hospital Multan form 15th October 2007 to 15th May 2008.
METHODOLOGY: Hundred pregnant ladies diagnosed by detailed history, examination and ultrasonography fulfilled the inclusion criteria, visiting outpatient department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nishtar Hospital Multan were selected for termination of pregnancy (TOP) by intravaginal misoprostol (group A) and intracervical Foley's catheter ballooning (Group B). Detailed history, abdominal examination and baseline investigations were done.
RESULTS: Total participants in group A had a mean age ±SD of 25.42±0.68 years while it is 26.70±0.67 years in group B. Mean parity ± SD. was 1.14±0.16 versus 2.04±0.29 in group A and group B respectively. Mean interval to expulsion interval was less in group A (i.e. 9.340±0.605 hrs) while it was 10.645±0.622 hrs in group B. 94% (n=47) patients in group A, and 86% (n=43) patients in group B have shown successful results of pregnancy termination.
CONCLUSION: For therapeutic termination of pregnancy intravaginal misoprostol is more effective as compared to intracervical Foley's catheter ballooning.

Key words: Termination of pregnancy (TOP), Intravaginal misoprostol, Foley's catheter, Therapeutic abortion.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.