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Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Methods of induction of labour. {Angleterre}. Revue. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Dec;9(6):375-8.

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el Refaey H, Jauniaux E.

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Several research groups around the world reported on the use of the drug misoprostol in the medical management of miscarriage, abortion and induction of labour. This review examines the evolution of interest in this drug, with special emphasis on its role in induction of labour.

The induction of labor by prostaglandin agents has been a central research focus for the past 30 years, but their use has been compromised by the high incidence of gastrointestinal side effects. During the late 1970s, the research focus shifted to sequential vaginal administration of different prostaglandin analogues. Currently, the pharmaceutical industry is especially interested in the role of misoprostol in inducing uterine contractibility. Required first, however, is the determination of the correct dosage and frequency that will induce effective uterine contractions without producing uterine hyperstimulation and adverse effects on the fetal heart rate. Because of its thermostability, efficacy, and low cost, the therapeutic use of misoprostol is expected to increase throughout the world in the years ahead.

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Argument (français) :

En raison de sa thermostabilité, de son efficacité et de son faible coût, l’utilisation thérapeutique du misoprostol devrait augmenter dans le monde entier au cours des prochaines années.

Argument (English):

Because of its thermostability, efficacy, and low cost, the therapeutic use of misoprostol is expected to increase throughout the world in the years ahead.

Argumento (português):

Devido à sua estabilidade térmica, eficácia e baixo custo, espera-se que o uso terapêutico do misoprostol aumente em todo o mundo nos próximos anos.

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➡ post-term pregnancy ; misoprostol (Cytotec) ; abortion ; pregnancy termination for medical reason

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Cécile Loup — 15 May 2006
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 02 Nov 2018

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