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Title: The assessment of sublingual route of misoprostal administration in the context of medical abortion and cervical priming prior to surgical termination of pregnancy
Author: Hamoda, Haitham
ISNI:       0000 0001 3529 0325
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2006
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Abstract:
The overall aim of the studies included in the Thesis is to improve the standard of care provided in the area of fertility control, and to increase the choices available to women. We initially assessed the efficacy of medical abortion using mifespristone and misoprostol administered vaginally at 9-13 weeks gestation and analgesia requirements with medical abortion, prior to proceeding to assess the sublingual route of misoprostol administration.  The sublingual route of misoprostol administration was assessed both in the context of medical abortion and cervical priming prior to surgical termination of pregnancy.  The hypothesis tested was that sublingual administration of misoprostol was as effective and acceptable as vaginal administration in the context of medical abortion and cervical priming prior to surgical termination of pregnancy. The studies carried out in this Thesis demonstrated the feasibility and acceptability of the sublingual route of misoprostol administration both with medical abortion and in the context of cervical priming prior to surgical termination of pregnancy and showed it to be an effective alternative to the vaginal route of administration.  The application of these findings will increase the choice available to women and help improve the provision of clinical care in this important area of reproductive health.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.446087  DOI: Not available
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