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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2019, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D

A randomised study to compare the efficacy of combined use of intra cervical foleys catheter followed by vaginal misoprostol with misoprostol alone in termination of second trimester pregnancy
Author(s): Kanchan Nisha and Prajwala A
Abstract:
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of intracervical Foleys catheter and vaginal misoprostol compared to vaginal misoprostol alone in termination of second trimester pregnancy.
Study Design: A prospective randomised study
Methods: 60 women intended for termination of pregnancy between 13-20 weeks of pregnancy were randomly allocated to receive either intracervical Foleys with vaginal misoprostol (n=30) or only vaginal misoprostol 200 mcg 4th hourly (n=30). Procedure efficacy i.e., induction to abortion interval and number of doses of misoprostol required to complete abortion were assessed in both groups.
Results: The induction to abortion interval was 10.47 +/- 3.42 hours in combined group compared to 19.6 +/- 5.2 hours in misoprostol only group. The mean dose of vaginal misoprostol required in combined group was 544 mcg compared to 940 mcg in misoprostol alone group
Conclusion: Combined use of intracervical Foleys with vaginal misoprostol is a safe, effective alternative for termination of second trimester pregnancy.

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How to cite this article:
Kanchan Nisha, Prajwala A. A randomised study to compare the efficacy of combined use of intra cervical foleys catheter followed by vaginal misoprostol with misoprostol alone in termination of second trimester pregnancy. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2019;3(1):209-211. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2019.v3.i1d.35
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology