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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Feticide does not modify duration of labor induction in cases of medical termination of pregnancy
Author: Silva, LV
Cecatti, JG
Silva, JLPE
Amaral, E
Barini, R
Abstract: Objectives: To compare the general characteristics and clinical outcome of women who underwent medical termination of pregnancy preceded or not by feticide. Methods: A total of 146 women of diverse gestational ages, who had received a sonographic or genetic diagnosis of fetal abnormality incompatible with postnatal life and chose to legally terminate their pregnancy, had labor induced following feticide (n = 82) or without having feticide performed ( n = 64). Results: The number of obstetrical procedures was higher ( p = 0.001) in the feticide group. Time of labor induction and complications were similar in both groups. Conclusion: Feticide does not alter the clinical obstetrical course of women undergoing medical termination of pregnancy, and poses no risk to maternal health regardless of gestational age.
Subject: feticide
pregnancy termination
fetal malformation
labor induction
fetal death
maternal complications
Country: Suíça
Editor: Karger
Citation: Fetal Diagnosis And Therapy. Karger, v. 23, n. 3, n. 192, n. 197, 2008.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1159/000116740
Date Issue: 2008
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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