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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Subjective Perception Of Bleeding And Serum Ferritin Concentration In Long-term Users Of Norplant®
Author: Faundes A.
Tejada A.S.
Brache V.
Alvarez F.
Abstract: Serum ferritin was measured in 4 groups of long-term users of NORPLANT® implants. The users were divided according to their own subjective perception of bleeding: 1) a random sample of 46 one year active users; 2) 30 active users who had increased bleeding; 3) 39 women who had increased bleeding and had the implants removed; 4) 28 active or terminated users who had reduced bleeding. These four groups were compared with a control group of 68 new acceptors of any method at the same clinic who met the criteria for use of NORPLANT®. The mean age, parity, years of schooling and family income were similar for the 5 groups. Mean hematocrit for all NORPLANT® groups were significantly higher than the control group. About half of the NORPLANT® subjects and controls with normal hematocrit had ferritin levels below 11 ng/ml. The proportion of subjects with ferritin < 11.0 ng/ml were: Group 1) 48%; 2) 63%; 3) 77%; 4) 36% and Controls: 57%. Mean iron stores for all NORPLANT® users did not differ significantly from those of a demographically similar control group. Significant differences were, however, observed in two subgroups of NORPLANT® users. Those women who had increased bleeding and requested implant removal had lower mean ferritin levels and those who perceived decreased bleeding as a result of NORPLANT® use had higher ferritin concentration. © 1987 Geron-X, Inc.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0010-7824(87)80010-0
Date Issue: 1987
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