Clinical pitfalls in misoprostol-based medical management of first-trimester induced and presumed spontaneous abortion.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
When administered inappropriately, first-trimester misoprostol management of induced or spontaneous abortion can result in loss or damage of a continuing pregnancy. Despite these serious consequences, such misoprostol exposures continue to occur. Unfortunately, contributing factors and preventive measures receive little attention. We describe the cases of 4 women in whom misoprostol was inappropriately administered during management of induced and presumed spontaneous abortion. In each case, careful adherence to published clinical guidance could have avoided the exposures.
Wax, Joseph R.; Conroy, Kelley; Pinette, Michael G.; Litton, Christian; and Cartin, Angelina, "Clinical pitfalls in misoprostol-based medical management of first-trimester induced and presumed spontaneous abortion." (2017). Maine Medical Center. 241.