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PASCUAL LOPEZ, Viviana  y  TOIRAC LAMARQUE, Abelardo Salvador. Misoprostol (Cytotec) for artificial delivery. Experiences at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital from Maseru, Lesotho*. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.4, pp.410-419. ISSN 1029-3019.

Artificial abortion using Misoprostol is a medical procedure recognized by the World Health Organization as a clinical practice that benefits both the mother and the neonate. That is why the authors of the present work proposed to systematize its vaginal application using doses of 50 µg (200 µg as maximum) and time periods of 4 hours in pregnant women (n= 468) who were chosen under the criterion of medical pregnancy interruption and hospitalized and treated at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital -- a national reference institution -- from Maseru, capital of Lesotho. Experiences and results obtained are considered of high usefulness for colleagues who, under similar conditions and circumstances, provide international medical care. Artificial abortion using this product was highly effective; thus, rates of abdominal delivery decreased, life and health prognosis was very good according to Apgar score at fifth minute, and morbidity and mortality of the neonate were also good. In addition, maternal morbidity matched the model of general obstetric population and no death occurred.

Palabras clave : pregnant woman; artificial abortion; Misoprostol; Lesotho.

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