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Published online: 2016-09-30
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Does the presence of anhydramnios affect the duration of medical abortion?

Oya Soylu Karapinar, Arif Güngören, Kenan Dolapçioğlu, Dilek Benk Şilfeler, Raziye Keskin Kurt, Hanifi Şahin, Ali Ulvi Hakverdi
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2016.0058
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Pubmed: 27723070
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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(9):635-638.

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Vol 87, No 9 (2016)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2016-09-30

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine whether anhydramnios affected the duration of medical abortion in cases with various indications as compared to cases with normal amniotic fluid volume.

Material and methods: Patients who were admitted to our clinic because of medical abortion between January 2010–December 2013 were included in this retrospective study. A total of 32 pregnant women with anhydramnios (study group) and 67 pregnant women with normal amniotic fluid volume but with fetal abnormality (control group) were included in the study. Patient age, gravidity, parity, gestational age, previous delivery route, and duration of the abortion were recorded.

Results: Mean duration of the abortion in the study group was 71.93 ± 47.51 h as compared to 79.08 ± 52.62 h in the control group. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups in terms of duration of the abortion (p = 0.516). Also, we found no statistically significant differences in duration of the abortion with regard to previous delivery route (p = 0.220).

Conclusions: There were no statistically significant differences between the study group and controls in terms of duration of the abortion. In addition, neither parity nor previous delivery route affected the duration of the abortion.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine whether anhydramnios affected the duration of medical abortion in cases with various indications as compared to cases with normal amniotic fluid volume.

Material and methods: Patients who were admitted to our clinic because of medical abortion between January 2010–December 2013 were included in this retrospective study. A total of 32 pregnant women with anhydramnios (study group) and 67 pregnant women with normal amniotic fluid volume but with fetal abnormality (control group) were included in the study. Patient age, gravidity, parity, gestational age, previous delivery route, and duration of the abortion were recorded.

Results: Mean duration of the abortion in the study group was 71.93 ± 47.51 h as compared to 79.08 ± 52.62 h in the control group. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups in terms of duration of the abortion (p = 0.516). Also, we found no statistically significant differences in duration of the abortion with regard to previous delivery route (p = 0.220).

Conclusions: There were no statistically significant differences between the study group and controls in terms of duration of the abortion. In addition, neither parity nor previous delivery route affected the duration of the abortion.

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Keywords

medical abortion, anhydramnios, duration of abortus

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Title

Does the presence of anhydramnios affect the duration of medical abortion?

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 87, No 9 (2016)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

635-638

Published online

2016-09-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.2016.0058

Pubmed

27723070

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2016;87(9):635-638.

Keywords

medical abortion
anhydramnios
duration of abortus

Authors

Oya Soylu Karapinar
Arif Güngören
Kenan Dolapçioğlu
Dilek Benk Şilfeler
Raziye Keskin Kurt
Hanifi Şahin
Ali Ulvi Hakverdi

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