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Vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening and induction of labour

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Vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening and induction of labour
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, January 2003
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000941
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Hofmeyr, G Justus, Gülmezoglu, A Metin


Misoprostol (Cytotec, Searle) is a prostaglandin E1 analogue marketed for use in the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcer disease. It is inexpensive, easily stored at room temperature and has few systemic side effects. It is rapidly absorbed orally and vaginally. Although not registered for such use, misoprostol has been widely used for obstetric and gynaecological indications, such as induction of abortion and of labour. This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction using standardised methodology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Unknown 113 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 3%
Researcher 3 3%
Student > Master 3 3%
Student > Postgraduate 3 3%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 92 81%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 14%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 <1%
Unspecified 1 <1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 92 81%