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Antibiotics for incomplete abortion

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
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Title
Antibiotics for incomplete abortion
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001779.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Win May, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Katherine Ba-Thike

Abstract

Unsafe abortions result not only in costs for acute care but may also be responsible for longer-term complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, damage to reproductive organs, and secondary infertility. If effective, antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of the procedure can potentially prevent these adverse consequences. The value of routine antibiotics before surgical evacuation of the uterus in women with incomplete abortion is controversial. In some health centres antibiotic prophylaxis is advised; in others antibiotics are only prescribed when there are signs of infection. The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of routine antibiotic prophylaxis to women with incomplete abortion. We searched the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Pubmed/MEDLINE, EMBASE and Popline. Date of last search: January 2007. Randomised trials comparing a policy of routine antibiotic prophylaxis with no routine prophylaxis were eligible for inclusion. Data extraction was conducted by two reviewers independently. Trial quality was assessed. One study involving 140 women was included. A second well-conducted trial was excluded because of high losses to follow-up. No differences were detected in postabortal infection rates with routine prophylaxis or control. However, compliance with antibiotic treatment was also low. There is not enough evidence to evaluate a policy of routine antibiotic prophylaxis to women with incomplete abortion.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 67 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 13 18%
Researcher 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 17%
Student > Master 11 15%
Unspecified 8 11%
Other 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 52%
Unspecified 9 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Other 10 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2018.
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#3,749,966
of 12,802,184 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,892
of 10,430 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#103,700
of 274,110 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#150
of 191 outputs
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