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To compare the impact of 400-microgram self-administered vaginal versus self-administered oral misoprostol at home on preoperative cervical ripening in nulliparous women prior to outpatient hysteroscopy.
There is no consensus on the effect of misoprostol on cervical ripening for nulliparous women. The aim of the study is to compare the impact of 400-microgram self-administered vaginal versus self-administered oral misoprostol at home on preoperative cervical ripening in nulliparous women prior to outpatient hysteroscopy.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
misoprostol, oral misoprostol
the 1st Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College
Wenzhou Medical College
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:33-0400
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