Clinical research has the potential to advance knowledge in the use of a technology and to help inform the decision-making process involving the public health benefits of such technology. In the last decade, one of the most important advances in maternal health, with special significance for developing countries, was the research on the gynecological indications of the use of misoprostol. Numerous studies have shown misoprostol’ s efficacy in the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), pregnancy termination, labor induction, and cervical ripening. Its multiple non-parenteral routes of administration, long shelf-life, and stability without refrigeration under field conditions make it the perfect candidate for resource-poor settings, especially those with lack of skilled providers.
Published in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 94(2) 2006, 147-148
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