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Journal Article
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Johnson, N.; Fletcher, Horace M.; Reid, Marvin E.
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Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
Effect of Pre-Operative Depo-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Therapy on Uterine Myomata-Associated Menorrhagia in Women Admitted for Surgical Treatment (hysterectomy/myomectomy) [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
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52 Suppl. 6
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Page(s)
36
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To evaluate pre-operative treatment, with varying doses of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), of a cohort of 42 women with myomata and menorrhagia, compared with 46 matched controls. Method: On admission for surgery, demographic data, pre-therapy and post-therapy clinical data, were obtained by docket review and questionnaire. Data were analyzed using Stata version 7.0. Conclusion: DMPA is inexpensive and may be useful as a pre-treatment for menorrhagia due to uterine fibroids, improving haemoglobin levels prior to surgical treatment.....
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