Laminaria versus Dilapan osmotic cervical dilators for outpatient dilation and evacuation abortion: randomized cohort comparison of 1001 patients

Study found both osmotic dilators are acceptable for use in overnight dilation in this procedure, but the Dilapan dilator is more likely to disintegrate, retract, or present minor problems associated with poor dilation.


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The Cell-Sweep. A new cervical cytology sampling device.

A study comparing the Cell-Sweep and the Cytobrush and Ayre spatula found that though the proportion of smears lacking endocervical cells was statistically greater with the Cell-Sweep than with the Cytobrush/Ayre spatula, there was no difference in the rate of detection of atypical squamous cells and low grade SIL. The Cell-Sweep appeared to detect an increased number of high grade SILs.


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