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Management of the embedded IUD: a case series

Ferguson, Grace (2019) Management of the embedded IUD: a case series. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Objective: Describe the clinical management of an ultrasound-diagnosed embedded IUD.
Study design: Retrospective case series of patients with ultrasound diagnosis of embedded IUD.
Results: Ultrasound reports from 2010-2014 were queried for terms associated with an embedded IUD. Fifty-seven women were identified. Most (n=33, 58%) IUDs were removed in the office and of those that brought to the operating room, six of ten were removed with gentle traction. In total, 39 (68%) were removed with gentle traction.
Conclusion: Based on this case series, practitioners can expect that most embedded IUDs can be removed with gentle traction in the office setting.
Public health impact: IUDs are a key tool in the prevention of unintended pregnancy. This case series informs clinical management of complications associated with IUDs and allows for improved patient care as well as health systems’ level cost reduction.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ferguson, Gracefriedgp@upmc.edugpf8
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, Daviddnf@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKrajewski, Colleenkrajewskic2@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 15 April 2019
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 16
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: IUD, intrauterine device, malposition, management
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 17:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 17:18


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