Publications (2)0.43 Total impact
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ABSTRACT: This report deals with the problems of the rehabilitation of female paraplegics, including sexual intercourse; conception, delivery, progeny, and motherhood. Successful rehabilitation creates favourable conditions for female paraplegics to bear children. Team approach to the problems of pregnancy and delivery in paraplegia includes involvement of the gynaecologist, obstetrician and paediatrician. In Slovenia this work is entrusted to the Clinic for Gynaecology and to the Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana. While pregnancy in the paraplegic involves risk this does not also apply to the delivery. Complications during pregnancy or delivery do not differ from those occurring in healthy pregnant women or healthy women in labour. Usually, a paraplegic mother can meet the requirements of nursing, caring for and bringing up her children, thus there is no reason why a properly rehabilitated female paraplegic should not fulfil her life and happiness by becoming a mother.Paraplegia 07/1983; 21(3):186-91.
Article: Induction of abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy by intramuscular 15-methyl prostaglandin F 2 alpha (Prostin 15M).[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: 40 patients, pregnant clinically from 12 to 24 weeks in whom pregnancy termination for medical or medicosocial reasons was indicated, were given 250 micrograms Prostin 15M (15 methyl prostaglandin F 2 alpha, Upjohn) intramuscularly every three hours in total dose from 500 micrograms to 3000 micrograms. The Committee for Medical Ethics of the Committee for Medical and Social Security of SRS approved the study to be performed at the University Gynecological Hospital of Ljubljana using the drug and following the protocol of Upjohn (Tehnoservis). 36 patients (90%) aborted within 48 hours after the first injection (mean interval was 15.43 hours). In three out of 40 patients (7.5%) the abortion was complete, in 34 (85.0%) it was incomplete. In two patients, dilatation of cervical canal was complete, but the expected abortion did not take place. One patient aborted in 52 hours and 10 minutes. Only in a single case induction of abortion was completely unsuccessful. The drug is considered effective for induction of abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy.Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology 02/1982; 9(1):4-6. · 0.43 Impact Factor