Race, socioeconomic status, and response to methotrexate treatment of ectopic pregnancy in an urban population

Samantha F. Butts, Erika Gibson, Mary D. Sammel, Alka Shaunik, Brianna Rudick, Kurt Barnhart

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Abstract

On the basis of the documented racial disparities in ectopic pregnancy incidence and mortality we hypothesized that African-American women with ectopic pregnancy would be more likely than white women to have treatment failure with methotrexate. In this retrospective cohort study, a racial disparity in methotrexate effectiveness was not found, but a significant relationship between low socioeconomic status and methotrexate failure was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2789-2792
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume94
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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