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Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology:
doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000081
OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL ANESTHESIA: Edited by Wiebke Gogarten and Dorothee Bremerich

New approaches to obstetric hemorrhage: the postpartum hemorrhage consensus algorithm

Girard, Thierrya; Mörtl, Manfredb; Schlembach, Dietmarc

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Postpartum hemorrhage is increasingly frequent and a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. Although individual steps, such as coagulation or surgical management, have been reviewed, there is little information on treatment algorithms.

Recent findings: A treatment algorithm for postpartum hemorrhage was developed by the experts from three different specialties and from three countries. The algorithm describes symptoms, diagnosis, general measurements, medication, and organizational aspects.

Summary: The algorithm is thought to serve as a template for local adaptation. It will hopefully improve the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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