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Maternal Outcomes After Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Hemorrhage

Martin, E.; Cheve, M.-T.; Legendre, G.; Multon, O.; Sentilhes, L.; Bouet, P.-E.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000479509.27742.bc
Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards
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Commentary

(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2015;94(4):399–404)

Two recent reviews have suggested that uterine balloon tamponade most quickly treats and is the least invasive method available for treating postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Although this procedure is frequently used and has a success rate similar to uterine artery embolization, B-Lynch suture, and stepwise uterine devascularization, its utility is unclear. The authors of this study examined its use in 2 French health centers to determine what factors might serve as reliable indicators for its failure.

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