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The Relationship Between Timing of Postpartum Hemorrhage Interventions and Adverse Outcomes

Howard, T.F.; Grobman, W.A.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 59–60
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482590.88381.ad
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(Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;213:239.e1–239.e3)

As the causes of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) are varied, there are also a variety of methods involved in its management. Typical interventions include fundal massage, uterotonic medications, balloon tamponade (BT), and uterine artery embolization (UAE). But while some studies have shown that the use of PPH protocols can help lower the risk of maternal mortality, there has not been much research on whether the timing of specific interventions has a positive impact on outcomes.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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