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Success Factors for Bakri Balloon Usage Secondary to Uterine Atony: A Retrospective, Multicentre Study

Vintejoux, E.; Ulrich, D.; Mousty, E.; Masia, F.; Marès, P.; de Tayrac, R.; Letouzey, V.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: December 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 201
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000504728.36957.38
Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards

(Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015;55(6):572–577)

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), defined as bleeding exceeding 500 mL within 24 hours after vaginal delivery or a reduction of hematocrit level by at least 10% between admission and the postpartum period, is a major cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Conventional surgical procedures and invasive treatments pose complications as well as difficulties with regard to access, hence, noninvasive techniques such as intrauterine tamponade using various balloons and catheters have been recommended.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nimes University Hospital, Nîmes, France

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