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The Association Between Intrauterine Balloon Tamponade Duration and Postpartum Hemorrhage Outcomes

Einerson, B.D.; Son, M.; Schneider, P.; Fields, I.; Miller, E.S.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000527032.93617.38
Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards

(Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;216(3):300.e1–300.e5)

Intrauterine balloon tamponade (IUBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) when first-line treatments fail, but the optimal duration of IUBT with regard to PPH-related outcomes remains unknown. The authors undertook the present study to determine whether IUBT duration is associated with PPH-related outcomes, hypothesizing an association between a longer duration of IUBT and increased effectiveness in the management of PPH.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT

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