postpartum haemorrhage

postpartum haemorrhage

Excessive blood loss after childbirth usually from the site to which the PLACENTA was attached. This may happen if the womb fails to contract normally after delivery of the placenta. Blood transfusion may be necessary and drugs, such as ergometrine, are given to stimulate uterine contractions.
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Uterovaginal packing is a useful technique for control of postpartum haemorrhage in any set up with low resource setting.
Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta-analysis.
Emergency hysterectomy for life-threatening postpartum haemorrhage: risk factors and psychological impact.
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is defined as an estimated blood loss of more than 500 ml after vaginal delivery and 1000 ml after caesarean delivery1.
'Red flags' in managing postpartum haemorrhage are: common omissions (poor problem recognition), commissions (incorrect treatment) and areas of substandard care (inadequate monitoring and/or management).
(3.) World Health Organization WHO guidelines for the management of postpartum haemorrhage and retained placenta.
class="MsoNormalThe Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths released earlier this month showed that postpartum haemorrhage accounts for 34 per cent of maternal mortality in Kenya, followed by pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (19 per cent) and unsafe abortion (nine per cent).
WHO notes that approximately 70,000 women die annually from postpartum haemorrhage increasing the risk that their babies will also die within a month.
Heat-stable carbetocin, an oxytocin analogue, does not require refrigeration and research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that it is as safe and effective as oxytocin in preventing postpartum haemorrhage.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown an alternative drug - heat-stable carbetocin - to be as safe and effective as oxytocin in preventing postpartum haemorrhage. This new formulation of carbetocin does not require refrigeration and retains its efficacy for at least 3 years stored at 30 degrees Celsius and 75 per cent relative humidity.
Studies in cardiac surgery (2) have, similarly to the Fibrinogen concentrate as initial treatment for PostPartum Haemorrhage trial, (3) failed to produce useful data supporting the routine use of fibrinogen.

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