publication . Article . 2008

management of postpartum hemorrhage by uterine balloon tamponade prospective evaluation of effectiveness

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis; Aris T. Papageorghiou; Chiara Vernier; Sabaratnam Arulkumaran;
  • Published: 11 Aug 2008 Journal: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, volume 87, pages 849-855 (issn: 0001-6349, eissn: 1600-0412, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Objective. To evaluate uterine balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Method and study design. Prospective audit. Setting. St George's Hospital, London. Population. Twenty-seven women with intractable PPH managed by uterine balloon tamponade using a Sengstaken-Blakemore Oesophageal Catheter (SBOC) when medical management was not effective, and prior to surgical intervention. Main outcome measures. Success rate of the SBOC in arresting hemorrhage. The need for additional measures, use of anesthesia and complication rates is reported. Results. During the study period there were 27 women who had placement of the catheter. In 22 cases (8...
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