Medical management of postpartum hemorrhage: An update

Luis D. Pacheco, George R. Saade, Gary D.V. Hankins

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Abstract

Obstetrical hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Together with adequate surgical control and judicious transfusion of blood products, the use of pharmacological agents (e.g., tranexamic acid) and clotting factor concentrates (e.g., fibrinogen concentrates and prothrombin complex concentrates) results in improved hemostasis and decreased bleeding-associated mortality. Guidance in the administration of these agents with the use of viscoelastic testing will likely become standard of care in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Post partum hemorrhage
  • fibrinogen
  • pregnancy
  • transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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