Obstetric hemorrhage: Recent advances

Antonio Saad, Maged M. Costantine

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Abstract

Hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal mortality worldwide, and represents the third most common obstetrical cause of maternal death in the United States. Although uterine atony was previously a major cause of peripartum hemorrhage, more recently, it appears that abnormal pla-centation is the leading etiology and the main indication of peripartum hysterectomy. Early identification and aggressive management of obstetrical hemorrhage is of utmost importance to prevent maternal morbidities and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Massive transfusion
  • Obstetrical hemorrhage
  • Placenta accreta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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