Effect on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Oxytocin (10 IU) by Injection by Community Health Officers in Ghana: A Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial

@inproceedings{Stanton2013EffectOP,
  title={Effect on Postpartum Hemorrhage of Prophylactic Oxytocin (10 IU) by Injection by Community Health Officers in Ghana: A Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial},
  author={Cynthia K. Stanton and Samuel E. Newton and Luke C Mullany and Patience Cofie and Charlotte Tawiah Agyemang and Edward Adiibokah and Seeba Amenga-Etego and Niamh Darcy and Sadaf Khan and Deborah Armbruster and John Owusu Gyapong and Seth Owusu-Agyei},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Oxytocin (10 IU) is the drug of choice for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Its use has generally been restricted to medically trained staff in health facilities. We assessed the effectiveness, safety, and feasibility of PPH prevention using oxytocin injected by peripheral health care providers without midwifery skills at home births. METHODS AND FINDINGS This community-based, cluster-randomized trial was conducted in four rural districts in Ghana. We randomly allocated… CONTINUE READING
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