Haemostatic changes in the puerperium '6 weeks postpartum' (HIP Study) - implication for maternal thromboembolism.

@article{Saha2009HaemostaticCI,
  title={Haemostatic changes in the puerperium '6 weeks postpartum' (HIP Study) - implication for maternal thromboembolism.},
  author={Prithwiraj Saha and David Stott and Rami Atalla},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={116 12},
  pages={1602-12}
}
OBJECTIVE We aim to measure the thrombotic changes during the postnatal period up to 6 weeks after delivery and assess the extent of the risk period. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Queen Elizabeth II, an acute District General Hospital, Hertfordshire. POPULATION Women booked at the antenatal clinic and prepared to deliver at the hospital. METHODS We assessed the haemoglobin, platelet count and function, fibrinogen, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time… CONTINUE READING

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