Management of postpartum hemorrhage by uterine balloon tamponade: Prospective evaluation of effectiveness

  title={Management of postpartum hemorrhage by uterine balloon tamponade: Prospective evaluation of effectiveness},
  author={Stergios K. Doumouchtsis and Aris T. Papageorghiou and Chiara Vernier and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
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… 

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