The epidemiology and outcomes of women with postpartum haemorrhage requiring massive transfusion with eight or more units of red cells: a national cross-sectional study.

@article{Green2016TheEA,
  title={The epidemiology and outcomes of women with postpartum haemorrhage requiring massive transfusion with eight or more units of red cells: a national cross-sectional study.},
  author={Laura Green and Marian Knight and Frances M Seeney and Cathy L Hopkinson and Peter W Collins and Rachel E Collis and Nab Simpson and Andrew D Weeks and Simon S Stanworth},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={123 13},
  pages={
          2164-2170
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the incidence of massive transfusion (MT) in obstetrics in the UK, and describe its management and clinical outcomes. DESIGN A population-based cross-sectional study conducted through the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). SETTINGS All UK hospitals with consultant-led maternity units. POPULATION Any pregnant woman at ≥20 weeks of gestation receiving ≥8 units of red blood cells within 24 hours of giving birth, from July 2012 to June 2013. METHODS Prospective… CONTINUE READING
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