Well being of obstetric patients on minimal blood transfusions (WOMB trial)

  title={Well being of obstetric patients on minimal blood transfusions (WOMB trial)},
  author={Babette W Prick and Eric A P Steegers and A J G Jansen and Wim C. J. Hop and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot and Nina C J Peters and Carin A. Uyl-de Groot and Dimitrios N M Papatsonis and Bettina M. C. Akerboom and Godfried C H Metz and Henk A. Bremer and Aren J. van Loon and Rob H. Stigter and Joris Am van der Post and Marcel van Alphen and Martina M. Porath and Robbert J. P. Rijnders and Marc Ea Spaanderman and Daniela H Schippers and Kitty W M Bloemenkamp and Kim E. Boers and Hubertina Cj Scheepers and Frans J. M. E. Roumen and Anneke Kwee and Nico W. E. Schuitemaker and Ben William J Mol and Dick J van Rhenen and Johannes J Hans Duvekot},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
BACKGROUND Primary postpartum haemorrhage is an obstetrical emergency often causing acute anaemia that may require immediate red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. This anaemia results in symptoms such as fatigue, which may have major impact on the health-related quality of life. RBC transfusion is generally thought to alleviate these undesirable effects although it may cause transfusion reactions. Moreover, the postpartum haemoglobin level seems to influence fatigue only for a short period of time… CONTINUE READING


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