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Anemia Management—Postpartum

Efficacy of intravenous iron for treating postpartum anemia in low-resource African countries: a pilot study in Malawi.

Armand-Ugón R, Cheong T, Matapandewu G, Rojo-Sanchís A, Bisbe E, Muñoz M; Anaemia Working Group España.

Source‎: J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2011;20(1):123-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21091191

DOI‎: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2192

Massive obstetric hemorrhage in a Jehovah's Witness: intraoperative strategies and high-dose erythropoietin use.

Belfort M, Kofford S, Varner M.

Source‎: Am J Perinatol 2011;28(3):207-10.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20827658

DOI‎: 10.1055/s-0030-1266158

The use of iron sucrose complex for anemia in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Breymann C.

Source‎: Semin Hematol 2006;43(Suppl 6):S28-S31.

Indexed‎: ISSN 0037-1963

[Acute postpartum anaemia. Clinical practice and interest of intravenous iron]. [Article in French]

Broche DE, Gay C, Armand-Branger S, Grangeasse L, Terzibachian JJ.

Source‎: Gynecol Obstet Fertil 2004;32(7-8):613-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15450260

Iron sucrose with and without recombinant erythropoietin for the treatment of severe postpartum anemia: a prospective, randomized, open-label study.

Krafft A, Breymann C.

Source‎: J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2011;37(2):119-24.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21159035

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01328.x

Erythropoietin and intravenous iron therapy in postpartum anaemia.

Wågström E, Åkesson A, Van Rooijen M, Larson B, Bremme K.

Source‎: Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2007;86(8):957-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17653881

A 12-week randomised study comparing intravenous iron sucrose versus oral ferrous sulphate for treatment of postpartum anemia.

Westad S, Backe B, Salvesen KA, Nakling J, Økland I, Borthen I, Rognerud Jensen OH, Kolås T, Løkvik B, Smedvig E.

Source‎: Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2008;87(9):916-23.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18720044

DOI‎: 10.1080/00016340802317802

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