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Antenatal Evaluation, Planning, and Hospital Preparedness

Blood-conservation strategies in a blood-refusal parturient with placenta previa and placenta percreta.

Mauritz AA, Dominguez JE, Guinn NR, Gilner J, Habib AS.

Source‎: A A Case Rep 2015 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]

Indexed‎: PubMed 26556107

DOI‎: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000258

Jehovah’s Witnesses and those who refuse blood transfusion.

El-Hamamy E, Newman DS.

Source‎: A Comprehensive Textbook of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Essential Clinical Reference for Effective Management. 2nd Edition. London (UK); Sapiens Publishing: 2012. p. 587-601.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1756-2228

Preparedness for postpartum hemorrhage: an obstetric hemorrhage equipment tray.

Baskett TF.

Source‎: A Comprehensive Textbook of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Essential Clinical Reference for Effective Management. 2nd Edition. London (UK); Sapiens Publishing: 2012. p. 314-7.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1756-2228

Managing the ten most common life-threatening scenarios associated with postpartum hemorrhage.

Karoshi M, Palacios-Jaraquemada JM, Keith LG.

Source‎: A Comprehensive Textbook of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Essential Clinical Reference for Effective Management. 2nd Edition. London (UK); Sapiens Publishing: 2012. p. 3-18.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1756-2228

Prenatal identification of invasive placentation using ultrasound: systematic review and meta-analysis.

D'Antonio F, Iacovella C, Bhide A.

Source‎: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;42(5):509-17.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23943408

DOI‎: 10.1002/uog.13194

Surgical intervention in the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

Shah M, Wright JD.

Source‎: Semin Perinatol 2009;33(2):109-15.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19324240

DOI‎: 10.1053/j.semperi.2008.12.006

Optimizing outcomes through protocols, multidisciplinary drills, and simulation.

Fuchs KM, Miller RS, Berkowitz RL.

Source‎: Semin Perinatol 2009;33(2):104-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19324239

DOI‎: 10.1053/j.semperi.2008.12.002

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