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Minimizing blood loss at cesarean-hysterectomy for placenta previa percreta.

Belfort MA, Shamshiraz AA, Fox K

Source‎: Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;216(1):78.e1-78.e2.

Indexed‎: PubMed 27984036

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.10.030

Role of prophylactic uterine artery balloon catheters in the management of women with suspected placenta accreta.

Sadashivaiah J, Wilson R, Thein A, McLure H, Hammond CJ, Lyons G.

Source‎: Int J Obstet Anesth 2011;20(4):282-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21852107

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2011.06.006

Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 23-2011. A 40-year-old pregnant woman with placenta accreta who declined blood products.

Barth WH Jr, Kwolek CJ, Abrams JL, Ecker JL, Roberts DJ.

Source‎: N Engl J Med 2011;365(4):359-66.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21793748

DOI‎: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1103561

Maternal morbidity in cases of placenta accreta managed by a multidisciplinary care team compared with standard obstetric care.

Eller AG, Bennett MA, Sharshiner M, Masheter C, Soisson AP, Dodson M, Silver RM.

Source‎: Obstet Gynecol 2011;117(2 Pt 1):331-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21309195

Common errors and remedies in managing postpartum haemorrhage.

Lombaard H, Pattinson RC.

Source‎: Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2009;23(3):317-26.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19230783

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2009.01.006

Postpartum hemorrhage.

Ramanathan G, Arulkumaran S.

Source‎: J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2006;28(11):967-73.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17169221

ACOG Practice Bulletin: Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetrician-Gynecologists Number 76, October 2006: postpartum hemorrhage.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Source‎: Obstet Gynecol 2006;108(4):1039-47.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17012482

Clinical practice guidelines prevention and management of primary postpartum haemorrhage.

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Directorate of Strategy and Clinical Programmes, Health Service Executive.

Source‎: Health Service Executive (HSE); 2012.

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