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Surgical Control of Postpartum Hemorrhage

The treatment of obstetric haemorrhage in women who refuse blood transfusion.

Thomas JM.

Source‎: Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1998;105(1):127-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9442181

The combination of intrauterine balloon tamponade and the B-Lynch procedure for the treatment of severe postpartum hemorrhage.

Diemert A, Ortmeyer G, Hollwitz B, Lotz M, Somville T, Glosemeyer P, Diehl W, Hecher K.

Source‎: Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(1):65.e1-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22000893

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.07.041

Uterine compression sutures, an update: review of efficacy, safety and complications of B-Lynch suture and other uterine compression techniques for postpartum haemorrhage.

Mallappa Saroja CS, Nankani A, El-Hamamy E.

Source‎: Arch Gynecol Obstet 2010;281(4):581-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19834719

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00404-009-1249-z

Acute normovolemic hemodilution, intraoperative cell salvage and PulseCO hemodynamic monitoring in a Jehovah's Witness with placenta percreta.

Nagy CJ, Wheeler AS, Archer TL.

Source‎: Int J Obstet Anesth 2008;17(2):159-63.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18308549

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2007.07.005

Postpartum hemorrhage.

Ramanathan G, Arulkumaran S.

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

Indexed‎: PubMed 17169221

The surgical approach to postpartum haemorrhage.

Steer PJ.

Source‎: The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2009;11(4):231-8.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1744-4667

DOI‎: 10.1576/toag.

The medical section of is designed as an informational resource primarily for use by clinicians and other health-care professionals. It provides neither medical advice nor treatment recommendations and does not substitute for an appropriately qualified health-care provider. The clinical literature cited is not published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it outlines transfusion-alternative strategies that might be considered. It is the responsibility of each qualified health-care provider to maintain awareness of new information, discuss options for care, and assist patients in making choices in accord with their medical condition, wishes, values, and beliefs. Not all listed strategies are appropriate or acceptable to all patients.

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