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Temporizing Measures

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

Success factors for Bakri(™) balloon usage secondary to uterine atony: a retrospective, multicentre study.

Vintejoux E, Ulrich D, Mousty E, Masia F, Marès P, de Tayrac R, Letouzey V.

Source‎: Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2015 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Indexed‎: PubMed 26223852

DOI‎: 10.1111/ajo.12376

Using the uterine-specific Bakri balloon in the management of postpartum hemorrhage: case series and conceptual/practical guidelines.

Georgiou C.

Source‎: A Comprehensive Textbook of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Essential Clinical Reference for Effective Management. 2nd Edition. London (UK); Sapiens Publishing: 2012. p. 387-97.

Indexed‎: ISSN 1756-2228

Aortic compression in massive postpartum haemorrhage—an old but lifesaving technique.

Keogh J, Tsokos N.

Source‎: Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1997;37(2):237-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9222477

Two-provider technique for bimanual uterine compression to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Andreatta P, Perosky J, Johnson TR.

Source‎: J Midwifery Womens Health 2012;57(4):371-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22758359

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00152.x

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