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Characteristics, causes and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage in first and second pregnancies.
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PMID:  23206163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We investigated characteristics, causes and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in a random sample of 294 women's first and second pregnancies involving at least one PPH. Among 588 pregnancies, PPH affected 169 first pregnancies, 105 second pregnancies only and recurrent PPH affected 48 pregnancies. In 34% of PPHs, atony was the primary cause. Second pregnancy PPH involved increased pharmacological therapy, blood transfusion and median blood loss. It is important to ascertain PPH history in parous women and be prepared for PPH recurrence.
Jane B Ford; Antonia W Shand; Christine L Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors ANZJOG © 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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