Advances in the Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Alison M El Ayadi; Nuriya Robinson; Stacie Geller; Suellen Miller


Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2013;8(6):525-537. 

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Broad global access to oxytocin, other uterotonics and oral misoprostol for PPH prevention and treatment is an important strategy to reduce PPH-related mortality. Continued institutionalization of PPH management protocols, and simulation efforts will help ensure preparedness for obstetric emergencies when they occur. Higher FFP to RBC ratios are suggested within resuscitation guidelines for better patient outcomes. Research in progress will inform optimal transfusion protocols, and use of TXA and fibrinogen concentrate for the PPH patient. Low-resource areas must focus on development of health workers and task-shifting.