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Reducing postpartum hemorrhage in Africa

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  • Jeff Lazarus
  • A Lalonde
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. This is being addressed by leading professional organizations, which point to the importance of a skilled attendant at birth. But they also emphasize that the active management of the third stage of labor is proven to reduce the incidence of PPH. In low-income settings, the prostaglandin misoprostol should be considered as it is low-cost, stable at room temperature and easy to administer.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Vol/bind88
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)89-90
Antal sider2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2005

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