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Postpartum Hemorrhage Summary

Description: Excess blood loss from uterine bleeding associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR or CHILDBIRTH. It is defined as blood loss greater than 500 ml or of the amount that adversely affects the maternal physiology, such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEMATOCRIT. Postpartum hemorrhage is divided into two categories, immediate (within first 24 hours after birth) or delayed (after 24 hours postpartum).

Also Known As: Delayed Postpartum Hemorrhage; Immediate Postpartum Hemorrhage; Hemorrhage, Delayed Postpartum; Hemorrhage, Immediate Postpartum; Postpartum Hemorrhage, Delayed Show All >>

Networked: 934 relevant articles (67 outcomes, 91 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Oxytocin (Pitocin) : 22 outcomes 23 studies in 123 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. Misoprostol (Cytotec) : 16 outcomes 24 studies in 118 results : FDA 3 Generic
  3. Ergonovine (Ergometrine) : 9 outcomes 6 studies in 18 results : IBA
  4. Methylergonovine (Methergine) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results : FDA 3 Generic
  5. carbetocin : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 15 results : IBA
  6. Prostaglandins : 2 outcomes in 11 results : IBA
  7. Oxytocics : 2 outcomes in 10 results : IBA
  8. Estrogens (Estrogen) : 2 outcomes in 2 results : FDA 1
  9. syntometrine : 1 outcome 4 studies in 5 results : IBA
  10. recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) : 1 outcome 1 study in 20 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Postpartum Hemorrhage

  1. Uterine Inertia
  2. Lacerations
  3. Hemorrhage
  4. Endometritis
  5. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
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Key Therapies for Postpartum Hemorrhage

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  1. Sutures (Suture) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 70 results
  2. Hysterectomy : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 112 results
  3. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section) : 2 outcomes 12 studies in 144 results
  4. Balloon Occlusion : 2 outcomes 1 study in 21 results
  5. Uterine Artery Embolization : 2 outcomes in 42 results
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