Postpartum hemorrhage

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Traditionally, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as blood loss in excess of 500 mL after a vaginal delivery and greater than 1000 mL following a cesarean delivery. Severe hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal death worldwide accounting for approximately 25% of all maternal deaths.1More than one half of these deaths due to severe hemorrhage occur within 24 hours of delivery. In Africa and Asia, hemorrhage accounts for 30.8% and 33.9% of all direct obstetric mortality.1This amounts to approximately 140,000 deaths annually worldwide or one death every 4 minutes.2In the United States hemorrhage is among the top three causes for pregnancy-related death along with hypertensive disorders and embolism.3.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brown, HL; Edwards, J; Small, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Book Title

  • Operative Obstetrics, Fouth Edition

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 298

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781498720564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1201/9781315382739

Citation Source

  • Scopus