Jill Durocher

Calibrated delivery drape versus indirect gravimetric technique for the measurement of blood loss

August 15th, 2014
Staff Publication
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Bracken, Hillary, Shochet, Tara, Winikoff, Beverly, Ambardekar, S., Shochet, T., Bracken, H., Coyaji, K., Winikoff, B.

This study compared measures of blood loss obtained from two different measurement techniques frequently used in studies focusing on the prevention and treatment of post-partum hemorrhage (PPH). Significantly greater mean blood loss was recorded by the direct than by the indirect measurement technique, suggesting a meaningful difference in blood loss measurement between these two methods. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Aug 15;14(1):276. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-276.

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