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Secondary Prevention/Early Treatment of PPH

Published
October 3rd, 2017
Type
Research Summary
Topic
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Authors
Gynuity Health Projects
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This one-page document summarizes community-level research showing ‘secondary prevention’ --a novel approach to PPH management whereby only women who bleed more than average after childbirth are given a preemptive treatment dose of misoprostol-- to be a feasible non-inferior alternative strategy to universally medicating all women who deliver with prophylaxis.

The article on which this summary is based is published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Raghavan et al. 2015) and is available here