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Reducing postpartum hemorrhage in Africa.

Lazarus, Jeffrey LU and Lalonde, A (2005) In International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 88(1). p.89-90
Abstract
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.
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Misoprostol, Postpartum hemorrhage, Third stage of labor
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
volume
88
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1
pages
89 - 90
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • wos:000226540300025
  • pmid:15617720
  • scopus:11144289577
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1879-3479
DOI
10.1016/j.ijgo.2004.09.016
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English
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  keyword      = {Misoprostol,Postpartum hemorrhage,Third stage of labor},
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  pages        = {89--90},
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  series       = {International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  title        = {Reducing postpartum hemorrhage in Africa.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2004.09.016},
  volume       = {88},
  year         = {2005},
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