Use of an Innovative Condom Balloon Tamponade in Postpartum Haemorrhage: A Report
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In order to meet the Millennium Development Goals , we must achieve a reduction in the deaths due to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) which is the major contributor in the developing countries . As per WHO recommendations, the use of intrauterine balloon tamponade (UBT) is recommended for the treatment of PPH due to uterine atony if women do not respond to uterotonics . FIGO also included uterine balloon tamponade as a recommended second-line intervention for the treatment of PPH . The successful outcome of balloon tamponade is reported to be 80–100 % . This high efficacy avoids surgery which is often delayed or may be unavailable thereby costing the women her life. Intrauterine balloon may also be used as a temporizing measure while awaiting transfer or to resuscitate her.
The commercially available uterine-specific devices are designed with an intrauterine drainage port but have a prohibitively high cost. Low resource settings have to rely on lower cost...
KeywordsUterine Bleeding Operation Theatre Ergometrine Balloon Tamponade Fundal Height
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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
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