Easy Balloon: The Easiest to Assemble Condom Balloon Uterine Tamponade for Primary Level of Health Care Centres
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Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the major contributor to maternal mortality in the developing countries.
There is evidence of substandard care in most of deaths due to PPH mainly at the level of primary care in resource poor settings due to lack of facility for surgery or blood transfusions. Women with PPH are often referred to a higher centre in a critical state and many of them succumb on the way. These deaths are largely preventable.
As per WHO, 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 or if uterotonics are not available . The balloon tamponade is reported to be successful in 80–100% cases .
A simple condom balloon uterine tamponade (CBT) device which is assembled on the spot using basic minimum resources is the most feasible second-line intervention for management of PPH in low-resource settings .
Surprisingly, this potentially lifesaving simple intervention is not...
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