Apr
2005

Recombinant factor VIIa for life-threatening post-partum haemorrhage.

Ahonen J, Jokela R
Br J Anaesth 2005;94(5):592-595.
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Review by : M. Aldouri
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This is the largest published series so far on the use of rFVIIa in controlling severe post-partum hemorrhage (PPH). Good and
partial response was observed in 11 out of 12 cases. PPH remains an important cause of
post-partum morbidity and mortality , and rFVIIa may be effective in its
management when used in combination with uterotonics medication or uterine
arterial ligation and may avoid the need for hysterectomy.

– Maadh Aldouri