n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Prevention and management of blood loss at caesarean section
|Article Title||Prevention and management of blood loss at caesarean section|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 Mowbray Maternity Hospital and 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||138 - 143|
Bleeding associated with caesarean section (CS) was the most common causal subcategory of maternal deaths from obstetric haemorrhage in South Africa in 2008 - 2010, accounting for 180 (26.2%) of the 688 maternal deaths due to haemorrhage. It has increased as a cause of death compared with previous triennia, and this is a cause of great concern. Related morbidities included obstructed labour, previous CS, abruptio placentae and placenta praevia. The majority of these deaths were clearly avoidable. The deaths occurred at all levels of public hospital and some at private hospitals, with the largest numbers at district hospitals, where the majority of CSs in SA occur.
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