oa South African Medical Journal - Die profilaktiese toediening van ergometrien met hialase aan die einde van die tweede stadium van kraam

Volume 34, Issue 27
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



By comparing the results in 3 groups of cases we found that prophylactic ergometrine and hyalase given intramuscularly before the birth of the baby and preferably with the crowning of the head, reduces the duration of the third stage as well as the amount of haemorrhage, thereby reducing the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage from 11�98%.

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