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Using Misoprostol for Primary versus Secondary Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage – Do Costs Matter?

Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) is commonly defined as a blood loss of 500 ml or more within 24 hours after birth. PPH is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries and the primary…

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Oral misoprostol is as effective as intravenous oxytocin in labor augmentation

Oral misoprostol is an effective agent to augment labor compared with intravenous oxytocin, according to a study published recently in Obstetrics & Gynecology. India has the largest number of births per year in the world, 27 million, with greater than 60% occurring at home, according to the World Health Organization…. 

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Practical advice on preventing maternal death due to postpartum hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death in India. The majority of these cases are preventable, but due to a lack of resources in many settings, maternal death rates in India remain higher than in other developing countries. The national maternal mortality rate in India is 254 per… 

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