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embolism postpartum

Novera G Chughtai, Raheela Mohsin Rizvi
The management of puerperal hematomas after normal delivery has always been challenging for obstetricians. Vulvar, vulvovaginal, or paravaginal hematomas are common. On the other hand, retroperitoneal hematomas are uncommon and can be life-threatening. The diagnosis of vascular injury is rarely made preoperatively as atonic or traumatic postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), uterine rupture and amniotic fluid embolism are more common differential diagnoses. Injury to internal pudendal and uterine vessels is extremely rare in cases of vaginal delivery and, therefore, the literature on this topic is very scarce...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Omar Touhami, Arij Bouzid, Sofiene Ben Marzouk, Mahdi Kehila, Mohamed Badis Channoufi, Hayen El Magherbi
Importance: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Even after emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH), bleeding may occur in the setting of acquired coagulopathy. This type of bleeding resistant to clipping, ligating, or suturing could be successfully controlled with a pelvic packing. Objective: This review provides an overview of the different pelvic packing techniques used after the failure of an EPH to control severe PPH...
February 2018: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
María Fernanda Escobar Vidarte, Daniela Montes, Alejandra Pérez, Sara Loaiza-Osorio, Albaro José Nieto Calvache
BACKGROUND: Hepatic rupture is a complication during pregnancy that, although rare, accounts for high morbidity and mortality rates. It is mainly associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Incidence is estimated to be at one per 67 000 births or one per 2000 patients with preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP, mainly in multiparous women; women in their 40s; after 32 weeks of gestation; and during the first 15 hours postpartum Cases: This article exposes the institutional experience at Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia, in managing and treating hepatic rupture associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome in three patients in the 30th, 26th and 27th week of gestation, not resulting in maternal death...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Richard Lee, David Carr
Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy and the postpartum period are rare but often life-threatening. An emergency physician's differential diagnosis for chest pain in the peripartum patient often includes serious etiologies such as pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction (MI). A lesser-known but important consideration on the differential for MI is that of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). SCAD is defined as an intramural hematoma within the coronary artery that compresses the true lumen. Expansion by increased pressures may lead to subsequent myocardial ischemia and infarction...
February 22, 2018: CJEM
Catherine Crenn-Hébert, Chloé Barasinski, Anne Debost-Legrand, Caroline Da Costa Correia, Olivier Rivière, Jeanne Fresson, Françoise Vendittelli
OBJECTIVES: The principal objective of this study was to assess the reliability of measuring the incidence of postpartum hemorrhages (PPH) from the national hospital discharge summary database (PMSI). The secondary objectives were to assess this reliability according to the maternity unit level and status and to assess the measurement of second-line procedures for PPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study compared PPH incidence rates from February through July 2011 in 131 maternity units, as measured in the PMSI and the prospective HERA study cohort, considered as the reference standard...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Chandan J Das, Deepak Rathinam, Smita Manchanda, D N Srivastava
Percutaneous vascular embolization plays an important role in the management of various gynecologic and obstetric abnormalities. Transcatheter embolization is a minimally invasive alternative procedure to surgery with reduced morbidity and mortality, and preserves the patient's future fertility potential. The clinical indications for transcatheter embolization are much broader and include many benign gynecologic conditions, such as fibroid, adenomyosis, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), as well as intractable bleeding due to inoperable advanced-stage malignancies...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Khalid S Khan, Philip Moore, Matthew Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Tracy Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, Lee Beresford, James Geoghegan, Jane Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Louise Jackson, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is associated with blood loss and maternal morbidity. Excessive blood loss requires transfusion of donor (allogeneic) blood, which is a finite resource. Cell salvage returns blood lost during surgery to the mother. It may avoid the need for donor blood transfusion, but reliable evidence of its effects is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine if routine use of cell salvage during caesarean section in mothers at risk of haemorrhage reduces the rates of blood transfusion and postpartum maternal morbidity, and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard practice without routine salvage use...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Katherine VanHise, Linda Li, Emily Smith, Niamh Condon
In cardiac physiology, single ventricle typically refers to the presence of a dominant systemic ventricle along with a hypoplastic ventricle. The Fontan operation is used to repair the single ventricle by directing deoxygenated systemic venous flow to the pulmonary arterial circulation. Normal pregnancy physiology, particularly increased intravascular volume, increased heart rate, increased cardiac output, hypercoagulability and decreased systemic vascular resistance, can exacerbate cardiac disease in patients with Fontan circulation, leading to pregnancy complications...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Fangfang Shi, Liwei Shen, Yonghui Shi, Lei Shi, Xiaoli Yang, Zhi Jin, Wenpeng Liu, Danhong Wu
RATIONALE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by clinical and radiological features, including headache, disturbed consciousness, seizures, and cortical blindness associated with findings indicating posterior leukoencephalopathy on imaging studies. Ours is the first case of PRES developing after postpartum hemorrhage and uterine artery embolization. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 18-year-old patient had postpartum hemorrhage after a normal delivery...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
C Négrier, A-S Ducloy-Bouthors, V Piriou, E De Maistre, N Stieltjes, A Borel-Derlon, P Colson, J Picard, T Lambert, S Claeyssens, S Boileau, A Bertrand, M-H André, F Fourrier, Y Ozier, P Sié, Y Gruel, Z Tellier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A postauthorization safety study was performed between 2009 and 2012 to describe the use of Clottafact® in acquired fibrinogen deficiency in real-life medical practice in France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients were planned for 28 days of prospective follow-up after infusion. The analysis of this observational study was descriptive and performed according to the type of treatment (curative or preventive) and the origin of the bleed...
December 13, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
Janice Newsome, Jonathan G Martin, Zachary Bercu, Jay Shah, Haris Shekhani, Gail Peters
Interventional radiologists are often called for emergent control of abnormal uterine bleeding. Bleeding, even heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids is not a common emergent procedure; instead, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, trauma and malignancy associated with bleeding can be the source of many interventional radiology on call events or procedures. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause, and is defined as blood loss of 500mL after vaginal delivery or 1000mL after cesarean section...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Mathilde Revert, Patrick Rozenberg, Jonathan Cottenet, Catherine Quantin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of invasive procedures (surgical or vascular) for hemorrhage control between a perinatal network that routinely used intrauterine balloon tamponade and another perinatal network that did not in postpartum hemorrhage management. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study included all women (72,529) delivering between 2011 and 2012 in the 19 maternity units in two French perinatal networks: a pilot (in which balloon tamponade was used) and a control network...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
S Tahmina, Mary Daniel, Preetha Gunasegaran
Introduction: Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy (EPH), although relatively infrequent in present day obstetrics, is a life-saving procedure in the event of a massive postpartum haemorrhage. Aim: To assess incidence, risk factors, indications and complications of peripartum hysterectomies at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted at 650-bedded tertiary care medical teaching hospital in Southern India...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Hyun Jung Lee, Young Jai Lee, Eun Hee Ahn, Hyeon Chul Kim, Sang Hee Jung, Sung Woon Chang, Ji Yeon Lee
Objective: To identify factors associated with massive postpartum bleeding in pregnancies complicated by incomplete placenta previa located on the posterior uterine wall. Methods: A retrospective case-control study was performed. We identified 210 healthy singleton pregnancies with incomplete placenta previa located on the posterior uterine wall, who underwent elective or emergency cesarean section after 24 weeks of gestation between January 2006 and April 2016...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Steve Goodacre, Beverley Hunt, Kiran Parmar, Neil Shephard, Kimberley Horspool
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy of biomarkers for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnant and postpartum women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN: Observational cohort study augmented with additional cases with VTE. SETTING: Emergency departments and maternity units at eleven prospectively recruiting sites. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant or postpartum women presenting with suspected PE or diagnosed DVT. INTERVENTIONS: Research nurses/midwives collected a blood sample from women with suspected PE or diagnosed DVT and data relating to diagnostic imaging, treatment and adverse outcomes...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Daniel Pollard, Steve Goodacre, Matthew Stevenson, Gordon Fuller
BACKGROUND: Using diagnostic imaging for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnancy involves weighing the benefits, harms and costs of different approaches to selecting women for imaging. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for PE in pregnancy and postpartum, in terms of adverse outcomes from venous thromboembolism, bleeding and radiation exposure, and cost effectiveness, measured as the incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY)...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
M Rossignol, E Morau, M Dreyfus
Pregnancy and postpartum are very high-risk periods for venous thromboembolism events (TEE), which seems to extend far beyond the classical 6-8 weeks after childbirth. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the 3 main causes of direct maternal death in western countries. Between 2010 an 2012 in France, 24 deaths were related to PE giving a maternal mortality ratio of 1/100,000, which is not different from the former report (2007-2009). PE is responsible of 9% of maternal deaths, in equal position with postpartum hemorrhage and amniotic fluid embolism...
December 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Shiri Skolnik, Alexander Ioscovich, Leonid A Eidelman, Atara Davis, Anat Shmueli, Amir Aviram, Sharon Orbach-Zinger
INTRODUCTION: Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare and potentially lethal obstetric complication, commonly occurring during labor, delivery, or immediately postpartum. There is a paucity of data regarding incidence, risk factors, and clinical management. Our primary objective in this study was to evaluate clinical presentation of AFE and delineate anesthesia management of these cases. METHODS: This 10 years retrospective multi-center cohort study was performed in five tertiary university-affiliated medical centers, between the years 2005 and 2015...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Ada Gillissen, Dacia D C A Henriquez, Thomas van den Akker, Camila Caram-Deelder, Merlijn Wind, Joost J Zwart, Jos van Roosmalen, Jeroen Eikenboom, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Johanna G van der Bom
BACKGROUND: Recent results show a protective effect of tranexamic acid on death due to bleeding in patients with postpartum hemorrhage in low- and middle-resource countries. We quantify the association between early administration of tranexamic acid compared to late or no administration and severe acute maternal morbidity and blood loss among women suffering from persistent severe postpartum hemorrhage in a high-income country. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a nationwide retrospective cohort study in 61 hospitals in the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
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