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How to replace fibrinogen in postpartum haemorrhage situations? (Hint: Don't use FFP!).

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Published:1st Feb 2018
Author: McDonnell NJ, Browning R.
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Ref.:Int J Obstet Anesth. 2018;33:4-7.
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide, causing up to 75% of severe maternal morbidity.1 Despite a dramatic reduction in maternal deaths from PPH, the incidence has been increasing in many countries for reasons that are not entirely explained by obvious risk factors.2–4 In many cases several causes may co-exist and haemostatic impairment is common.

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