NTUH offers alternative for postpartum bleeding

‘NAUSICAA’ TECHNIQUE: The uterine compression suture developed by the hospital is an alternative to hysterectomy for treating postpartum hemorrhage

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 12, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

National Taiwan University Hospital’s (NTUH) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology yesterday

Gynecologist Shih Jin-chung talks to reporters at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei yesterday about his “Nausicaa” uterine compression suture technique for stopping major postpartum hemorrhage.
Photo: Lin Hui-chin, Taipei Times

introduced the “Nausicaa” uterine compression suture, a simple and effective alternative to a hysterectomy for women suffering from major postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

Citing WHO statistics, department director Chen Shee-uan (陳思原) said that on average, one woman dies from giving birth every minute, or one dies of PPH every four minutes.

As more advanced drugs for stimulating uterine muscle contraction to help control PPH are being developed, the number of deaths from PPH caused by poor uterus contraction following childbirth has dropped, he said.

However, the increasing rate of Caesarean sections might also be causing PPH and other complications, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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