Intrauterine Balloon Tamponade in the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

2016-02-03 17:53:23 | BioPortfolio


Intrauterine balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum hemorrhage in the obstetrics emergency ward in menoufiya university hospitals as a low resource setting.Guidelines for the management of postpartum hemorrhage involve a stepwise approach including the exclusion of retained products and genital tract trauma. Uterine atony, which is the most common cause, is dealt with uterine rubbing and various uterotonic agents. Among the new modalities introduced to arrest the bleeding is the uterine tamponade using various balloons and catheters. The condom catheter uses a sterile rubber catheter fitted with a condom for uterine tamponade .


Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of uterine balloon tamponade using condom-catheter in the management of primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

Material and Methods: Prospective observational study included 50 women with primary postpartum hemorrhage unresponsive to uterotonics and bimanual compression, was conducted at the department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, Menoufia University Hospital, Egypt. Clinical assessment, laboratory investigations and intrauterine condom catheter were applied to all patients. The primary outcome was the success of the balloon to stop bleeding, maternal complications were assessed as secondary outcomes.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Postpartum Hemorrhage


condom balloon catheter


Menoufia University
Shebin Elkom




Menoufia Obstetrics and Gynecology Group

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-02-03T17:53:23-0500

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