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Nasreen Kishwar
Bushra Rauf



Objective: To determine effectiveness of uterovaginal packing in control of primary postpartum hemorrhage.

Methodology: It was a prospective interventional study conducted at department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from Nov 2019 to May 2021. Sample size was calculated by WHO sample size calculator with 95% confidence interval and 5% Margin of error of estimation 16. Consecutive non probability sampling technique was utilized and 85 cases with postpartum hemorrhage were enrolled who were admitted through emergency and outpatient department. All women of reproductive age, any gravidity or parity presenting with postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine atony, coagulopathy or placental implantation site bleeding after vaginal or abdominal delivery were includ­ed. Cases with Genital tract injuries requiring repair, retained placental tissue or membranes requiring Evacuation & Curettage, uterine rupture requiring Laparotomy and secondary postpartum hemorrhage were excluded. All information was recorded in a pre-designed proforma and data was analyzed using SPSS version 20.

Results: Our study included 85 women with 62.35% normal vaginal deliveries and 37.65% with cesarean section, uterine atony found to be the top most cause of postpartum hemorrhage (47.1%). Success rate of uterovaginal packing remained high i.e 95.3%

Conclusion: Our study concludes that Uterovaginal packing was 95.3% effective in the controls of postpartum hemorrhage. It is a quick and effective recovery to control postpartum hemorrhage conservatively.

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Kishwar N, Rauf B. EFFECTIVENESS OF UTEROVAGINAL PACKING IN CONTROL OF PRIMARY POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 19];36(2):97-103. Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2964
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