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Clinical and haematological problems associated with severe abruptio placentae

dc.contributor.authorOdendaal H.J.
dc.contributor.authorBrink S.
dc.contributor.authorSteytler J.G.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:57:50Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:57:50Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7679
dc.descriptionArticle
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractA clinical study was done of 80 patients in whom abruptio placentae was severe enough to cause intra-uterine death of the fetus. Central venous pressure was measured whenever possible to ensure adequate fluid replacement. Although the minority of the patients were shocked when admitted, blood replacement averaged 5 units per patient. The caesarean section incidence was 21%. Only 1 patient developed renal failure for which peritoneal dialysis was done. No maternal deaths occurred. Serial coagulation studies were done in 58 patients. Diffuse intravascular coagulation was present in the majority. After delivery of the fetus, however, tests became normal.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectThromboplastin
dc.titleClinical and haematological problems associated with severe abruptio placentaeen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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