Table 5

Criterion attainment for women with post-partum haemorrhage according to the ALARM International Program
Criterion ALARM (n,%) Control (n,%) p-value
N = 58 N = 64
Pulse and blood pressure every 15 minutes for 2 hours after diagnosis
 Yes 8, 13.8% 6, 9.4%
 No 50, 86.2% 58, 90.6% 0.57
Injection of oxytocin or egometrine
 Yes 18, 31.0% 9, 14.1%
 No 40, 69.0% 55, 85.9% 0.03
Intravenous oxytocin perfusion
 Yes 27, 46.6% 23, 35.9%
 No 31, 53.4% 41, 64.1% 0.27
How the placenta was expulsed
 Spontaneously 10, 17.5% 13, 21.3%
 Manually 43, 75.4% 35, 57.4%
 Not recorded 4, 7.0% 13, 21.3% 0.05
Test of bleeding time
 Yes 7, 12.3% 19, 29.7%
 No 50, 87.7% 45, 70.3% 0.04
Test of coagulation rate
 Yes 7, 12.3% 18, 28.1%
 No 50, 87.7% 46, 71.9% 0.06
Platelet count
 Yes 28, 49.1% 35, 54.7%
 No 29, 50.9% 29, 45.3% 0.48
Total post-partum haemorrhage score 36.7% 34.9% 0.586

Pirkle et al.

Pirkle et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-24

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