Heat-stable carbetocin could potentially save the lives of thousands of new mothers giving birth under hot, humid conditions.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Position:WORTH NOTING - Brief article
 
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Heat-stable carbetocin could potentially save the lives of thousands of new mothers giving birth under hot, humid conditions. Postpartum hemorrhaging is the number one cause of maternal mortality, with 70,000 women dying annually due to severe bleeding after giving birth vaginally. For years oxytocin has been administered to prevent hemorrhaging, however its temperature must be maintained between two and eight degrees from the moment of manufacture. According to the results of a trial conducted on 30,000 women across ten nations, and reported in the New England...

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