Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Alternate Sequential Suture Tightening: A Novel Technique for Uncontrolled Postpartum Hemorrhage

Table 1

Showing diagnoses, treatment, complications, blood loss, and hospital stay.

Age of patient (yrs)DiagnosisPreop Hb
(gm%)
TechniqueOEstimated blood loss (mL)Postop Hb (gm%)Number of units of blood transfusionHospital stay (days)Complications

29G2P1L1
37 wks with fetal distress
8.4Failed MBLS; ASTSS14008.9210Fever for 3 days

24.5Primi. with 40 weeks
with thick meconium in early labor
7.8Failed MT
ASTS
S19008.338

35G5P4L4 with 36 wks
with APH (PP IIb)
9.7Failed MT
ASTS
S16009.2116

33G3A2 with 41 weeks
with PROM
9.4Failed MT
ASTS
S18009.3210

29G3A2 with 41 weeks
with CPD
8.9Failed MT
ASTS
S15009.628Superficial infection

31G3A2 with 37 wks with gestational
HTN with failed induction
10.1Failed MT
ASTS
S19009.218

26G2A1 with thick meconium in early labor8.7Failed MT
ASTS
S18009.428

36G5A2P2L2 with 36 wks
with previous 2 LSCS
9.8Failed MT
ASTS
S16009.4110Fever for 3 days

37.5G7AOP6L3 with 38 wks with
placenta previa with APH
7.6A failed MT
STS
S17009.34 with 10 units of FFP8

28.5G3A1P1L1 with 39 wks with
prolonged LPV with failed induction
12.2Failed MT
ASTS
S140011.316

30G4A1P2L1 with 37 wks
with previous 2 LSCS
8Failed MT
ASTS
S13009.710

27G2P1L1 with 399.8Failed MT
ASTS
S16009.418Superficial infection

O: outcome; S: successful; EBL: estimated blood loss; MBLS: modified B-Lynch suture; ASTS: Alternate Sequential Suture Tightening; APH: antipartum hemorrhage; MT: medical treatment; PP: placenta previa; PROM: prelabor rupture of membrane; CPD: cephalopelvic disproportion; LPV: leaking per vagina; FFP: fresh frozen plasma; LSCS: lower segment cesarean section.