Category Archive: SALSO

Jun 03 2016

Salpingectomy for Tubal Pregnancy

Sarawak General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecological Department

Apr 05 2016

SALSO Introduction

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Apr 05 2016

Antepartum Haemorrhage

Antepartum haemorrhage (APH) is defined as bleeding from or in to the genital tract, occurring from 24+0 weeks of pregnancy and prior to the birth of the baby. The most important causes of APH are placenta praevia and placental abruption, although these are not the most common.

Apr 05 2016

Blood Products

Apr 05 2016

Cord Prolapse

Umbilical cord prolapse is a complication that occurs prior to or during delivery of the baby. In a prolapse, the umbilical cord drops (prolapses) through the open cervix into the vagina ahead of the baby. The cord can then become trapped against the baby’s body during delivery.

Apr 05 2016

Foetal Monitoring & CTG

Foetal monitoring is the procedure used to assess the rate and rhythm of the foetal heart and determine the foetus’s health. It is generally recommended during late pregnancy and labour.

Apr 05 2016

Labour Management

Labor is a physiologic process during which the fetus, membranes, umbilical cord, and placenta are expelled from the uterus.

Apr 05 2016

Maternal Mortality

One woman dies every minute somewhere in the world because of a complication related to pregnancy or childbirth – and 80% of these deaths could be prevented.

Apr 05 2016

Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

Ten percent of all pregnancies are complicated by hypertension. Eclampsia and preeclampsia account for about half of these cases worldwide, and these conditions have been recognized and described for years despite the general lack of understanding of the disease. In the fifth century, Hippocrates noted that headaches, convulsions, and drowsiness were ominous signs associated with …

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Apr 05 2016

Maternal Resuscitation

Cardiac arrest is fortunately a rare event in pregnancy. The most common direct cause of maternal death was thromboembolism, which results in cardiac arrest. A fast & effective resuscitation will determine the outcome of both mother and fetus.

Apr 05 2016

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is when the baby’s head has been born but one of the shoulders becomes stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone, delaying the birth of the baby’s body (see figure below). If this happens, extra help is usually needed to release the baby’s shoulder.

Apr 05 2016

Transfer of An Ill Obstetrics Patient

Apr 05 2016

Uterine Inversion

Uterine inversion is a potentially fatal childbirth complication with a maternal survival rate of about 85%. It occurs when the placenta fails to detach from the uterus as it exits, pulls on the inside surface, and turns the organ inside out. It is very rare.

Apr 05 2016

Post-partum Haemorrhage 2016

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality. All women who carry a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks’ gestation are at risk for PPH and its sequelae. Although maternal mortality rates have declined greatly in the developed world, PPH remains a leading cause of maternal mortality elsewhere.