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HAEMOSTATIC ACTIVITY IN WOMEN FOLLOWING NORMAL VAGINAL DELIVERY

Presentation Type: Oral 2016

Submission ID: 44 Name:Dr. EVARISTA ODABURHINE Contact: evarista.osime@uniben.edu,
Contributing Authors: OSIME EVARISTA ODABURHINE. Ph. D AND OMOKHEYEKEMWEN JUDE. BMLS

Category: CMS
Faculty: Basic Medical Science
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
Address: DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE SCHOOL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF BENIN
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Submission date: 2018-08-30 18:54:42

Abstract

Pregnancy is a risk factor for venous thrombosis and the incidence of venous thromboembolism during normal pregnancy is 6-fold higher during pregnancy than in the general female population of child-bearing age. When blood vessel injury occurs, physiological haemostasis serves to maintain the integrity of the circulatory system however, the process can become inbalanced leading to signifnicant morbidity and mortality. During normal vaginal delivery, a significant number of women do have post partum haemorrhage (PPH) which may predispose them to having consumptive coagulopathy and death. This work is therefore aimed at assessing haemostatic changes in normal vaginal delivery which may predispose them to having consumption coagulopathy.


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