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Mini-sponge stops postpartum hemorrhage quickly and safely

Key clinical point: Placement of a mini-sponge controlled postpartum hemorrhage in nine women.

Major finding: The mini-sponge device was left in place for an average of 1 hour and the resolution of bleeding occurred within in 1 minute.

Study details: The data come from nine patients who underwent placement of a mini-sponge to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Disclosures: Lead author Dr. Rodriguez disclosed that her institution received funding from OBSTETRX, which funded the study, as well as the National Institutes of Health and Merck, and Dr. Rodriguez disclosed funding from Bayer.


Rodriguez MI et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004135.