Letters Genetics and postpartum haemorrhage

Would recording family history of postpartum haemorrhage make any difference?

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6209 (Published 14 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6209
  1. Shashikant L Sholapurkar, obstetrician and gynaecologist1
  1. 1Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK
  1. s.sholapurkar{at}nhs.net

Oberg and colleagues’ study on the genetic contribution to the common condition of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) analysed 466 686 births using elaborate statistical modelling.1 Did this study have a “control” group, or was one not needed? Did this study analyse births without PPH and show a lack of “familial clustering of PPH” in these?

The size of the increased risk of PPH with different …

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