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Interventional radiology to treat severe obstetric hemorrhages

Umberto Gazi Lippi

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011md2315

ABSTRACTThe author discusses the recent role of interventional radiology to prevent postpartum hemorrhagic complications that represent an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality all over the world. Hence, hemorrhage control is mandatory. Traditional management and recent minimally invasive radiological procedures by means of inserting occluding balloons into appropriate vessels are analyzed. It is advisable that maternity hospitals have protocols for the management of obstetric hemorrhage by means of interventional radiology, either in their own departments or in association with […]

A mobile interventional radiology unit: innovation and social responsibility

Nestor Hugo Kisilevzky, Henrique Elkis, Francielle Aparecida Gusmao

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1468

ABSTRACTObjective:To present the preliminary results of a feasibility study performed to determine the value of a mobile interventional radiology unit used to promote a uterine embolization program for low-income patients.Methods:Forty patients with symptomatic fibroids were treated with uterine embolization. Procedures were performed in four public hospitals in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo. This study was approved by the institutional research ethics committee and all patients signed an informed consent form. A mobile interventional radiology unit, named ANGIOMOVEL, was conceived […]