CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2018; 78(04): 382-399
DOI: 10.1055/a-0582-0122
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Peripartum Haemorrhage, Diagnosis and Therapy. Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k Level, AWMF Registry No. 015/063, March 2016)

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Dietmar Schlembach
1   Klinik für Geburtsmedizin, Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Hanns Helmer
2   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Klinische Abteilung für Geburtshilfe und feto-maternale Medizin, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Wolfgang Henrich
3   Klinik für Geburtsmedizin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Christian von Heymann
4   Klinik für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Franz Kainer
5   Geburtshilfe und Pränatalmedizin, Klinik Hallerwiese, Nürnberg, Germany
Wolfgang Korte
6   Zentrum für Labormedizin, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Maritta Kühnert
7   Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Universitätsklinikum Gießen-Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Heiko Lier
8   Klinik für Anästhesie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinik Köln, Köln, Germany
Holger Maul
9   Geburtshilfe & Pränatalmedizin, Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany
Werner Rath
10   Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Susanne Steppat
11   Deutscher Hebammenverband, Karlsruhe, Germany
Daniel Surbek
12   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Geburtshilfe und feto-maternale Medizin, Bern, Switzerland
Jürgen Wacker
13   Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Fürst-Stirum-Klinik Bruchsal, Bruchsal, Germany
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Further Information

Publication History

received 24 January 2018
revised 08 February 2018

accepted 26 February 2018

Publication Date:
26 April 2018 (online)


Purpose This is an official interdisciplinary guideline, published and coordinated by the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), the Austrian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (OEGGG) and the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SGGG). The guideline was developed for use in German-speaking countries and is backed by the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine (DGAI), the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH) and the German Association of Midwives. The aim is to provide a consensus-based overview of the diagnosis and management of peripartum bleeding obtained from an evaluation of the relevant literature.

Methods This S2k guideline was developed from the structured consensus of representative members of the various professional associations and professions commissioned by the Guideline Commission of the DGGG.

Recommendations The guideline encompasses recommendations on definitions, risk stratification, prevention and management.

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