Bakri Postpartum Balloon
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Essential Prescribing Information about Bakri Postpartum Balloon
Intended to provide temporary control or reduction of postpartum uterine bleeding when conservative management is warranted.
- Arterial bleeding requiring surgical exploration or angiographic embolization
- Cases indicating hysterectomy
- Cervical cancer
- Purulent infections in the vagina, cervix, or uterus
- Untreated uterine anomaly
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
- Surgical site that would prohibit device from effective controlling bleeding.
- Device should not be left indwelling for more than 24 hours
- Do not exceed maximum inflation volume of 500 ml
- Clinical data supporting the safety and effectiveness of this device in the setting of uterine atony are limited; patients should be closely monitored for signs of worsening bleeding and/or disseminated intravascular coagulation. In such cases, emergency intervention should be performed per hospital protocol
- No clinical data exist to support the use of this device in the setting of DIC
- Signs of deteriorating or non-improving condition should lead to more aggressive treatment and management of patient uterine bleeding.
Avoid excessive force when inserting balloon into uterus.