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NBC NEWS – The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, investigated ways to detect and reduce the prevalence of postpartum hemorrhages — the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and the second-leading cause in the U.S., behind mental health conditions. The researchers looked at the use of a device called a calibrated plastic drape — essentially a plastic bag with labels to identify levels of blood loss up to 500 milliliters, which is considered the baseline for postpartum hemorrhage. They concluded that using the device nearly doubled the rate of accurate detection of postpartum hemorrhage compared to estimating blood loss visually, as many health care providers do.

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