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Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Sep;72(3 Pt 1):367-70.

Maternal arterial desaturation with 15-methyl prostaglandin F2 alpha for uterine atony.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Abstract

Over a six-month period, five women with severe uterine atony and postpartum hemorrhage developed marked maternal arterial oxygen desaturation within five to ten minutes of the administration of 15-methyl prostaglandin F2 alpha. The average fall from baseline was 10.4 +/- 5.4%, to a mean arterial oxygen saturation of 88.8 +/- 5.45%. The desaturation was accompanied by acute increases, averaging 20.7 +/- 5.9%, in the intrapulmonary shunt.

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