Publications

Christopher B-Lynch


« | Main | »

Milton Keynes Doctor Aids Safer Childbirth

The lives of thousands of women throughout the world, who would otherwise die following child birth, could be saved thanks to a medical textbook published by a gynaecologist from Milton Keynes.

The book, which looks set to become a benchmark for the treatment of post partum haemorrhage, (bleeding following childbirth) has been edited by Professor Christopher B Lynch, consultant gynaecologist at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Professor Lynch is the inventor of the B Lynch suture, a technique developed in Milton Keynes for arresting haemorrhaging following childbirth, which has received world wide recognition.

The book has also received Royal patronage from HRH The Princess Royal, who has written a personal Foreword to the book.

Bringing together over contributions from over 70 experts from 15 different countries, the book is the first ever comprehensive text book on the subject, incorporating many recent important advances and provides practical guidance for clinical management of the condition in varying circumstances.

“This is a tragically common occurrence,” said Professor Lynch. Over 250 000 women bleed to death unnecessarily each year. The problem of extensive bleeding after birth exists everywhere, but is particularly acute in the developing world.

“There are now real and practical options for the successful management of post partum haemorrhage that can be used effectively to treat this problem. New drug therapies can make a major contribution and in the cases where they are not adequate, recently developed surgical techniques have been shown to be generally effective.

“It is important that physicians and others are fully informed of these developments. I hope that this book will encourage health care communities worldwide to use the techniques described to save lives.”

The book is published on a charitable not-for-profit basis and thousands of copies will be distributed free to the developing world

Topics: Article, Publication, Safer Child Birth, Text Book | Comments Off on Milton Keynes Doctor Aids Safer Childbirth

Comments are closed.