ILITEE combines vacuum and contact hemostasis treatments.
In case of haemorrhage, the MD is positioned in vivo, inflated, then suction is generated to stop the haemorrhage. After a certain period of time necessary to preserve the treatment, the vacuum is stopped, the DM is deflated and it is withdrawn from the uterus.
Biocompatible soft material
Expandable balloon to adapt to uterus morphology
Holes to allow suction and passage of blood flow
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as a blood loss of 500mL or more, and severe PPH as a blood loss of 1000mL or more, within 24 hours of birth. Severe PPH affects approximately 2% of all women who give birth. According to the WHO, PPH is the leading cause of death that occurs on the day of birth. The majority of these could be prevented with prompt and appropriate management. In addition to death, serious maternal morbidity and post-traumatic psychological sequelae may follow PPH.
Arteries that fed the placenta are broken.
After delivery, when the placenta separates from the uterine wall, open blood vessels results in bleeding. Usually, to prevent bleeding, the uterus naturally contracts to “strangle” these arteries. However, when the uterus is not able to contract naturally, the arteries continue to bleed : this is uterine atony, the most common cause of PPH (80%). ILITEE(r= marque déposée) creates a negative pressure with vacuum to stimulate and amplify physiologic contractions of the uterus. And it works beautifully.
Arteries strangled by muscular fibers to naturally stop bleeding.