THE GRAVITY SUIT: A MAJOR ADVANCE IN MANAGEMENT OF GYNECOLOGIC BLOOD LOSS

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Abstract

We have used the gravity suit (G-suit) to stabilize patients in shock as a result of ruptured eclopic pregnancies. Four patients presenting in shock were carefully studied with serial vital signs, fluid replacement, and blood loss before and after application of the G-suit. These studies were continued through surgery and the removal of the G-suit. The G-suit improved vital signs, increased peripheral organ and limb perfusion, and decreased blood loss in all cases.

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