An innovative grant for an innovative approach to prevent postpartum haemorrhage

Congratulations to Dr Wentao Li who has received the Norman Beischer Innovation Grant of $49,366.

These grants aim to support research projects that have potential to effect significant clinical change.

The effectiveness of tranexamic acid to prevent postpartum haemorrhage is debatable, largely due to the presence of low quality and problematic studies. To address these long-standing disputes, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology researcher Dr Li and his team propose an innovative approach that combines a framework to assess the trustworthiness and individual participant data meta-analysis to generate not only solid but also personalised evidence.

“I am delighted to receive this grant that aims to improve the evidence base for preventing postpartum haemorrhage. The success of this grant application is a key step for our team to pilot novel methods that examine the trustworthiness of evidence,” Dr Li said.

This approach will exclude problematic studies to avoid contamination of key evidence. We expect that the true effect of tranexamic acid can be elucidated thanks to the quality evidence generated in this project, which will be used to inform clinicians, women, and policymakers.

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