The physiology of uterine contractions

Holger Maul, William L. Maner, George R. Saade, Robert E. Garfield

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Abstract

Studies in animals and humans indicate that uterine performance can be successfully monitored during pregnancy using uterine electromyography. Uterine electromyography could be used to better define management in a variety of conditions associated with human labor. The potential benefits of the proposed instrumentation and method include: reducing the rate of preterm delivery, improving maternal and perinatal outcome, monitoring treatment, decreasing cesarean-section rate, and providing research methods to better understand uterine function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-676
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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