Uterine EMG and cervical LIF - Promising technologies in obstetrics

Robert E. Garfield, William L. Maner, Leili Shi, Shao Q. Shi, George Saade

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Abstract

No current objective measures exist to determine uterine or cervical function during pregnancy, or to accurately predict term or preterm labor and delivery. Uterine electromyography (EMG) and cervical light-induced fluorescence (LIF) studies were performed in term and pre-term animals and humans to evaluate the state and function of the uterus and cervix, and to determine the predictive capability of measurements made using these new technologies. Both uterine EMG and cervical LIF produced high positive and negative predictive values, compared to other currently-used methods. Uterine EMG and cervical LIF show great promise as diagnostic tests during pregnancy and for patient monitoring in obstetrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-221
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent Women's Health Reviews
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

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Electromyography
Obstetrics
Fluorescence
Technology
Light
Pregnancy
Premature Obstetric Labor
Physiologic Monitoring
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Cervix Uteri

Keywords

  • Cervix
  • EMG
  • Labor
  • LIF
  • Parturition
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Uterine EMG and cervical LIF - Promising technologies in obstetrics. / Garfield, Robert E.; Maner, William L.; Shi, Leili; Shi, Shao Q.; Saade, George.

In: Current Women's Health Reviews, Vol. 2, No. 4, 11.2006, p. 207-221.

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Garfield, Robert E. ; Maner, William L. ; Shi, Leili ; Shi, Shao Q. ; Saade, George. / Uterine EMG and cervical LIF - Promising technologies in obstetrics. In: Current Women's Health Reviews. 2006 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 207-221.
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