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Evaluation of Corometrics 315 telemetry system for fetal monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7457535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Corometrics 315 telemetry system is a commercially available unit which can transmit both fetal heart rate (FHR) and intrauterine or external pressure data to a standard fetal monitor. This system was evaluated in 40 patients, ten of whom were monitored simultaneously by telemetry and direct-wire fetal monitoring. Because of some differences in electronic engineering between the telemetry and direct fetal monitoring systems, the following differences were found: Comparison of the simultaneously obtained FHR recordings revealed that the telemetry system rejected most of the motion artifacts while maintaining true variability. There were no differences as regards readability, FHR, and beat-to-beat variability. The intrauterine pressure values were the same, although the telemetry system gave a smoother waveform with less motion artifact. The main advantages of the telemetry system were found to be: (1) The patient was free to move about and ambulate during labor. (2) It was possible to obtain uninterrupted monitoring while the patient was moved from the labor room to the delivery room and throughout the second stage of labor.
Authors:
J Lipshitz; J E Wade; G D Anderson; B M Sibai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1981 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-17     Completed Date:  1981-03-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-203     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
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Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Fetal Monitoring / instrumentation*,  methods
Humans
Pregnancy
Telemetry / instrumentation*,  methods
Transducers, Pressure
Uterine Contraction

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