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Physiology and electrical activity of uterine contractions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17659954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presently, there is no effective treatment for preterm labor. The most obvious reason for this anomaly is that there is no objective manner to evaluate the progression of pregnancy through steps leading to labor, either at term or preterm. Several techniques have been adopted to monitor labor, and/or to diagnose labor, but they are either subjective or indirect, and they do not provide an accurate prediction of when labor will occur. With no method to determine preterm labor, treatment might never improve. Uterine electromyography (EMG) methods may provide such needed diagnostics.
Robert E Garfield; William L Maner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review     Date:  2007-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in cell & developmental biology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1084-9521     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Cell Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-13     Completed Date:  2007-11-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607332     Medline TA:  Semin Cell Dev Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biological Clocks
Electromyography / methods*
Myometrium / physiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Uterine Contraction / physiology*
Uterus / physiology
Grant Support
R01 HD037480/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD037480-07/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01-37480//PHS HHS

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