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The physiology of uterine contractions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14714918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Holger Maul; William L Maner; George R Saade; Robert E Garfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-12     Completed Date:  2004-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-76, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electromyography
Female
Humans
Labor, Obstetric / physiology*
Models, Biological
Myometrium / physiology
Pregnancy
Uterine Contraction / physiology*
Uterus / physiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 R01 HD37480/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; M01 RR00073/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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