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Novel device to trend impedance and fluorescence of the cervix for preterm birth detection

  • Author(s): Etemadi, M
  • Chung, P
  • Heller, JA
  • Liu, J
  • Grossman-Kahn, R
  • Rand, L
  • Roy, S
  • et al.
Abstract

Preterm birth is the leading cause of worldwide neonatal mortality. It follows a pathologically accelerated form of the normal processes that govern cervical softening and dilation. Softening and dilation occur due to changes in cervical collagen crosslinking, which can be measured non-invasively by changes in tissue fluorescence and impedance. We present a novel device designed specifically to take fluorescence and impedance measurements throughout pregnancy, with the end goal of fusing and trending these measurements to form an early diagnosis of preterm labor. © 2013 IEEE.

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