home uterine activity monitoring


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home uterine activity monitoring

Obstetrics A form of prenatal maternal care in which a ♀ in late pregnancy–24 to 36 wks–attaches an external tocodynamometer over the uterus twice a day for 1–2 hrs; the recording is transmitted by telephone to a central station. See Deceleration.
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Stanziano continued, "The fact that high risk women receiving home uterine activity monitoring services had a reduced rate of premature birth, without having to spend a large part of their pregnancy in the hospital, is further evidence that this system of care works for both the patient and healthcare providers in the current environment of cost containment.
Manuel Porto, presented at the SPO meeting in 1987, compared preterm labor management services -- with and without home uterine activity monitoring -- to the current standard of care and found that these services, were significantly more effective in facilitating early and effective treatment of preterm labor.
This study attempted to determine if home uterine activity monitoring offers an incremental value within a comprehensive program of daily assessments, psychosocial support, and education provided by a specialized nurse dedicated to caring for women at risk for preterm delivery.
Nasdaq: HDYN) announced the publication of the results of a peer- reviewed clinical study that confirms the effectiveness of home uterine activity monitoring devices (HUAM) in the early detection of preterm labor.
study entitled, "A Randomized Multi-center Trial Assessing a Home Uterine Activity Monitoring Device Used in the Absence of Daily Nursing Contact," was published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a highly regarded peer reviewed clinical journal.
studies concluded that, "The addition of home uterine activity monitoring to standard high risk prenatal care leads to early detection of preterm labor which gives a physician a better opportunity to intervene with appropriate treatment.
NYSE:OLS), has acquired Americare, a fast-growing Wisconsin-based provider of home health care services, home infusion therapy, home uterine activity monitoring and home medical equipment products and services covering 29 counties and serving 4,000 patients through five offices.
professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of maternal-fetal medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, was to determine if the availability of uterine contraction data provided by a home uterine activity monitoring (HUAM) device and transmitted to trained perinatal nurses had a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes by enabling earlier detection of pre-term labor.
Abbey Women's Health Services, which began at the onset of 1994, provides a comprehensive range of maternity services including tocolytic therapy, home uterine activity monitoring (HUAM) and perinatal nursing.