PeriGen’s Clinical Research
Team Just Got the Good
News: Two New Research
Articles Published in AJOG
Emily Hamilton and the rest of the clinical research team are thrilled to hear that two of their research papers – one on assessing dilation & descent – have been accepted for publication by the much-respected American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG).
Emily is reviewing the research done by the team on the first paper next month during a brief lunchtime webinar on December 2nd titled “Rethinking the Labor Curve.” To register, complete the form below today.
Traditional methods for measuring labor progress have relied only on dilation and descent over time. The PeriGen team, joined by Samuel Smith MD and Kathleen Collins RN, both of PeriCALM customer MedStar, have identified a more discriminating method, one that uses multifactorial analysis to measure labor progress more reliably to enable improved intervention decisions.
The two papers published online (soon to be included in the next paper issue) by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) are:
- Assessing First Stage Labor Progression and Its Relationship to Complications
- Descent of the Fetal Head (Station) During the First Stage of Labor
The mathematic model tested for the published research is the foundation of PeriGen’s integrated labor curve software, PeriCALM® Curve™. Part of the PeriCALM suite of perinatal analysis software, Curve provides clinicians a graphical display of labor progress at the bedside or remotely. This display includes a comparison to the expected range of dilation from a normal reference population. The labor progress comparison is presented graphically and numerically via percentiles to provide a precise quantitative and personalized assessment of dilation. At each examination the comparison is updated to adapt to current labor conditions.
PeriCALM Curve benefits include:
- Consistent visualization and measurement of labor progress
- Tracks the effect of interventions in real-time, at-a-glance
- Automatic adjustments for nulliparity/multiparity status