Elektrohysterografie veelbelovend alternatief voor weeënregistratie: doorontwikkelde techniek nog niet standaard

Translated title of the contribution: Electrohysterography, a promising alternative for uterine monitoring: 5 years later

Marion W.E. Frenken (Corresponding author), Marion W.C. Vlemminx, Daisy A.A. van der Woude, Judith O.E.H. van Laar, S. Guid Oei

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Electrohysterography monitors the electrical activity of the uterine muscle through electrodes on the maternal abdominal wall. It is a non-invasive method for uterine contraction monitoring and has a strong correlation with the invasive intra-uterine pressure catheter. A prospective validation study showed a significant higher sensitivity of electrohysterography compared to external tocodynamometry for uterine contraction detection (p-value < 0.001). Moreover, the sensitivity of electrohysterography appears to be less affected by maternal obesity compared to external tocodynamometry. A clinical pilotstudy comparing electrohysterography and external tocodynamometry during labor, showed no negative effect of electrohysterography on labor outcomes. Recently, technical improvements have been made and electrohysterography has become available in an adhesive electrode patch together with fetal and maternal electrocardiography. Therefore, we expect a successful implementation of electrohysterography in the near future.

Translated title of the contributionElectrohysterography, a promising alternative for uterine monitoring: 5 years later
Original languageDutch
Article numberD5971
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021


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