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2012-08-22 06:24:50

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems, today announced that the results of its program to identify women at increased risk of Shoulder Dystocia (SD) with Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI) have been published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). The published results show that, with the introduction of this program, overall SD rates fell by more than half with no increase in the...

2012-06-25 06:28:06

PRINCETON, N.J., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the leading innovator of fetal surveillance systems, is launching a patient safety campaign designed to inform pregnant women about shoulder dystocia, a serious childbirth complication. The "Start the Conversation" campaign provides pregnant women with a self-assessment tool that helps determine if they have one or more key risk factors for shoulder dystocia and, if so, encourages them to discuss their findings with their...

2012-03-14 22:05:19

Researchers have designed a new version of a labor-tracking tool for pregnant women that they predict could reduce the use of hormonal intervention during labor and lower the number of cesarean sections performed on low-risk, first-time mothers. The tool, called a partograph, takes into account the most recent research findings that suggest labor is not a linear process, but is instead slower during earlier labor and accelerates gradually as labor advances. A diagnosis of abnormally slow...

2011-11-29 10:53:50

Newly developed computer software combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a fetus may help physicians better assess a woman's potential for a difficult childbirth. Results of a study using the new software were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Because a woman's birth canal is curved and not much wider than a fetus's head, a baby must move through the canal in a specific sequence of maneuvers. A failure in the process, such...

2011-11-28 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly developed computer software combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a fetus may help physicians better assess a woman's potential for a difficult childbirth. Results of a study using the new software were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Because a woman's birth canal is curved and not much wider than a fetus's head, a baby must move through the canal in a specific...

2011-05-12 10:59:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate quantifiable clinical and financial value, today announced that it received additional patents from the United States Patent Office for the technology surrounding its PeriCALM® Shoulder Screen(TM) solution. The additional patents add to the strength of the Company's intellectual property portfolio of 16 patents and 21 patents-pending,...

2010-12-23 00:01:09

Attorney James C. Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton represented the parents of a child who suffered permanent nerve damage and arm injuries after a midwife provided negligent care during the birth process. The Norfolk, VA jury returned a 2.3 Million Dollar verdict after five days of trial, and Mr. Lewis also secured $60,000 in special damages for the child's mother. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Jim Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton attained a...

2009-12-16 11:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The complications of pregnancy and childbirth have been targeted in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's 2009 December Supplementary Patient Safety Advisory. The special issue provides gynecologists, obstetricians, midwives and the entire obstetric team, with strategies to help them prevent the complications based upon real Pennsylvania data. "Due to the volume of data we have from facilities submitting reports, the Authority is...