OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY WEBINAR

Feeling the Pressure, Best Practice in Fetal Monitoring

Recorded June 23, 2021
Duration 1 hour

During this webinar you will learn about the obstetrical clinical practice of monitoring  intrauterine contraction strength by placing a pressure catheter into the uterine cavity in the complicated pregnant or obese laboring patient. Internal monitoring provides diagnostic information which is useful to assess the pressures generated by the myometrium and together with fetal heart rate to follow the well-being of a fetus during labor and delivery.

During this webinar, two outstanding speakers and Key Opinion Leaders will talk about the history of IUPC use in obstetrics, clinical utility, research implications, and an ongoing IUPC study at Washington University in St Louis.

What you will learn:
  • The history of IUPC use in obstetrics
  • Clinical utility of an IUPC
  • Research implications 
  • An ongoing IUPC study at Washington University in St. Louis
Relevant to:
  • Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other health care professionals

 


1Wallace, W.D., and B.K. Lind. “Extraovular Placement of Intrauterine Pressure Catheters in Laboring Patients.” International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, vol. 70, 2000, doi:10.1016/s0020-7292(00)82041-x.

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About the speakers

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Nandini Raghuraman, MD MS

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis Missouri, USA

Nandini Raghuraman, MD MS graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. She then completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Washington University in St Louis. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St Louis and the Associate Fellowship Program Director.

She is a NIH-funded physician scientist with a strong interest in Labor & Delivery clinical trials and evidence- based approaches to intrauterine fetal resuscitation and internal monitoring. She recently performed one of the first randomized trials investigating the utility of maternal oxygen supplementation in response to fetal heart tracings, published in JAMA Pediatrics. She is currently the Principal Investigator or primary mentor for six ongoing prospective studies on Labor & Delivery.

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Antonina (Toni) Frolova, MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri USA

Antonina Frolova, MD, PhD, is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program and Washington University School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

She is a physician-scientist within the Center of Reproductive Health Sciences and has a translational research program focused on labor dystocia and mechanisms of myometrial contractility. She has a strong interest in reducing the obstetric morbidity resulting from ineffective myometrial contractility and developing a more individualized approach to labor.