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Students Develop Fetal Blood Oxygen Monitor

Students Develop Fetal Blood Oxygen Monitor

Bioengineering students at Rice University have a developed a prototype for a new fetal pulse and oxygen monitor designed for use within a mother’s womb during endoscopic fetal surgery. Dubbed “The WombOx”, this fetal pulse oximeter has the potential to provide additional safeguards to ensure overall fetal health and safety.

Baxter International Q1 Earnings on the Up and Up

Baxter International Q1 Earnings on the Up and Up

June 3, 2016

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) has reported better than expected Q1 earnings and has raised its 2016 guided range above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.28 - $0.30 per diluted share. The company’s adjusted income for the first quarter totaled to $199 million, or $0.36 per diluted share.

Zika Virus Shown to Impact Fetal Brain Growth

Zika Virus Shown to Impact Fetal Brain Growth

June 1, 2016

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have established proof of the Brazilian Zika virus strain deterring fetal brain growth and have come up with a potential method for reducing total damage to developing brain cells.

Elecsys® Immunoassay Breakthrough for Early Preeclampsia Detection

Elecsys® Immunoassay Breakthrough for Early Preeclampsia Detection

May 25, 2016

A team of researchers have come up with a ratio for two placental proteins that can be used to predict the onset of preeclampsia. The Elecsys® immunoassay sFlt-1:PlGF ratio, when coupled with other diagnostic and clinical information, allows physicians to provide more accurate diagnoses and prescribe patients with the necessary treatments.

Comper Puts New Spin on Thermometers and Fetal Monitors

Comper Puts New Spin on Thermometers and Fetal Monitors

May 23, 2016

One company turned heads with two uniquely designed home healthcare devices at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, earlier this year. Comperintroduced their own version of a high-tech basal body thermometer and a Doppler fetal monitor to audiences during the event and was met with generally positive reviews.

Mercy Medical Center – Clinton Recognized as Best Hospital for Obstetrics

Mercy Medical Center – Clinton Recognized as Best Hospital for Obstetrics

May 18, 2016

Mercy Medical Center, in Clinton, IA was awarded with a 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. Mercy – Clinton joins the ranks of over 400 award winners, all of whom were recognized for their outstanding strides in providing both female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

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