Placental site does not change background uterine electromyographic activity in the middle trimester of pregnancy

Grgić, Ozren and Matijević, Ratko and Vasilj, Oliver (2006) Placental site does not change background uterine electromyographic activity in the middle trimester of pregnancy. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 127 (2). pp. 209-212. ISSN 0301-2115 (Print)

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OBJECTIVE: This study was performed in order to assess the potential influence of placental implantation site on transabdominal electromyographic (EMG) assessment of the uterine electrical activity in the middle trimester of pregnancy. - - - - - STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective study 251 unselected, nulliparous asymptomatic women with a singleton pregnancy underwent transabdominal uterine EMG. Uterine electrical activity was recorded using bipolar electrodes placed on the abdominal surface for 20min. Regarding the placental implantation site and presence of action potentials (AP) pregnant women were divided into two groups: the anterior placenta group (APG) and the posterior placenta group (PPG). Outcome measures were differences in the median frequency (MF) and median amplitude (MA) of AP between the two groups. - - - - - RESULTS: Action potentials were detected in 56 women: 33/56 in the APG versus 23/56 in the PPG. The parameters analyzed (MF, p=0.527, Fisher's exact test, and MA, p=0.255, Fisher's exact test) did not produce any statistical significant differences between the two groups. - - - - - CONCLUSION: Background uterine EMG activity measured from the abdominal surface in the middle trimester of pregnancy does not depend on the placental implantation site.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Electromyography - methods - standards ; Embryo Implantation - physiology ; Placenta - physiology ; Uterine Contraction - physiology ; Action Potentials ; Adult ; Cohort Studies ; Female ; Humans ; Pregnancy ; Pregnancy Trimester, Second ; Prospective Studies ; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted ; Statistics, Nonparametric ; Uterus - physiology
Departments: Katedra za ginekologiju i opstetriciju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Matijević, RatkoUNSPECIFIED
Date: August 2006
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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