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CPD risk assessment device

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Health Topic Maternal mortality
Classification Preventative
Scope Prototype
Location Africa

Problem being addressed[edit]

Cephalopelvic disproportion is the primary mechanism of obstructed labor, and essentially is when there is a mismatch between the fetal skull and the woman’s pelvis. Women that typically experience this condition suffer from an improperly developed pelvis due to poor nutrition, young age of motherhood, and/or bone-affecting disease. If left untreated, CPD leaves women vulnerable to postpartum hemorrhage, ruptured uterus, stillbirth, fistula formation, and sepsis.

Detailed description of the solution[edit]

This device is a simple, 3 query tool that allows health workers to determine if a woman is at a high or low risk for CPD during the early stages of the pregnancy. The tool is the first device that can predict obstructed labor before it starts. This CPD risk-stratifying tool is low cost and can be used effectively by low-literacy community health workers.

Designed by[edit]

  • Designed by: University of California, San Francisco
  • Manufacturer (if different):
  • Manufacturer location: San Francisco, CA USA

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit]

Funding Source[edit]

Finalist in Saving Lives at Birth Competition


Peer-reviewed publication[edit]

Other internally generated reports[edit]

Externally generated reports[edit]

A novel clinical tool to predict cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD), the leading mechanism of obstructed labor. (2012, August 06). Retrieved October 21, 2013 from here.

IP and copyright[edit]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit]