CPD risk assessment device

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About this medical device
Status Prototype
Replicated in Africa
Health topic Maternal mortality
Health classification Preventative
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Documentation data

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Finalist in Saving Lives at Birth Competition

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit | edit source]