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|Health Topic||Maternal mortality|
|Location||Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America|
Problem being addressed
Many women in underdeveloped countries suffer from preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that typically starts after the 20th week of pregnancy and is related to increased blood pressure and protein in the mother's urine (as a result of kidney problems). Preeclampsia affects the placenta, and it can affect the mother's kidney, liver, and brain. When preeclampsia causes seizures, the condition is known as eclampsia--the second leading cause of maternal death in the U.S. Preeclampsia is also a leading cause of fetal complications, which include low birth weight, premature birth, and stillbirth.
Detailed description of the solution
It is a blood pressure monitor. This device performs pulse arrhythmia detection. It is clinically tested, very easy to use.
- Designed by: Microlife Corporation Scientists
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When and where it was tested/implemented
Other internally generated reports
Externally generated reports
de Greeff A, Nathan H, Stafford N, Liu B, Shennan AH. Development of an accurate oscillometric blood pressure device for low resource settings. Blood Press Monit 2008;13:342-8.