Effectiveness of a novel home-based testing device for the detection of rupture of membranes.

@article{Bornstein2009EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a novel home-based testing device for the detection of rupture of membranes.},
  author={Jacob Bornstein and Gonen Ohel and Yoram Sorokin and Kathleen Z Reape and Oleg Shnaider and Hadar Kessary-Shoham and Ella Ophir},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          45-50
        }
}
We evaluated the ability of a testing panty liner (TPL) embedded with a pH/ammonia indicator polymer to differentiate amniotic fluid leakage from urine. A multicenter, open-label study in which 339 pregnant women (age 18 to 45 years, minimum 16 weeks' gestation, presenting with unexplained vaginal wetness) were enrolled. The TPL was worn and the results read by the subject and a health care provider (HCP) who was blinded to the subject's reading. Results were compared with the standard clinical… CONTINUE READING