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Raman Spectroscopy for Monitoring Cervical Remodeling in Pregnant Women in Vivo
During pregnancy, the cervix must undergo significant biochemical remodeling to allow for successful labor and delivery. This process has been divided into four distinct phases: softening, ripening, dilation, and repair. In vivo quantitative assessment of the cervix would be useful in identifying patients at risk of preterm labor and providing increased time for clinical intervention to delay or prevent preterm birth. We hypothesized that Raman spectral signatures from each phase of cervical remodeling are distinct and reflect known physiology.
To test this hypothesis, over 60 patients receiving prenatal care were recruited. Raman spectra were measured using an in vivo Raman system with a fiber optic probe throughout pregnancy. This foundational study demonstrated sensitivity to known biochemical dynamics that occur during cervical remodeling non-invasively. Raman spectroscopy has the potential to aid global efforts to close the gaps in our understanding of cervical maturation, and ultimately reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality caused by preterm birth.
AIR DATE: May 1, 2018
Name: Dr. Christine O'Brien
Title: Research Associate
Company: Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Radiology
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