Multi-Reader Multi-Case Study to Identify Uterine Contractions Recorded From Laboring and Nonlaboring Patients by Practicing Clinicians
This multi-reader multi-case study was designed to evaluate the performance of SureCALL® Labor Monitor® (SureCALL®) directly to the standard Tocodynamometer device (TOCO).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Multi-Reader Multi-Case Study to Identify Uterine Contractions Recorded From Laboring and Nonlaboring Patients by Practicing Clinicians|
- Comparison of SureCALL® and Tocodynamometer Detection of Contraction Events, as Identified by Readers [ Time Frame: 9 - 41 Minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Agreement will be assessed by coefficient of individual agreement (CIA) derived from a dataset of all Reader-marked contractions. In addition, sensitivity and false positive rate per hours will be estimated for each patient by each reader. If CIA ≥ 0.445 (Barnhart, 2007, section 3) or CIA>0.8, Pan 2010), the SureCALL® is not significantly different than the TOCO.
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pregnant, Preterm, In Labor
Gestation Age at or less than 36 weeks, clinically determined to be in labor
Pregnant, Preterm, Nonlaboring
Gestation Age at or less than 36 weeks, clinically determined to not be in labor
Pregnant, Term, Nonlaboring
Gestation Age more than 36 weeks, clinically determined to not be in labor
The SureCALL® Labor Monitor® (SureCALL®) is a transabdominal electromyography monitor intended to measure uterine activity. It is intended for use on pregnant women, with singleton pregnancies, using surface electrodes on the maternal abdomen. The device is intended for use by healthcare professionals in a clinical setting.
This multi-reader multi-case study was designed to evaluate the performance of SureCALL® to the predicate Tocodynamometer device (TOCO).
This study involved 25 women at a Gestational Age of 36 weeks or less and 5 women at a Gestation Age of greater than 36 and not in labor at five clinical sites. Each study subject was instrumented with two technologies for measuring uterine activity:
- Standard tocodynamometer attached to the maternal abdomen,
- SureCALL® with a set of abdominal surface electrodes for uterine electromyography attached to the maternal abdomen
An assessment was obtained and quantified from masked, qualified clinical obstetrician readers for the evaluation of the equivalence of both labor monitor devices by identifying in isolation the individual uterine contraction signals and the peak of each contraction signal as recorded by each labor monitor device.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01730963
|United States, Arizona|
|St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center|
|Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85013|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Drexel University College of Medicine|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19101|
|United States, Texas|
|Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates|
|Beaumont, Texas, United States, 77702|
|University of Texas Medical Branch|
|Galveston, Texas, United States, 77555|
|Woman's Hospital of Texas|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77054|
|Study Director:||Timothy B Waterhouse, MD||Reproductive Research Technologies, LP|