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The new design of the mechanical individual labour kit' "Clover Set"

Romli, Afifuddin and Nusee, Zalina and Ismail, Hamizah and Nik Ibrahim, Nik Noor Idayu and Romli, Ahmad Zafir (2019) The new design of the mechanical individual labour kit' "Clover Set". In: Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2019, 10-15 September 2019, UiTM, Shah Alam. (Unpublished)

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Induction of labour is common procedure in obstetrics occurring up to 30%of pregnancies. The procedure becomes necessary for conditions that pose a risk to mother or child. There are various pharmacological and mechanical methods for induction of labour. The evolution of these methods has improved the outcomes of labour induction and made it significantly safer than it was a hundred years ago. Mechanical method has comparable outcomes to the pharmaco- logical method and shown to be more effective in patient with previous caesarean section as less systemic side effects observed by using this method. Trans- cervical balloon catheters provide an alternative to prostaglandins (pharmacological) for labour induction and have been used for almost 50 years. Balloon catheters allow gentle ripening of the cervix without causing uterine overstimulation. Various technique observed for the placement of Foley catheter such as different volume for balloon inflation, tension or without tension applied to the catheter, and even traction with certain weight. This project concentrates on the new design kit for mechanical induction of labour by incorporating different techniques used during and after placement of catheter, and also simplifies the insertion technique making the procedure tolerable for both the doctor and patient. This project provides possible alternative for IOL in women who want a ‘home induction’. The kit has 3 major components (balloon tubing, disc and tubing locking mechanism) by taking into account the re-usability, safety fea- tures, ease of operations and lowest cost possible. This will be the most demanding system for mechanical induction labour since it will not intervene with the user movement and activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Dato' Dr Hamizah Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 09:13
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 09:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98400

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