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Nonintrusive diagnosis of premature ruptured amniotic membranes using a novel polymer.

This article describes the evaluation of the diagnostic efficacy of AL-SENSE panty-liner in detecting premature rupture of membranes (PROM). One hundred and three women attending the labor and delivery ward were enrolled into three groups: women presenting with a vaginal leak of fluid who had not yet been examined; women with overt PROM, and women with no fluid leak. The result of the AL-SENSE strip test was compared with the clinical diagnosis, which was based on direct visualization of the posterior vaginal fornix and cervix, crystallization, and nitrazine tests. AL-SENSE panty-liner test had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 75% in detecting PROM, with an overall agreement of 82.35% between the AL-SENSE test result and the clinical diagnosis. AL-SENSE may be used as a reliable test to rule out PROM and as an effective device to diagnose PROM and differentiate it from urine leak and vulvovaginal candidiasis.[1]


  1. Nonintrusive diagnosis of premature ruptured amniotic membranes using a novel polymer. Bornstein, J., Geva, A., Solt, I., Fait, V., Schoenfeld, A., Shoham, H.K., Sobel, J. American journal of perinatology. (2006) [Pubmed]
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