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1. (WO2010118178) UTERINE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/118178    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/030302
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61N 1/00
Applicants: CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST
GARFIELD, Robert E.
CARP, Harvey
MANER, William L.
Inventors: GARFIELD, Robert E.
CARP, Harvey
MANER, William L.
Title: UTERINE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
Some embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for treating insufficient uterine contractions after labor and delivery. The system includes a control module and a current source controlled by the control module to produce stimulating current at a frequency greater than or equal to about 5.0 Hertz. The system also includes one or more stimulation electrodes to provide the stimulating current to the patient in order for the patient to produce tonic uterine contractions.