November 30, 2009 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Atlanta, Georgia - JL Software today announced Edition 1.0 of their all-new resource "Your High-Risk Pregnancy" for iPhone or iPod touch. Your High-Risk Pregnancy takes a unique approach to providing information to the pregnant woman. Instead of a text that is designed to be read cover-to-cover, this reference is designed to provide rapid, comprehensive, and understandable information about issues that may complicate pregnancy. In particular, it is designed to continue where the busy doctor leaves off.
Prenatal care today involves many screening tests for genetic disorders, tests of fetal anatomy and growth, and tests of fetal well-being. With so many standard tests, questions inevitably arise when results are ambiguous or hard to understand.
This is where Your High-Risk Pregnancy provides a complete description of the findings, a perspective on their significance, and reassurance in the majority of cases. Busy obstetricians often do not have time to fully explain the reasons for investigation of suspected pregnancy issues, or the results of those investigations. As a result, couples often face needless worry.
Your High-Risk Pregnancy covers:
* Medical conditions you have
* Past obstetrical history
* Past gynecologic history
* History of infertility
* Family history of genetic problems
* Factors identified early in the current pregnancy
* Factors that develop during pregnancy
Understanding screening in prenatal care:
* Screening for genetic diseases
* Screening for fetal anomalies
* Screening for gestational diabetes
* Screening for preeclampsia (toxemia)
Understanding findings that may arise and tests that may be ordered during pregnancy:
* "Abnormal" ultrasound findings
* Blood tests for Down syndrome risk - making sense of the results
* Dilation and effacement of the cervix and preterm labor
* Growth of the baby
* The nonstress test and biophysical profile
* Ruptured membranes
* Group B Strep testing and treatment
* Decreased or increased amniotic fluid
* Early delivery of the baby
* Cesarean section
The following special sections provide a quick answer to the most common and most worrisome events:
* Your screening test for chromosomal anomalies such as Down syndrome comes back "screen positive."
* Your ultrasound scan at 18-20 weeks shows minor "abnormal" findings.
* Your routine glucose challenge test taken at 24-28 weeks is elevated.
* Repeat ultrasound to check the baby's growth shows less than expected growth.
* You have uterine contractions and suspected premature labor.
* You have some leakage of fluid from the vagina.
* You have vaginal spotting or bleeding.
* Your blood pressure is higher than expected.
* The baby shows a "less than reassuring" heart rate tracing on a nonstress test.
* Ultrasound shows increased or decreased amniotic fluid.
The Search page uses more than 4,100 keywords, enabling the user to quickly find all pages relevant to her search. Users can also easily bookmark any page for future quick reference. There is no limit on the number of bookmarks, double-bookmarking is automatically prevented, and bookmarks can be added or removed at any time. To retrieve a bookmarked page, the user simply chooses the Bookmarks icon and taps the desired page from the presented list. This is a handy way to save a list of topics to be discussed with the physician.
Copy and paste of any text in the Handbook is supported, so women can copy and email or copy and SMS-message any of the numerous protocol lists, medication options, ultrasound images, or differential diagnosis summaries. The more than 220 pages of Your High-Risk Pregnancy address the following topics, in an easily-understandable format and style:
Pregnancy and Coexisting Medical Conditions: diabetes mellitus, chronic hypertension, congenital and acquired cardiac conditions, thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, hepatic disorders, dermatologic disorders specific to pregnancy, collagen-vascular disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, hematologic disorders, breast cancer and pregnancy, renal disease in pregnancy, seizure disorders, carpal tunnel syndroms, bacterial and viral infections, spinal cord injuries, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and psychosis.
Common Omissions in Prenatal Care: screening for genetic defects, maternal obstetrical history, administration of magnesium sulfate, invasive diagnostic procedures, cause of low-birthweight infants, risk factors for congenital anomalies, signs of fetal compromise, distinguishing common pregnancy complaints from serious disease, and detecting early signs of preterm labor.
Fetal Medicine: symmetric and asymmetric intrauterine fetal growth restriction, detection of fetal anomalies by ultrasound, common chromosome anomalies, fetal hematologic disorders, red cell isoimmunization, neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, alpha and beta thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, sickle S-C disease, sickle-thal carrier state, oligohydramnios, polyhydramnios, twin-twin transfusion syndrome, and congenital infections including rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, group B beta-hemolytic streptococcus, parvovirus B19, Listeria monocytogenes, varicella (chicken pox), hepatitis A, B, C, and E, HIV and AIDS, and syphilis.
The Screening Ultrasound Exam: in addition to fetal biometric measurements of biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length, normal and abnormal structures are listed for each body area. Examinations include head, brain, encephalocele, lateral cerebral ventricles, choroid plexus, cerebellum, cisterna magna, third ventricle, face, orbits, binocular diameter, intraocular diameter and ocular diameters, lips, cleft lip, nose, chin, neck, spine, chest, fetal heart views, fetal cardiac physiology, fetal circulation, fetal cardiac arrhythmias, lungs, pulmonary sequestration, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, diaphragmatic hernia, pleural effusion, abdomen and pelvis, stomach, esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, jejunal atresia, duodenal atresia, 3-vessel umbilical cord, single umbilical artery, abdominal wall defects of omphalocele and gastroschisis, renal pelvis, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, hydronephrosis, bladder overdistention, posterior urethral valves, renal agenesis, dilated bowel, echogenic bowel, angulation of the feet, club foot, absent radius, abnormal curvature of the spine, meningomyelocele and spina bifida.
* Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - now with the latest ACOG guidelines
* Guide To Fetal Anomalies and Genetic Counseling
* Multiple Gestation
Complications Of Pregnancy:
* Antepartum Bleeding
* Gestional Diabetes
Induction of Labor:
* Cervical Ripening
* Management of Labor Induction
Preterm Labor and Delivery:
* Diagnosing Preterm Labor
* Treatment of Preterm Labor
Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes:
* Antibiotic Prophylaxis
* Management of Labor and Delivery
* iPhone or iPod Touch 3.1.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Your High-Risk Pregnancy 1.0 is $14.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare and Fitness category.
JL Software LLC is an independent Macintosh and iPhone/iPod touch development company owned by R. Harold Holbrook Jr, M.D. and has been creating compelling applications for Macintosh computers since 2001 and the iPhone/iPod touch platforms since 2008. JL Software develops exclusively for Mac OS X and iPhone OS, and has extensive experience in programming in Objective-C and Cocoa for the Apple platforms. Dr. Holbrook is board-certified in both general Obstetrics and Gynecology and the high-risk pregnancy subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and has 20 years of experience as medical school faculty in the care of patients with complicated pregnancies. He is a peer reviewer for the major Obstetrics and Gynecology scientific journals and has written several book chapters on high-risk obstetrics as well as more than 25 research articles. Copyright 2009 JL Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.