Rea provides the latest diagnostic technology to detect a risk
of a preterm birth
Preterm birth is one the main
challenges in healthcare
Prematurity is the main cause of death of infants, while children born preterm are likely to have long-term neurological and developmental disorders.
Half of the women that deliver a preterm baby have no risk factors and present no symptoms. Meaning that it’s impossible for them and their doctors to foresee a preterm birth.
1 out of 10 women deliver preterm
Doctors don’t know which of their patients will deliver preterm.
Therefore, 85% of the hospitalised women considered under PTB risk do not deliver within the next 7 days.
To diagnose a preterm birth, doctors have to wait until a patient show symptoms, but 50% of the cases are completely unexpected.
Preterm birth risk assessment is a major challenge in obstetrics care, being the first cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity.
Half of all premature kids are born without preventive-medical intervention.
- In Switzerland, 33% of infant deaths occurred among infants born preterm (BFS.admin.ch).
- In the US, 66% of infant deaths occurred among infants born preterm (CDC.gov).