LMS CALM Shoulder Screen selected by Medical Center of Arlington (TX)



    MONTREAL, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - LMS Medical Systems (AMEX:  LMZ;
TSX:LMZ), a healthcare technology company and developer of the CALM(TM)
clinical information system and risk management software tools for obstetrics,
today announced that Medical Center of Arlington, located midway between
Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, has chosen to implement LMS' risk prevention
tools, having acquired the CALM Shoulder Screen(TM) application for use with
their obstetrical patients whose babies are at risk for injury from shoulder
dystocia. The Medical Center of Arlington is part of HCA which manages 180
hospitals in 23 states. Medical Center of Arlington is also the largest
obstetrical delivery hospital within the North Texas Division of HCA.
    Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the
mother's pubic bone during the delivery and can lead to potentially severe
complications such at brachial plexus impairment, fractured clavicle, and
brain damage. Until recently, these complications were considered largely
unpredictable and unpreventable and thus responsible for some 30,000 delivery
complications every year in North America. Medical Center of Arlington
delivers over 3700 babies a year and will be the first in Texas to implement
this unique risk reduction program.
    "Shoulder dystocia always represents an emergency in the delivery room
and the clinical team needs to move into full action mode in order to reduce
the risk of permanent injury to the baby," according to Dr. Omar Sarmini,
Staff Obstetrician at Medical Center of Arlington. "Sometimes it is impossible
to avoid injury even with the best of delivery techniques. Having a sound
prenatal methodology to better identify more women at risk of injury before
the delivery period and having the ability to offer them alternative delivery
methods to avoid the situation is a very proactive way to provide high quality
care to our patients."
    "The professionals at Medical Center of Arlington will be working with us
to refine practice patterns and protocols optimizing patient safety," said Dr.
Emily Hamilton, Vice President of Medical Research and founder of LMS. "We
welcome the opportunity to team with such a world-class group of clinicians
and to report on the prospective use of these risk prevention tools."

    About Medical Center of Arlington

    Medical Center of Arlington (MCA) is the only acute care, full-service
hospital in south Arlington. As the Official Hospital for the Texas Rangers
Baseball Club and the NHL Dallas Stars, MCA is committed to service excellence
for each and every person who walks through the doors. Nearly 500 board
certified or board eligible physicians representing more than 40 specialties
are on staff. MCA is designated a Nurse-Friendly(TM) hospital by the Texas
Nursing Association. MCA is JCAHO accredited as a Primary Stroke Center in
Tarrant County and was the first Certified Chest Pain Center in the greater
Arlington area. MCA is an award-winning facility recently recognized by the
Texas Medical Foundation for quality in cardiac care. Learn more about the
outstanding quality services offered at MCA by visiting
www.medicalcenterarlington.com.

    About LMS: LMS is a leader in the application of advanced mathematical
modeling and neural networks for medical use. The LMS CALM Decision Support
Suite provides physicians, nursing staff, risk managers and hospital
administrators with clinical information systems and risk management tools
designed to improve outcomes and patient care for mothers and their infants
during childbirth.

    Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed
in this news release are forward-looking statements. Because these
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are
important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed implied by the forward-looking statements including, but
without limitation, economic conditions in general and in the healthcare
market, the demand for and market for our products in domestic and
international markets, our current dependence on the CALM product suite, the
challenges associated with developing new products and obtaining regulatory
approvals if necessary, research and development activities, the uncertainty
of acceptance of our products by the medical community, the lengthy sales
cycle for our products, third party reimbursement, competition in our markets,
including the potential introduction of competitive products by others, our
dependence on our distributors, physician training, enforceability and the
costs of enforcement of our patents, potential infringements of our patents
and the other factors set forth from time to time in the Company's filings
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and with the
Canadian Securities Commissions. The Company has no intention of or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.




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For further information: about LMS Medical Systems please contact:
Andrea Miller, Communications, LMS Medical Systems Inc., (514) 488-3461, Ext.
222, Fax: (514) 488-1880, investor@lmsmedical.com, www.lmsmedical.com; David
Gordon/Grant Howard, The Howard Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915,
Info@howardgroupinc.com, www.howardgroupinc.com

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