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Strauss Alexander - - 2002
PURPOSE: Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a widespread "therapy" to diminish the risk of prematurity and adverse outcome for the survivors in higher order multiple gestation. The aim of our study was to determine the maternal and neonatal outcome of multifetal pregnancies under a conservative pregnancy management. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective ...
Keay Stephen D - - 2002
A 46-year-old woman with a triplet pregnancy developed seizures, an oculogyric crisis and a homonymous hemianopia post-natally. Abnormal neuroimaging studies and lumbar puncture suggested possible cerebral vasculitis. Treatment with aciclovir and prednisolone resulted in a slow resolution of symptoms. This case highlights the difficulty in distinguishing eclampsia from rarer neurological ...
Bryan Elizabeth - - 2002
From early pregnancy into childhood, higher multiples have much higher rates of mortality, whether from spontaneous abortion, the 'vanishing twin' syndrome, fetal or infant death. Many parents must cope with the death of one baby whilst the siblings remain critically ill or later become disabled and yet there grief is ...
Blickstein Isaac - - 2002
Growth curves of twins and triplets do not support a growth restriction patterns seen in singletons. At the same time that individual members of a twin or a triplet set may be smaller than singletons of the same gestational age, only a minority are indeed SGA by singleton standards. When ...
Kollantai Jean - - 2002
Following my own experience with the death of a twin baby, I founded the Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) Inc. During the last 13 years I have worked with nearly 7000 bereaved parents of twins, triplets or other high multiples throughout the US and worldwide. The role of ...
Collopy Kate Sullivan - - 2002
With the dramatic increase in the incidence of higher-order multiple pregnancies, more and more women are advised to consider undergoing multifetal reduction. However, little is known about the woman's experience of making the decision to undergo or forgo reduction. This study explored the experiences of seven women in making this ...
Skrablin S - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To compare the course and outcome of triplet gestations under a preventive care strategy that includes hospitalization, surveillance, bed rest, and daily specialized care from the beginning of the second trimester, with pregnancies managed according to the Croatian standard outpatient care protocol for multiplets. METHODS: A retrospective study of ...
Hock Doreen L - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To assess current practice management, attitudes, and strategies of reproductive endocrinologists in the United States regarding high-order (at least three) multiple gestations. METHODS: Questionnaires were mailed to 768 board-certified reproductive endocrinologists of whom 722 were eligible for the study. The questionnaires addressed topics such as practitioner demographics, management strategies, ...
Papageorghiou A T - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcome of trichorionic triplet pregnancies managed expectantly with those reduced to twins or singletons. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of trichorionic triplet pregnancies with three live fetuses at 10-14 (median 12) weeks' gestation referred to our unit for consideration of embryo reduction. Women were counselled ...
Tadin Ivica - - 2002
As a result of the increased use of drugs that enhance fertility, and the advent of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer over the last 2 decades, the incidence of multifetal pregnancies has increased exponentially. In parallel with this increase methods of care for women carrying multiple fetuses have become ...
Yokoyama Yoshie - - 2002
The purpose of this study was to create graphs of fundal height parameters in triplet pregnancies compared with those in twin pregnancies, and to investigate whether larger fundal heights in triplet pregnancies would predispose them to earlier delivery (before 34 weeks). The subjects were 727 twin pregnant women and 133 ...
Goodman N - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Reduction of house dust mite allergens in the domestic environment can play an important part in reducing sensitization and in the amelioration of symptoms in atopic individuals. Chemical and physical methods have been tried with varied levels of success. The present paper presents a novel electrostatic way of destroying ...
Chasen Stephen T - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe outcomes in a series of dichorionic triplet pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: All triplet pregnancies evaluated in our obstetric sonography unit from 1993 to 2000 were identified. Those containing a monochorionic twin pair were included. Prenatal and neonatal records were reviewed. Statistical comparison ...
De Catte L - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome after fetal reduction or selective termination to singleton pregnancies for various indications. METHODS: Fetal reduction or selective feticide to singleton pregnancies was performed in 80 multiple gestations (congenital malformations, 17 cases; high-risk obstetric conditions, 25 cases; or social/psychological indications, 38 cases). RESULTS: The overall pregnancy ...
Goldstein I - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the cerebellar growth in twin and triplet gestations with cerebellar growth in singleton pregnancies. METHODOLOGY: An ultrasound study was conducted in a population of normal pregnant women with singleton, twin and triplet gestations. Routine ultrasound examinations were performed in healthy pregnant ...
Roberts Christine L - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To examine higher order multiple pregnancy and birth rates in NSW, and to describe trends in the characteristics and management of these births. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytic study. SETTING: New South Wales, Australia. POPULATION: Two hundred and ninety-one women who gave birth to triplets, quadruplets or quintuplets (880 babies) from ...
Sivan Eyal - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rate of gestational diabetes in triplet pregnancies and to assess the impact of fetal reduction on the incidence of this complication. METHODS: One hundred eighty-eight consecutive triplet pregnancies referred to the Sheba Medical Center between 1994 and 1998 were included. One hundred three of these pregnancies ...
Dickey Richard P - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the incidence of spontaneous reduction in multiple pregnancies during the first 12 gestational weeks and determine the outcome of the surviving fetuses. STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of prospectively collected ultrasound and birth information on 709 multiple and 5962 singleton pregnancies conceived at a private infertility ...
Francois K - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To review the obstetric and perinatal complications associated with quintuplet pregnancies in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: The databases of two large support groups for higher order multiple gestations, the Triplet Connection and Mothers of Super Twins, were accessed for quintuplet pregnancies. Each record contained information regarding maternal demographics, ...
Rebarber A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: Multifetal pregnancy reduction is associated with an increased risk of prematurity. Because cervical length correlates with preterm delivery risk, we sought to determine whether multifetal pregnancy reduction twin gestations are associated with shorter cervical lengths compared with non-multifetal pregnancy reduction twins. STUDY DESIGN: We compared an historic cohort of ...
Elliott J P - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To assess gestational gain in triplet pregnancies treated with oral terbutaline followed by treatment with continuous subcutaneous terbutaline. STUDY DESIGN: From a database of patients who received perinatal home care services, we identified women with triplet gestations first receiving daily oral terbutaline following an episode of threatened preterm labor ...
Jones L M - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Fetal supraventricular tachycardia is a rare complication of pregnancy associated with cardiac failure, hydrops, and fetal death. If no underlying cardiac defects are present, medical management with digoxin has been successful. CASE: A young woman with a triplet pregnancy presented at 23 17 weeks' gestation for routine Doppler auscultation ...
Olivennes F - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists have been proven safe and effective, with no adverse effects on offspring in animal studies. Careful study of pregnancy outcome in humans is mandatory. METHODS AND RESULTS: This preliminary report includes follow-up data of patients treated with the GnRH antagonist, ganirelix, during ovarian stimulation for ...
Merién A E - - 2001
Within a period of 6 years (1994-99) we registered 29 triplet deliveries out of a total of 13,969 hospital deliveries (0.02%). Since there is limited information about specific problems of chorionicity in triplet pregnancies, we analysed the 29 cases according to origin of pregnancy and chorionicity. We here report on ...
Chow J S - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the mode of conception affects the frequency of monochorionicity in multiple gestations. METHODS: Our study population consisted of all women with multiple gestations who had a first-trimester sonogram at our institution between May 1998 and April 2000. The frequency of monochorionicity in pregnancies conceived naturally was ...
Cengiz B - - 2001
Unilateral congenital cataract was diagnosed at the 2nd trimester ultrasonography in a triplet pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (with frozen embryos). Congenital cataract could be hereditary or related to metabolic and infectious disorders. To our knowledge this is the first antenatal diagnosis of the disorder in triplets after IVF with ...
Lipitz S - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: To compare the outcome of multifetal pregnancy reduction from triplets to twins performed either early (at 11-12 weeks' gestation) or late (at 13-14 weeks). METHODS: Ninety-five high-order pregnancies following assisted conception were studied. Transabdominal sonographically guided multifetal pregnancy reduction was performed early in 46 women, while 49 women first ...
Soriano D - - 2001
The occurrence of a triplet pregnancy discordant for anencephaly is rare and its management presents a clinical dilemma. We report what appears to be the first case of a triplet pregnancy with two anencephalic fetuses complicated by premature contractions and severe polyhydramnios. Its management, which results a healthy newborn weighing ...
Devine P C - - 2001
The objective of this study is to determine the maternal and neonatal outcome of a large group of triplet gestations. A retrospective review of 100 triplet gestations managed and delivered between January 1992 and September 1999 by a single perinatal group is examined. These pregnancies were managed on an outpatient ...
Chen S U - - 2001
This study was aimed at investigating the diagnostic value of maternal serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in the recognition of chorioamnionitis in patients undergoing fetal reduction. Seventy-one gravidas with high-order multifetal pregnancies, including 46 with triplets, 18 with quadruplets, and 7 with quintuplets, who underwent transabdominal fetal reduction to twins during ...
Blickstein I - - 2001
The management of multiple pregnancies represents a true challenge for all sub-specialties concerned with perinatal medicine. Many issues were neglected over the years merely because they were rare and therefore considered not sufficiently important to merit clinical trials. This paper discusses a personal selection of controversial issues, such as multifetal ...
Schachter M - - 2001
A 3 year retrospective analysis was conducted of pregnancies achieved after various assisted reproductive treatment modalities in our infertility practice, to calculate and compare the rates of monozygotic twinning (MZT). A total of 731 pregnancies achieved after various assisted reproduction treatments were reviewed. Gonadotrophin therapy for induction of ovulation and ...
Britt D W - - 2001
Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a medical procedure by which pregnancies usually with three or more embryos are reduced in number early in gestation to improve their medical outcomes. A socially constructed intervention used as part of these procedures at Wayne State University is described. The intervention has as its goals ...
Yakín K - - 2001
High-order pregnancies are associated with high morbidity and mortality and the incidence is increased as a drastic complication of assisted reproductive technology. This case presents a high-order pregnancy achieved by transfer of three blastocyst stage embryos resulting in a quintuplet pregnancy including a monochorionic triplet. Following the selective termination of ...
Carreno C A - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: We have previously reported a correlation between the starting number of embryos for multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) and discordance in size during the first trimester. Here we evaluated the correlation between the degree of discordance and length of gestation in the remaining fetuses. DESIGN: Observational clinical series. SETTING: Academic ...
Parazzini F - - 2001
In order to explore the association between multiple birth risk and diet, data were analysed from a case-control study on risk factors for multiple births conducted in Italy between 1988 and 1998. A total of 185 cases (median age 30 years) were interviewed: 36 women delivered monozygotic and 149 delivered ...
Evans M I - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to evaluate a decade of data on multifetal pregnancy reductions at centers with extensive experiences. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 3513 completed cases from 11 centers in 5 countries were analyzed according to year (before 1990, 1991-1994, and 1995-1998), starting and finishing numbers of embryos ...
Al-Yatama M K - - 2001
The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of antenatal corticosteroid therapy in multiple pregnancy on the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Twenty-two women with twin, 12 with triplet and 2 with quadruplet pregnancies and an emergency group of 20 mothers with twin pregnancies, who ...
Jennings P K - - 2001
Multiple gestations, or multifetal pregnancies, raise a number of significant policy questions concerning the well being of women and the well being of the children fetuses might become. Important questions for feminists pertain not only to multifetal pregnancy itself, but also to the medical interventions associated with these pregnancies. In ...
Stone J - - 2000
Multifetal pregnancies have increased dramatically since the introduction and improvement in assisted reproductive techniques. Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MPR) is a technique developed over the past 15 years to deal with the sequelae of higher order multiple gestations resulting from infertility treatment. With increasing operator experience, loss rates for patients undergoing ...
Ibérico G - - 2000
First-trimester transvaginal embryo reduction is an effective alternative for the management of multifetal pregnancy in assisted reproduction. We have modified the transvaginal technique by performing an intracardiac embryo puncture until asystolia is verified, without the injection of any substances. Any aspiration of embryo tissues or amniotic fluid was avoided. A ...
Elling S V - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is a common dermatosis of unknown aetiology. Multiple pregnancies occur frequently in most reported series of PUPPP and increased abdominal distension has been considered a factor in its causation. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of PUPPP in twin and triplet pregnancies. ...
Silver R K - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the active phase of labor in triplet pregnancies and compare it with gestational age-matched twins and singletons. METHODS: Active phase rates were calculated beginning at 5 cm of dilation for women with triplet gestations longer than 24 weeks who labored and reached the second stage. Twin and ...
Leondires M P - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to compare outcomes of women with triplet gestations conceived via assisted reproductive technology who chose expectant management or multifetal pregnancy reduction. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of all women who initiated assisted reproductive technology cycles from August 1995 through July 1997 with ultrasonographic documentation ...
Ogueh O - - 2000
The aim of the study was to investigate role of the feto-placental unit in the pregnancy-induced increase in maternal bone metabolism. To achieve this, circulating concentrations of carboxy terminal pro-peptide of type I pro-collagen (PICP, a marker of bone formation) and cross-linked carboxy terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP, ...
Oyelese Y - - 2000
We describe our aggressive management of a woman with a triplet pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilization who presented at 22 weeks' gestation in labor with full cervical dilation. Successful multiagent tocolysis and delayed delivery of the two remaining fetuses after delivery of the presenting fetus led to an improved ...
Bar J - - 2000
In normal pregnancy, the hemostatic balance is displaced toward hypercoagulability. The elevation in plasma levels of coagulation factors VII, VIII, and X and fibrinogen and the increased concentrations of plasminogen activator inhibitors [1,2] may predispose individuals to thromboembolism, especially near term [1,3]. Because human multifetal gestation requires still greater physiological ...
Miller V L - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to compare the birth outcomes of a multifetal pregnancy reduction population with those of other patients delivered at Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, and to determine the fiscal impact of the multifetal pregnancy reduction program. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective review patients who were delivered after multifetal ...
Strom C M - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether preimplantation genetic diagnosis is associated with particular pregnancy or delivery complications. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 102 consecutive pregnancies after preimplantation genetic diagnosis by polar body removal performed at Illinois Masonic Medical Center resulting in 114 live births were analyzed. All patients were given ...
Biard J M - - 2000
This paper intends to demonstrate that the conservative management of triplet pregnancy after delivery of one foetus is a feasible and reasonable approach. Three cases of triplet pregnancy with successful conservative management after miscarriage of one foetus, are presented and compared with cases in the literature. The route of delivery, ...
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