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Ooki Syuichi - - 2012
To gain widespread participation, epidemiologic studies of twins from pregnancy through the childhood period are expected to reflect the needs and concerns of families and provide participants with appropriate and useful feedback based on scientific evidence. Our most recent database on families with twins throughout Japan is based on a ...
Krupitzki Hugo B HB Dirección de Investigación, CEMIC (Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas), Buenos Aires, Argentina. - - 2013
We analyzed the role of environmental risk factors, sociodemographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and reproductive history in preterm births and their associated perinatal outcomes in families classified according to their histories of preterm recurrence among siblings. A retrospective study was conducted at Nuestra Señora de la Merced Maternity Hospital in the ...
Mulla Zuber D - - 2012
PURPOSE: To assess the association between fetal sex pairing in twin pregnancies and adverse perinatal and infant outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 9770 infants from 4885 twin pregnancies delivered in 2007 was conducted with a statewide hospital discharge database for Texas. Log-binomial regression models based on generalized estimating ...
Bibbo C - - 2012
Please cite this paper as: Bibbo C, Deluca L, Gibbs K, Saltzman D, Rebarber A, Green R, Fox N. Rescue corticosteroids in twin pregnancies and short-term neonatal outcomes. BJOG 2012; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12021. Objective  To estimate the efficacy of a rescue course of antenatal corticosteroids in twin pregnancies. Design  Retrospective cohort ...
Piccoli Giorgina Barbara GB Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino at San Luigi, Turin, Italy. - - 2013
CKD and multiple pregnancies bear important risks for pregnancy outcomes. The aim of the study was to define the risk for adverse pregnancy-related outcomes in multiple pregnancies in CKD patients in comparison with a control group of "low-risk" multiple pregnancies. The study was performed in the Maternal Hospital of the ...
Tan Woo Syong - - 2012
Maternal fetal medicine (MFM) is a subspecialty of obstetrics that focuses on identified risk pregnancies. The role includes obstetric ultrasound for fetal assessment and diagnosis of anomalies, invasive prenatal diagnosis and management of pregnancies complicated by maternal medical disorders, multiple fetuses and the antenatal management of extreme prematurity. Skill specialisation ...
Dunn Tamara - - 2012
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening inflammatory disorder characterized by uncontrolled proliferation and activation of histiocytes with phagocytosis of normal hematopoietic cells. A 41-year-old woman, 19 weeks pregnant with twins, and a history of Still's disease, presented with rash, fever, and headache. Laboratory studies revealed transaminitis, hyperbilirubinemia, and eventually ...
Malinowski Witold - - 2012
The actual rate of multiple pregnancies is significantly larger than that observed during labor due to the fact that in the course of pregnancy intrauterine death of one or more fetuses may occur. A twenty-six old woman (GII, PII) reported to hospital in 26 weeks of DC/DA twin gestation complicated ...
Aziz Saima - - 2012
To determine the frequency of twin births and their foetomaternal complications in women of low socioeconomic profile. The cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2009 to December 2010 at the Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy Unit I, Civil Hospital, Karachi. Patients with twin pregnancy giving birth beyond 24 weeks, were selected by ...
Qu James Z Z - - 2012
BACKGROUND:The current methods for distinguishing the zygosities of twins include ultrasound scanning, which is nondefinitive, and amniocentesis, which is invasive. We explored the use of massively parallel sequencing of maternal plasma DNA for the noninvasive prenatal assessment of the zygosities of twin pregnancies.METHODS:Plasma DNA was extracted from blood collected from ...
Cabassa Paolo - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the initial experience at our centre in the treatment of monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAP), using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with expandable needles, and to review the existing literature on the subject. STUDY DESIGN: Between July 2007 and October 2010, 11 monochorionic ...
Derom Catherine - - 2012
The East Flanders Prospective Twin Survey (EFPTS) is a prospective, population-based registry of multiple births in the province of East-Flanders, Belgium. EFPTS has several unique features: it is population-based and prospective, with the possibility of long-term follow-up; the twins (and higher order multiple births) are recruited at birth; basic perinatal ...
van der Linden D S - - 2012
Understanding the link between placental function and fetal growth is critical in order to comprehend the mechanisms underlying altered fetal growth. This study investigated the relationship between fetal weight and placentome type and size in placentae of singleton and twin fetuses and fetuses within twin-pair from ad libitum-fed ewes at ...
Vergani Patrizia - - 2012
Objective To evaluate the perinatal outcome of twins approaching term in relation to chorionicity and gestational age at delivery.Study Design We accessed data pertaining to a cohort of 471 twin pregnancies with certain chorionicity delivered at > 34.0 weeks' gestation. Twin gestation per se, estimated fetal weight below the 10th percentile, or any intertwin ...
Stout Molly J MJ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA. - - 2013
Uterine fibroid tumors have been associated with adverse outcomes in singleton pregnancies. We aimed to estimate risk for adverse obstetric outcomes that are associated with fibroid tumors in twin pregnancies. A retrospective cohort study of twin pregnancies with ≥1 fibroid tumor on second trimester ultrasound examination. Outcomes included small-for-gestational-age fetal ...
McPherson Jessica A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with early vaginal bleeding in twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective cohort study of consecutive twin pregnancies undergoing anatomic survey, we compared women who reported vaginal bleeding at less than 22 weeks to those who did not. Exclusion criteria ...
Brescianini Sonia - - 2012
The Italian Twin Register has been in place for more than 10 years. Since its establishment, it has been focusing, on the one hand, on a continuous update of the existing information, and on the other hand, on new phenotypes and sample collection. Demographic data on about 140,000 twins have ...
Schaaf Jm - - 2012
Please cite this paper as: Schaaf J, Hof M, Mol B, Abu-Hanna A, Ravelli A. Recurrence risk of preterm birth in subsequent twin pregnancy after preterm singleton delivery. BJOG 2012; DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03504.x. Objective  To determine the risk of preterm birth in a subsequent twin pregnancy after previous singleton preterm birth. ...
Picchietti Daniel L - - 2012
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is more common during pregnancy than in the general population, occurring at a 2-3 times higher prevalence. While iron, genetics, and central nervous system dopamine have been shown to play major roles in RLS unrelated to pregnancy, the etiology and treatment of RLS during pregnancy have ...
Biswas Arijit - - 2012
Caesarean section incidence is steadily rising worldwide; the major contributor to this rise is pregnancies with previous caesarean section. Hence, it is important to scrutinise carefully the indication of primary caesarean sections. Preterm births, breech presentation and twin pregnancies together complicate 12-18% of all births. The role of caesarean section ...
Glinianaia Svetlana V - - 2012
The population-based Northern Survey of Twin and Multiple Pregnancy (NorSTAMP, formerly the Multiple Pregnancy Register) has collected data since 1998 on all multiple pregnancies in North of England (UK) from the earliest point of ascertainment in pregnancy. This paper updates recent developments to the NorSTAMP and presents some early mortality ...
Hershko-Klement Anat - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To describe the obstetric performance of a selected population of twin pregnancies, comparing reduced vs. nonreduced twin pregnancies after the successful completion of the 12th week. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Outpatient fertility center. PATIENT(S): A cohort of 464 twin pregnancies including both ovulation induction and assisted reproductive technology ...
Lau Tze Kin - - 2012
Abstract Non-invasive prenatal screening for fetal Down syndrome (NIFTY) by maternal plasma sequencing was performed in 12 subjects with twin pregnancies, including 11 with normal fetuses and 1 with discordant fetal Trisomy 21. For every sample, it was processed, sequenced and reported as soon as it was collected as other ...
Hernandez Jennifer S - - 2012
: To estimate the effect of hydramnios on pregnancy outcomes in dichorionic and monochorionic twins. : This is a retrospective cohort study of women with twin pregnancies who underwent ultrasound evaluation between 1997 and 2010 and delivered liveborn neonates or stillborn fetuses at 24 weeks of gestation or more at ...
Quintana Eider - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To analyse morbidity and mortality in twin pregnancies as a function of the type of delivery and chorionicity. Design: Retrospective cohort study Methods: Analysis of the type of delivery, intertwin time interval, and perinatal variables of > 1 000 twin deliveries during a ten-years period. Main Outcome Measure: ...
Lim A C - - 2012
Previous studies on singleton pregnancies have indicated that progestogens may reduce the rate of cervical shortening during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate whether treatment with 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) has an effect on cervical shortening in twin pregnancies. This was a secondary analysis of patients who ...
Yamauchi Makoto - - 2012
Abstract Microtia is thought to have a multifactorial inheritance, but several investigators disagree. Here we report our survey of the hereditary factors and possible causes. We conducted a questionnaire survey of 428 patients with microtia who were being treated at two hospitals from September 2006 to September 2008. We recorded ...
Giuffrè Mario - - 2012
Aim of the study: Newborns from multiple pregnancies are increasing in number and demonstrate a higher perinatal morbidity and mortality compared to singletons. Prematurity is the main reason for most neonatal diseases in twins, but other variables may play a role and their prenatal evaluation may improve the overall outcome. ...
Weis Matthew A - - 2012
To estimate the incidence of placenta previa in twin pregnancies compared with singletons and to estimate the rate and gestational age of previa resolution in twin pregnancies. This was a retrospective cohort of singleton and twin pregnancies undergoing ultrasonography at 15-22 weeks of gestation and of twin pregnancies undergoing serial ...
Wong V V - - 2012
Multiple pregnancies arising from assisted reproduction are known to be associated with increased medical, psychological, economical and social risks. If only two embryos develop after culture, how should the couple be counselled in relation to the risk of multiple pregnancy? We performed a retrospective review of all IVF/ICSI treatments performed ...
Hansen Michele - - 2012
: To estimate the prevalence of major birth defects diagnosed by 6 years of age in all births and terminations of pregnancy for fetal anomaly conceived by assisted reproductive technology (when this included intracytoplasmic sperm injection and in vitro fertilization [IVF]) and the remainder of nonassisted reproductive technology-conceived children born ...
Lewi Liesbeth - - 2012
Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at increased risk of adverse outcome because of the vascular anastomoses that connect the 2 fetal circulation systems. The shared circulation is responsible for some unique complications in monochorionic twins, such as the twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, the twin anemia polycythemia sequence, the twin reversed arterial perfusion ...
D'Antonio Francesco - - 2012
Background: It is often assumed by obstetricians, neonatologists and parents alike that the prenatal nomenclature used to identify twins on ultrasound is consistent with twin labelling after their birth. The aim of this study is to use a large regional twin ultrasound database to validate the effectiveness of a scan ...
Lawlor Debbie A DA MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK. - - 2012
Experimental and animal data suggest that maternal obesity during pregnancy adversely affects offspring health in the short-term and the long-term. Whether these effects occur in humans and influence population health is less clear. This Review explores evidence from intervention studies and observational studies that have used designs (such as family-based ...
Gratacós E - - 2012
Monochorionic (MC) twins represent a significant proportion of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Overall, 1 of 3 MC twin pregnancies will develop complications in relation to the MC placenta and the presence of interfetal placental anastomoses. From a clinical standpoint, these complications can be grouped into four main types of clinical ...
Kehal Harpreet H Sutlej Diagnostic center, Nangal, Punjab, - - 2013
Fetus-in-fetu is a rare and unusual condition. In this condition, a malformed parastitc fetal twin develops inside the body of another fetus, most commonly in the abdominal cavity. We present a case which was thought to be a teratoma on antenatal ultrasound. However, on subsequent postnatal imaging and surgery, it ...
Wilmink Freke A - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess neonatal morbidity and mortality of elective cesarean section (CS) of uncomplicated twin pregnancies per week of gestation >35(+0). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study in our nationwide database including all elective CS of twin pregnancies. Two main composite outcome measures were defined, ie, ...
Williams Zev - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To develop a mathematical formula that accurately predicts the probability of a singleton, twin, and higher-order multiple pregnancy according to implantation rate and number of embryos transferred. DESIGN: A total of 12,003 IVF cycles from a single center resulting in ET were analyzed. Using mathematical modeling we developed a ...
Dunn Tamara - - 2012
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening inflammatory disorder characterized by uncontrolled proliferation and activation of histiocytes with phagocytosis of normal hematopoietic cells. A 41-year-old woman, 19 weeks pregnant with twins, and a history of Still's disease, presented with rash, fever, and headache. Laboratory studies revealed transaminitis, hyperbilirubinemia, and eventually ...
Azam Anita - - 2012
Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism has been remarkably effective, although rare cases of false negative screening have been reported in same sex twins, presumptively due to fetal blood exchange. We report a case in which the diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism due to thyroid ectopia in a monozygotic twin was delayed ...
Burmeister Bradley - - 2012
Since its inception in 1983, the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP) has reviewed over 2,600 referrals. Among 2,451 with fetal weight and gestational age recorded, 186 (7.6%) were large for gestational age (LGA), which is more than expected. We reviewed these cases to identify factors causing or contributing to fetal ...
Itsukaichi Mina - - 2012
  Dichorionic diamniotic twins were born at 37 weeks of gestation by cesarean section to a 34-year-old primigravid Japanese woman because the first twin was in breech presentation. The mother had been diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris prior to her pregnancy. In addition to a high antidesmoglein 3 autoantibody titer, flaccid bullae ...
Chen Chih-Ping - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To present prenatal diagnosis and molecular cytogenetic characterization of trisomy 18 in a monozygotic twin pregnancy, with one structurally abnormal living fetus and one intrauterine fetal demise. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old woman was referred for amniocentesis at 16 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. Prenatal ultrasound revealed ...
Reinhard Joscha - - 2012
Abstract Objective: This study aimed to know the outcome of delayed-interval delivery for twin and triplet pregnancies at 22+0 to 25+0 weeks of gestation. Study design: A retrospective cohort of twin and triplet deliveries at the 23rd to 26th weeks of gestation were managed with delayed interval delivery from 2005 ...
Levandowski Brooke A - - 2012
Malawian women in all sectors of society are suffering from social implications of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. Unwanted pregnancies occur among women who have limited access to family planning and safe abortion. A legally restrictive setting for safe abortion services leads many women to unsafe abortion, which has consequences ...
Chang Yao-Lung - - 2012
To evaluate the learning curve effect on fetal outcomes while using fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) as managed by a newly established single center in Taiwan. Between October 2005 and October 2010, women diagnosed to have TTTS before 26 weeks of gestation were offered FLP surgery. ...
Opare D A - - 2012
A 28-year-old woman (G2P1A), with 36 weeks gestation, reported to a health facility in Sunyani on 22(nd) February 2009 with history of labour pains, without fever. She was reported to have taken sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria prophylaxis during the pregnancy but did not use insecticide-treated net. She delivered twins on the ...
Yamada Takashi - - 2012
Twin pregnancy differs considerably from singleton pregnancy in many aspects and it is unknown how serum NT-proBNP level behaves in women with twin pregnancies. Serum NT-proBNP levels were determined longitudinally at gestational weeks (GW) 24 and 35 in normotensive women with 13 twin and 99 singleton pregnancies. The effects of ...
Leese Brenda - - 2012
Abstract A review of the literature on maternal weight gain in singleton and twin pregnancies has identified two main messages. Firstly, that very little robust evidence exists on which to base advice to mothers about appropriate weight gain during pregnancy. Evidence that does exist has tended to be observational, or ...
Safi Fadi - - 2012
Familial severe hypertriglyceridemia (levels greater than 1000 mg/dL) is a known cause of acute pancreatitis. Pregnancy can dysregulate controlled lipid levels in women with familial hypertriglyceridemia and lead to acute pancreatitis and significant morbidity in both mother and fetus. We report a case of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis during pregnancy that was ...
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