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Kosińska-Kaczyńska Katarzyna - - 2012
A monochorionic monoamniotic (MCMA) twin pregnancy is the rarest form of twin gestation, accounting for around 1:10000 to 1:20000 of all deliveries regardless of the region of the world. All multiple gestations have a higher risk of preterm delivery due to either preterm uterine contractions or asymptomatic cervical shortening (cervical ...
Munoz Javier - - 2012
Inherited dysfibrinogenemia is a rare disorder caused by mutations in the fibrinogen gene, described in approximately 400 families to date. We present the case of a 20-year-old woman at 7 weeks of pregnancy with a history of two first-trimester spontaneous abortions and a family history of thrombotic events. Her testing ...
Letherby Gayle - - 2012
In this paper, we report on findings from a Diabetes UK funded qualitative research project concerned to explore daughter/mother relationships during pregnancy and the transition to motherhood of women with pre-existing diabetes. In-depth qualitative interviews took place with 12 pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes and four of their mothers, three ...
Sun Cheng-Juan - - 2012
Twin pregnancy with mosaic partial hydatidiform mole (PHM) and survival of two healthy fetuses following in vitro fertilization and embryos transfer (IVF-ET) is a rare situation and is considered a challenge for management. A 32-year-old Chinese woman conceived twin pregnancy following IVF-ET. At 22 weeks' gestation, an additional intrauterine echogenic ...
Saini Ashish - - 2012
Anterior fetal neck masses are rarely encountered. Careful routine ultrasound screening can reveal intrauterine fetal goiters (FGs). The incidence of goitrous hypothyroidism is 1 in 30,000-50,000 live births. The consequences of both FG and impaired thyroid function are serious. To emphasize role of ultrasound in both invasive and non-invasive management ...
Burt S Alexandra - - 2012
Rates of twinning have risen dramatically over the last 30 years, from 1 in 53 births in 1980 to 1 in 30 births in 2009 (Martin et al. (January 2012). Three decades of twin births in the United States, 1980-2009. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center ...
Pardon Bart - - 2012
Here, we describe two cases of left displaced abomasum (LDA) in Holstein cattle at 6 and 9 months of twin gestation. Clinical examination revealed signs of proximal ileus with marked abdominal distension, but no ping sounds. An unusually high position of the gravid uterine horn on the left side was ...
Patra Sharmishtha - - 2012
Twin reversed arterial perfusion syndrome is the extreme manifestation of twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The pathogenesis is thought to be reversed arterial transfusion. Acardiac foetus grossly features severe reduction anomalies particularly of the upper body. Although the acardiac twin is nonviable, it can cause severe obstetric, foetal and maternal ...
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We sought to review the natural history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). A systematic review was performed using MEDLINE database, PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library. The search was restricted to English-language articles published from 1966 through July 2012. Priority was given to articles reporting original ...
Jauniaux E - - 2012
Iatrogenic twinning has become the main side-effect assisted reproduction treatment. We have evaluated the evidence for additional care that assisted-reproduction twins may require compared with spontaneous twins. Misacarriages are increased in women with tubal problems and after specific treatments. Assisted-reproduction twin pregnancies complicated by a vanishing twin after 8 weeks ...
Loke Yuk Jing - - 2012
The Peri/postnatal Epigenetic Twins Study (PETS) is a longitudinal cohort of 250 pairs of Australian twins and their mothers, who were recruited mid-way through pregnancy from January 2007 to September 2009. The study is centered on the developmental origins of health and disease paradigm (DOHaD) in which an adverse intrauterine ...
Niinimäki M - - 2013
Is an elective single-embryo transfer (eSET) policy feasible for women aged 40 or older? For older women (aged 40-44 years) with a good prognosis, an eSET policy can be applied with acceptable cumulative clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates. Various studies have shown the effectiveness of eSET in women ...
Baud David - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes of pregnancies undergoing "early" (<17 wks) or "late" (>26 wks) fetoscopic laser ablation of placental vascular anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) to "conventional" cases treated between 17-26 wks gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Single center, retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive pregnancies which underwent fetoscopic laser therapy ...
Segal Nancy L - - 2012
A look at scientific studies of sports performance is informative in view of the 2012 Olympic games in London. The athletic life histories of selected twin competitors supplement the scientific data. Reviews of recent twin studies concerning cardiometabolic risk factors, postnatal brain maturation, parental responses to rearing triplets, and the ...
Smoley Brian A - - 2012
Natural family planning methods provide a unique option for committed couples. Advantages include the lack of medical adverse effects and the opportunity for participants to learn about reproduction. Modern methods of natural family planning involve observation of biologic markers to identify fertile days in a woman's reproductive cycle. The timing ...
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 ...
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