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Ko Hyun-Joo - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the perinatal outcomes and clinical factors of unsuccessful trials of labor (TOLs) in late preterm and term twin pregnancies. Methods: We enrolled 896 consecutive twin pregnancies delivered between 1999 and 2012 in a single center, which met the following inclusion criteria: a vertex first twin, live ...
Nakasuji Takashi T Division of Reproductive Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, - - 2014
To assess the incidence of monozygotic twinning (MZT) among cases undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. We performed a retrospective observational study and analyzed the data of patients who were registered in the national ART registry system of Japan from January to December 2010; only the data of patients with ...
Yamashita Akiko - - 2014
Abstract Aims: The association between the planned delivery mode and adverse perinatal outcomes of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies at ≥36 weeks' gestation was evaluated. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included uncomplicated MCDA twin pregnancies delivered after 36 weeks' gestation during a 10-year period. Cases were classified into the trial ...
Fellman Johan J Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, - - 2014
In earlier studies, scientists have attempted to identify genetic and environmental factors affecting the rate of multiple maternities among humans. We contribute to these studies by analysing the frequencies of multiple maternities in sibships containing triplets. Use of the Hellin transformation is included in evaluation of the triplet rate. Our ...
Lee Hye Jin HJ Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-769, South Korea, - - 2014
Monochorionic (MC) pregnancy in humans is usually considered to be associated only with monozygotic twinning. However, several reports have revealed that dizygotic (DZ) twins can also share a chorion during pregnancy. A chimera is defined as an organism that contains different cells derived from two or more distinct zygotes. As ...
Kim Mi-La ML Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University, Seoul, - - 2014
Heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) usually follows assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in women who have already delivered by cesarean section. It is extremely rare: thus far, there have been only 12 individual case reports. However, over the last 20 years, the rate of cesarean delivery has increased and ART have become ...
Lecointre L L Fetal Medicine, CMCO-HUS, 19 Rue Louis Pasteur, 67300, Schiltigheim/Strasbourg, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare laser data, complications and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies that undergo "early" (≤ 17 weeks' gestation) fetoscopic laser ablation of placental vascular anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) with "conventional" cases treated after 17 weeks' gestation (WG). This is a cohort study on ...
Murray S R SR Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
The association between assisted reproduction technologies (ART) and multiple pregnancy is well-established, with a multiple birth rate of 24% in ART pregnancies. Multiple pregnancy is associated with significantly increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, as well as increased costs to the National Health Service. Evidence relating to the obstetric ...
Holness Nola N College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, - - 2014
Adolescent pregnancy is an international dilemma affecting not just the adolescent and her infant, but entire societies. Of almost 300 million female adolescents worldwide, 16 million give birth yearly, accounting for 11% of all births worldwide. The Millennium Development Goal # 5 incorporates reducing adolescent births worldwide. The purpose of ...
Vanderbilt Douglas L DL Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine risk factors for poor cognitive performance among children treated with in utero selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). This was a prospectively enrolled cohort study. Cognitive performance at age 2 years (±6 weeks) was assessed via Battelle Developmental Inventory 2(nd) Edition (BDI-2). Multilevel ...
Maric Tanya - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To investigate the relation between first-trimester fetal growth discrepancy, as assessed by crown-rump length (CRL) at 11+0 to 13+6 weeks of gestation, and subsequent development of preeclampsia (PE) in dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twin pregnancies. The association between inter-twin CRL and birth weight (BW) discrepancy was also investigated. Methods: ...
Savio Francesca F Policlinico Abano Terme, Division of Perinatal Medicine. Piazza Colombo 1- 35031 Abano Terme, - - 2014
Abstract OBJECTIVE. To investigate unconscious dynamics in women pregnant with twins, using Lüscher's color test to objectively measure subjective color preferences, and compare them with women with singleton pregnancies. METHODS. The color test was administered to 50 Italian women with twin pregnancies and 100 women with singleton pregnancies. RESULTS. Both ...
Argoti Pedro S PS Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UT Health -School of Medicine at Houston, The Texas Fetal Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, - - 2014
To compare the outcomes of dichorionic triamniotic (DCTA) triplet gestations with the outcomes of a paired cohort of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin gestations undergoing laser therapy for treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). All DCTA triplets treated at 4 referral centers were included. A matched cohort group of MCDA twin ...
Levêque Christine C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paule de Viguier CHU - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To determine whether cervical shortening between 22 and 27 weeks predicts spontaneous preterm delivery before 34 weeks better than a single cervical length (CL) measurement at 22 or 27 weeks in asymptomatic twins. Methods: Prospective 13-center study over a 2-year-period. CL was measured in 120 asymptomatic twin pregnancies. ...
Lau May M Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address: - - 2014
To identify factors associated with a positive pregnancy attitude among sexually active US teen females. Secondary database analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. Adolescent females 15-19 years old. Nationally representative sample. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were performed of the 2002 and 2006-08 cycles to examine whether sociodemographic factors, ...
Ben-Ami Ido I Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, - - 2014
To compare the associations of CRL discrepancy with birthweight discordance in spontaneous versus IVF conceived dichorionic twin pregnancies. A computerized retrospective study of women referred to our ultrasonographic unit for NT examination between January 1997 and December 2011. The study group was subdivided into twins conceived after IVF, non-IVF fertility ...
Vlková Barbora B Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, - - 2014
Detection of fetal sex based on fetal DNA present in maternal plasma is already in clinical use. Here we present a case of false positivity during the first trimester which may be attributable to a vanishing twin. The presence of Y-chromosome-specific sequences is used as a marker to indicate a ...
Masheer Shazia S Section of Fetal and Maternal Medicine and Neonatal Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To assess the perinatal outcome in twin pregnancies according to chorionicity. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of twin pregnancies from January 2001 to December 2012. Maternal and perinatal outcomes of monochorionic (MC) and dichorionic (DC) twins were compared by using chi-square and t-test. Perinatal complications were ...
Al-Obaidly S S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
Objective:The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of maternal pre-gravid and/or first trimester overweight and obesity, and the adverse obstetrics outcome in twin pregnancies.Study design:This is a retrospective study of women who delivered viable twins after 23 weeks of gestation with available prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) ...
Fox Nathan S NS From Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, PLLC, and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To estimate the association between maternal weight gain and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in twin pregnancies. Methods: A case-control study of patients with twin pregnancies and a normal prepregnancy BMI (18.5 - 24.9 kg/m(2)) in one maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005-2013. We reviewed maternal weight in 6 time ...
Tavares Mariana Vide MV Obstetric Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, - - 2014
Abstract Body stalk anomaly is a rare malformation. This anomaly in monozygotic twins is extremely unusual. We describe a case of monoamniotic pregnancy discordant for body stalk anomaly diagnosed at 11 weeks. Ultrasound showed a fetus with a large anterior abdominal wall defect, anomaly of the spine and no evidence ...
Segal Nancy L NL Department of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, CA, - - 2014
A reunion of 38-year-old female monozygotic twins took place in Daegu, South Korea, on January 14, 2014. Scientific and personal perspectives on this extraordinary event are provided. A review of timely twin research follows, covering the effects of multiple births on IQ and body size, lifestyle and physical fitness associations, ...
Peeters Suzanne H P SH Department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The - - 2014
To analyze perinatal outcome in monoamniotic (MA) pregnancies that underwent antenatal surgical interventions for fetal complications. Review of all MA pregnancies treated with antenatal surgical interventions in 3 Fetal Treatment Centers between 2000 and 2013. Indications were twin-twin transfusion syndrome, twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence, discordant anomalies or elective reduction. ...
Burgess Jennifer L JL Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charleston, - - 2014
To determine the prospective risk of IUFD ≥34 weeks' gestation for monochorionic (MC) and dichorionic (DC) twins receiving intensive antenatal fetal surveillance. The secondary objective is to calculate the incidence of prematurity-related neonatal morbidity/mortality, stratified by gestational week and chorionicity. A retrospective cohort study of all twins ≥34 weeks delivered ...
Sekhon Lucky H LH Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New - - 2014
To estimate the effect of oocyte donation on pregnancy outcomes in patients with twin pregnancies conceived via IVF. Retrospective cohort study. Patients with IVF twin pregnancies delivered by one maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005 to 2013. Fifty-six patients with IVF twin pregnancies who had oocyte donation and 56 age-matched controls with ...
Ganchimeg T T Department of Health Policy, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, - - 2014
To describe the mode and timing of delivery of twin pregnancies at ≥34 weeks of gestation and their association with perinatal outcomes. Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study. Twin deliveries at ≥34 weeks of gestation from 21 low- and middle-income countries participating in the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health. ...
Cho Inji I Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Thanatophoric dysplasia (TD) is caused by mutation of the gene that encodes fibroblast growth factor 3 (FGFR3). Owing to the poor prognosis for TD, prenatal diagnosis is critical to optimal perinatal management. We report here a case of TD in twin pregnancy, which was prenatally diagnosed by DNA analysis following ...
Soltani M K - - 2014
To assess the incidence of cleft lip and palate and factors associated with them in the hospital births of Iran's Kurdistan province in 2010. Researcher-completed questionnaires captured data on gender, mother's age during pregnancy, parents' occupation, father's birthplace, family background, consanguinity, systemic diseases, mother's disease during pregnancy, drugs abuse, smoking, ...
Ngene Nnabuike C NC Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Grey's-Edendale Hospitals Complex, Pietermaritzburg and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South - - 2014
We present a case of spontaneous antepartum uterine rupture through a previous lower segment Caesarean section (LSCS) scar with clinical features mimicking an advanced extrauterine pregnancy (AEUP) in a twin pregnancy at 28 weeks gestation. This report illustrates the need to consider a diagnosis of a ruptured uterus in any ...
Henningsen A A AA Fertility Clinic, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, - - 2014
Is the risk of stillbirth and perinatal deaths increased after assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared with pregnancies established by spontaneous conception (SC)? A significantly increased risk of stillbirth in ART singletons was only observed before 28 + 0 gestational weeks. The current literature indicates that children born after ART have ...
Haas Jigal J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the pregnancy outcomes of twin pregnancies following early transvaginal multifetal pregnancy reduction (MPR) with nonreduced twin gestations. Prospective cohort study. Two tertiary medical centers. A cohort of 77 multiple pregnancies after reduction to twins and 78 dichorionic-diamniotic nonreduced twins. Early fetal reduction. Pregnancy outcome. Triplet pregnancies reduced to ...
Combs C Andrew CA The Center for Research, Education, and Quality, Mednax, Inc., Sunrise, - - 2014
Objective The objective of this study was to compare cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin (FFN) versus transvaginal sonographic cervical length as predictors of preterm birth in twin pregnancy and to test whether 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17OHPc) modifies the predictive value of FFN. Study Design Secondary analysis of a randomized trial of 17OHPc versus placebo in ...
Okyay Emre E Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey, - - 2014
This study aimed at evaluating the pregnancy outcomes of IVF triplets which are spontaneously or electively reduced to twins and to compare them with non-reduced triplets and twins. Retrospective analysis of trichorionic triplets and dichorionic twins of IVF pregnancies. Preeclampsia rate was significantly higher in triplet group (p = 0.014). Premature contractions ...
Rizzo Giuseppe G Fetal Medicine Center, Rome, Italy; Dept Obstetrics and Gynecology Università di Roma "Tor - - 2014
To compare uterine artery pulsatility index(PI) obtained at 11 + 0-13 + 6 weeks in singleton and twin pregnancies and to evaluate changes in PI values of twin pregnancies developing pre-eclampsia (PE) or small for gestational age (SGA) of either one or both fetuses. Uterine artery PI was measured in 421 twin pregnancies (384 dichorionic, ...
Simpson Joe Leigh JL March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) account for ∼1% of births in the USA and as much as 3-4% in Europe or Australia. Initially studies involved infants prospectively examined in an early cohort of US births, with salutary results. Later studies began to show the frequency of birth ...
D'Antonio Francesco F Fetal Medicine Unit, Division of Developmental Sciences, St George's University of London, London, - - 2014
The aim of this systematic review was to explore the relationship between crown rump length discordance detected at 11-14 weeks of gestation and adverse pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies and to assess its predictive accuracy. This review was performed according to a protocol designed a priori and recommended for systematic ...
Drassinower Daphnie D Obstetrics & Gynecology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; Maternal Fetal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Washington, DC. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine relationships between maternal race and obstetric outcomes in twin gestations by planned mode of delivery. We performed a secondary analysis of the Consortium on Safe Labor data. Patients with twin gestations in vertex-vertex presentation greater than 32 weeks gestational age were grouped according to race. Demographic information and ...
Evans Mark I MI Comprehensive Genetics, Fetal Medicine Foundation of America, New York, N.Y., - - 2014
Fetal reduction (FR) began in the 1980s to salvage the pregnancies of couples needing fertility therapy who were finally successful but with too many fetuses. Since then, it has gone from a rarity performed in only the highest risk situations to an integral fail-safe of infertility practice. Our understanding of ...
Taylor Amy E AE MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Research Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 - - 2014
To assess whether associations between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring smoking initiation are due to intrauterine mechanisms. Comparison of associations of maternal and partner smoking behaviour during pregnancy with offspring smoking initiation using partner smoking as a negative control (n=6,484) and a Mendelian randomisation analysis (N=1,020), using a genetic ...
Dodd Jodie M JM School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, - - 2014
The optimal timing of birth for women with an otherwise uncomplicated twin pregnancy at term is uncertain, with clinical support for both elective delivery at 37 weeks, as well as expectant management (awaiting the spontaneous onset of labour). To assess a policy of elective delivery from 37 weeks' gestation compared ...
Lucovnik Miha M Department of Perinatology, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To examine pre-gravid body-mass-index (BMI) and gestational BMI change impact on preeclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) Methods: Retrospective population-based cohort study. Data from Slovenian National Perinatal Information System were analyzed for the period 2002 - 2011. Three singleton controls were matched by parity and maternal age to ...
Baud David D Fetal Medicine Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
To evaluate the incidence and consequences of "misdiagnosed" cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Chorionicity and referral diagnoses were reviewed in pregnant women with monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by TTTS treated by fetoscopic laser ablation. "Misdiagnosed" cases, defined as failure to correctly identify chorionicity and/or to diagnose TTTS prior to ...
Yang Tse-Chuan TC Department of Sociology, Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, University at Albany, State University of New York, - - 2014
Drawing from both the place stratification and ethnic enclave perspectives, we use multilevel modeling to investigate the relationships between women's race/ethnicity (i.e., non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Asian, and Hispanic) and maternal smoking during pregnancy, and examine if these relationships are moderated by racial segregation in the continental United States. The ...
Ecker Jeffrey L JL From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, - - 2014
Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and the mother of a 15-month-old when she collapsed on November 26, 2013, from what was later determined to be a massive pulmonary embolism. Initially described as apneic but alive, she was brought to the county hospital where her family was soon told that ...
Boyle B B EUROCAT Central Registry, Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, Institute for Nursing and Health Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, - - 2014
To determine risk of Down syndrome (DS) in multiple relative to singleton pregnancies, and compare prenatal diagnosis rates and pregnancy outcome. Population-based prevalence study based on EUROCAT congenital anomaly registries. Eight European countries. 14.8 million births 1990-2009; 2.89% multiple births. DS cases included livebirths, fetal deaths from 20 weeks, and ...
McCarthy C M CM Anu Research Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork Universtity Maternity Hospital, University College Cork , Cork , Republic of - - 2014
Conjoined twins are rare, with a reported incidence of 0.19 per 10,000 pregnancies in Europe. We discuss four spontaneous conjoined twin pregnancies presenting to a tertiary referral centre from 2005 to 2011, diagnosed on antenatal dating ultrasound. The cases were monitored closely throughout pregnancy by a multidisciplinary team, with serial ...
Vogel Joshua P - - 2014
Mode of delivery remains a topic of debate in vertex/non-vertex twin pregnancies. We used the WHO Global Survey dataset to determine the risk of adverse maternal/perinatal outcomes associated with presentation of the second twin, following vaginal delivery of a vertex first twin. We analysed a derived dataset of twin pregnancies ...
Bodnar L M LM 1] Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA [2] Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA [3] Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, - - 2014
Our objective was to systematically review the data interrogating the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) and maternal and child health among women with twin gestations. We identified 15 articles of twin gestations that studied GWG in relation to a maternal, perinatal or child health outcome and controlled for gestational ...
Hall Judith G JG Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Of individuals with Amyoplasia, 16.8% (94/560) involve only the upper limbs (Upper Limb Amyoplasia-ULA) and 15.2% (85/560) involve only the lower limbs (Lower Limb Amyoplasia-LLA). The accompanying paper deals with other forms of Amyoplasia [Hall et al., ] and discusses etiology. An excess of one of monozygotic (MZ) twins is ...
van Tintelen J Peter JP Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the - - 2014
Although familial forms of cardiomyopathy like hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy have been recognized for decades, it is only recently that much of the genetic basis of these inherited cardiomyopathies has been elucidated. This has provided important insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the disease phenotype. This increased knowledge and the ...
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