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Adverse outcome after multiple pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9930286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is increasing interest in the outcomes of multiple pregnancies as their numbers rise, mainly owing to advances in fertility-enhancing techniques. In addition, the numbers of multiple births surviving the perinatal period is increasing with the increasing survival of very tiny babies. In order to investigate these outcomes or to evaluate procedures that may improve them, it is important to consider a number of methodological issues that affect the comparability of data both between and within populations. How a birth and a multiple birth are defined, data sources, whether multiple pregnancies or individual births are being counted and the identification of multiple gestations by zygosity and chorionicity will all affect the reported outcome rates. In light of this, perinatal mortality and neurodevelopmental disabilities are examined as adverse outcomes of multiple pregnancies.
B Petterson; E Blair; L Watson; F Stanley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0950-3552     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-18     Completed Date:  1999-02-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710782     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Cerebral Palsy / etiology
Developmental Disabilities / etiology,  mortality
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy Rate
Pregnancy, Multiple* / statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors

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