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Association between twin discordance at 6-9 weeks' of gestation and birthweight complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20707710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Twins achieved through in-vitro fertilisation often undergo a viability ultrasound at 6-9 weeks of gestation. The presence of inter-twin crown-rump length discordance at this stage is not an uncommon finding; however the clinical significance of this is unknown. We analyzed 218 dichorionic twin pregnancies, producing two live fetuses > 24 weeks gestation, to determine whether inter-twin discordance (> or = 85th centile) in the mid-first trimester was associated with birthweight discordance (> 20%), or small for gestational age (< 10th centile). The incidence of birthweight discordance and small for gestational age infants were determined, with no increased risk found for the discordant population. This may provide some reassurance to treating clinicians.
Authors:
Kirsten Palmer; Pavitra Delpachitra; Joseph Onwude; Luk Rombauts; Simon Meagher; Stephen Tong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Twin Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1832-4274     ISO Abbreviation:  Twin Res Hum Genet     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244624     Medline TA:  Twin Res Hum Genet     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. kirstenpalmer@ymail.com
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