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Birth weight in twins: an analysis of discordancy and growth retardation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3515254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sonographic estimation of fetal weight offers the potential of antenatal diagnosis of discordancy and growth retardation in twins. Although standards for intertwin birth weight percent differences in infants over 2500 g are available, similar norms are not available at lower weights. Intertwin birth weight percent differences in live-born twins above 500 g in 500-g increments were analyzed. Intertwin birth weight differences, expressed as a percentage of the weight of the larger twin, were relatively uniform across a wide range of birth weights. Differences above 15% were increasingly more likely to be associated with growth retardation in one of the infants.
Authors:
W F O'Brien; R A Knuppel; J C Scerbo; P K Rattan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-28     Completed Date:  1986-04-28     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Apgar Score
Birth Weight*
Diseases in Twins*
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Female
Fetal Monitoring
Growth Disorders / epidemiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Multiple
Twins*
Ultrasonography

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