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Birth weight references for triplets.
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PMID:  15467546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to formulate growth references that reflect triplet fetal and neonatal populations at each gestational age by combining serial ultrasonographic estimates of fetal weights and measured birth weights. STUDY DESIGN: This historical cohort study was based on 188 pregnancies of live-born triplets of > or =23 weeks' gestation. Ultrasonographic fetal weight measures were modeled as a function of gestational age for each infant. Linear regression models were used to fit the data, and weight percentiles were generated. RESULTS: Well-grown triplets fell substantially below singletons by 30 weeks and twins after 34 weeks. Trichorionic vs monochorionic or dichorionic placentation resulted in 27% higher growth at the 10th %ile, 5% higher growth at the 50th %ile, and 4% higher growth at the 90th %ile by 34 weeks. CONCLUSION: The overall pattern of fetal growth for well-grown triplets does not differ from that of singletons and twins until late gestation, confirming that, in utero, well-grown children have similar growth potentials, regardless of plurality.
S-J Min; B Luke; L Min; R Misiunas; C Nugent; C Van de Ven; D Martin; V H Gonzalez-Quintero; S Eardley; F R Witter; J G Mauldin; R B Newman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  191     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  809-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Fetal Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
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