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Catastrophic consequences of assisted reproduction: the case of turner syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22549711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Women with Turner syndrome are generally infertile due to premature ovarian failure. Few may achieve a spontaneous pregnancy, and others may conceive through assisted reproductive technologies including oocyte donation. These pregnancies are high risk due to the medical conditions associated with Turner syndrome. Maternal death from aortic dissection in pregnancies of women with Turner syndrome is estimated at 2%. These pregnancies are also complicated by severe hypertensive disorders and fetal morbidity and mortality. Guidelines for preconception screening and counseling now exist that may mitigate the maternal and fetal risks associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome.
Authors:
Megan F Karnis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in reproductive medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1526-4564     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Reprod. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909394     Medline TA:  Semin Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Affiliation:
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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