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Clinical characteristics and outcome of twin gestation complicated by preterm premature rupture of the membranes.
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PMID:  8498429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to report the clinical characteristics and outcome of twin pregnancy complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes. STUDY DESIGN: Pregnancy outcome is compared between 99 twin pregnancies and 99 well matched singleton pregnancies complicated by preterm rupture of the membranes. RESULTS: Preterm premature rupture of membranes occurs more frequently in twin than singleton gestations (7.4% vs 3.7%, p < 0.001, odds ratio 2.1). Midtrimester premature rupture of membranes (< 26 weeks' gestation) complicated 1.37% of twin gestations (18.2% of those with preterm premature rupture of membranes) versus 0.52% of singleton gestations (p < 0.001, odds ratio 2.71). The mean gestational age at preterm premature rupture of membranes was 30.1 +/- 4.3 weeks. The median latency to delivery for twins was 1.1 days with 91% of patients delivered within 7 days (vs 1.7 days, 90% delivered at 7 days for singleton gestations). Latency was prolonged with preterm premature rupture of membranes < 30 weeks' versus > or = 30 weeks' gestation (p = 0.03). The nonpresenting infant more frequently had hyaline membrane disease and required more oxygen therapy than the presenting infant. No significant differences in infectious morbidity, cord prolapse, or abruptio placentae were seen between twin and singleton gestations. CONCLUSION: This investigation provides the basis for patient counseling and management subsequent to preterm premature rupture of membranes in twin gestation.
B M Mercer; L G Crocker; W F Pierce; B M Sibai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-22     Completed Date:  1993-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1467-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Odds Ratio
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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