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Comparison of pregnancy outcome of natural twin pregnancies versus multifetal pregnancies selectively reduced to twins.
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PMID:  9107449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The high rate of multiple gestations following ovulation induction with and without assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has led to an increased interest in selective reduction. The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy outcome of 6 triplet and 2 quintuplet pregnancies following selective reduction to twins to a group of 30 natural twin pregnancies delivered during the same time period. Outcome variables compared included birth weights, gender, gestational age at delivery, route of delivery, and neonatal complications. Results failed to demonstrate an adverse effect of selective reduction on pregnancy outcome.
C Dietterich; J H Check; D Lurie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-19     Completed Date:  1997-06-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden Cooper Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology
Maternal Age
Ovulation Induction
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / adverse effects*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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