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Conservative treatment of multiple pregnancies after delivery and a fetal miscarriage: two case reports.
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PMID:  9743884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the increased availability of infertility treatment, multiple pregnancies, with various resulting complications, have become more common. Two cases of triplet pregnancies with delayed delivery--interval ranged from 6 to 56 days--are reported. The first woman in the 23rd week of a triplet pregnancy came to the hospital because of premature rupture of membranes of one amniotic sac and had a miscarriage of one of the fetuses the same day. The second woman in the 26th week of a triplet pregnancy also came to the hospital because of bleeding and contractions and had vaginal delivery of the first triplet a few hours later. After confirming that the remaining two fetuses were in good condition, both patients were kept under observation with only antibiotic therapy for the first one and antibiotic and tocolysis for the second. Fifty-six days following admission to our hospital the first woman gave birth to twins while in her 32nd week. The second woman gave birth six days following admission (in her 27th week). The successful outcome of these cases demonstrates that non-intervening conservative methods could be a feasible alternative to invasive intervention. We hope that our cases will encourage more physicians to try out and report non-intervening methods so that enough information can be gathered to help make correct management decisions in the future.
C Giannacopoulou; I Matalliotakis; E Hatzidaki; K Giannacopoulos; E Hassan; D Loutridis; E Koumantakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-19     Completed Date:  1998-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Care Unit for Neonates, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous*
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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