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Correlates of the trend of cesarean section rates in twin pregnancies.
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PMID:  22085150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To examine the population-based trend for cesarean births in twin pregnancies for the last 13 years in Slovenia, and to find correlates for this trend. Methods: We evaluated data from the Slovenian national perinatal information system (NPIS) of all twin pairs born at ?24 weeks during the period 1997?2009 (n=3916 pairs). Results: We noted a significant and steady increase of about 1.1% cesarean births/year, concomitant with significant increased birth rates at 34?36 weeks, but with a significant decrease over time in neonatal mortality. These trends were neither associated with any particular maternal characteristic nor with increased neonatal morbidity. Conclusions: An association exists between an increased cesarean birth rate, increased preterm births at 33?36 weeks and concomitant significantly reduced neonatal mortality in twins.
Nata A Tul; Ivan Verdenik; Andreja Trojner-Bregar; Iva Novak; Isaac Blickstein
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-16
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Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Perinatology, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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