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Does birth weight discordance in preterm twins affect neonatal outcome?
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PMID:  16598297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare neonatal morbidity and mortality between hospitalized discordant and concordant preterm twin pairs. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, hospital-based study of preterm twins, followed in neonatal intensive care unit. Twins were classified as discordant when the difference in birth weight was >15%. Morbidity and mortality rates were compared between discordant and concordant groups. RESULTS: Of 136 preterm twins in the study, 54 were discordant and 82 were concordant. In discordant twins hypoglycemia and cesarean delivery rate was higher than concordant pairs. The mortality rate did not differ between concordant and discordant groups. CONCLUSIONS: Hospitalized preterm discordant twin pairs have an increased risk of hypoglycemia compared to concordants. Discordant growth is not a risk factor for prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality.
M Kilic; C Aygun; E Kaynar-Tunçel; S Küçüködük
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Unit, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data*
Gestational Age
Hypoglycemia / epidemiology*
Infant Mortality
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies

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