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Effects of embryo reduction from trichorionic triplets to twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9333001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sixty-six trichorionic triplet pregnancies reduced to twins were compared with 47 triplet pregnancies that were not reduced. The miscarriage rate was higher (7.6% compared with 2.6%) but the number delivering between 24 and 32 weeks was lower (8.2% compared with 24.0%). Since severe preterm delivery is associated with risks of neonatal death and severe handicap, embryo reduction of triplets to twins may not improve the chance of survival but may reduce the rate of handicap.
Authors:
N J Sebire; C D'Ercole; W Sepulveda; K Hughes; K H Nicolaides
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-31     Completed Date:  1997-10-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1201-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital Medical School, Denmark Hill, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology*
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
London / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Triplets*
Twins*

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