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Elective cesarean as a risk factor for transfusion after delivery of twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18781051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined deliveries of twins to identify factors most strongly associated with an increased risk of transfusion. We reviewed the obstetric records of 511 twin deliveries at the Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital from 2003 through 2007. After 18 (3.5%) of these deliveries, transfusions were required. Transfusion was significantly more likely after elective cesarean delivery at a gestational aged of 37 weeks or more (odds ratio, 4.85; 95% confidence interval, 1.87-12.61). Emergency cesarean delivery (at > or =37 weeks' gestation) was not associated with an increased risk of transfusion. The delivery mode of twins should be carefully considered because of the increased risk of transfusion after elective cesarean delivery at a gestational age of 37 weeks or more.
Shunji Suzuki; Yusuke Inde; Miwa Igarashi; Hidehiko Miyake
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Nippon Medical School = Nippon Ika Daigaku zasshi     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1345-4676     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nippon Med Sch     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-10     Completed Date:  2008-10-16     Revised Date:  2012-09-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935589     Medline TA:  J Nippon Med Sch     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion* / statistics & numerical data
Cesarean Section*
Delivery, Obstetric*
Gestational Age
Logistic Models
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Risk Factors
Surgical Procedures, Elective*

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