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Fetal lung maturation in twin gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6695997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clear amnionic fluid was collected at cesarean section and the lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio was used to evaluate fetal lung maturation in 42 twin gestations. The L/S ratios of twin pairs were usually similar in both numerical value and predictive accuracy except when the greater L/S ratio from one member of a pair indicated borderline lung maturity. Twin fetal lung maturation was found to be independent of sex, zygosity, and birth weight discordance. Comparison of mean L/S ratios in twins to those of uncomplicated singleton pregnancies revealed that fetal lung maturation occurred several weeks earlier in twins.
K J Leveno; J G Quirk; P J Whalley; W N Herbert; R Trubey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-20     Completed Date:  1984-03-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis*
Birth Weight
Diseases in Twins
Fetal Organ Maturity
Gestational Age
Hyaline Membrane Disease / genetics
Infant, Newborn
Lung / embryology*
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Sex Factors
Sphingomyelins / analysis
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Sphingomyelins

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