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First year follow-up of extremely low birth weight premature sextuplets: case report.
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PMID:  21942612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
High order gestation rates have increased in many western countries in the last decades, which is mostly attributable to a contemporaneous increase in maternal age and infertility treatment. Multiple births have been associated with increased maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and delivery, including the higher risk for spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, hydramnios, and maternal haemorrhage. A higher frequency of preterm infants and low birth weight infants have also been reported, as well as a higher rate of malformations, abnormal growth, and trauma at delivery, than in singleton pregnancies [ 1 ]. We describe herein the case of six ELBW newborns delivered at 27 weeks and their first year follow-up. All the sextuplets survived and did not have extra uterine growth retardation (EUGR) when discharged from hospital. A developmental delay was detected in five infants at 12 months corrected age (CA), but none of them showed cerebral palsy or severe neurosensorial disabilities.
Luigi Orfeo; Anna Casani; Francesco Cocca; Concettina Coletta; Maria Gabriella De Luca; Gaetano Di Manso; Lidia Grappone; Nicola Pozzi; Alessandro Scoppa
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Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  132-134     Citation Subset:  -    
Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Gaetano Rummo , Benevento , Italy.
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