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Hyaline membrane disease and acidosis at birth in twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To test the hypothesis that the increased incidence of hyaline membrane disease in second-born twins is related to acidosis at birth, umbilical arterial [H+] was measured in 26 sets of premature twins. Although overall Twin B had a lower Apgar score than Twin A, there was no difference in their [H+]. If the delivery interval was prolonged over 8 minutes then Twin B infants were more acidemic and had lower Apgar scores. Infants with hyaline membrane disease had lower Apgar scores, but were not more acidemic than infants without respiratory distress. Our data suggest that acidosis at birth is not an important factor in the development of hyaline membrane disease.
J D Kenny; A J Corbet; J M Adams; A J Rudolph
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acidosis / complications*
Apgar Score
Delivery, Obstetric
Diseases in Twins*
Hyaline Membrane Disease / etiology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Time Factors
Umbilical Arteries

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