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Maternal and neonatal outcomes after delayed-interval delivery of multifetal pregnancies.
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PMID:  20607644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of this study is to evaluate neonatal and maternal outcomes of multiple gestations undergoing delayed-interval delivery at a single institution. A 10-year retrospective review of medical records of patients followed by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice in a university-based setting was performed. Patients met criteria for inclusion if a single fetus was delivered spontaneously between 16 and 28 weeks of gestation and a planned attempt was made to prolong the gestation for the remaining fetus(es). Nineteen pregnancies met criteria for inclusion. The median gestational age at delivery of the first fetus was 20 (2)/ (7) weeks and the last fetus was 25 (1)/ (7) weeks. The median latency was 16 days (range 0 to 152 days). Three patients (15.8%) delivered within 24 hours. There was a 15.8% survival rate for the firstborn fetus and a 53.8% survival rate for all retained fetuses ( P = 0.01). There was a 31.6% incidence of serious maternal morbidity related to the procedure. One patient required a postpartum hysterectomy due to massive hemorrhage and uterine atony. Delayed-interval delivery is associated with a higher neonatal survival rate when retained fetuses are compared with firstborn fetuses. However, the procedure is associated with a significant risk of serious maternal morbidity.
Ashley S Roman; Shira Fishman; Nathan Fox; Chad Klauser; Daniel Saltzman; Andrei Rebarber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
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