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Maternal morbidity on 147 triplets: single institution experience.
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PMID:  22928531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objectives: to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of maternal complications in triple pregnancies. An additional objective was to study the relation between assisted reproductive techniques and maternal complications. Material and Methods: retrospective study on 147 triplets assisted at the Gynecology and Obstetrics department of La Paz University Hospital between 2000 and 2010. We analyzed the incidence of maternal complications and their relation to assisted reproductive techniques. Results: one triplet was observed every 711 pregnancies. The most frequent maternal complications were spontaneous preterm labor (56%), premature rupture of membranes (28,9%), anemia (24,4%) and preeclampsia (20,4%). Triplets conceived by assisted reproductive techniques were significantly more likely to develop spontaneous preterm labor than spontaneous pregnancies (60% vs. 40%, respectively; p=0.045). Conclusions: triplets have a very high risk of maternal complications such as preeclampsia. Moreover, the presence of spontaneous preterm labor is more frequent in triplets conceived by assisted reproductive techniques than in those spontaneously conceived.
Authors:
Rocio Revello; María De la Calle; Elisa Moreno; Inmaculada Duyos; Patricia Salas; Ignacio Zapardiel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-29
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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:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-29     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:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. La Paz University Hospital, Madrid. Spain.
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