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Maternal obesity as a risk factor for very pre-term delivery in dichorionic twin pregnancies.
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PMID:  20455716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We attempt here to identify the maternal characteristic factors most strongly associated with the increased risk of very pre-term delivery in dichorionic twin deliveries. Data were collected from 24 dichorionic twin pregnancies who were born at <32 weeks' gestation (very pre-term delivery) and 245 dichorionic twin pregnancies, who were born at 37-40 weeks' gestation as controls. Data included maternal age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), history of abortion, parity, maternal smoking, history of infertility therapy, such as in vitro fertilisation and/or embryo reduction, chronic hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Using logistic regression, the risk of very pre-term delivery was significantly increased among obese women (BMI >or=30 during prepregnancy; the adjusted odds ratio: 5.1, 95% confidence intervals: 1.2-21, p = 0.01). The current results indicate that maternal obesity is an independent risk factor for very pre-term delivery in dichorionic twin pregnancies.
S Suzuki; Y Inde; H Miyake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-11     Completed Date:  2010-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Logistic Models
Obesity / complications*
Premature Birth / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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