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Multifetal pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8620081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of multifetal pregnancies has been increasing steadily. Fetal complications such as prematurity, discordant growth, intrauterine fetal demise, twin-twin transfusion, and congenital anomalies account for a large share of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Maternal complications from multiple gestations are also significant. Recent trends in antepartum management such as multifetal pregnancy reduction, specialized prenatal care, and well-timed delivery have improved outcomes. Intrapartum management, including the possibility of asynchronous birth and critical assessment of mode of delivery, has also led to better outcomes. This review provides a brief summary of each of these topics with, a particular focus on the recent literature.
M Smith-Levitin; D W Skupski; F A Chervenak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-18     Completed Date:  1996-06-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Obstetric Labor Complications / prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prenatal Care

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