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Multifetal pregnancy reduction and selective termination.
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PMID:  8821024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of multifetal pregnancies has increased dramatically since the advent of assisted reproductive technologies. Preterm delivery accounts for most of the mortality associated with multifetal pregnancies. Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a safe and effective procedure designed to decrease the adverse outcomes associated with very preterm deliveries. The increased incidence of multifetal pregnancies combined with reliable techniques for prenatal diagnosis of genetic and structural fetal anomalies have led to an increase in the diagnosis of abnormal fetal conditions in parents carrying multiple gestations. The development of the procedure of selective termination has provided prospective couples the option of selective termination of the abnormal fetus and continuation of the pregnancy.
J Stone; R L Berkowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-12     Completed Date:  1996-11-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / etiology
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / methods*
alpha-Fetoproteins / metabolism
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