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Multifetal pregnancy reduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9930295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) has become a mainstay of infertility therapy as its development has allowed physicians to become more aggressive in treating patients resistant to more conservative therapies. Over the course of the past decade, MFPR has become practised in a limited number of tertiary specialty centres, which have improved its performance and very substantially lowered its risks. The majority of physicians performing MFPR employ a transabdominal needle injection of potassium chloride into the fetal thorax. Risks for pregnancy losses of patients starting with triplets and/or quadruplets reduced to twins have improved over the past decade and are not substantially different from those in patients whose pregnancy began as twins. There have been no substantiated risks of coagulopathies or damage to surviving fetuses.
M I Evans; R F Hume; Y Yaron; R L Kramer; M P Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0950-3552     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-18     Completed Date:  1999-02-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710782     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ethics, Medical
Infertility, Female / therapy
Patient Selection
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal / methods*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Time Factors

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