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Neonatal Functional Lung Maturity Relative to Gestational Age at Delivery, Fetal Growth, and Pregnancy Characteristics in Triplet Births.
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PMID:  21854124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine if functional lung maturity (FtLM) of triplets was affected by differentiating factors within the triplet set. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of triplets. Data were collected on maternal, pregnancy and neonatal characteristics and FtLM was determined based on selected neonatal outcomes. Results: Functional lung immaturity (FtLI) was found in 35.5% of the infants and occurred in those born between 28.1 and 34.6 weeks gestation. Gestational age at delivery, pre-pregnancy BMI, and gestational diabetes were predictive of an infant having FtLM; while infertility treatment, pre-pregnancy BMI, and preeclampsia were predictors of FtLM discordance. Conclusions: Our results demonstrated FtLI was likely at early gestation (<28 weeks) and FtLM was probable beyond 35 weeks. Discordance for FtLM was likely at 32 weeks; therefore, clinicians should guard against complacency that this gestational mark assures an uncomplicated respiratory course for all infants within the set.
Elizabeth S Moore; Adam C Elnaggar; John A Wareham; Curtis J Ramsey; James E Sumners
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-19
Journal Detail:
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:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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