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Neonatal morbidity of very low birth weight infants from multiple pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15644287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The epidemic of multiple births has translated into a marked rise in very low birth weight infants, who are at risk for major neonatal morbidity and mortality. Gestational age-adjusted comparisons of outcome between singletons and multiples have shown conflicting results. Comparisons that corrected for relevant confounding variables show that twins and singletons have similar risks for early morbidity and mortality. Very low birth weight triplets may have increased risk for neonatal mortality, however. Second-born very low birth weight twins seem to be at risk for increased respiratory morbidity, even in the era of routine antenatal corticosteroids and postnatal surfactant therapy.
Eric S Shinwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-12     Completed Date:  2005-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-38, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, PO Box 1, Rehovot 76100, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Order
Delivery, Obstetric
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome

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