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Neonatal outcome of fetuses receiving intrauterine transfusion for severe hydrops complicated by Rhesus hemolytic disease.
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PMID:  22342051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate neonatal outcomes among a homogeneous group of fetuses with severe hydrops treated with intrauterine transfusion (IUT). METHODS: In a prospective study at Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey, outcomes were compared for 35 IUTs carried out between 2005 and 2010 in 19 pregnancies that were complicated by Rhesus D hemolytic disease with severely hydropic fetuses. RESULTS: There was no correlation between the number of IUTs and the duration of phototherapy or number of exchange transfusions. After delivery, 36% (7/19) of neonates tested positive in a direct Coombs test and their requirement for exchange transfusion was higher than that of neonates who tested negative. The neonatal survival rate was 73.7%. Admission to the neonatal intensive care unit was 78%, and the median duration of neonatal unit stay was 4days (range, 1-77days). Only 1 newborn had hearing impairment. CONCLUSION: IUT is a unique, gold standard treatment for severely hydropic fetuses. When treated optimally with IUT, fetuses with severe hydrops showed no increased risk of neurodevelopmental abnormalities. Factors affecting the survival of hydropic fetuses after IUT, and whether the number of IUTs performed affects the number of exchange transfusions required remain unclear.
Sabahattin Altunyurt; Emre Okyay; Bahadir Saatli; Turab Canbahishov; Namik Demir; Hasan Ozkan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-17
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Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.
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