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Neonatal respiratory morbidity in twins versus singletons after elective prelabor caesarean section.
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PMID:  23219293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of neonatal respiratory morbidity in singletons versus twins delivered by pre-labour caesarean section. STUDY DESIGN: Uncomplicated pregnancies delivered by prelabor caesarean section at 34+0 to 37+6 weeks' gestation were retrospectively selected. For both singletons and twins caesarean delivery was undertaken electively only after amniocentesis and if the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio was ≥2. Neonatal respiratory morbidity was compared in twins versus singletons. RESULTS: 241 singletons and 100 twin neonates were included. Overall neonatal respiratory morbidity was comparable between the two groups (25/241 (11.7%) versus 7/100 (7%), p=.331). Between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks, however, the risk was higher among singleton than twins (15/46 (32.6%) versus 6/72 (8.3%), p<.001). At multiple regression, dichorionicity, gestational age at delivery ≥37 weeks and female sex independently decreased the risk of neonatal respiratory morbidity. CONCLUSION: The risk of neonatal respiratory morbidity after elective caesarean section seems lower among twins, especially prior to 37+0 weeks.
Tullio Ghi; Michela Nanni; Luca Pierantoni; Federica Bellussi; Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani; Giacomo Faldella; Nicola Rizzo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7654     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address:
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