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Outcome of pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.
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PMID:  20973315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which were treated with the authors' intervention modalities. Maternal outcomes of these populations were also explored. MATERIAL AND METHOD: All pregnancies diagnosed TTTS that delivered in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital between January 2000 and November 2009 were enrolled in this descriptive study Patients' data before August 2008 were retrospectively assessed. Perinatal survival, neonatal morbidities, and maternal outcomes were recorded and analyzed. Antenatal ultrasonographic findings were also analyzed to determine prognostic factors on perinatal outcomes. RESULTS: Twenty-five cases of TTTS were recruited in the present study. Overall perinatal survival was 58% (29/50) with no significant difference in perinatal in among various stages of disease (p = 0.19). Survival in stage I-II, stage III, and stage IV were 64.3%, 45.8%, and 75%, respectively. There was no maternal mortality in the present study The most common maternal morbidity was preeclampsia (6/25; 24%). Progression of disease was the only significant prognostic fact or for perinatal mortality (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Overall perinatal mortality rate of TTTS in the presented populations was still high (42%). Progression of disease was the only significant prognostic factor for poor perinatal outcome in the preset study Since the case number of the present study was too small, the conclusion that the prognosis of the conservatively treated TTTS was unrelated to the staging cannot be drawn.
Suksan Korpraphong; Somchai Tanawattanacharoen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death
Fetofetal Transfusion* / classification,  complications,  mortality,  ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Analysis
Survival Rate
Thailand / epidemiology
Twins, Monozygotic
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Young Adult

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