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Outcomes of twin pregnancies at the Hospital Central of Maputo: retrospective study of 315 consecutive twin deliveries, January 1-September 30, 1987.
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PMID:  2571529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between January 1 and September 30, 1987, 315 (3.53% of total deliveries) consecutive twin gestations were delivered at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Hospital Central in Maputo Mozambique. There were 42 perinatal deaths (stillbirths + early neonatal deaths) among the 630 infants born (66.7 per 1000) and 21 early neonatal deaths among the 609 live-born infants (34.5 per 1000). Early neonatal death frequency was higher among second twins than among first ones (50 per 1000 versus 19.7 per 1000), but the difference did not reach statistical significance. Most of the second twin early neonatal deaths (11/15) were associated with a breech vaginal delivery of the first twin.
A Bugalho; F Strolego; G Carlomango
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-08     Completed Date:  1989-11-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Central, Maputo Mozambique.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Retrospective Studies

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