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Perinatal outcome after in vitro fertilisation.
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PMID:  7900508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective series of 90 consecutive pregnancies (70 singleton, 16 twin and 4 triplet pregnancies) resulting in births of 114 infants after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) at Rigshospitalet were compared to a control group of pregnancies and deliveries in 70 non-IVF infertility patients with singleton pregnancies and 20 women with normal fertility with twin (n = 16) or triplet (n = 4) pregnancies. No differences in the incidence of third trimester pregnancy complications, abnormal fetal karyotypes or malformations were found. The number of women with spontaneous onset of labor and the gestational age at delivery were similar in the IVF and control groups. In singleton deliveries, the birth weight was lower (p < 0.025) in the IVF group (median 3145 g, range 890-4300 g) than in the control group (3399 g, 2592-4850 g), whereas in multiple gestation similar birth weights were found in the IVF and control groups. We conclude that the birth weight in singleton deliveries after IVF is lower than the birth weight in infertility patients treated differently. The cause of this difference remains obscure.
K Petersen; P J Hornnes; S Ellingsen; F Jensen; V Brocks; J Starup; J R Jacobsen; A N Andersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-25     Completed Date:  1995-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Delivery, Obstetric*
Fertilization in Vitro*
Fetal Diseases / epidemiology*,  genetics
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*,  genetics,  physiopathology
Labor Onset*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prospective Studies

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