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Perinatal problems in multiple births.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20953254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Multiple pregnancies have become more common in the industrialized world because of rising maternal ages and advances in reproductive medicine.
METHODS: Selective literature review.
RESULTS: Multiple pregnancy carries a higher risk of prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, and prenatal death, as well as elevated risks to the mother including preeclampsia, diabetes, and hemorrhage during delivery. Genetic tests and ultrasonography are the most important tests for monitoring during pregnancy. Ultrasound aids in the detection of the feto-fetal transfusion syndrome and in the determination of zygosity.
CONCLUSIONS: The care of women with multiple pregnancies requires the collaboration of specialists in prenatal medicine, obstetrics, and neonatology as well as a properly functioning integration of outpatient and inpatient care.
Joachim W Dudenhausen; Rolf F Maier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Deutsches Ärzteblatt international     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1866-0452     ISO Abbreviation:  Dtsch Arztebl Int     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2011-03-29     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101475967     Medline TA:  Dtsch Arztebl Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik für Geburtsmedizin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior
Fetal Death
Genetic Testing
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*,  mortality
Interdisciplinary Communication
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  mortality
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prenatal Care
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Comment In:
Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2010 Dec;107(50):902; author reply 902   [PMID:  21246031 ]

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