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Prospective risk of stillbirth in monochorionic-diamniotic twin gestations: a population based study.
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PMID:  20945975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To calculate a population-based prospective risk of fetal death in monochorionic-diamniotic twins.
STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated 387 monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies that were followed and delivered after 24 weeks in Slovenia during the period 1997-2007. Surveillance was not standardized. The prospective risk of fetal death was calculated as the total number of deaths after the beginning of the gestational period divided by the number of continuing pregnancies at or beyond that period.
RESULTS: Fetal death rate was 32 of 774 fetuses (4.1%; 95% confidence interval (CI), 3.0%-5.9%); the prospective risk of stillbirth per pregnancy after 33 weeks of gestation was 6.2% (95% CI, 4.2%-9.1%).
CONCLUSION: The Slovenian population-based prospective risk of fetal death in monochorionic-diamniotic pregnancies that remained undelivered after 33 weeks' gestation is higher than previously reported from hospital-based studies.
Nataša Tul; Ivan Verdenik; Ziva Novak; Tanja Premru Sršen; Isaac Blickstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-13     Completed Date:  2011-05-23     Revised Date:  2011-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Perinatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Risk Assessment
Slovenia / epidemiology
Stillbirth / epidemiology*
Twins, Monozygotic*
Young Adult
Comment In:
J Perinat Med. 2011 Nov;39(6):751; author reply 753   [PMID:  21812755 ]

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