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Selective reduction for multifetal pregnancy. Early opinions revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9437590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multifetal pregnancy reduction has emerged as a staple of infertility therapy. With increasing utilization of aggressive infertility therapies, thousands of couples have been able to achieve pregnancies who otherwise would not have, but an increasing number and proportion of patients have multifetal pregnancies. Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for reducing the number of pregnancies, thereby reducing both perinatal morbidity and mortality in resultant pregnancies. The world experience suggests that the risks of MFPR are directly related to the starting number of fetuses but that in the majority of instances, healthy children can be achieved.
M I Evans; L Littman; R Richter; K Richter; R F Hume
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-11     Completed Date:  1998-02-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-7     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ethics, Medical
Gestational Age
Pregnancy Reduction, Multifetal*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Reproductive Techniques*
Risk Assessment
Erratum In:
J Reprod Med 1998 Feb;43(2):93

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