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Single twin demise: consequence for survivors.
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PMID:  20584634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple pregnancies, the majority of which are twins, are at substantially higher risk of fetal morbidity and mortality when compared with singleton pregnancies. Single fetal demise occurs in up to 6.2% of all twin pregnancies. It may cause considerable risk for the co-twin including increased risk of fetal loss, premature delivery, neurovascular injury and end-organ damage. In this review we seek to summarise the most contemporary literature on the aetiology of single twin demise, the pathophysiology of injury to the surviving twin and the evidence for current management strategies.
S C Hillman; R K Morris; M D Kilby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1878-0946     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Diseases in Twins / etiology,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Fetal Death*
Fetal Diseases / etiology,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Perinatal Care / methods
Pregnancy Complications / etiology,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
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//Medical Research Council

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