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Is placenta previa more common in multiple gestations?
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PMID:  12748486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to compare the occurrence of placenta previa at delivery between singleton and multiple gestations. STUDY DESIGN: A historical cohort study was performed of placenta previa cases at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz, from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2000. RESULTS: During the study, 29,268 deliveries (28,372 singleton and 896 multiple gestations) occurred at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Placenta previa complicated 51 (0.18%) singleton gestations and 4 (0.46%) multiple gestations (P =.09). Singleton and multiple gestations with placenta previa were similar with respect to maternal demographic variables, prior uterine surgery (excluding cesarean section), and gestational age at delivery. Multiple gestations with placenta previa were more likely to have had a prior cesarean section (P <.001). There were no differences between the singleton and multiple gestations with placenta previa and need for cesarean hysterectomy and blood transfusion. CONCLUSION: The occurrence and complications of placenta previa do not differ between singleton and multiple gestations.
Karrie Francois; James M Johnson; Cathleen Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-15     Completed Date:  2003-06-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1226-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arizona / epidemiology
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Cohort Studies
Placenta Previa / epidemiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple / statistics & numerical data*

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