Birth weight discordance in spontaneous versus induced twins impact on perinatal outcome /

Purpose: To compare the rate of birth weight discordance and perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies after assisted reproduction with that of spontaneous twins. Method: A total of 12,920 deliveries were analyzed retrospectively. Seventy-five twin pregnancies after ART were compared to the 94 spontaneo...

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Main Authors: Zádori János
Kozinszky Zoltán
Orvos Hajnalka
Jancsó Gáborné Katona Márta
Kaáli Steven G.
Pál Attila
Format: Article
Published: 2004
Series:JOURNAL OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS 21 No. 3
doi:10.1023/B:JARG.0000027019.87795.4e

mtmt:1388240
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/12958
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Summary:Purpose: To compare the rate of birth weight discordance and perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies after assisted reproduction with that of spontaneous twins. Method: A total of 12,920 deliveries were analyzed retrospectively. Seventy-five twin pregnancies after ART were compared to the 94 spontaneous counterparts. Birth weight discordance was defined as a difference of 20% or more. Results: Discordance rate was elevated (25.3% vs. 17.0%) among ART twins. SGA was increased and NICU admission was more frequent in discordant group. Unlike-sexed twins were more prevalent (73.7% vs. 37.5%) among discordants after ART. Conclusions: ART can increase discordance rate which can elevate perinatal risk.
Physical Description:85-88
ISSN:1058-0468