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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Milner, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland

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Volume 39, Issue 1 (Jan 2011)

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Prospective risk of stillbirth in monochorionic-diamniotic twin gestations: a population based study

Nataša Tul
  • Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Perinatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
/ Ivan Verdenik
  • Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Perinatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
/ Živa Novak
  • Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Perinatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
/ Tanja Premru Sršen
  • Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Perinatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
/ Isaac Blickstein
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
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Abstract

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.

Keywords: Monochorionic-diamniotic twins; multiple pregnancy; preterm delivery

About the article

Corresponding author: Isaac Blickstein, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaplan Medical Center 76100 Rehovot Israel Tel.: +972-545-201789 Fax: +972-89411944


Received: 2010-03-15

Revised: 2010-06-05

Accepted: 2010-06-09

Published in Print: 2011-01-01

Published in Print: 2010-10-14


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2010.110.

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