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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903320/effects-of-intrauterine-environment-on-the-magnitude-of-differences-within-the-pairs-of-monozygotic-and-dizygotic-twins
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Małgorzata Waszak, Krystyna Cieślik, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielińska, Marlena Szalata, Karolina Wielgus, Oliwia Zakerska-Banaszak, Grzegorz Bręborowicz, Ryszard Słomski
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of intrauterine environment on the magnitude of intrapair differences in six somatic traits of monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins (1,263 pairs; 424 MZ twins and 839 DZ twins). Differences in intrauterine environments of MZ twins enforced division of the research material into four groups: (1) MZ-MC-TTTS - MZ twins from monochorionic (MC) pregnancies with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), (2) MZ-MC (without TTTS)-MZ twins from MC pregnancies without TTTS, (3) MZ-DC-MZ twins from dichorionic (DC) pregnancies, and (4) DZ-DZ twins...
December 1, 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862859/management-of-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-green-top-guideline-no-51
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861703/short-and-long-term-perinatal-outcome-in-twin-pregnancies-affected-by-weight-discordance
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Cathrine Vedel, Anna Oldenburg, Katharina Worda, Helle Larsen, Anni Holmskov, Kirsten Riis Andreasen, Niels Uldbjerg, Jan Ramb, Birgit Bødker, Lillian Skibsted, Lene Sperling, Stefan Hinterberger, Lone Krebs, Helle Zingenberg, Eva-Christine Weiss, Isolde Strobl, Lone Laursen, Jeanette Tranberg Christensen, Vibeke Ersbak, Inger Stornes, Elisabeth Krampl-Bettelheim, Ann Tabor, Line Rode
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between chorionicity-specific intertwin birthweight (BW) discordance and adverse outcomes including long-term follow-up at 6, 18, and 48-60 months after term via Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this secondary analysis of a cohort study (Oldenburg et al,n=1688) and a randomized controlled trial (PREDICT study,n=1045) twin pairs were divided into three groups according to chorionicity-specific BW discordance; <75(th) -percentile, 75(th) -90(th) -percentile and >90(th) -percentile...
November 18, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859836/outcome-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-according-to-the-umbilical-artery-doppler-pattern-of-the-smaller-twin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Danilo Buca, Giorgio Pagani, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Maria Elena Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To explore the outcome of monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies affected by selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR) according to the umbilical artery Doppler pattern of the smaller twin. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cinhal and ClinicalTrials.gov databases (2000-2016) were searched. sIUGR was defined as the presence of one twin with estimated fetal weight and/or abdominal circumference less than 10(th) or 5(th) percentile and classified according to the umbilical artery Doppler flow pattern of the smaller twin (type I: persistently positive, type II: persistently absent/reversed, type III: intermittently absent/reversed)...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813120/prediction-of-neonatal-outcome-of-ttts-by-fetal-heart-and-doppler-ultrasound-parameters-before-and-after-laser-treatment
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A Delabaere, F Leduc, Q Reboul, F Fuchs, S Wavrant, J C Fouron, F Audibert
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of fetal Doppler and echocardiographic parameters for neonatal survival up to 30 days after laser coagulation in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and outcome data of consecutive cases of TTTS treated by laser were retrospectively reviewed. Hemodynamic and cardiac function parameters were collected before and after laser. RESULTS: Between February 2006 and January 2015, 106 fetoscopic laser were performed...
November 3, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804944/-twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-syndrome-in-the-monochorionic-diamniotic-placenta-with-the-development-of-an-acardiac-fetus
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N V Nizyaeva, V M Lyapin, M N Kuznetsova, E E Baranova, D Yu Trofimov, U N Tumanova, A N Mikhailova, K V Kostyukov, K A Gladkova
The article describes an acardiac fetus in a patient with monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy with reversed arterial perfusion syndrome at 30 weeks' gestation. It gives postmortem fetal computed tomographic and pathoanatomic data. Microarray of acardiac fetal tissues revealed that there was deletion of chromosome 19 - arr [hg19] 19p13.3q11 (260,911-23,005,001) x1; size, 23 Mbp; the signal level in about 30% of fetal tissue cells containing deletion.
2016: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790818/ultrasound-and-histological-measurements-of-dividing-membrane-thickness-in-twin-gestations
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Luis A Bracero, Caleb Huff, Matthew J Blitz, Milton J Plata, Dara J Seybold, Mike Broce
OBJECTIVE: To determine how prenatal ultrasound (US) measurements of dividing membrane thickness correlate with postnatal histologic measurements and chorionicity in twin gestations. METHODS: This was a prospective, longitudinal cohort study. Dividing membrane thickness was measured by transabdominal US, both parallel and perpendicular to the transducer. Measurements from the first US exam were compared to histological measurements. RESULTS: A total of 45 twin pregnancies (32 dichorionic, 13 monochorionic) were included...
October 27, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780543/discordance-of-cord-insertions-as-a-predictor-of-discordant-fetal-growth-in-monochorionic-twins
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Olivia Cambiaso, De-Peng Zhao, Jose I Abasolo, Horacio A Aiello, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore, Lucas Otaño
INTRODUCTION: The type of cord insertion within monochorionic twin pairs could be different. The purpose of study is to evaluate the association of different combinations of placental umbilical cord insertions with birth weight discordance in a large cohort of monochorionic twins. METHODS: All consecutive monochorionic placentas from either uncomplicated twin pregnancies or with fetal weight discordance examined and injected with color dye at our centers were included in this study (n = 374)...
November 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766995/the-outcome-of-monochorionic-diamniotic-twins-discordant-at-11-to-13-6-weeks-gestation
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Yaniv Zipori, Karen Reidy, T Gilchrist, Lex W Doyle, Mark P Umstad
BACKGROUND: Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies are associated with adverse perinatal outcome. Intertwin discordances at the time of nuchal translucency (NT) screening may have a value in the prediction of fetal loss or twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. We aimed to determine the ability of intertwin NT and crown rump length (CRL) discordances among MCDA twins to predict adverse outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All MCDA twins with a documented routine ultrasound at 11 to 13+6 weeks' gestation, and known pregnancy outcome between August 2003 and August 2012 were included...
December 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760663/-the-prognosis-of-monochorionic-co-twin-after-single-intrauterine-fetal-demise
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Y Wang, Y Wei, P B Yuan, X J Wang, Y Y Zhao
Objective: To analyze the prognosis of surviving monochorionic co-twin after single intrauterine fetal demise (sIUFD). Methods: Retrospectively analyzed the twin pregnancy cases admitted in Peking University Third Hospital between Jan 2008 and Feb 2015. We recorded perinatal characteristics, neuroimage in co-twin, and followed up the neonatal outcome. Results: 47 cases were found, including 45 cases of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) and 2 cases of monochorionic monoamniotic (MCMA). Median gestational age at sIUFD was 27 weeks...
October 11, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759174/estimated-combined-cardiac-output-and-laser-therapy-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Shiraz A Maskatia, Rodrigo Ruano, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Pouya Javadian, Joshua A Kailin, Michael A Belfort, Carolyn A Altman, Nancy A Ayres
INTRODUCTION: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is the major cause for fetal demise in monochorionic diamniotic pregnancies. Estimated combined cardiac output (CCO) has not been studied in this setting. The primary aims of this study were to compare CCO in twin donor and recipient fetuses and assess differences in CCO before and after laser coagulation therapy. A secondary aim was to evaluate the relationship of CCO with perinatal mortality, defined as intrauterine or neonatal mortality (≤30 days of age) in fetuses that underwent laser coagulation therapy...
October 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755130/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-selective-growth-restriction
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Rosemary Townsend, Asma Khalil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in twin pregnancies presents a complex management problem for the fetal medicine specialist. This review summarizes what is currently known about sIUGR pathophysiology, particularly in monochorionic pregnancies and looks at the results of early trials of fetal intervention in high-risk sIUGR pregnancies. RECENT FINDINGS: sIUGR in monochorionic pregnancies is due to unequal placental sharing, but the clinical outcome is determined by the characteristics of the placental vascular anastomoses...
October 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734505/amniotic-fluid-discordance-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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Liran Hiersch, Mayan Eitan, Eran Ashwal, Boaz Weisz, Benny Chayen, Shlomo Lipitz, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk for twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and adverse perinatal outcome in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies with amniotic fluid discordance (AFD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 34 MCDA pregnancies with AFD (intertwin difference of ≥3 cm in maximal vertical pocket measurement) without meeting the criteria for twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) or selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR)...
October 12, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680795/c4-maternal-cardiac-changes-during-uncomplicated-twin-pregnancy-does-the-chorionicity-matter
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T Ghi, L Franchi, S Fieni, A Dall'Asta, N Gaibazzi, C Siniscalchi, G Pedrazzi, E Sciatti, I Bonadei, E Vizzardi, E Montaguti, D Degli Esposti, C Borghi, R Orabona, F Prefumo, T Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To assess longitudinally the echocardiographic findings in a cohort of women carrying an uncomplicated monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancy and compare them with those obtained from dichorionic (DC) twin gestations. METHODS: Healthy women with MC twin pregnancies were submitted to serial transthoracic maternal echocardiography during the first, second and third trimester. Cases with severe obstetric complications after enrollment were eventually excluded...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647530/ep20-08-management-of-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-with-early-onset-ttts-after-ivf
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R Radulescu-Botica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646421/ep17-05-comparison-between-uterine-artery-pulsatility-index-in-monochorionic-and-dichorionic-twin-gestations-during-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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C Martínez-Payo, L Avilleira, G Villa López, Y Nieto Jimenez, A Gomez Manrique, M Ruiz de Azúa Ballesteros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644470/ep21-01-perinatal-outcome-after-laser-surgery-for-monochorionic-pregnancy-with-early-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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I Mediouni, G E Chalouhi, J Stirneman, A Carrier, L J Salomon, Y Ville
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629527/acardiac-twin-pregnancies-part-iii-model-simulations
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Martin J C van Gemert, Michael G Ross, Peter G J Nikkels, Jeroen P H M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND: Acardiac monochorionic twins lack cardiac function but grow by passive perfusion of the pump twin's deoxygenated arterial blood through placental arterioarterial (AA) and venovenous (VV) anastomoses and by hypoxia-mediated neovascularization. Pump twins therefore must continuously increase their cardiac output which may cause heart failure. Our aims were: to adapt our twin-twin transfusion syndrome model for acardiac twin pregnancies, to simulate pump and acardiac twin development, and to examine the model for early prognostic markers of pump twin survival...
September 15, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622859/sensitivity-of-first-trimester-ultrasound-in-the-detection-of-congenital-anomalies-in-twin-pregnancies-population-study-and-systematic-review
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Francesco D'Antonio, Alessandra Familiari, Basky Thilaganathan, Aris T Papageorghiou, Lamberto Manzoli, Asma Khalil, Amar Bhide
INTRODUCTION: The first aim of this study was to ascertain the diagnostic performance of first-trimester ultrasound in detecting congenital anomalies in twins. The secondary aim was to explore the strength of association between different pregnancy characteristics and early detection of structural anomalies in a large unselected population of twin pregnancies. A systematic review of the published literature was also carried out. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from consecutive twin pregnancies booked for antenatal care between 1996 and 2014...
September 13, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622538/patterns-of-second-and-third-trimester-growth-and-discordance-in-twin-pregnancy-analysis-of-the-southwest-thames-obstetric-research-collaborative-stork-multiple-pregnancy-cohort
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Oliver T Stirrup, Asma Khalil, Francesco D'Antonio, Baskaran Thilaganathan
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates patterns of intertwin size discordance in dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) and monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ultrasound measurements of twin pregnancies, from 14 weeks to term, were collected by 9 hospitals over a 10-year period. This analysis considers the modelled and observed levels of discordance in abdominal circumference (AC) and estimated fetal weight (EFW) in relation to gestational age...
September 14, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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