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Twins are a valuable resource not only for studies on multiple births themselves, but on the etiology of diseases and other phenotypes. The method of ascertainment and selection of twins can be crucial for such studies and population based twin registries are thus of great importance as tools of...
Background Necrotizing enterocolitis is a common neonatal gastrointestinal disease that affects approximately 10% of premature infants less than 1500 g. The average mortality is 20–40% and survivors may present with diarrhea or malabsorption, intestinal strictures and fistulas, feeding...
There has been a significant increase in the number of twins and higher multiples so that one child in 33 is now a multiple. It is therefore not unusual for schools to have several sets of twins, as well as triplets and even higher multiples. By being the same age and in the same school year if...
Scientific studies have consistently reported that, in group analyses, twin children have higher rates of language delay when compared with single-born children. This paper reviews the evidence on twin language by addressing five key questions: 1. What is the extent of language delay in twin...
The introduction of assisted reproduction has resulted in a growing number of multiple births. These infants and their parents experience increased, and sometimes unique, medical and psychological risks when compared to singletons. Rates of maternal morbidity, fetal and infant mortality are...
Aims To evaluate the efficacy of a thoracoamniotic shunt for the treatment of pleural effusion (PE) in the view of hemodynamics.
The epidemic of multiple pregnancy continues albeit in a different form with twin pregnancies predominating. Determination of chorionicity is the key to management and regular monitoring by ultrasound is a hallmark of quality care. All multiple pregnancies should be offered first trimester...
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