Renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome treated with or without fetoscopic laser surgery

Renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome treated with or without fetoscopic... The aim of this study is to investigate the short-term renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), treated with fetoscopic laser surgery (laser group) or conservatively (non-laser group). Creatinine and urea levels and urine output were recorded in the first week after birth. Primary outcome was short-term renal dysfunction, defined as a creatinine level of >100 μmol/L during the first week postpartum. We evaluated 312 twins (laser group, n = 274; non-laser group, n = 38). Median creatinine and urea levels were lower in the laser group than in the non-laser group (71 versus 82 μmol/L, p = 0.002). Short-term renal dysfunction was lower in the laser group compared to the non-laser group (7.2 versus 34.4%, p < 0.001). Within the laser group, creatinine levels were significantly higher in the subgroup with incomplete laser surgery compared to twins with successful laser surgery (76 versus 69 μmol/L, p = 0.018). No differences were found between donors and recipients except for a higher incidence of oliguria in donors in the non-laser group on day 1. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Pediatrics Springer Journals

Renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome treated with or without fetoscopic laser surgery

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pediatrics
ISSN
0340-6199
eISSN
1432-1076
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00431-017-2964-2
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