Adaptive growth restriction as a pattern of birth weight discordance in twin gestations.

@article{Blickstein2000AdaptiveGR,
  title={Adaptive growth restriction as a pattern of birth weight discordance in twin gestations.},
  author={Isaac Blickstein and Ran D. Goldman and Ram Mazkereth},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={986-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To challenge the hypothesis that discordant growth is a normal variation by relating birth weight discordance to total twin birth weight. METHODS Among 12,565 Israeli live-born twin pairs (1993-98), we compared total twin birth weight decile, the frequencies of three levels of discordance in the general population, over 25% discordance between like- versus unlike-sex pairs, and over 25% discordance between pairs delivered by primiparas versus multiparas. RESULTS We found a marked… CONTINUE READING