Clinical Dilemma in Triplet Pregnancy: When Is It Appropriate to Intervene for a Jeopardized Fetus?

@article{Konnikova2003ClinicalDI,
  title={Clinical Dilemma in Triplet Pregnancy: When Is It Appropriate to Intervene for a Jeopardized Fetus?},
  author={Liza Konnikova and Karen Harvey-Wilkes and Teresa Marino and Sabrina Craigo and Heber C Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={23},
  pages={229-234}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine gestational age-specific risks of intervening to “rescue” a compromised fetus in triplet pregnancies.STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed retrospectively triplet pregnancies managed at New England Medical Center (July 1992–May 2000; n=97 pregnancies). For each week in gestation, we compared the chance of at least one of three infants developing complications of prematurity in Scenario A (delivery at that gestation to rescue the jeopardized fetus) with the chance of at least one of… CONTINUE READING