Contribution of twin pregnancy to perinatal mortality and fetal growth retardation; reversal of growth retardation after birth.

@article{Manlan1978ContributionOT,
  title={Contribution of twin pregnancy to perinatal mortality and fetal growth retardation; reversal of growth retardation after birth.},
  author={G Manlan and K. E. Scott},
  journal={Canadian Medical Association journal},
  year={1978},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={365-8}
}
A survey of factors associated with perinatal mortality in 511 twins and fetal growth retardation and its reversal in 262 twins is presented. The incidence of stillbirth was almost 50% higher in twins than in singletons and the neonatal mortality was six times as high. Eighty percent of the neonatal deaths occurred in infants born prior to or at 30 weeks of gestation; 93% of the deaths were in infants weighing less than 1500 g and 75% occurred within 48 hours of birth. Fetal malnutrition was… CONTINUE READING