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Birth weight for gestational age among Flemish twin population

ECG Doom, Ilse Delbaere UGent, G Martens and Marleen Temmerman UGent (2012) FACTS, VIEWS & VISION IN OBGYN. 4(1). p.42-49
abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to develop birth weight references for twins. Mean birth weights of individual twins are lower than those of singletons, hence singleton birth weight curves may not be suitable to assess twin birth weights. Study design: Twin birth weight curves were developed according to gestational age, gender, parity and mode of conception. The curves are based on population-based data of 40,494 twins born in Flanders, Belgium between 1987 and 2007. Results: A different growth potential was found comparing the birth weights of twins and singletons. Twins deviate from the singleton curve from 30 weeks gestational age on. Conclusion: Our study underlines that singleton birth weight curves differ from twin birth weight curves. We developed specific twin birth weight curves can be used in clinical practice in order to follow growth patterns of twins in utero.
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subject
keyword
twin specific birth weight curves, birth weight curves, twin birth weight, Standards
journal title
FACTS, VIEWS & VISION IN OBGYN
Facts Views Vis. ObGyn
volume
4
issue
1
pages
42 - 49
ISSN
2032-0418
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2075016
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2075016
date created
2012-03-27 13:41:21
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2012-04-11 15:13:10
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  abstract     = {Objective: The aim of this study was to develop birth weight references for twins. Mean birth weights of individual twins are lower than those of singletons, hence singleton birth weight curves may not be suitable to assess twin birth weights.
Study design: Twin birth weight curves were developed according to gestational age, gender, parity and mode of conception. The curves are based on population-based data of 40,494 twins born in Flanders, Belgium between 1987 and 2007.
Results: A different growth potential was found comparing the birth weights of twins and singletons. Twins deviate from the singleton curve from 30 weeks gestational age on.
Conclusion: Our study underlines that singleton birth weight curves differ from twin birth weight curves. We developed specific twin birth weight curves can be used in clinical practice in order to follow growth patterns of twins in utero.},
  author       = {Doom, ECG and Delbaere, Ilse and Martens, G and Temmerman, Marleen},
  issn         = {2032-0418},
  journal      = {FACTS, VIEWS \& VISION IN OBGYN},
  keyword      = {twin specific birth weight curves,birth weight curves,twin birth weight,Standards},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {42--49},
  title        = {Birth weight for gestational age among Flemish twin population},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Doom, ECG, Ilse Delbaere, G Martens, and Marleen Temmerman. 2012. “Birth Weight for Gestational Age Among Flemish Twin Population.” Facts, Views & Vision in Obgyn 4 (1): 42–49.
APA
Doom, E., Delbaere, I., Martens, G., & Temmerman, M. (2012). Birth weight for gestational age among Flemish twin population. FACTS, VIEWS & VISION IN OBGYN, 4(1), 42–49.
Vancouver
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Doom E, Delbaere I, Martens G, Temmerman M. Birth weight for gestational age among Flemish twin population. FACTS, VIEWS & VISION IN OBGYN. 2012;4(1):42–9.
MLA
Doom, ECG, Ilse Delbaere, G Martens, et al. “Birth Weight for Gestational Age Among Flemish Twin Population.” FACTS, VIEWS & VISION IN OBGYN 4.1 (2012): 42–49. Print.