Twin pregnancy: the impact of the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program on maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127128
Title:
Twin pregnancy: the impact of the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program on maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Authors:
Dubois, S; Dougherty, C; Duquette, M P; Hanley, J A; Moutquin, J M
Affiliation:
Montreal Diet Dispensary.
Citation:
Twin pregnancy: the impact of the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program on maternal and neonatal outcomes. 1991, 53 (6):1397-403 Am. J. Clin. Nutr.
Journal:
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Issue Date:
Jun-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127128
PubMed ID:
2035467
Abstract:
Perinatal outcomes were compared between 354 twins treated with the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program and 686 untreated twins. After differing distributions of key confounding variables were adjusted for, the twins in the intervention group weighed an average of 80 g more (P less than 0.06) than the nonintervention twins; their low-birth-weight rate was 25% lower (P less than 0.05) and their very-low-birth-weight rate was almost 50% lower (P less than 0.05). Although the rate of preterm delivery was 30% lower in the intervention group (P less than 0.05), the rates of intrauterine growth retardation were similar in the two groups. Fetal mortality was slightly higher (14 vs 12 per 1000, NS), but early neonatal mortality was fivefold lower (3 vs 19 per 1000, P less than 0.06) in the intervention group. Maternal morbidity was significantly lower (P less than 0.05) in the intervention group. There was a trend towards lower infant morbidity in the intervention group. These results suggest that nutritional intervention can significantly improve twin-pregnancy outcome.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Birth Weight; Diet; Diseases in Twins; Female; Fetal Death; Fetal Growth Retardation; Humans; Infant Mortality; Infant, Low Birth Weight; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Small for Gestational Age; Maternal Age; Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Obstetric Labor, Premature; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Outcome; Pregnancy, Multiple; Retrospective Studies; Socioeconomic Factors; Twins
ISSN:
0002-9165

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDubois, Sen
dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Cen
dc.contributor.authorDuquette, M Pen
dc.contributor.authorHanley, J Aen
dc.contributor.authorMoutquin, J Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T10:06:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T10:06:40Z-
dc.date.issued1991-06-
dc.identifier.citationTwin pregnancy: the impact of the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program on maternal and neonatal outcomes. 1991, 53 (6):1397-403 Am. J. Clin. Nutr.en
dc.identifier.issn0002-9165-
dc.identifier.pmid2035467-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127128-
dc.description.abstractPerinatal outcomes were compared between 354 twins treated with the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program and 686 untreated twins. After differing distributions of key confounding variables were adjusted for, the twins in the intervention group weighed an average of 80 g more (P less than 0.06) than the nonintervention twins; their low-birth-weight rate was 25% lower (P less than 0.05) and their very-low-birth-weight rate was almost 50% lower (P less than 0.05). Although the rate of preterm delivery was 30% lower in the intervention group (P less than 0.05), the rates of intrauterine growth retardation were similar in the two groups. Fetal mortality was slightly higher (14 vs 12 per 1000, NS), but early neonatal mortality was fivefold lower (3 vs 19 per 1000, P less than 0.06) in the intervention group. Maternal morbidity was significantly lower (P less than 0.05) in the intervention group. There was a trend towards lower infant morbidity in the intervention group. These results suggest that nutritional intervention can significantly improve twin-pregnancy outcome.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBirth Weight-
dc.subject.meshDiet-
dc.subject.meshDiseases in Twins-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFetal Death-
dc.subject.meshFetal Growth Retardation-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant Mortality-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Low Birth Weight-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Small for Gestational Age-
dc.subject.meshMaternal Age-
dc.subject.meshNutritional Physiological Phenomena-
dc.subject.meshObstetric Labor, Premature-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Outcome-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy, Multiple-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshTwins-
dc.titleTwin pregnancy: the impact of the Higgins Nutrition Intervention Program on maternal and neonatal outcomes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMontreal Diet Dispensary.en
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of clinical nutritionen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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