I Blickstein

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Difficult delivery of the impacted fetal head during cesarean section: intraoperative disengagement dystocia
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:465-9. 2004
  2. doi request reprint A template for defining the perinatal care of monochorionic twins: the Istanbul international ad hoc committee
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 38:107-10. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Single fetal death in twin gestations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 41:65-9. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint [Trends in multiple births in Israel]
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot
    Harefuah 143:794-8, 839. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Do multiple gestations raise the risk of cerebral palsy?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Clin Perinatol 31:395-408. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint How and why are triplets disadvantaged compared to twins?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:631-44. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Is it normal for multiples to be smaller than singletons?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:613-23. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The likelihood of adverse outcomes in triplet pregnancies estimated by pregravid maternal characteristics
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Fertil Steril 81:1079-82. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: II. Gestational age-related patterns of neonatal weights and lengths
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:66-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: I. Relationship to small for gestational age neonates
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:62-5. 2004

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Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Difficult delivery of the impacted fetal head during cesarean section: intraoperative disengagement dystocia
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:465-9. 2004
    ..More data are needed to establish the frequency and extent of intraoperative disengagement dystocia and to determine the management protocol that carries the lowest risk in such circumstances...
  2. doi request reprint A template for defining the perinatal care of monochorionic twins: the Istanbul international ad hoc committee
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 38:107-10. 2010
    ..The document represents the view and opinion of individuals who composed this ad hoc committee and discusses various aspects that are specific and relevant to the care of MC twin gestations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Single fetal death in twin gestations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 41:65-9. 2013
    ..In this review, we summarize the current information on the etiology of single twin demise, the pathophysiology of injury to the surviving twin, and the preventive and secondary management strategies...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Trends in multiple births in Israel]
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot
    Harefuah 143:794-8, 839. 2004
    ..Differences in the incidence of multiples between the Arab and Jewish populations are partly explained by the younger age at first delivery of Arab women...
  5. ncbi request reprint Do multiple gestations raise the risk of cerebral palsy?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Clin Perinatol 31:395-408. 2004
    ..The risk of CP should be acknowledged not only when a multiple pregnancy is diagnosed, but also when counseling infertility patients in whom iatrogenic multiple pregnancies are an actual risk...
  6. ncbi request reprint How and why are triplets disadvantaged compared to twins?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:631-44. 2004
    ..However, the improved outcomes of triplets in recent years might call for second thoughts about the frequent recommendation of multifetal pregnancy reduction of triplets to twins...
  7. ncbi request reprint Is it normal for multiples to be smaller than singletons?
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:613-23. 2004
    ..The key in these circumstances might be found in the ability to recognize the transition from the physiologic adaptation into the pathologic process of growth restriction...
  8. ncbi request reprint The likelihood of adverse outcomes in triplet pregnancies estimated by pregravid maternal characteristics
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Fertil Steril 81:1079-82. 2004
    ..To estimate the likelihood of adverse outcomes in triplet pregnancies by a score comprising pregravid maternal characteristics...
  9. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: II. Gestational age-related patterns of neonatal weights and lengths
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:66-9. 2004
    ..97 and R2=0.94, respectively) as well as with high ponderal indices (R2=0.95 and R2=0.94, respectively). The regression analyses suggest, however, different patterns for infants with low or high ponderal indices...
  10. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: I. Relationship to small for gestational age neonates
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 32:62-5. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Birthweight discordance in multiple pregnancy
    Isaac Blickstein
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Twin Res 6:526-31. 2003
    ..Not infrequently, discordance may represent an adaptation to the limited intrauterine space in order to increase gestational age...
  12. ncbi request reprint The worldwide impact of iatrogenic pregnancy
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 82:307-17. 2003
    ..To outline maternal and perinatal consequences of iatrogenic pregnancies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Intertwin birth weight discordance as a potential adaptive measure to promote gestational age
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    J Reprod Med 48:449-54. 2003
    ..To determine if discordant twins are delivered at a more advanced gestational age than concordant twins of the same total twin birth weight...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multiple gestations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:xiii-xiv. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint Growth aberration in multiple pregnancy
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:39-54, viii. 2005
    ..When a small-for-gestational-age fetus is suspected in a multiple pregnancy, it is advisable to follow or to treat the pregnancy as if it was an SGA singleton...
  16. ncbi request reprint Plurality-dependent risk of respiratory distress syndrome among very-low-birth-weight infants and antepartum corticosteroid treatment
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:360-4. 2005
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint The Istanbul international consensus statement on the perinatal care of multiple pregnancy
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 35:465-7. 2007
    ..This statement was endorsed by the International Society of Twin Studies (Ghent, Belgium, June, 2007) and by the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (Florence, Italy, September, 2007)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord blood gases
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Clin Perinatol 34:451-9. 2007
    ..Because a substantial deviation from the standard procedure is required before a sample is alleged to be imprecise, it is unlikely that standard sampling methods would be ineligible in litigation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Oral contraception and thrombophilia
    Dorit Blickstein
    Hemato Gynecology Service, Institute of Hematology, Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:370-6. 2007
    ..To describe current knowledge related to the association between oral contraception and the thrombophilias...
  20. ncbi request reprint Litigation in multiple pregnancy and birth
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Clin Perinatol 34:319-27, vii. 2007
    ..In this article, several examples are discussed in which departure from the standard of care of multiple pregnancies were the basis of the allegation...
  21. ncbi request reprint On the possible cause of monozygotic twinning: lessons from the 9-banded armadillo and from assisted reproduction
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:394-9. 2007
    ..This hypothetical explanation does not negate the already existing and genetically sound hypotheses, but places them into a broader perspective that respects recent observations from modern infertility treatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Does assisted reproduction technology, per se, increase the risk of preterm birth?
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    BJOG 113:68-71. 2006
    ..In any case, the most appropriate endpoint after assisted reproduction should also include preterm or term birth as measure of success...
  23. ncbi request reprint Thrombophilia and women's health: An overview
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 33:347-56. 2006
    ..Care should be exercised in the interpretation of various risks and the potential of anticoagulation as a remedy to reduce that risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint The association between small-for-gestational age triplet pregnancies and neonatal mortality: a novel approach to growth assessment in multiple gestations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Pediatr Res 59:565-9. 2006
    ..We propose that this new measure could be a useful proxy for the uteroplacental efficiency in a similar way that the SGA designation works for singleton infants...
  25. ncbi request reprint The Northwestern twin chorionicity study: testing the 'placental crowding' hypothesis
    Isaac Blickstein
    Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 34:158-61. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relation between placental proximity and frequency of birth weight discordance and small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of mothers who delivered the heaviest, average-weight, and lightest triplet sets
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 33:113-6. 2005
    ..However, the presence of other factors in addition to parity is needed for a triplet pregnancy to be included in the 10th decile...
  27. ncbi request reprint Estimation of iatrogenic monozygotic twinning rate following assisted reproduction: Pitfalls and caveats
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:365-8. 2005
    ..This will improve understanding of the zygotic splitting phenomenon and its relation to pathologic processes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of maternal height on gestational age and birth weight in nulliparous mothers of triplets with a normal pregravid body mass index
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Reprod Med 48:335-8. 2003
    ..To study the effect of maternal height on gestational age and birth weight of triplets born to nulliparous women with a normal pregravid body mass index (BMI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint A novel approach to intertriplet birth weight discordance
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Rehovot, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:1026-30. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate intertriplet birth weight discordance...
  30. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic multiple pregnancy
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Semin Neonatol 7:169-76. 2002
    ..We believe that eliminating procedures associated with unavoidable IMPs and controlling the number of transferred embryos can achieve a significant reduction in the adverse perinatal outcomes and costs associated with IMPs...
  31. ncbi request reprint Delivery of breech first twins: a multicenter retrospective study
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 95:37-42. 2000
    ..To assess the risk of vaginal birth of breech first twins by Apgar scores and mortality...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cerebral palsy in multifoetal pregnancies
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Dev Med Child Neurol 44:352-5. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint The relation between inter-twin birth weight discordance and total twin birth weight
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 93:113-6. 1999
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the frequency of growth discordance among twins is not related to the uterine capacity for carrying twins...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk for one or two very low birth weight twins: a population study
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, affiliated with the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 96:400-2. 2000
    ..To calculate the frequencies of very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates among twins in a large population database...
  35. ncbi request reprint The odds of delivering one, two or three extremely low birth weight (< 1000 g) triplet infants: a study of 3288 sets
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 30:359-63. 2002
    ..Nulliparas are at significantly increased risk of delivering one or two ELBW triplets. This observation is no less than alarming and highlighted by the exceptionally high risk of major neurological deficits reported among ELBW infants...
  36. ncbi request reprint Incidence and birth weight characteristics of twins born to mothers aged 40 years or more compared with 35-39 years old mothers: a population study
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 29:128-32. 2001
    ..To compare the incidence of twin births and their birth weight characteristics in mothers aged > or = 40 years with those of mothers aged 35-39 years...
  37. ncbi request reprint Adaptive growth restriction as a pattern of birth weight discordance in twin gestations
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 96:986-90. 2000
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint The conjoined twins of Löwen
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Twin Res 3:185-8. 2000
    ..Thus the Löwen etching opens a window to the past from which modern medicine can be appreciated...
  39. ncbi request reprint Normal and abnormal growth of multiples
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Semin Neonatol 7:177-85. 2002
    ..When the uterine environment competently nurtures multiples, total birth weight increases and discordance decreases. Failed adaptation, however, may result in significant growth discordance and restriction...
  40. ncbi request reprint Maternal age and birth weight characteristics of twins born to nulliparous mothers: a population study
    I Blickstein
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Twin Res 4:1-3. 2001
    ..Maternal age of nulliparas is not associated with different birth weight characteristics of their twins...
  41. ncbi request reprint Controversial issues in the management of multiple pregnancies
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Twin Res 4:165-7. 2001
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Outcome of triplets and high-order multiple pregnancies
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 15:113-7. 2003
    ..To present data related to the outcome of triplets and high-order multiple pregnancies...
  43. ncbi request reprint Implications of differences in coiling indices at different segments of the umbilical cord
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 52:203-6. 2001
    ..6%. We concluded that the coiling index should be established in two distinct segments and that the spatial configuration of the coils, which protects the blood flow in the umbilical cord, might not be measured by coil density only...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cesarean section for all twins?
    I Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 28:169-74. 2000
    ..Thus, the decision for a CS in twins, intentionally or not, is based on qualitative variables that were not quantified and on quantitative variables that suggest no advantage for CS in the majority of cases...
  45. pmc Effect of birth order on neonatal morbidity and mortality among very low birthweight twins: a population based study
    E S Shinwell
    Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F145-8. 2004
    ..To study the effect of birth order on the risk for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), chronic lung disease (CLD), adverse neurological findings, and death in very low birthweight (VLBW; < 1500 g) twins...
  46. ncbi request reprint Case series of labor induction in twin gestations with an Intrauterine Balloon catheter
    M Manor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 47:244-6. 1999
    ..All neonates had a 5-min Apgar score of 10. The data suggest that an intrauterine balloon catheter appears to be safe and effective to induce labor in twin gestations...
  47. pmc Excess risk of mortality in very low birthweight triplets: a national, population based study
    E S Shinwell
    Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 88:F36-40. 2003
    ..Neonatal morbidity and mortality differ between singletons, twins, and triplets...
  48. ncbi request reprint Early adequate maternal weight gain is associated with fewer small for gestational age triplets
    Orna Flidel-Rimon
    Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 33:379-82. 2005
    ..To examine whether the recommended weight gain during the first 24 weeks reduces the frequency of SGA triplets...
  49. doi request reprint The association between maternal characteristics and different types and levels of discordance in triplet pregnancies
    Shira Shmilovich-Baram
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 36:124-8. 2008
    ..1-35, and )35%), and three types (according to the birth weight of the middle-sized triplet) of birth weight discordance in triplets...
  50. ncbi request reprint Plurality-dependent risk of severe intraventricular hemorrhage among very low birth weight infants and antepartum corticosteroid treatment
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1329-33. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to compare the effect of antenatal corticosteroid therapy on the risk for severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH grade III-IV) in preterm singleton and multiple very low birth weight (VLBW) infants...
  51. ncbi request reprint The risks for very low birth weight infants from multiple pregnancies
    Eric S Shinwell
    Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Perinatol 34:587-97, vi-vii. 2007
    ..Although these tiny infants comprise only a small proportion of all births, the ravages of prematurity make them by far the most challenging group of infants who require our attention in the neonatal intensive care unit...
  52. ncbi request reprint "Masculinizing" effect on respiratory morbidity in girls from unlike-sex preterm twins: a possible transchorionic paracrine effect
    Eric S Shinwell
    Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, PO Box 1, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Pediatrics 120:e447-53. 2007
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Comparison between singleton- and triplet-specific "growth" curves to detect growth restricted triplet infants
    Mirit Shoshani
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 35:322-5. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether triplet- or singleton-specific growth standards should be used to define the growth restricted triplet fetus/neonate...
  54. ncbi request reprint Motherhood at or beyond the edge of reproductive age
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Int J Fertil Womens Med 48:17-24. 2003
    ..The "unnatural" connotation of a pregnancy at an advanced maternal age should be accepted as a consequence of the combined effect of social changes and medical progress and not as a counter-evolutionary phenomenon...
  55. ncbi request reprint Total and individual triplet birth weights as a function of gestational age
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1372-5. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to determine the relationship between gestational age and both the total and individual triplet birth weights...
  56. ncbi request reprint Is the sampling site along the umbilical artery significant?
    S Perlman
    The Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 54:172-5. 2002
    ..We conclude that the site of cord blood sampling should be standardized and the umbilical artery should be sampled at a site nearest to the neonate...
  57. ncbi request reprint Early weight gain does not decrease the incidence of low birth weight and small for gestational age triplets in mothers with normal pre-gestational body mass index
    Orna Flidel-Rimon
    Department of Neonatology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Perinat Med 34:404-8. 2006
    ..To examine if the recommended weight gain of >680 g/week during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy decreases the frequency of adverse birth weight outcomes in triplet mothers with a normal pregravid BMI...
  58. ncbi request reprint Slow change in body mass index during early triplet pregnancy is associated with decreased birth weight
    Liran Levy
    Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 35:32-5. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the impact of an average change in body mass index (BMI) during the first 16-25 weeks on outcomes of triplet pregnancies...
  59. ncbi request reprint The journey from infertility to parenting multiples: a dream come true?
    Liora Baor
    Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Fertil Womens Med 50:129-34. 2005
    ..At the same time, it is unjustified to avoid assisted reproductive technologies because of potential adverse outcome, however necessary it is to acknowledge the risk of multiple births...
  60. ncbi request reprint The decreased rates of triplet births: temporal trends and biologic speculations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:327-31. 2005
    ..As long as the incidence of twins is not reduced, the decreasing incidence of higher-order multiples, per se, does not herald the end of the epidemic of multiple births...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Psychosocial aspects of the direct path from infertility to the "instant family": are all risks known]
    Liora Baor
    School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan
    Harefuah 144:335-40, 382. 2005
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Neonatal mortality rates among growth-discordant twins, classified according to the birth weight of the smaller twin
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:170-4. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate neonatal mortality rates among discordant twins, classified according to the birth weight of the smaller twin...
  63. ncbi request reprint En route to an "instant family": psychosocial considerations
    Liora Baor
    Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:127-39, x. 2005
    ..It is necessary to provide these couples with detailed information on the risks of multiple pregnancy and birth...
  64. ncbi request reprint The risk of fetal loss associated with Warfarin anticoagulation
    D Blickstein
    Institute of Hematology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 78:221-5. 2002
    ..To examine if fetal risks associated with Warfarin anticoagulation during pregnancy may have been over-estimated at the time the drug was contraindicated during pregnancy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Growth discordance and the effect of a male twin on birth weight of its female co-twin: a population-based study
    Efrat Blumrosen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, and the Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 30:510-3. 2002
    ..Our study supports a definite intrauterine effect of the male twin on birth weight of its female co-twin. This consequence may potentially be associated with fetal programming of adult disease...
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical aspects of ovarian tumors of low malignant potential
    R Dgani
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovat, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 35:251-8. 1990
    ..The five year survival in this series was 100%. Our study emphasizes the need for a prospective study to evaluate the value of adjuvant therapy in the various stages of these ovarian neoplasms...
  67. ncbi request reprint Timing of cord clamping revisited
    Tali Levy
    Hadassah Hebrew School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Perinat Med 34:293-7. 2006
    ..Although a tailored approach is required in the case of cord clamping, the balance of available data suggests that delayed cord clamping should be the method of choice...
  68. ncbi request reprint Immune modulation exerted by thymic humoral factor (THF-gamma 2), on T-cell subsets and IL-2 production of umbilical cord blood lymphocytes
    H Ben-Hur
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel
    Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 12:123-33. 1990
    ..These results indicate that THF-gamma 2, a synthetic octapeptide, modulates the immune state and response of human umbilical cord blood lymphocytes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Reseal of ruptured membranes after genetic amniocentesis. A case report
    Y Hazan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    J Reprod Med 45:847-9. 2000
    ..One of the most significant complications following genetic amniocentesis is rupture of membranes, reported to occur in 1.15-1.7% of cases. Management of such cases is controversial...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Autoimmune hepatitis during pregnancy]
    Jenya Kruchkovich
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rchovot, Israel
    Harefuah 142:503-7, 567. 2003
    ..Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare chronic disease that mainly affects young women and may influence fertility and pregnancy in these patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint A randomised comparison of early versus late amniotomy following cervical ripening with a Foley catheter
    Roni Levy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kaplan Medical Centre, Rehovot Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    BJOG 109:168-72. 2002
    ..We examined the outcome of labour in women who underwent induction of labour using a Foley catheter, followed by either 1. early amniotomy, or 2. augmentation of labour by oxytocin and late amniotomy...
  72. ncbi request reprint The Northwestern Twin Chorionicity Study: I. Discordant inflammatory findings that are related to chorionicity in presenting versus nonpresenting twins
    Duong T Phung
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1041-5. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between chorionicity and discordant chorioamnionitis and funisitis in twin gestations...
  73. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous embryonic loss rates in twin and singleton pregnancies after transfer of top- versus intermediate-quality embryos
    Giovanni B La Sala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Fertil Steril 84:1602-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether embryo quality is associated with early spontaneous loss rates in twin and singleton pregnancies after IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
  74. doi request reprint Perinatal outcome and change in body mass index in mothers of dichorionic twins: a longitudinal cohort study
    Teresinha Simoes
    Department of Maternal fetal Medicine and Neonatology, Maternidade Dr Alfredo da Costa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:219-23. 2008
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  75. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of heterokaryotypic monochorionic twins
    Liesbeth Lewi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Med Genet A 140:272-5. 2006
    ..In five cases, the anomalous twin was selectively reduced by cord coagulation. All pregnancies ended with a phenotypically normal liveborn and all children are developing normally at 1-7 years of age...
  76. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: III. Association with birth weight discordance
    Robin B Kalish
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York 10021, USA
    J Perinat Med 32:70-3. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that it may be the size of largest triplet that determines the presence or absence or discordance in triplet gestations...
  77. ncbi request reprint Twinning and birth weight in the Israeli Jewish versus Muslim maternities
    Ran D Goldman
    Division of Emergency Services, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Twin Res 5:15-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether ethnicity is associated with differences in perinatal outcome in randomly selected, matched-controlled Israeli Jewish and Muslim mothers of twins...
  78. ncbi request reprint The ponderal index in triplets: IV. Relationship with maternal height
    Emma Rossi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Prentice Women s Hospital and Maternity Center of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Perinat Med 32:74-7. 2004
    ..The difference between the respective regressions was significant (p=0.03). We conclude that taller mothers deliver longer infants, irrespective of parity, whereas the effect of maternal height on the ponderal index is parity-dependent...
  79. ncbi request reprint Down syndrome screening in multiple pregnancies
    Alexandra Matias
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto, University Hospital of S Joao, Porto, Portugal
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:81-96, ix. 2005
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  80. ncbi request reprint The effect of legislation on outcomes of assisted reproduction technology: lessons from the 2004 Italian law
    Giovanni Battista La Sala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Fertil Steril 89:854-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of the 2004 Italian regulations (insemination of <or=3 oocytes/cycle, transfer of all embryos, prohibition of embryo cryopreservation) on outcomes of assisted reproduction treatment (ART)...
  81. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial resource depletion of parents of twins after assisted versus spontaneous reproduction
    Liora Baor
    Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Fertil Womens Med 49:13-8. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of mode of conception (spontaneous versus induced) on parenting stress, psychological well-being and marital quality during the transition to parenthood among parents of twins...
  82. ncbi request reprint Effect of the mode of assisted reproductive technology conception on obstetric outcomes for survivors of the vanishing twin syndrome
    Giovanni B La Sala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Fertil Steril 86:247-9. 2006
    ..This similarity persisted when conventional IVF and IVF plus ICSI cases were separately evaluated...
  83. ncbi request reprint Zygotic-splitting rates after single-embryo transfers in in vitro fertilization
    Isaac Blickstein
    N Engl J Med 348:2366-7. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous embryonic loss following in vitro fertilization: incidence and effect on outcomes
    Giovanni B La Sala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:741-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the early spontaneous loss rate in multiple pregnancies following assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
  85. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous embryonic loss after in vitro fertilization with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    Giovanni B La Sala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Fertil Steril 82:1536-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether pregnancies after IVF, with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), have different early spontaneous loss rates...
  86. ncbi request reprint Early loss rates of entire pregnancies after assisted reproduction are lower in twin than in singleton pregnancies
    Alexandra Matias
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, S João University Hospital, Porto, Portugal
    Fertil Steril 88:1452-4. 2007
    ..Case-control studies on plurality dependent spontaneous embryonic loss rates after assisted reproduction found that twin pregnancies have a two to five times lower miscarriage rate of the entire pregnancy compared with singletons...