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Ultrasound-Guided Bipolar Umbilical Cord Occlusion in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancies: Is There a Learning Curve

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title = "Ultrasound-Guided Bipolar Umbilical Cord Occlusion in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancies: Is There a Learning Curve",
abstract = "INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound-guided bipolar umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) is used in complicated monochorionic multiple pregnancies in Denmark. The aim of this study was to assess a learning curve in the procedure of UCO.MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and two monochorionic pregnancies treated with UCO at Rigshospitalet, Denmark between 2004 and 2015 were included. The procedures were divided into period 1 (2004-2009) and period 2 (2010-2015) to determine a learning curve. Primary outcome measure was survival rate. Secondary outcome measures were time from operation to fetal loss and gestational age (GA) at delivery.RESULTS: Period 1 included 59 cases. The median GA at procedure was 19.9 weeks (range 16.7-25.9) and at delivery 34.7 weeks (range 24.3-40.3). Period 2 included 43 cases. The median GA at procedure was 20.7 weeks (range 16.7-27.6) and at delivery 37.3 weeks (range 29.1-40.3). Survival rate increased from 78{\%} (period 1) to 95{\%} (period 2) (p = 0.02). GA at delivery increased as well. Fetal death within 48 h after surgery decreased from 4 (period 1) to 0 (period 2).DISCUSSION: Our results suggest a learning curve in the procedure of UCO with improved outcome on all measures.",
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author = "Schou, {Katrine V} and Jensen, {Lisa N} and Connie J{\o}rgensen and Kirsten S{\o}gaard and Ann Tabor and Karin Sundberg",
note = "{\circledC} 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1159/000479104",
language = "English",
volume = "44",
pages = "65--71",
journal = "Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy",
issn = "1015-3837",
publisher = "S./Karger AG",
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T1 - Ultrasound-Guided Bipolar Umbilical Cord Occlusion in Complicated Monochorionic Pregnancies

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AU - Schou, Katrine V

AU - Jensen, Lisa N

AU - Jørgensen, Connie

AU - Søgaard, Kirsten

AU - Tabor, Ann

AU - Sundberg, Karin

N1 - © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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N2 - INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound-guided bipolar umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) is used in complicated monochorionic multiple pregnancies in Denmark. The aim of this study was to assess a learning curve in the procedure of UCO.MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and two monochorionic pregnancies treated with UCO at Rigshospitalet, Denmark between 2004 and 2015 were included. The procedures were divided into period 1 (2004-2009) and period 2 (2010-2015) to determine a learning curve. Primary outcome measure was survival rate. Secondary outcome measures were time from operation to fetal loss and gestational age (GA) at delivery.RESULTS: Period 1 included 59 cases. The median GA at procedure was 19.9 weeks (range 16.7-25.9) and at delivery 34.7 weeks (range 24.3-40.3). Period 2 included 43 cases. The median GA at procedure was 20.7 weeks (range 16.7-27.6) and at delivery 37.3 weeks (range 29.1-40.3). Survival rate increased from 78% (period 1) to 95% (period 2) (p = 0.02). GA at delivery increased as well. Fetal death within 48 h after surgery decreased from 4 (period 1) to 0 (period 2).DISCUSSION: Our results suggest a learning curve in the procedure of UCO with improved outcome on all measures.

AB - INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound-guided bipolar umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) is used in complicated monochorionic multiple pregnancies in Denmark. The aim of this study was to assess a learning curve in the procedure of UCO.MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and two monochorionic pregnancies treated with UCO at Rigshospitalet, Denmark between 2004 and 2015 were included. The procedures were divided into period 1 (2004-2009) and period 2 (2010-2015) to determine a learning curve. Primary outcome measure was survival rate. Secondary outcome measures were time from operation to fetal loss and gestational age (GA) at delivery.RESULTS: Period 1 included 59 cases. The median GA at procedure was 19.9 weeks (range 16.7-25.9) and at delivery 34.7 weeks (range 24.3-40.3). Period 2 included 43 cases. The median GA at procedure was 20.7 weeks (range 16.7-27.6) and at delivery 37.3 weeks (range 29.1-40.3). Survival rate increased from 78% (period 1) to 95% (period 2) (p = 0.02). GA at delivery increased as well. Fetal death within 48 h after surgery decreased from 4 (period 1) to 0 (period 2).DISCUSSION: Our results suggest a learning curve in the procedure of UCO with improved outcome on all measures.

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