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Nutritional advice for improving outcomes in multiple pregnancies

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
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Title
Nutritional advice for improving outcomes in multiple pregnancies
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008867.pub3
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Authors

Leanne Bricker, Keith Reed, Lorna Wood, James P Neilson

Abstract

Multiple pregnancies are associated with higher rates of perinatal mortality and morbidity than singleton pregnancies, mainly due to an increased risk of preterm birth. Because fetal outcome is best at a particular range of maternal weight gain, it has been suggested that women with multiple pregnancies should take special diets (particularly high-calorie diets) designed to boost weight gain. However, 'optimal weight gain' in the mother in retrospective studies may merely reflect good growth of her babies and delivery at or near term (both associated with a good outcome) and artificially boosting weight gain by nutritional input may confer no advantage. Indeed, a high-calorie diet may be unpleasant to consume, and could lead to long-term problems of being overweight. It is therefore important to establish if specialised diets are actually of benefit to women with multiple pregnancies and their babies. To assess the effects of specialised diets or nutritional advice for women with multiple pregnancies (two or more fetuses). We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (15 June 2015). Randomised controlled trials, 'quasi-random' studies, and cluster-randomised trials of women with multiple pregnancies (two or more fetuses) either nulliparous or multiparous and their babies. Cross-over trials and studies reported only as abstracts were not eligible for inclusion. We identified no trials for inclusion in this review. A comprehensive search of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register found no potentially eligible trial reports. There is no robust evidence from randomised trials to indicate whether specialised diets or nutritional advice for women with multiple pregnancies do more good than harm. There is a clear need to undertake a randomised controlled trial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 160 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 21%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 12 7%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 23 14%
Unknown 44 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Other 10 6%
Unknown 48 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2021.
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#823,232
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,781
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#17,018
of 407,666 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#49
of 217 outputs
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