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Reduction of the number of fetuses for women with a multiple pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
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Title
Reduction of the number of fetuses for women with a multiple pregnancy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003932.pub3
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Authors

Jodie M Dodd, Therese Dowswell, Caroline A Crowther

Abstract

When couples are faced with the dilemma of a higher-order multiple pregnancy there are three options. Termination of the entire pregnancy has generally not been acceptable to women, especially for those with a past history of infertility. Attempting to continue with all the fetuses is associated with inherent problems of preterm birth, survival and long-term morbidity. The other alternative relates to reduction in the number of fetuses by selective termination. The acceptability of these options for the couple will depend on their social background and underlying beliefs. This review focused on reduction in the number of fetuses. To assess a policy of multifetal reduction with a policy of expectant management of women with a multiple pregnancy. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (31 July 2015). Randomised controlled trials with reported data that compared outcomes in mothers and babies who were managed expectantly with outcomes in women who underwent selective fetal reduction of a multiple pregnancy. We planned that two review authors would independently assess trials for inclusion and risk of bias, extract data and check them for accuracy. However, no randomised trials were identified. There were no randomised controlled trials identified. We found no available data from randomised trials to inform the risks and benefits of pregnancy reduction procedures for women with a multiple pregnancy. While randomised controlled trials will provide the most reliable evidence about the risks and benefits of fetal reduction procedures, reduction in the number of fetuses by selective termination may not be acceptable to women, particularly couples with a past history of infertility. The acceptability of this option, and willingness to undergo randomisation will depend on the couple's social background and beliefs, and consequently, recruitment to such a trial may prove exceptionally difficult.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 127 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 19%
Student > Master 18 14%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 6%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 34 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Psychology 6 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 34 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 05 January 2020.
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#2,131,049
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#32,929
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#143
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