What is Best Time to Deliver Twins?

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: Researchers in this observational study of 43,000 twins born in Scotland used linked maternal and educational data to identify the optimal gestation week for the birth of infant twins associated with the lowest risk of short- and long-term adverse outcomes, specifically perinatal death and special education needs later on in school.

 

Author: Sarah Murray, Ph.D., M.R.C., of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6317)

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