The North American fetal therapy network consensus statement: Prenatal surveillance of uncomplicated monochorionic gestations

Mert Ozan Bahtiyar, Stephen P. Emery, Jodi S. Dashe, Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, Anthony Johnson, Bettina W. Paek, Anita J. Moon-Grady, Daniel W. Skupski, Barbara M. O'Brien, Christopher R. Harman, Lynn L. Simpson

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Abstract

Because they share a common placenta, monochorionic gestations are subject to unique pregnancy complications that can threaten the life and health of both fetuses and therefore impose a disproportionate disease burden on overall perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early detection of these unique disease processes may allow for prompt referral to a regional treatment center, comprehensive counseling, and better patient outcomes. The North American Fetal Therapy Network is a consortium of 30 medical institutions in the United States and Canada with established expertise in fetal surgery and other forms of multidisciplinary care for complex fetal disorders. The goal of this publication is to briefly describe complications of monochorionic gestations and to provide multidisciplinary, evidence-based, and consensus-driven recommendations for surveillance of uncomplicated monochorionic gestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Bahtiyar, M. O., Emery, S. P., Dashe, J. S., Wilkins-Haug, L. E., Johnson, A., Paek, B. W., Moon-Grady, A. J., Skupski, D. W., O'Brien, B. M., Harman, C. R., & Simpson, L. L. (2015). The North American fetal therapy network consensus statement: Prenatal surveillance of uncomplicated monochorionic gestations. Obstetrics and gynecology, 125(1), 118-123. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000599