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Table 4 Neonatal outcome in twins

From: Hemoglobin differences in twins are related to the time of cord clamping, not intertwin transfusion – a prospective cohort study

  1st twin   2nd twin  
DCC N = 117 ECC N = 52 p DCC N = 130 ECC N = 39 p
  N (%)   N (%)  
Monochorionic N = 49 N = 17   N = 49 N = 17  
Blood transfusion 0 0 1 0 0 1
Phototherapy 14 (28.6) 1 (5.9) 0.09 12 (24.5) 2 (11.8) 0.3
IVH I/II 2 (4.1) 0 0.4 0 0 1
IVH III/IV 0 0 1 0 0 1
NEC 0 0 1 0 0 1
CPAP 11 (22.4) 9 (52.9) 0.02 13 (26.5) 4 (23.5) 1
Mechanical ventilation 2 (4.1) 0 1 0 0 1
NICU 6 (12.2) 8 (47.1) 0.6 10 (2) 4 (23.5) 0.7
Dichorionic N = 68 N = 35   N = 81 N = 22  
Blood transfusion 2 (2.9) 0 0.5 2 (2.5) 0 1
Phototherapy 15 (22.1) 8 (22.9) 0.9 6 (7.4) 4 (18.2) 0.1
IVH I/II 4 (5.9) 0 0.3 0 0 1
IVH III/IV 2 (2.9 0 0.5 0 0 1
NEC 2 (2.9) 0 0.5 0 0 1
CPAP 15 (22.1) 4 (11.4) 0.1 15 (18.5) 8 (36.4) 0.08
Mechanical ventilation 2 (2.9) 0 0.5 0 2 (9.1) 0.04
NICU 13 (19.1) 6 (17.1) 1 11 (13.6) 8 (36.4) 0.01
  1. DCC delayed cord clamping, ECC early cord clamping, IVH I/II intraventricular hemorrhage grade I or II, IVH III/IV intraventricular hemorrhage grade III or IV, NEC necrotizing enterocolitis, NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hospitalization