"Three sets of chromosomes are typically incompatible with life and embryos do not usually survive," he said, adding, aACoeIn the case of the Brisbane sesquizygotic twins, the
fertilised egg appears to have equally divided up the three sets of chromosomes into groups of cells which then split into two, creating the twins.aACA[yen]
With regard to comparison of perinatal outcome of first and second twins, the
1minute Apgar score wasless than 7 in 4(8%) first and in 11(22%) second twins, (p value 0.038).
In the other 25% of monozygotic twins, the
egg splits quickly, within 3 days, yielding two separate units and creating dichorionic twins, each with their own placenta.
For monozygotic twins, the
risk is similar to the age-related risk in a singleton gestation.
(D) If doctors separate conjoined twins, the
twins will have to undergo rehabilitation.
In the youngest twins, the
scientists found relatively few epigenetic differences.
As can be seen from this brief summary of attachment styles in twins, the
grief process may appear differently in the surviving twin depending on the attachment style.
In the case of thoracopagus twins, the
point of collision is the cardiac anlage, and a muscular and/or vascular connection occurs (Spencer, 1992).
While other countries, such as Japan, have a low rate of twins, the
rate is increasing worldwide, TwinMajority.org say.
In 8 of the pairs of twins, the
obese twin was as 'metabolically healthy' as his or her lean co-twin, while in the other 8 pairs, the obese twin had a poorer blood fat profile, higher liver fat and increased insulin production and resistance, and higher blood pressure-all hallmarks of unhealthy obesity that can lead to diabetes, heart problems and other complications.
In another incident, which occurred with a different set of twins, the
mother refused to take one twin home while the other twin still needed hospitalization.
Among both groups of twins, the
onset of cancer at a young age in one twin increased the chance that the other twin would develop the disease.