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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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Chorionic plate vascular anatomy determines the efficiency of amnioreduction therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
Obstetric and perinatal outcomes from the Australian and New Zealand twin-twin transfusion syndrome registry.
Outcome of twin-twin transfusion diagnosed before 28 weeks of gestation.
This is present in virtually all cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome," said Dr.
Estimate the fetal weights or sizes to detect this second most common sonographic finding of twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
On the other hand, fetal sizes may be nearly identical in early-stage twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
Eventually twin-twin transfusion syndrome wastes the donor twin and can lead to heart failure and hydrops in the recipient twin.
The Center has performed over 800 fetal surgeries, including complex open procedures for birth defects such as spina bifida; less invasive fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided surgeries for conditions such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome; and specialized coordinated delivery approaches for babies that require surgical intervention while still on maternal-placental life support (EXIT delivery).
Wellen et al, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Fetoscopic Placental Laser Photocoagulation Improves Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
The Center has performed nearly 800 fetal surgeries, including complex open procedures for birth defects such as spina bifida; less invasive fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided surgeries for conditions such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome; and specialized coordinated delivery approaches for babies that require surgical intervention while still on maternal-placental life support (EXIT delivery).
So, when what parents-to-be expect to be a normal ultrasound ends in long pauses, lots of note taking, whispers and diagnoses like: gastroschisis, giant omphalocele, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM), twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), among others; parents are scared and may not receive the latest treatment options available.
whose quadruplets were born six weeks prematurely, two of them with twin-twin transfusion syndrome, praised the UAMS maternal-fetal medicine program for saving their babies from serious difficulties at birth.