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Unequal Placental Sharing in Monochorionic Diamniotic Twins: an Observational Study to Investigate Prediction and Outcome: the TWINSHARE Study (NCT03024918)

This is an observational study in 3 cohorts of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twins. The aim of the study is to assess whether unequal placental sharing can be predicted in pregnancy and whether it is predictive of pregnancy outcome.
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years and older
Genders eligible for Study
Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No
Inclusion Criteria:
  • MCDA cohort
  • Ongoing monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy between 11 and 14 weeks, as determined by the crown rump length of the larger twin in spontaneous conceptions and by the date of insemination or embryonic age at replacement in pregnancies resulting from subfertility treatment
  • Women aged 18 years or more, who are able to consent
  • Written informed consent to participate in this study, forms being approved by the Ethical Committees
  • TTTS cohort
  • Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy, with gestational age defined in the first trimester as mentioned above
  • Complicated by TTTS according to the definition used in the Quintero staging of TTTS (DVP of donor < 2 cm and DVP of receptor > 8 cm before 20 weeks or > 10 cm after 20 weeks
  • Undergoing laser surgery for TTTS
  • Women aged 18 years or more, who are able to consent
  • Written informed consent to participate in this study, forms being approved by the Ethical Committees
  • sIUGR cohort
  • Monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy, with gestational age defined in the first trimester as mentioned above
  • Complicated by sIUGR defined as a discordance in EFW of ≥ 20%, with the percentage of discordance being calculated as (EFW larger twin - EFW smaller twin)/EFW larger twin x 100.
  • Women aged 18 years or more, who are able to consent
  • Written informed consent to participate in this study, forms being approved by the Ethical Committees
Exclusion Criteria:
  • Age < 18 years
  • Inability to consent
In all cohorts, serial ultrasound will be performed during pregnancy. MRI will be offered once during pregnancy. After delivery, placental examination will be performed.

In unselected MCDA twins, the investigators will assess the relationship between unequal placental sharing and the risk of fetal or neonatal loss. The investigators will also establish whether umbilical vein measurements or MRI can be used to predict placental sharing.

In cases complicated by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), the investigators will look at the association between unequal placental sharing and intrauterine fetal demise after laser surgery.

In cases complicated by selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR), the the relationship between unequal placental sharing and the risk of fetal or neonatal loss and birth prior to 34 weeks will be assessed.

Furthermore, data on neurological outcome at 2 years of age in all cohorts will be collected.

1 locations

Belgium (1)
  • UZ Leuven
    recruiting
    Leuven, Belgium
Status:
recruiting
Type:
Observational
Phase:
-
Start:
31 March, 2016
Updated:
18 January, 2017
Participants:
393
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