Investigating effectiveness of treatments

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Investigating effectiveness of treatments for TTTS Finding out you are expecting twins can be a joyous and yet frightening prospect, most parents immediately think ‘I have to buy 2 of everything?!’. However, multiple foetuses can cause problems most parents haven’t even considered. One of these is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Twin to twin transfusion syndrome or TTTS, occurs in monochoriomic monozygotic pregnancies and the syndrome affects 1 in 2000 or approximately 10-15%. TTTS occurs when one foetus (the recipient) becomes significantly larger than the other (donor). This is due to unequal distribution of the placenta shared. TTTS is a largely misunderstood condition and most treatments are to make the mother more comfortable but…show more content…
Shruti Saralaya et al (2013) Shruti Saralaya (2013) 'Does polyhydramnios have an impact on the maternal outcome?' International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research 4 (4) page 234-237 [online] available at: http://bit.ly/1mRS9ym Bar chart comparing cases and controls complication in mother according to Shruti Saralaya et al (2013) Shruti Saralaya et al (2013) study offers a insight into a generally unknown condition, the study was conducted with 100 participants, including 50 cases and 50 controls for equal representation, the study was based on what earlier scientist thought was a correlation for the condition, for example preterm labour with TTTS is high, but not effect on percentage with pregnancy induced hypertension as well as gestational diabetes. Saralaya didn’t work alone on this and worked with multiple other people on the study, suggesting that the results will be more reliable as there will be less researcher bias which is increased as this was an observational study. Stages Depending on the severity of TTTS a woman will be diagnosed with each stage from 1 to 5,
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