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Analysis of clinical and laboratory markers of twins at Hospital Universitário São Francisco: an epidemiological study

Grant number: 20/12504-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal Investigator:Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson
Grantee:Isadora Alves Ribeiro
Host Institution: Universidade São Francisco (USF). Campus Bragança Paulista. Bragança Paulista , SP, Brazil


Twin pregnancy report higher risk factors compared to single pregnancies, consequentially, requiring greater attention and perinatal and postnatal care. Among these factors, perinatal death and prematurity can be included, and this may require, for example, longer period of hospitalization and the need for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).Therefore, the study aims to describe the epidemiological profile of twin pregnancies at São Francisco Teaching Hospital (SFTH), the difference between twin newborns (preterm and term) and admission or nor at ICU. Methods: An analysis of the obligation records with twin pregnancies will be carried out over a ten-year period. In the study, the collection of clinical and laboratory markers will be carried out in order to verify the difference in the evolution between the twins, especially in preterm cases and with the need for ICU. Expected results: The study can analyze the epidemiology of twins in the SFTH region and using clinical and laboratory markers, it will be possible to verify if there are differences between twins according to, for example, time between births. Based on the analysis, it will be possible to comprehend the profile of the twins in our Teaching Hospital and guide in the decision making for possible risk factors related to the differential evolution of the twin considering, mainly, the period of hospitalization and need for admission to the ICU.

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