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Hypoalbuminemia in donors with twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

Authors: Verbeek, L  Middeldorp, JM  Hulzebos, CV  Oepkes, D  Walther, FJ  Lopriore, E 
Citation: Verbeek L, etal., Fetal Diagn Ther. 2013;33(2):98-102. doi: 10.1159/000345086. Epub 2012 Nov 29.
RGD ID: 11035270
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:23208016
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1159/000345086

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the differences in albumin levels between donors and recipients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: We performed a matched case-control study including twin pairs with TTTS treated conservatively (conservative group) or with fetoscopic laser surgery (laser group) and analyzed the albumin levels at birth in donor and recipient twins. RESULTS: We included 18 twin pairs in the conservative group and 36 control twin pairs (laser group), matched for gestational age at birth. Median albumin levels in donor twins in the conservative group were significantly lower than in recipient twins, 25.0 versus 33.0 g/l, respectively (p = 0.001). In the laser group, albumin levels in donors and recipients were similar, 32.0 versus 32.0 g/l, respectively (p = 0.633). Hypoalbuminemia (albumin level <20 g/l) occurred in 22% (4/18) of donor twins in the conservative group. CONCLUSIONS: Hypoalbuminemia occurs frequently in donor twins with TTTS treated conservatively. In TTTS treated with laser, donor twins have similar and normal albumin levels compared to recipients, confirming a successfully performed fetoscopic laser procedure.


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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Alb  (albumin)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Alb  (albumin)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
ALB  (albumin)

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