Neonatal Outcomes After Hypertension in Twin Gestations: Potentially Protective?
ACOG ePoster. Roberts N. Apr 27, 2018; 212027; 29R
Nicole Roberts
Nicole Roberts
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Introduction: To investigate whether and in what way neonatal outcomes vary in twin pregnancies affected by hypertension as compared with non-hypertensive twin pregnancies.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of 1276 twin infants divided into four groups: non-hypertensives, chronic hypertensives, hypertensives developed during pregnancy without prior hypertension, prior hypertensives who developed pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. Outcomes assessed included gestational age at delivery, composite neonatal outcome, small for gestational age at less than the tenth percentile, 5 minute APGAR, and absolute birthweight.

Results: Chronic hypertensives were more likely to deliver prior to 34 weeks than non-hypertensives (OR 3.473; P=0.024) and were about 2.8 times more likely to have a low APGAR score (p = 0.0097) than women without hypertension. Women who developed hypertension in pregnancy were less likely than non-hypertensives to have one of the composite outcomes prior to adjustment (OR 0.6; p=0.008). This trend remained after adjustment for demographic variables but was not statistically significant (OR 0.679; p=0.090). Similarly, children of these women were less likely to have RDS (OR 0.89; p=0.025) prior to adjustment. Again, this became statistically non-significant after adjustment for demographic variation (OR 1.04; p=0.242).

Conclusion/Implications: This study supports some trends toward improved neonatal outcomes with hypertensive disorders developed in pregnancy as compared with non-hypertensive twin pregnancies and poorer outcomes of chronic hypertensive relative to non-hypertensive twin gestations. Prospectively collected data allowing for differentiation between gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia with severe features would help further clarify these findings..
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