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in the Scots law of civil remedies, the remedy to have a writing annulled. In lower courts it can only be done OPE EXCEPTIONIS, by way of defence.
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Perinatal Outcome With and Without Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction Nonreduced Reduced to Nonreduced Twins (n=54) Twins (n=19) Triplets (n=21) Gestational age at initiation of terbutaline 26.5 22.9 24.5 infusion (weeks) [+ or -]4.8 [+ or -]3.9 [+ or -]4.6 Hospital days 1.4 10.5 2.0 [+ or -]5.4 [+ or -]21.3 [+ or -]5.9 Gestational age at 36.2 34.8 35.1 delivery (weeks) [+ or -]2.5 [+ or -]4.2 [+ or -]1.8 Fetal weight 2,520 2,047 2,121 (grams) [+ or -]550 [+ or -]565 [+ or -]441 Nursery length of 7.0 13.7 11.0 stay (days) [+ or -]12.4 [+ or -]21.7 [+ or -]11.3 Overall p-value Gestational age at initiation of terbutaline 0.009 infusion (weeks) Hospital days 0.063 Gestational age at 0.116 delivery (weeks) Fetal weight <0.001 (grams) Nursery length of 0.003 stay (days) Source: Dr.
In an editorial accompanying their report, Lynch and Berkowitz suggest calling the procedure "multifetal pregnancy reduction." They say the term used in the past, "selective reduction," upsets parents and misleads the public by implying the procedure involves a kind of "Sophie's choice."
First-trimester multifetal pregnancy reduction: acute and persistent psychologic reactions.
-- High-order multifetal pregnancies continue to be a common side effect of assisted reproductive technologies--and demand remains high for multifetal pregnancy reduction.
94), is on "Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction and Selective Fetal Termination." Like embryo research, this topic is highly controversial, and one in which national policy guidelines would be highly desirable.