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We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 524 women with twin pregnancies who underwent antenatal care and gave birth in the past 12 years.
Birth weight (BW) data were classified into three groups. We analysed the association between maternal serum biomarkers and BW in twin pregnancies using multiple logistic regression analysis.
There were significant differences in the MoM values of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), unconjugated oestriol (uE3) and inhibin A between low BW and healthy newborns.
The inhibin A value was significantly higher in women with small-for-gestational-age (SGA) foetuses and the PAPP-A, and uE3 values were lower in the SGA group than in the other groups using the generalised linear mixed model (hierarchical modelling considering cluster effects for twins).
Maternal serum biomarkers, including PAPP-A, uE3, and inhibin A, may be associated with SGA in twin pregnancy. Our results might provide useful information for SGA prediction during prenatal period in twin pregnancy.