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Research Article

Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Monochorionic and Matched Dichorionic Twins

  • Karien E. A. Hack mail,

    k.e.a.hack@umcutrecht.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Corine Koopman-Esseboom,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Jan B. Derks,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Sjoerd G. Elias,

    Affiliation: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Martin J. K. de Kleine,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, Máxima Medical Centre, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

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  • Wim Baerts,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands

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  • Attie T. J. I. Go,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Arty H. P. Schaap,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Mark A. H. B. M. van der Hoeven,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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  • Alex J. Eggink,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Krystyna M. Sollie,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Nynke Weisglas-Kuperus,

    Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Gerard H. A.Visser

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: August 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006815

About the Authors

Karien E. A. Hack, Jan B. Derks, Gerard H. A.Visser
Department of Obstetrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Corine Koopman-Esseboom
Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sjoerd G. Elias
Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Martin J. K. de Kleine
Department of Neonatology, Máxima Medical Centre, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Wim Baerts
Department of Neonatology, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Attie T. J. I. Go
Department of Obstetrics, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arty H. P. Schaap
Department of Obstetrics, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mark A. H. B. M. van der Hoeven
Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Alex J. Eggink
Department of Obstetrics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Krystyna M. Sollie
Department of Obstetrics, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Nynke Weisglas-Kuperus
Department of Neonatology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: k.e.a.hack@umcutrecht.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KEAH CKE JBD SGE MJdK WB ATG AHS MAvdH AJE KMS NWK GHV. Performed the experiments: KEAH. Analyzed the data: KEAH SGE. Wrote the paper: KEAH CKE JBD SGE MJdK WB ATG AHS MAvdH AJE KMS NWK GHV.