30/10/2016 Points West


30/10/2016

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Good evening.

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A hospital in the West is t`king part in pioneering research aimed

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at improving the survival r`te of unborn baby twins.

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Doctors at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol are studying

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babies who are diagnosed with the potentially

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life threatening Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndromd.

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The project could help saves hundreds of lives.

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Julia Causton reports.

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These sisters are typical three-year olds.

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But identical twins Eve and Amy had a complicated start to life.

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We could tell that there was something different.

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At the scan, there was a tension in the air.

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And when they realised, when the consultants realisdd.

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Jo's babies had twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

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Potentially fatal, it affects twins who share a placenta.

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They don't share blood equally.

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One baby gets too much, the other doesn't get enough.

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Jo needed an operation on her tiny unborn babies.

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Without it, they had a less than 10% chance of survival.

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I could feel movement, so I was hopeful that at le`st one

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of them would survive the strgery.

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I went in for the scan and within seconds,

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he found two heartbeats.

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So, it was...

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I'm sorry!

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I was really happy.

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Eve and Amy eventually arrived nine weeks early.

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Tiny but determined, now happy and healthy.

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Their story is helping doctors who are sharing

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information about the condition in a countrywide registry.

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Saint Michael's, here in Brhstol, is one of nine hospitals

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to join the registry.

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Doctors are hoping it will help them to build a picture of twin to twin

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transfusion syndrome, allowing them to compare cases

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and find out which treatments offer the best outcomes.

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We're very proud that our figures here are as good

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as anywhere else in the world.

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But it could still be better because not every

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single baby will survive.

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And some babies that do survive will be injured as a result of this.

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So anything we can do to improve survival has got to be a good thing.

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They are now hoping their experience can help others share

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their happy ending.

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A woman has died after the car she was driving collided with a tree

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in Somerset last night.

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The accident happened at around 7.30 yesterday evening near to the Castle

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of Comfort Inn near East Harptree.

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Two passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Meanwhile 20 homes lost power after a car crashed

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into an electricity pole in the village of Tickenham

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early this morning.

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The main road into Clevedon has been closed for much of the day.

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Police are investigating after two Halloween parties ended

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with badly last night.

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A 25-year-old man was found with serious head injuries

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after a rave at the Bath and West show ground in Shepton Malldt.

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He was taken to Southmead hospital where his condition is described

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as life threatening.

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In Swindon three men have bden arrested after a man was seriously

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injured at another Halloween Party.

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The man was left with head injuries after the assault

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at Bottelino's Restaurant last night.

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He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

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In women's football, two west country sides have been

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promoted this weekend.

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Bristol City Women clinched promotion back to Women's Stper

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League One last night with a dramatic 3-2

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win at Everton Ladies.

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And Yeovil Town Ladies are `lso up, after winning 2-0

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away at London Bees.

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In rugby, Bath earned a dramatic victory away

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at Exeter this afternoon.

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The Chiefs were ahead until the 87th minute.

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But Bath never gave up and Semesa Rokuduguni ran over

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a winning try right at the death.

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No such joy for Bristol.

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They lost 31-13 at home to Sale in a game they were desperate to win.

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Bristol remain bottom of thd table.

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Let's get the weather now with Bee Tucker.

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Good evening.

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We have had some sunshine through today, and as we he`d

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through tonight for the rest of this evening, we have got some mhst,

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low cloud and fog forming.

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A fairly murky night once again

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Temperatures rurally could sneak down into single figures.

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One or two spots could get down to seven or 8 degrees.

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Away from any mist and fog tomorrow morning, a bright start.

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But if you have got fog and mist, it could well linger

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through the morning.

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By lunchtime, most places sdeing some decent spells sunshine,

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quite a bit of the cloud will start to clear.

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I think we will see a bright afternoon, staying mild,

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with highs of 16 or 17 degrdes.

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Tuesday, I think we'll see some early mist and fog.

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Another fairly mild day, though, with some brightness.

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It turns cooler from Wednesday onwards, with a bit more sunshine,

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but overnight frost.

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Have a good night.

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That's all from the Points West team for this evening.

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We're back in Breakfast tomorrow morning.

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But from me thanks for your company.

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Goodnight.

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