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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822227/inborn-errors-of-metabolism-in-a-cohort-of-pregnancies-with-non-immune-hydrops-fetalis-a-single-center-experience
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Zandrè Bruwer, Nihal Al Riyami, Tamima Al Dughaishi, Fathiya Al Murshedi, Abeer Al Sayegh, Adila Al Kindy, Douja Meftah, Khalsa Al Kharusi, Amel Al Foori, Naeema Al Yarubi, Patrick Scott, Khalid Al-Thihli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) among all pregnancies referred for prenatal care at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) during the study period and to evaluate the underlying etiologies of NIH. STUDY DESIGN: All pregnancies referred to SQUH between February 2014 and December 2015 were identified, and all pregnancies meeting the diagnosis of NIHF were included in this study. All cases of NIHF referred to our center during this period underwent standard systematic diagnostic work-up that included biochemical and molecular studies in addition to the standard investigations for hydrops fetalis...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822226/perinatal-outcomes-after-previable-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-before-24-weeks-of-gestation
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Verena Kiver, Vinzenz Boos, Anke Thomas, Wolfgang Henrich, Alexander Weichert
OBJECTIVE: A current descriptive assessment of perinatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by previable preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPPROM) at <24 weeks of gestation, after expectant treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Maternal and short-term neonatal data were collected for patients with pPPROM. RESULTS: Seventy-three patients with 93 fetuses were hospitalized with pPPROM at 15-24 weeks' gestation. Among these patients, 27.4% (n=20) chose pregnancy termination, 27...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822225/altered-thymocyte-and-t-cell-development-in-neonatal-mice-with-hyperoxia-induced-lung-injury
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Sowmya Angusamy, Tamer Mansour, Mohammed Abdulmageed, Rachel Han, Brian C Schutte, John LaPres, Jack R Harkema, Said A Omar
BACKGROUND: The adaptive immune system of neonates is relatively underdeveloped. The thymus is an essential organ for adaptive T cell development and might be affected during the natural course of oxygen induced lung injury. The effect of prolonged hyperoxia on the thymus, thymocyte and T cell development, and its proliferation has not been studied extensively. METHODS: Neonatal mice were exposed to 85% oxygen (hyperoxia) or room air (normoxia) up to 28 days. Flow cytometry using surface markers were used to assay for thymocyte development and proliferation...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803228/utility-of-routine-urine-cmv-pcr-and-total-serum-igm-testing-of-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-single-center-review
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Michael M Espiritu, Sean Bailey, Elena V Wachtel, Pradeep V Mally
BACKGROUND: Due to the extremely low incidence of TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella, CMV, herpes simplex virus) infections, diagnostic testing of all small for gestational age (SGA) infants aimed at TORCH etiologies may incur unnecessary tests and cost. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of urine CMV PCR and total IgM testing among infants with birth weight <10% and the rate of test positivity. To evaluate the frequency of alternative etiologies of SGA in tested infants...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792912/adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-inherited-thrombophilia
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Dominik Dłuski, Radzisław Mierzyński, Elżbieta Poniedziałek-Czajkowska, Bożena Leszczyńska-Gorzelak
AIM: (1) To evaluate the prevalence of inherited thrombophilia in pregnant women with adverse pregnancy outcomes: intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), preeclampsia (PE) and placental abruption. (2) To assess the impact of inherited thrombophilia on the nature of obstetric complications. (3) To assess levels of protein S, protein C, antithrombin III and homocysteine in pregnant women with adverse pregnancy outcomes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 162 pregnant women...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755531/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-the-prediction-of-birth-weight-discordance-in-twin-pregnancies-are-we-there-yet
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Ana Raquel Neves, Filipa Nunes, Miguel Branco, Maria do Céu Almeida, Isabel Santos Silva
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the accuracy of ultrasound prediction of birth weight discordance (BWD) and the influence of chorionicity and fetal growth restriction (FGR) on ultrasound performance. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 176 twin pregnancies at a Portuguese tertiary center, between 2008 and 2014. Last ultrasound biometry was recorded. Cases with delivery before 24 weeks, fetal malformations, interval between last ultrasound and deliver >3 weeks, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and monoamniotic pregnancies were excluded...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753546/comparison-of-healthcare-utilization-and-outcomes-by-gestational-diabetes-diagnostic-criteria
#7
Julianne R Lauring, Allen R Kunselman, Jaimey M Pauli, John T Repke, Serdar H Ural
OBJECTIVE: To compare healthcare utilization and outcomes using the Carpenter-Coustan (CC) criteria vs. the National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study. Prior to 8/21/2013, patients were classified as "GDM by CC" if they met criteria. After 8/21/2013, patients were classified as "GDM by NDDG" if they met criteria and "Meeting CC non-GDM" if they met CC, but failed to reach NDDG criteria...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753550/causes-of-death-among-full-term-stillbirths-and-early-neonatal-deaths-in-the-region-of-southern-denmark
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Millie Nguyen Basu, Iben Birgit Gade Johnsen, Sonja Wehberg, Rikke Guldberg Sørensen, Torben Barington, Bente Mertz Nørgård
OBJECTIVE: We examined the causes of death amongst full term stillbirths and early neonatal deaths. METHODS: Our cohort includes women in the Region of Southern Denmark, who gave birth at full term to a stillborn infant or a neonate who died within the first 7 days from 2010 through 2014. Demographic, biometric and clinical variables were analyzed to assess the causes of death using two classification systems: causes of death and associated conditions (CODAC) and a Danish system based on initial causes of fetal death (INCODE)...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753549/first-trimester-%C3%AE-hcg-and-estradiol-levels-in-singleton-and-twin-pregnancies-after-assisted-reproduction
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Ana Póvoa, Pedro Xavier, Alexandra Matias, Isaac Blicksttein
OBJECTIVE: To compare levels of β-hCG and estradiol collected during the first trimester in singleton and twin pregnancies following assisted reproduction technologies (ART). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 50 singleton and 47 dichorionic twin pregnancies that eventually ended in live births. Patients were recruited from a single ART center with standard treatment protocols followed by fresh embryo transfers. Hormone measurements were performed within a narrow gestational age range and analyzed in a single laboratory thus minimizing inter- and intra-assay variability...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753548/assessment-of-strain-and-dyssynchrony-in-normal-fetuses-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-comparison-of-three-different-ultrasound-probes
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Daniel Rolf, Rene Schmidt, Mareike Möllers, Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Janina Braun, Kerstin Hammer, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate segmental left (LV-S) and right (RV-S) ventricular strain as well as longitudinal mechanical myocardial dyssynchrony as a time difference between peaks in strain of both ventricles in fetuses (two-chamber-dyssynchrony, 2C-DYS) using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of data acquisition on the results of STE measurement using different ultrasound probes. METHODS: We prospectively recorded cardiac cycles of four-chamber views of 56 normal fetuses with three different ultrasound probes and analyzed them offline with speckle tracking imaging software...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753547/clarification-of-the-methods-and-statistics-in-the-study-planned-home-birth-and-the-association-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#11
Shane W Wasden, Stephen T Chasen, Jeffrey M Perlman, Jessica L Illuzzi, Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grunebaum, Heather S Lipkind
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753545/adjuvant-administration-of-17-%C3%AE-hydroxy-progesterone-caproate-in-women-with-three-or-more-second-trimester-pregnancy-losses-undergoing-cervical-cerclage-is-no-more-effective-than-cerclage-alone
#12
Fernand D Samson, Amanda L Merriman, Danielle L Tate, Katherine Apostolakis-Kyrus, Luis M Gomez
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of adjuvant 17-α-hydroxy-progesterone caproate (17OHP-C) in reducing the risk of preterm delivery <34 weeks and adverse perinatal outcomes in women with ≥3 second trimester pregnancy losses attributed to cervical insufficiency undergoing prophylactic cerclage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of women with prophylactic cerclage placed between 2006 and 2014 divided into a cohort of (i) those receiving adjuvant 17OHP-C (n=43), and (ii) controls with cerclage alone (n=59)...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753544/effect-of-female-genital-cutting-performed-by-health-care-professionals-on-labor-complications-in-egyptian-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
#13
Wael F Saleh, Haitham A Torky, Mohamed A Youssef, Wael S Ragab, Mohamed A Sayed Ahmed, Ashraf Eldaly
AIM: To examine the effect of the degree of female genital cutting (FGC) performed by health-care professionals on perineal scarring; delivery mode; duration of second stage of labor; incidence of perineal tears and episiotomy in a cohort of uncircumcised versus circumcised (types I and II) women. METHODS: A prospective cohort study included 450 primigravida women in active labor attending the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University Hospital between January 2013 and August 2014...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753543/nlrp-genes-and-their-role-in-preeclampsia-and-multi-locus-imprinting-disorders
#14
Lukas Soellner, Kathrin Maria Kopp, Sabine Mütze, Robert Meyer, Matthias Begemann, Sabine Rudnik, Werner Rath, Thomas Eggermann, Klaus Zerres
Preeclampsia (PE) affects 2-5% of all pregnancies. It is a multifactorial disease, but it has been estimated that 35% of the variance in liability of PE are attributable to maternal genetic effects and 20% to fetal genetic effects. PE has also been reported in women delivering children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS, OMIM 130650), a disorder associated with aberrant methylation at genomically imprinted loci. Among others, members of the NLRP gene family are involved in the etiology of imprinting defects...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742525/impact-factors-on-fetal-descent-rates-in-the-active-phase-of-labor-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Nina Kimmich, Jana Juhasova, Christian Haslinger, Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Roland Zimmermann
AIM: To assess fetal descent rates of nulliparous and multiparous women in the active phase of labor and to evaluate significant impact factors. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, we evaluated 6045 spontaneous vaginal deliveries with a singleton in vertex presentation between January 2007 and July 2014 at 34 0/7 to 42 0/7 gestational weeks. Median fetal descent rates and their 10th and 90th percentiles were assessed in the active phase of labor and different impact factors were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742524/early-postnatal-echocardiographic-assessment-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-in-newborns-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#16
Florian Kipfmueller, Katrin Heindel, Lukas Schroeder, Christoph Berg, Oliver Dewald, Heiko Reutter, Peter Bartmann, Andreas Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Echocardiography is the most important tool to assess infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) for pulmonary hypertension (PH). The pattern of blood flow in the pulmonary artery [described as time to peak velocity (TPV)/right ventricular ejection time (RVET) ratio] provides distinct information about pulmonary arterial pressure. The aim of our study was to investigate the correlation of TPV/RVET measurements with the most commonly used classification system for PH in CDH newborns and the association of these measurements with outcome parameters...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742523/pregnancy-outcomes-among-patients-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-uterine-anatomic-abnormalities
#17
Daniel Gabbai, Avi Harlev, Michael Friger, Naama Steiner, Ruslan Sergienko, Andrey Kreinin, Asher Bashiri
BACKGROUND: Different etiologies for recurrent pregnancy loss have been identified, among them are: anatomical, endocrine, genetic, chromosomal and thrombophilia pathologies. AIMS: To assess medical and obstetric characteristics, and pregnancy outcomes, among women with uterine abnormalities and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). This study also aims to assess the impact of uterine anatomic surgical correction on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective case control study of 313 patients with two or more consecutive pregnancy losses followed by a subsequent (index) pregnancy...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723612/reply-to-planned-home-birth-and-the-association-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#18
LETTER
Jessica Malmqvist, Ole Olsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
#19
REVIEW
Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708577/a-one-year-review-of-eclampsia-in-an-ethiopian-tertiary-care-center-saint-paul-s-hospital-millennium-medical-college-sphmmc
#20
Thomas Mekuria, Abdulfetah Abdosh
Eclampsia remains one of the five major causes of maternal mortality in developing countries. Advances in diagnosis and management have led to a significant reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity from this disease in developed countries. In developing countries the incidence of maternal death attributed to eclampsia remains high and, in Ethiopia, maternal mortality from this complication has instead risen over the last decade. The purpose of this study was to review the incidence of eclampsia at the largest feto-maternal center in the country over 1 year in an attempt to determine what quality improvement measures are needed and could realistically be implemented within the system to decrease this complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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