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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926905/sildenafil-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-maternal-tolerance-and-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Liam Dunn, Ristan Greer, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review evaluates maternal tolerance and obstetric and perinatal outcomes following sildenafil citrate (SC) use in human pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: Scopus, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched. Relevant full-text studies including case series and reports in English were included. Publications were excluded if the pregnancy was terminated or if SC was used only at conception. RESULTS: Sixteen studies were included (n = 165)...
December 8, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855394/prenasal-thickness-prefrontal-space-ratio-and-other-facial-profile-markers-in-first-trimester-fetuses-with-aneuploidies-cleft-palate-and-micrognathia
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Merel Bakker, Margherita Pace, Els de Jong-Pleij, Erwin Birnie, Karl-Oliver Kagan, Caterina M Bilardo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and reproducibility of the prenasal thickness (PNT)/nasal bone length (NBL) ratio, maxilla-nasion-mandible (MNM) angle, facial profile line, profile line distance, and prefrontal space ratio (PFSR) in the first trimester of pregnancy, develop normal ranges, and evaluate these markers in abnormal fetuses. METHODS: All measurements were performed on stored images by two operators. Feasibility, interoperator agreement, and prediction intervals were calculated for all measurements...
November 18, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811482/quality-predictors-of-abdominal-fetal-electrocardiography-recording-in-antenatal-ambulatory-and-bedside-settings
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Evelyn A Huhn, Maren I Müller, Andrea H Meyer, Gwendolin Manegold-Brauer, Wolfgang Holzgreve, Irene Hoesli, Frank H Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: Fetal electrocardiography using an abdominal monitor (Monica AN24™) could increase the diagnostic use of fetal heart rate (fHR) variability measurements. However, signal quality may depend on factors such as maternal physical activity, posture, and bedside versus ambulatory setting. METHODS: Sixty-three healthy women wore the monitor at home and 42 women during a hospital stay. All women underwent a posture experiment, and all home and 13 hospital participants wore the monitor during daytime and nighttime...
November 4, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802431/genomic-microarray-in-fetuses-with-early-growth-restriction-a-multicenter-study
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Antoni Borrell, Maribel Grande, Eva Meler, Joan Sabrià, Edurne Mazarico, Anna Muñoz, Laia Rodriguez-Revenga, Cèlia Badenas, Francesc Figueras
BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the risk of microdeletion and microduplication syndromes in fetal growth restriction (FGR) with a normal karyotype. OBJECTIVE: To assess the incremental yield of genomic microarray over conventional karyotyping in fetuses with early growth restriction. STUDY DESIGN: Genomic microarray was prospectively performed in fetuses with early growth restriction defined as a fetal weight below the 3rd percentile estimated before 32 weeks of pregnancy, and a normal quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction result...
November 2, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798935/effects-of-maternal-valium-administration-on-fetal-mri-motion-artifact-a-comparison-study-at-high-altitude
#5
Mariana L Meyers, David M Mirsky, Kimberly A Dannull, Suhong Tong, Timothy M Crombleholme
PURPOSE: Fetal MRI is performed without sedation. In cases of maternal claustrophobia or when reduction of fetal motion is critical, benzodiazepines may help. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-dose benzodiazepine on fetal motion MRI and its effect on maternal oxygen levels at higher elevation. METHODS: A total of 131 fetal MRI scans performed from March 2012 through December 2013 were studied. Nineteen of the cases were performed following Valium administration...
November 1, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794580/think-of-the-conus-medullaris-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-fetal-sacral-agenesis
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Nicolas Mottet, Jelena Martinovic, Claire Baeza, Fabien Guimiot, Jean-Philippe Bault, Marie Cécile Aubry, Didier Riethmuller, Michel Zerah, Celia Cretolle, Alexandra Benachi
BACKGROUND: There is no precise prenatal indicator to refine an accurate prognosis in case of sacral agenesis and to define the diagnostic approach and outcome criteria in case of fetal sacral agenesis using 3 characteristics of the conus medullaris (CM): its position, its appearance, and associated spinal abnormalities. METHODS: Ten cases of prenatally diagnosed sacral agenesis were included between 1995 and 2014 after collating ultrasound findings and prenatal computed tomography data...
October 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794570/limiting-the-exposure-of-select-fetuses-to-intrauterine-infection-inflammation-improves-short-term-neonatal-outcomes-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#7
Karen L Archabald, Irina A Buhimschi, Mert O Bahtiyar, Antonette T Dulay, Sonya S Abdel-Razeq, Christian M Pettker, Heather S Lipkind, John T Hardy, Megan E McCarthy, Guomao Zhao, Vineet Bhandari, Catalin S Buhimschi
BACKGROUND: To improve neonatal outcomes in pregnancies at heightened risk for early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), there is a need to identify fetuses that benefit from expectant management as opposed to early delivery. Detectable haptoglobin and haptoglobin-related protein (Hp&HpRP switch-on status) in cord blood has been proposed as a biomarker of antenatal exposure to intra-amniotic infection and/or inflammation (IAI), an important determinant of EONS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 185 singleton newborns delivered secondary to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)...
October 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794565/comparison-between-three-methods-of-fetal-weight-estimation-during-the-active-stage-of-labor-performed-by-residents-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Eran Weiner, Yossi Mizrachi, Nataly Fainstein, Osnat Elyashiv, Noa Mevorach-Zussman, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of ultrasonographic, calculated, and clinical methods for the estimation of fetal weight (EFW) performed during active labor by residents. METHODS: Parturients in active labor underwent prospectively EFW by 3 methods: ultrasonographic, clinical, and calculated (extrapolating EFW from a previous scan). Three different blinded residents evaluated each woman. Background variables were examined for their effect on the accuracy of each method...
October 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764826/normal-range-of-fetal-nasal-bone-length-during-the-second-trimester-in-an-afro-caribbean-population-and-likelihood-ratio-for-trisomy-21-of-absent-or-hypoplastic-nasal-bone
#9
Manuella Gautier, Michèle Gueneret, Corinne Plavonil, Eugénie Jolivet, Bruno Schaub
OBJECTIVE: To establish the normal reference range of fetal nasal bone length (NBL) during the second trimester in an Afro-Caribbean population and the likelihood ratio (LR) for fetal trisomy 21. METHODS: Prenatal records of euploid, non-malformed singleton fetuses who underwent second-trimester ultrasonographic scans at 20-24 weeks of gestation were retrospectively analyzed for NBL and gestational age (GA). Only Afro-Caribbean couples were selected. The relationship between fetal NBL and GA was determined...
October 21, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744438/vaginal-probiotic-administration-in-the-management-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#10
George J Daskalakis, Alexis K Karambelas
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of vaginal probiotic administration as an adjunct to standard antibiotic treatment on perinatal outcome in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective randomized trial of cases with PPROM (24-34 weeks) that were admitted to our department between 2011 and 2015. Forty-nine cases received vaginal probiotics for 10 days in combination with antibiotic prophylaxis and were compared to 57 others that received only antibiotics for the same time period...
October 15, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744430/impact-of-fetal-weight-estimation-on-the-prediction-of-neonatal-morbidity-and-mortality-at-the-limit-of-viability
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Jarmila A Zdanowicz, Chantal Huber, Roland Gerull, Martin Mueller, Luigi Raio, Daniel Surbek
INTRODUCTION: To determine the accuracy of estimated fetal weight (EFW) at the limit of viability in a delivery room setting and its impact on the prediction of neonatal outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center cohort study we included patients with preterm birth between 230/7 and 260/7 weeks of gestation. Neonates were divided into 3 groups according to birth weight at delivery (accuracy index 90-110%, <90%, >110%). Neonatal outcome for each group was categorized into survival with and without impairment and death, with a follow-up period of 6 weeks...
October 15, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728915/fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-management-and-outcome-of-a-large-international-retrospective-cohort
#12
Marije M Kamphuis, Heidi Tiller, E S van den Akker, Magnus Westgren, Eleonor Tiblad, Dick Oepkes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome of a large international cohort of cases of pregnancies complicated by fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). METHODS: This was an observational prospective and retrospective cohort study of all cases of FNAIT entered into the international multicentre No IntraCranial Haemorrhage (NOICH) registry during the period of 2001-2010. We evaluated human platelet antigen (HPA) specificity, the antenatal and postnatal interventions performed, and clinical outcome...
October 12, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710969/familial-brain-periventricular-pseudocysts
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Shiri Shinar, Gustavo Malinger, Zvi Leibovitz, Liat Ben-Sira, Esther Leshinsky-Silver, Liat Gindes, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Dvora Kidron, Dorit Lev
INTRODUCTION: We report the rare finding of recurrent periventricular pseudocysts (PVPC) in consecutive pregnancies in 4 families and their postnatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the databases of 3 large ultrasound units searching for the diagnosis of PVPC in 2 pregnancies of the same patient. RESULTS: The first case of recurrent PVPC was diagnosed in 2011 and since then 3 additional families were diagnosed (8 cases of PVPC all in all)...
October 7, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705970/successful-in-utero-percutaneous-fetoscopic-release-of-a-wrapped-pleuro-amniotic-shunt-around-the-fetal-arm-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Ahmed A Nassr, Rodrigo Ruano, Jimmy Espinoza, Alireza A Shamshirsaz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fetal pleural effusions are either primary or secondary to chromosomal or structural fetal abnormalities. In both cases, thoraco-amniotic shunts may be indicated to prevent life-threatening consequences. In this report, we describe a rare complication of shunts and successful in utero management of this complication. We also summarize the prior reports of shunt wrapping around fetal limbs and successful prenatal release of the shunts. DATA SOURCE: Search including PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception till November 2015 was conducted for cases with shunt entrapment around fetal limbs with or without prenatal management...
October 6, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705969/non-invasive-haemodynamic-monitoring-in-pregnancy-a-comparative-study-using-ultrasound-and-bioreactance
#15
Dimuthu Vinayagam, Sophie Bowe, Elaine Sheehan, Basky Thilaganathan, Asma Khalil
BACKGROUND: Due to the importance of cardiovascular dysfunction and advances in the development and use of non-invasive cardiac output (CO) monitoring devices, there is a growing interest in their use in the obstetric population. The aim of this study was to compare two commercially available, non-invasive CO monitors in the assessment of heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), CO, cardiac index (CI) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) in an obstetric population. METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study including two groups...
October 6, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682145/pre-implantation-genetic-screening-techniques-implications-for-clinical-prenatal-diagnosis
#16
Stefan C Kane, Elissa Willats, Sammya Bezerra Maia E Holanda Moura, Jonathan Hyett, Fabrício da Silva Costa
Chromosomal aneuploidy is responsible for a significant proportion of pregnancy failures, whether conceived naturally or through in vitro fertilization (IVF). In an effort to improve the success rate of IVF, screening embryos for aneuploidy - or pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) - has been proposed as a means of ensuring only euploid embryos are selected for transfer. Early PGS approaches were based on fluorescence in situ hybridization testing, and have been shown not to improve live birth rates. Recent developments in genetic testing technologies - such as next-generation sequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reaction, coupled with embryo biopsy at the blastocyst stage - have shown promise in improving IVF outcomes, but they remain to be validated in adequately powered, prospective randomized trials...
September 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27656888/fetal-myelomeningocele-repair-through-a-mini-hysterotomy
#17
Rafael Davi Botelho, Vanessa Imada, Karina Jorge Rodrigues da Costa, Luiz Carlos Watanabe, Ronaldo Rossi Júnior, Antônio Afonso Ferreira De Salles, Edson Romano, Cleisson Fábio Andrioli Peralta
OBJECTIVE: To present the feasibility of fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair through a mini-hysterotomy and to describe the perinatal results from our initial experience. METHODS: A descriptive study of cases of fetal MMC correction via mini-hysterotomy performed between 2014 and 2016. RESULTS: Forty-five women underwent fetal surgery and 87% (39/45) delivered. A complete multilayer correction of the MMC was possible in all cases. There were no maternal, fetal or neonatal deaths...
September 23, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27654925/prenatal-echocardiographic-assessment-of-foramen-ovale-appearance-in-fetuses-with-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-impact-on-neonatal-outcome
#18
Giulia Tuo, Dario Paladini, Giovanni Montobbio, Paolo Volpe, Martino Cheli, Maria Grazia Calevo, Maurizio Marasini
INTRODUCTION: Neonates with D-transposition of the great arteries (dTGA) may die at birth because of the inadequate intracardiac mixing due to a misdiagnosed restrictive foramen ovale. We reviewed our experience in echocardiographic assessment and perinatal management of fetuses with dTGA searching for new features that may predict the need for urgent balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) immediately after birth. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included fetuses diagnosed with dTGA between January 2000 and December 2014...
September 22, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649500/meconium-peritonitis-correlation-of-antenatal-diagnosis-and-postnatal-outcome-an-institutional-experience-over-10-years
#19
Lee May Ping, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Suresh Chandran
OBJECTIVE: To identify the fetal and neonatal imaging characteristics of meconium peritonitis (MP) and their clinical outcome. We also studied the role of prenatal ultrasound (US) in antenatal diagnosis and its use in predicting the need for surgical intervention postnatally. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 18 infants with MP from April 2004 to March 2014. RESULTS: Prenatal US detected MP-related abnormalities in 15/18 (83...
September 21, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622538/patterns-of-second-and-third-trimester-growth-and-discordance-in-twin-pregnancy-analysis-of-the-southwest-thames-obstetric-research-collaborative-stork-multiple-pregnancy-cohort
#20
Oliver T Stirrup, Asma Khalil, Francesco D'Antonio, Baskaran Thilaganathan
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates patterns of intertwin size discordance in dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) and monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ultrasound measurements of twin pregnancies, from 14 weeks to term, were collected by 9 hospitals over a 10-year period. This analysis considers the modelled and observed levels of discordance in abdominal circumference (AC) and estimated fetal weight (EFW) in relation to gestational age...
September 14, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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