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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321944/myelomeningocele-with-unilateral-right-renal-agenesis-a-case-report
#1
Hajime Maeda, Hayato Go, Jun Sakuma, Takashi Imamura, Maki Sato, Nobuo Momoi, Mitsuaki Hosoya
Congenital anomalies of the spine may occur with malformations of the central nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and genitourinary systems. This is a case of myelomeningocele with unilateral right renal agenesis in a newborn. The patient suffered complications of cerebrospinal fluid leak and meningitis, but was successfully treated and discharged on day 86. In this case, unilateral right renal agenesis represented a significant surgical risk because failure of the remaining kidney could result in renal failure...
January 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302380/a-case-of-fatal-pulmonary-hypoplasia-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-thoracic-myelomeningocele-and-thoracic-dysplasia
#2
Ai Ito, Hideshi Fujinaga, Sachiko Matsui, Kumiko Tago, Yuka Iwasaki, Shuhei Fujino, Junko Nagasawa, Shoichiro Amari, Masao Kaneshige, Yuka Wada, Shigehiro Takahashi, Keiko Tsukamoto, Osamu Miyazaki, Takako Yoshioka, Akira Ishiguro, Yushi Ito
Background  Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is fatal in severe cases of pulmonary hypoplasia. We experienced a fatal case of pulmonary hypoplasia due to CDH, thoracic myelomeningocele (MMC), and thoracic dysplasia. This constellation of anomalies has not been previously reported. Case Report  A male infant with a prenatal diagnosis of thoracic MMC with severe hydrocephalus and scoliosis was born at 36 weeks of gestation. CDH was found after birth and the patient died of respiratory failure due to pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn at 30 hours of age despite neonatal intensive care...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276647/low-dose-intravenous-paracetamol-for-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-indomethacin-resistant-or-contraindicated-preterm-infants-three-cases-reports
#3
Shun Matsumura, Ayumi Oshima, Sumie Fujinuma, Kosuke Tanaka, Nobuhiko Nagano, Fuyu Miyake, Satoshi Masutani, Masanori Tamura, Keiko Ueda, Fumihiko Namba
Background  Although indomethacin (IND) is the standard treatment for hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in Japan, it may be associated with renal impairment and gastrointestinal complications. The use of paracetamol for hsPDA closure has recently increased. Unlike IND, paracetamol does not have a peripheral vasoconstrictive effect and can be given to infants with contraindications to IND. Based on limited data available from randomized trials, paracetamol and IND seem to have similar effects...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29263942/gorham-stout-disease-management-during-pregnancy
#4
Elena Bargagli, Caterina Piccioli, Edoardo Cavigli, Marianna Scola, Elisabetta Rosi, Federico Lavorini, Luca Novelli, Dario Ugolini, Tommaso Notaristefano, Pieralli Filippo, Vittorio Miele, Camilla E Comin, Massimo Pistolesi, Luca Voltolini
Gorham-Stout Disease (GSD) is a rare lymphatic disorder affecting children or young adults with no predilection of sex. It is generally associated with vanishing bone osteolytic lesions, thoracic and abdominal involvement, and diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis. Chylous effusions and chylothorax, consequent to the abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels, may induce respiratory failure with a high mortality risk. Extrapulmonary alterations may include chylous ascites, lymphopenia, and destructing bone disease for overgrowth of lymphatic vessels...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250459/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-refractory-to-multiple-medical-therapies-and-plasmapheresis
#5
Adam John Covach, William Nicholas Rose
Objectives  We report on a patient suffering from intractable itching secondary to intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) unresponsive to conventional medical therapies. She was started on a regimen of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), which is often efficacious in relieving patient's itching from all causes of cholestasis, including ICP. Methods  We performed a retrospective review of a patient's medical record. Results  Following initial TPE, the patient reported dramatic relief of her itching and consequent insomnia...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226017/buprenorphine-for-medication-assisted-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-in-pregnancy-relationship-to-neonatal-opioid-withdrawal-syndrome
#6
Niraj R Chavan, Kristin B Ashford, Amanda T Wiggins, Michelle R Lofwall, Agatha S Critchfield
Objective  To examine the relationship between antepartum buprenorphine dose for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid use disorder (OUD) and incident neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). Study Design  We performed a prospective cohort study of pregnant women with a singleton gestation diagnosed with OUD and receiving buprenorphine for MAT at a tertiary care academic institution from July 2015 to January 2017. We divided the study cohort into two groups-pregnancies with versus without NOWS...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177107/treatment-of-morbidly-adherent-placentation-utilizing-a-standardized-multidisciplinary-approach-in-the-community-hospital-private-practice-setting
#7
Mahsa Mansouri, Kim DeStefano, Brian Monks, Jasbir Singh, Mollie McDonnold, Jamison Morgan, Richard Hale, Jasvant Adusumalli, Amanda Horton, Sina Haeri
Objective  Morbidly adherent placentation is associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality. Recently, there has been mounting evidence supporting the benefits of a standardized multidisciplinary approach at tertiary teaching hospitals. Our objective was to estimate the impact of the implementation of a similar program at a high-volume private community hospital. Study Design  In this retrospective cohort study, we evaluated maternal outcomes in all cases of histopathologically confirmed morbidly adherent placentation since the initiation of our multidisciplinary program (2012-2016)...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177106/anti-m-alloimmunization-management-and-outcome-at-a-single-institution
#8
Bethany Stetson, Scott Scrape, Kara Beth Markham
Objective  The objective of this study was to review the management strategies and outcomes in gravidas with anti-M alloimmunization over 15 years. Study Design  Data collected from 195 pregnant patients with anti-M antibodies from July 2000 through June 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. We analyzed indirect antiglobulin test titer results, paternal or fetal/neonatal M antigen status, antepartum course, and perinatal outcomes. Results  Anti-M antibodies were found in 146 women and 195pregnancies. Among those with positive indirect antiglobulin tests, 193 pregnancies had titers at or below 1:4...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142784/the-value-of-implementing-multidisciplinary-perinatal-care-conference-in-the-private-practice-setting
#9
Robert C Johnston, Sina Haeri, Richard T Hale, William Lindsley, Annette McCormick, Eric Su
Objective  The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of multidisciplinary (Multi-D) perinatal care conference (PCC) implementation in the private practice setting. Methods  After the initial 12-month period following implementation of the monthly PCC by private maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology practitioners, conference attendees were asked to completed a modified version of the Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale, involving 19 questions assessing their attitudes and opinions toward Multi-D team care on a five-point Likert's scale...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142783/birth-order-and-maternal-age-for-reported-cases-of-severe-prenatal-cortical-hyperostosis-caffey-silverman-disease
#10
Rolf R Engel, Raul F Cifuentes
The spectrum of prenatal cortical hyperostosis includes a mild phenotype that typically presents after 35 weeks of gestation, and a severe form that presents earlier. The skeletal and systemic manifestations of the severe phenotype remain unexplained. A review of reported cases indicates that older mothers and firstborn infants are overrepresented. This combination suggests decreased fertility. Fourteen years after the birth of the present case, his mother presented with renal failure from multiple myeloma raising the possibility that a maternal antibody may play a role in the etiology of severe prenatal Caffey disease...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970962/ivig-associated-maternal-pancytopenia-during-treatment-for-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
#11
Alyssa Herrmann, Benjamin J Samelson-Jones, Sami Brake, Renee Samelson
Background  Treatment for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) primarily involves maternal administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy and prednisone according to protocols based on risk stratification. While IVIG is generally well tolerated, hematologic side effects are a potential complication. Case  We present the successful management of a rare complication of maternal pancytopenia following standard IVIG treatment. Diagnosis was made during routine obstetric exams. Management included reducing IVIG dosage and adding daily prednisone...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970961/microorganisms-identified-in-the-maternal-bladder-discovery-of-the-maternal-bladder-microbiota
#12
Kristin M Jacobs, Krystal J Thomas-White, Evann E Hilt, Alan J Wolfe, Thaddeus P Waters
Objective  The objective of this study was to characterize the bladder microbiota in pregnancy. Methods  A prospective observational study of 51 pregnant women, admitted to a tertiary care hospital, who underwent straight catheterization urine collection or transurethral Foley catheter placement. 16S rRNA gene sequencing and enhanced quantitative urine culture assessed the maternal bladder microbiota with comparisons made to standard urine culture results. Results  Enhanced quantitative urine culture and 16S rRNA gene sequencing detected bacteria in the majority of participants...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948063/fetal-thoracoamniotic-shunting-in-a-case-of-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-with-hydrops-fetalis
#13
Hayase Nitta, Yusuke Taira, Tadatsugu Kinjo, Yukiko Chinen, Hitoshi Masamoto, Naoya Sanabe, Hideki Goya, Tomohide Yoshida, Rika Sugibayashi, Masahiro Sumie, Seiji Wada, Haruhiko Sago, Yoichi Aoki
Aim  We report a case of congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) with hydrops in which the fetus underwent thoracoamniotic shunting. Case Report  A 40-year-old (G1P1) woman was diagnosed with a macrocystic CPAM. Thoracoamniotic shunting was performed at 19 weeks of gestation but not well drained and was successfully performed again at 23 weeks. However, the CPAM volume ratio, abdominal circumference, and amniotic fluid index started increasing from 28 weeks and hydrops worsened. The insufficient shunting and the fetal cardiac failure had to be considered...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948062/neonatal-graves-disease-with-maternal-hypothyroidism
#14
Gangaram Akangire, Alain Cuna, Charisse Lachica, Ryan Fischer, Sripriya Raman, Venkatesh Sampath
Neonatal Graves' disease presenting as conjugated hyperbilirubinemia is a diagnostic challenge because the differential includes a gamut of liver and systemic diseases. We present a unique case of neonatal Graves' disease in a premature infant with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia born to a mother with hypothyroidism during pregnancy and remote history of Graves' disease. Infant was treated with a combination of methimazole, propranolol, and potassium iodide for 4 weeks. Thyroid function improved after 8 weeks of treatment with full recovery of thyroid function, disappearance of thyroid-stimulating antibodies, and resolution of failure to thrive and conjugated hyperbilirubinemia...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852582/term-neonate-with-atypical-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-presentation-a-case-report
#15
Nick Townley, Emily McNellis, Venkatesh Sampath
We describe a case of atypical hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in a neonate following a normal pregnancy and delivery who was found to have an umbilical vein thrombosis. The infant arrived to our center with continuous bicycling movement of her lower extremities. She had a continuous electroencephalogram that showed burst suppression and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed diffusely abnormal cerebral cortical/subcortical diffusion restriction which may be secondary hypoxic-ischemic injury. Interestingly, a pathology report noted a focal umbilical vein thrombosis appearing to have compressed an umbilical artery with associated arterial dissection and hematoma...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845335/congenital-syphilis-masquerading-as-leukemia
#16
Tiffany Lee, Stephanie Bell, Jason Scimeme, Nizar Maraqa
As of late, the incidence of congenital syphilis in the United States is increasing. Each new case represents a failure of preventing, diagnosing, and treating syphilis in pregnant women. Pediatricians should confirm that all women have received adequate screening for and management of syphilis during pregnancy. Congenital syphilis is easily treatable but may be a diagnostic challenge with high morbidity and mortality.
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765793/infant-botulism-in-the-very-young-neonate-a-case-series
#17
Laura Jackson, Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, Monica Naik, Marian G Michaels, Melissa Riley
Background  Though botulism is a rare disease overall, all infants younger than 1 year of age are at risk of contracting infant botulism, the most prevalent form reported in the United States. Nonetheless, infant botulism is frequently omitted from the differential diagnosis of the very young neonate exclusively due to age, and the diagnosis is often only considered secondarily after a costly and prolonged work up is undertaken. Delayed diagnosis can lead not only to unnecessary testing but also to prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752015/survey-of-provider-preferences-regarding-the-route-of-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labor-at-term
#18
Rachel Towns, Sara K Quinney, Rebecca C Pierson, David M Haas
Objective  To survey obstetrical provider preferences regarding use of misoprostol for induction of labor (IOL). Methods  An anonymous 25-question survey was distributed at an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) joint District V and VII Meeting in 2014 to obstetrics providers. The same survey was sent electronically to local providers. A separate survey was emailed to the labor and delivery nurses at two of the teaching hospitals in Indianapolis. The surveys queried provider demographics, dosing practice for misoprostol, opinions regarding different dosing strategies, and instructions on buccal administration...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717587/closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-in-obese-patients-undergoing-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Ravindu P Gunatilake, Geeta K Swamy, Leo R Brancazio, Michael P Smrtka, Jennifer L Thompson, Jennifer B Gilner, Beverly A Gray, Robert Phillips Heine
Background  Postcesarean wound morbidity is a costly complication of cesarean delivery for which preventative strategies remain understudied. Objective  We compared surgical site occurrences (SSOs) in cesarean patients receiving closed-incision negative-pressure therapy (ciNPT) or standard-of-care (SOC) dressing. Study Design  A single-center randomized controlled trial compared ciNPT (5-7 days) to SOC dressing (1-2 days) in obese women (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35), undergoing cesarean delivery between 2012 and 2014...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706753/evaluation-of-institute-of-medicine-guidelines-for-gestational-weight-gain-in-women-with-chronic-hypertension
#20
Anne M Siegel, Alan T Tita, Hannah Machemehl, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
Objective  To assess the impact of gestational weight gain (GWG) outside the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations on perinatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension (HTN). Methods  The study consisted of a retrospective cohort of all singletons with HTN from 2000 to 2014. Maternal outcomes examined were superimposed preeclampsia and cesarean delivery. Neonatal outcomes were small for gestational age (SGA), large for gestational age (LGA), and preterm birth (PTB). Groups were compared using analysis of variance and chi-squared test for trend...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
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