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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521604/congenital-pleural-effusions-fifteen-years-single-centre-experience-from-north-east-england
#1
Benjamin Martin James Shillitoe, Janet Berrington, Naveen Athiraman
AIM: To add to the scant literature on congenital pleural effusions to aid counselling and clinical management decisions. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 15 years of congenital pleural effusions resulting in live birth in a single tertiary fetal medicine/neonatal centre in North East England. RESULTS: Data was available for 21 infants. Mortality rates were 43% overall. All spontaneous resolution occurred within 9 days, and active management was used where effusions persisted beyond this...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479288/a-randomized-trial-of-foley-bulb-for-labor-induction-in%C3%A2-premature-rupture-of-membranes-in-nulliparas-flip
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Jennifer M H Amorosa, Joanne Stone, Stephanie H Factor, Whitney Booker, Meredith Newland, Angela Bianco
BACKGROUND: In premature rupture of membranes (PROM), the risk of chorioamnionitis increases with increasing duration of membrane rupture. Decreasing the time from PROM to delivery is associated with lower rates of maternal infection. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that all women with PROM who do not have a contraindication to vaginal delivery have their labor induced instead of being managed expectantly. Although the use of oxytocin for labor induction has been demonstrated to decrease the time to delivery compared with expectant management, no studies have evaluated the effectiveness of cervical ripening with a Foley bulb to additionally decrease the time to delivery...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462606/perinatal-outcome-in-pregnancy-with-polyhydramnios-in-comparison-with-normal-pregnancy-in-department-of-obstetrics-at-shiraz-university-of-medical-sciences
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Nasrin Asadi, Azadeh Khalili, Zahra Zarei, Arsalan Azimi, Maryam Kasraeian, Leila Forouginia, Ali Reza Salehi, Reza Ravanbod, Sarah Davoodi, Homeira Vafaei
OBJECTIVE: Polyhydraminos can lead to maternal and fetal complication during pregnancy, so diagnosis and management can decrease some perinatal complications. STUDY DESIGN: 114 singleton pregnancies were diagnosed with idiopathic polyhydramnios in the department of obstetrics at Shiraz University of Medical Sciencesbetween January 2000 and January 2011 were compared with 114 normal pregnancies for their perinatal outcome. Variables include birth weight, admission toneonatal intensive care unit (NICU), meconium staining, respiratory distress, fetal death,neonatal death,low 1 minute and 5minute APGAR score, primary cesarean section(C/S), preterm delivery (<37 weeks),postpartum bleeding and placental abruption...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452657/shunting-outcomes-in-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-results-of-a-hydrocephalus-clinical-research-network-prospective-cohort-study
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John C Wellons, Chevis N Shannon, Richard Holubkov, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Abhaya V Kulkarni, David D Limbrick, William Whitehead, Samuel Browd, Curtis Rozzelle, Tamara D Simon, Mandeep S Tamber, W Jerry Oakes, James Drake, Thomas G Luerssen, John Kestle
OBJECTIVE Previous Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) retrospective studies have shown a 15% difference in rates of conversion to permanent shunts with the use of ventriculosubgaleal shunts (VSGSs) versus ventricular reservoirs (VRs) as temporization procedures in the treatment of hydrocephalus due to high-grade intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of prematurity. Further research in the same study line revealed a strong influence of center-specific decision-making on shunt outcomes. The primary goal of this prospective study was to standardize decision-making across centers to determine true procedural superiority, if any, of VSGS versus VR as a temporization procedure in high-grade IVH of prematurity...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419427/how-i-manage-children-with-neutropenia
#5
REVIEW
David C Dale
Neutropenia, usually defined as a blood neutrophil count <1·5 × 10(9) /l, is a common medical problem for children and adults. There are many causes for neutropenia, and at each stage in life the clinical pattern of causes and consequences differs significantly. I recommend utilizing the age of the child and clinical observations for the preliminary diagnosis and primary management. In premature infants, neutropenia is quite common and contributes to the risk of sepsis with necrotizing enterocolitis...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405938/genetic-architecture-of-familial-hypercholesterolaemia
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Mahtab Sharifi, Marta Futema, Devaki Nair, Steve E Humphries
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited disorder of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) which is characterised by a raised cholesterol level from birth and a high risk of premature coronary heart disease. In this paper, we review the genetic basis of FH and its impact on the clinical presentation. RECENT FINDINGS: Mutations in any of three genes (LDLR, APOB and PCSK9) are known to cause autosomal dominant FH, but a mutation can be found in only ∼40% of patients with a clinical diagnosis of FH...
May 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403975/-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-in-200%C3%A2-consecutive-monochorionic-pregnancies-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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L Lecointre, N Sananès, A S Weingertner, A Gaudineau, C Akladios, V Cavillon, B Langer, R Favre
OBJECTIVES: To report preoperative data, surgical characteristics, complications and perinatal outcome of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) managed with laser ablation surgery, to analyze predictors of neonatal survival and to compare the 100 most recent cases with the older 100. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational cohort moncentric study of 200 cases of TTTS consecutively treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation between January 2004 and December 2014...
February 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398701/cervical-pessary-for-preventing-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-short-cervical-length-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Saccone, Andrea Ciardulli, Serena Xodo, Lorraine Dugoff, Jack Ludmir, Giorgio Pagani, Silvia Visentin, Salvatore Gizzo, Nicola Volpe, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Giuseppe Rizzo, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of cervical pessary for preventing spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in singleton gestations with a second trimester short cervix. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until February 2016. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the use of the cervical pessary with expectant management in singletons pregnancies with transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) ≤25 mm. The primary outcome was incidence of SPTB <34 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
#9
REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389222/cesarean-delivery-in-the-second-stage-of-labor-and-the-risk-of-subsequent-premature-birth
#10
Stephen L Wood, Selphee Tang, Susan Crawford
BACKGROUND: Cesarean delivery is being increasingly used by obstetricians for indicated deliveries in the second stage of labor. Unplanned extension of the uterine incision involving the cervix often occurs with these surgeries. Therefore, we hypothesized that cesarean delivery in the second stage of labor may increase the rate of subsequent spontaneous premature birth. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if cesarean delivery in the late first stage of labor or in the second stage of labor increases the risk of a subsequent spontaneous preterm birth...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366413/adverse-effects-of-female-obesity-and-interaction-with-race-on-reproductive-potential
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REVIEW
Barbara Luke
Across the reproductive spectrum, obesity is associated with greater risks for adverse health outcomes, including higher rates of infertility, subfertility, early pregnancy loss, fetal deaths and stillbirths, congenital anomalies, and pregnancy complications. The excess reproductive morbidity associated with obesity may increase with longer duration, making the current trends among children and young adults particularly critical in terms of their future reproductive potential. Obese women have a lower chance of pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF), require higher dosages of gonadotropins, and have reduced rates of implantation, clinical intrauterine gestation, and live birth rates and increased rates of pregnancy loss, as well as greater risks for prematurity and preeclampsia even when stratified by plurality...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355685/-clinical-outcome-and-placenta-characteristics-of-spontaneous-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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X J Wang, L Y Li, Y Wei, Y Y Zhao, P B Yuan
Objective: To investigate the clinical outcome and placental characteristics of spontaneous twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (sTAPS). Methods: Twelve cases with sTAPS delivered in Peking University Third Hospital from May 2013 to August 2016. The data of ultrasound characteristics, gestational age at delivery, and 1 minute Apgar score were analyzed, retrospectively. Placental superficial vascular anastomoses, placental territory discordance and the ratio of umbilical cords insertion distance to the longest placental diameter were also analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331629/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-review
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Praveen Kumar Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Rajeshwari Madappa, David H Rothstein, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition characterized by a defect in the diaphragm leading to protrusion of abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity interfering with normal development of the lungs. The defect may range from a small aperture in the posterior muscle rim to complete absence of diaphragm. The pathophysiology of CDH is a combination of lung hypoplasia and immaturity associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN) and cardiac dysfunction. Prenatal assessment of lung to head ratio (LHR) and position of the liver by ultrasound are used to diagnose and predict outcomes...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295722/cerclage-for-short-cervix-on-ultrasound-in-singleton-gestations-without-prior-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
#14
REVIEW
Vincenzo Berghella, Andrea Ciardulli, Orion A Rust, Meekai To, Katsufumi Otsuki, Sietske Althuisius, Kypros Nicolaides, Amanda Roman, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the efficacy of cervical cerclage in preventing preterm birth (PTB) in asymptomatic singleton pregnancies with a mid-trimester short transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) and without prior spontaneous PTB. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from inception of each database until February 2017. No language restrictions were applied. We included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of asymptomatic singleton pregnancies without prior spontaneous PTB screened with TVU CL, found to have a midtrimester short CL <25 mm, and then randomized to management with either cerclage (i...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289613/effect-of-perioperative-management-on-outcome-of-patients-after-craniosynostosis-surgery
#15
Abdoljalil Kalantar Hormozi, Nastaran Mahdavi, Mohammad Mehdi Foroozanfar, Seyed Sajad Razavi, Razavi Mohajerani, Ahmad Eghbali, Amir Ali Mafi, Haleh Hashemzadeh, Alireza Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: Craniosynostosis results from premature closure of one or more cranial sutures, leading to deformed calvaria and craniofacial skeleton at birth. Postoperative complications and outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) is related to surgical method and perioperative management. This study determined the perioperative risk factors, which affect outcome of patients after craniosynostosis surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 178 patients with craniosynostosis who underwent primary cranial reconstruction were included...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285426/fetal-growth-restriction-current-knowledge
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REVIEW
Luciano Marcondes Machado Nardozza, Ana Carolina Rabachini Caetano, Ana Cristina Perez Zamarian, Jaqueline Brandão Mazzola, Carolina Pacheco Silva, Vivian Macedo Gomes Marçal, Thalita Frutuoso Lobo, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition that affects 5-10% of pregnancies and is the second most common cause of perinatal mortality. This review presents the most recent knowledge on FGR and focuses on the etiology, classification, prediction, diagnosis, and management of the condition, as well as on its neurological complications. METHODS: The Pubmed, SCOPUS, and Embase databases were searched using the term "fetal growth restriction". RESULTS: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) may be classified as early or late depending on the time of diagnosis...
May 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285310/incidence-and-causes-of-intentional-fetal-or-neonatal-demise-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
#17
Marjolijn S Spruijt, Ellen Tameeris, De-Peng Zhao, Johanna M Middeldorp, Monique C Haak, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence and causes of intentional fetal and neonatal demise in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All TTTS pregnancies managed at our centre between 2000 and 2014 were included. We evaluated incidence and causes of intentional fetal/neonatal demise, defined as termination of pregnancy, selective fetal reduction, or withdrawal of neonatal intensive care. RESULTS: Intentional fetal/neonatal demise occurred in 9...
March 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277349/missed-opportunities-for-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#18
Gwendolyn B Scott, Susan B Brogly, Daniel Muenz, Alice M Stek, Jennifer S Read
OBJECTIVE: To identify missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: Data regarding HIV-infected children born between 2002 and 2009 to HIV-infected women enrolled in the U.S. International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials prospective cohort study (protocol P1025) were reviewed. The characteristics of the HIV-infected infants and their mothers and the mothers' clinical management are described...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267444/a-multicenter-prospective-study-of-neonatal-outcomes-at-less-than-32-weeks-associated-with-indications-for-maternal%C3%A2-admission-and-delivery
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Thomas J Garite, C Andrew Combs, Kimberly Maurel, Anita Das, Kevin Huls, Richard Porreco, Dale Reisner, George Lu, Melissa Bush, Bruce Morris, April Bleich
BACKGROUND: Counseling for patients with impending premature delivery traditionally has been based primarily on the projected gestational age at delivery. There are limited data regarding how the indications for the preterm birth affect the neonatal outcome and whether this issue should be taken into account in decisions regarding management and patient counseling. OBJECTIVE: We performed a prospective study of pregnancies resulting in premature delivery at less than 32 weeks to determine the influence of both the indications for admission and their associated indications for delivery on neonatal mortality and complications of prematurity...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264088/association-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-ligation-with-death-or-neurodevelopmental-impairment-among-extremely-preterm-infants
#20
Dany E Weisz, Lucia Mirea, Erin Rosenberg, Maximus Jang, Linh Ly, Paige T Church, Edmond Kelly, S Joseph Kim, Amish Jain, Patrick J McNamara, Prakesh S Shah
Importance: Observational studies have associated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation among preterm infants with adverse neonatal outcomes and neurodevelopmental impairment in early childhood, with a resultant secular trend away from surgical treatment. However, to our knowledge, studies have inadequately addressed sources of residual bias, including survival bias and major neonatal morbidities arising before exposure to ligation. Objective: Evaluate the association between PDA ligation vs medical management and neonatal and neurodevelopmental outcomes...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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