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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891680/isuog-consensus-statement-on-current-understanding-of-the-association-of-neurodevelopmental-delay-and-congenital-heart-disease-impact-on-prenatal-counseling
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D Paladini, Z Alfirevic, J S Carvalho, A Khalil, G Malinger, J M Martinez, J Rychik, Y Ville, H Gardiner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 27, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854395/prediction-of-stillbirth-from-placental-growth-factor-at-19-24-weeks
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J E Aupont, R Akolekar, A Illian, S Neonakis, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the addition of maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) measured at 19-24 weeks' gestation improves the performance of screening for stillbirth that is achieved by a combination of maternal factors, fetal biometry and uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) and to evaluate the performance of screening with this model for all stillbirths and those due to impaired placentation and unexplained or other causes. METHODS: This was a prospective screening study of 70 003 singleton pregnancies including 268 stillbirths, carried out in two phases...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854393/birth-weight-in-live-births-and-stillbirths
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L C Y Poon, M Y Tan, G Yerlikaya, A Syngelaki, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To establish a normal range of birth weights for gestational age at delivery and to compare the proportion of live births and stillbirths that are classified as small-for-gestational age (SGA) according to our normal range vs that of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) standard. METHODS: The study population comprised 113 019 live births and 437 (0.4%) stillbirths. The inclusion criterion for establishing a normal range of birth weights for gestational age was the live birth of a phenotypically normal neonate ≥ 24 weeks' gestation and the exclusion criteria were smoking and prepregnancy hypertension, diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome, pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus or iatrogenic preterm birth for fetal growth restriction in the current pregnancy...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854392/association-between-three-dimensional-transvaginal-sonographic-markers-and-outcome-of-pregnancy-of-unknown-location-a-pilot-study
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S Reid, B Nadim, T Bignardi, C Lu, W P Martins, G Condous
OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) transvaginal sonographic (TVS) parameters in predicting the evolution of a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed at the early pregnancy unit of a university hospital from September 2008 to June 2012. Women with a positive pregnancy test without any signs of intra- or extrauterine pregnancy at their first TVS examination were considered eligible and a 3D dataset containing the entire uterus was acquired...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854390/can-risk-factors-clinical-history-and-symptoms-be-used-to-predict-risk-of-ectopic-pregnancy-in-women-attending-an-early-pregnancy-assessment-unit
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F Ayim, S Tapp, S Guha, L Ameye, M Al-Memar, A Sayasneh, C Bottomley, D Gould, C Stalder, D Timmerman, T Bourne
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether risk factors and symptoms may be used to predict the likelihood of ectopic pregnancy (EP) in women attending early pregnancy assessment units in the UK. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of pregnant women under 12 weeks' gestation who were recruited from three London university hospitals between August 2012 and April 2013. One hospital continued recruitment between January and June 2015. A standardized information sheet incorporating patient demographics, medical history and symptoms was completed by patients and confirmed by examining clinicians...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854388/prediction-of-stillbirth-from-placental-growth-factor-at-11-13-weeks
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R Akolekar, M Machuca, M Mendes, V Paschos, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the addition of maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) measured at 11-13 weeks' gestation improves the performance of screening for stillbirths that is achieved by a combination of maternal factors and first-trimester biomarkers such as maternal serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), fetal ductus venosus pulsatility index for veins (DV-PIV) and uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) and to evaluate the performance of screening with this model for all stillbirths and those due to impaired placentation and unexplained causes...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854387/prediction-of-stillbirth-from-maternal-factors-fetal-biometry-and-uterine-artery-doppler-at-19-24-weeks
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R Akolekar, M Tokunaka, N Ortega, A Syngelaki, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of screening for all stillbirths and those due to impaired placentation and unexplained or other causes using a combination of maternal factors, fetal biometry and uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) at 19-24 weeks' gestation and to compare this performance with that of screening by UtA-PI alone. METHODS: This was a prospective screening study of 70 003 singleton pregnancies including 69 735 live births and 268 (0.38%) antepartum stillbirths; 159 (59%) were secondary to impaired placentation and 109 (41%) were due to other or unexplained causes...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854386/high-miscarriage-rate-in-women-treated-with-essure%C3%A2-for-hydrosalpinx-before-embryo-transfer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M W Barbosa, A Sotiriadis, S I Papatheodorou, V Mijatovic, C O Nastri, W P Martins
OBJECTIVES: Essure® has been tested as an alternative treatment for hydrosalpinx before embryo transfer (ET) in women undergoing assisted reproduction techniques. However, the persistence of a foreign body inside the uterine cavity might have a negative impact on the outcome of pregnancy. The present systematic review aimed at identifying, appraising and summarizing the available evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of using Essure prior to ET for women with hydrosalpinx. METHODS: We searched for studies in PubMed, Scopus, CENTRAL, Web of Science and ClinicalTrials...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854384/short-term-outcome-of-periviable-small-for-gestational-age-babies-is-our-counseling-up-to-date
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A R Lawin-O'Brien, A Dall'Asta, C Knight, S Sankaran, C Scala, A Khalil, A Bhide, S Heggarty, A Rakow, D Pasupathy, A T Papageorghiou, C C Lees
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data for counseling on and management of periviable small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses. We therefore aimed to investigate the short-term outcome of periviable SGA fetuses in relation to the likely underlying cause. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of data from three London tertiary fetal medicine centers obtained between 2000 and 2015. We included viable singleton pregnancies with a severely small fetus, defined as those with an abdominal circumference ≤ 3(rd) percentile, identified between 22 + 0 and 25 + 6 weeks' gestation...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781326/organ-weights-and-ratios-for-postmortem-identification-of-fetal-growth-restriction-utility-and-confounding-factors
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, I Jeffrey, A E Heazell, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: The postmortem fetal brain:liver weight ratio is commonly used as a marker of nutrition for diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR). However, there are limited data regarding the effects of intrauterine retention, fetal maceration and postmortem interval on organ weights and their ratios at autopsy. Our aims were to examine the relationships between gestational-age-adjusted and sex-adjusted fetal organ weights at autopsy, cause of intrauterine death and effects of intrauterine retention, and to determine whether the brain:liver weight ratio is a reliable marker of FGR in intrauterine death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781322/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-contemporary-demographic-features-of-1000-cases-from-an-urban-population
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, A E Heazell, I Jeffrey, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Of 780 000 births annually in the UK, around 3300 are stillborn, a rate of approximately 4 per 1000 births. Traditional epidemiological associations are based on historic data. The aim of this study was to document contemporary demographic findings in a large series of > 1000 deaths in utero in London and compare these with national datasets. METHODS: From a dedicated database, including > 400 data fields per case, of fetal, infant and pediatric autopsies performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St George's Hospital, London, we extracted information on all intrauterine deaths, excluding terminations of pregnancy, from 2005 to 2013, inclusive...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781321/effects-of-intrauterine-retention-and-postmortem-interval-on-body-weight-following-intrauterine-death-implications-for-assessment-of-fetal-growth-restriction-at-autopsy
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, A E Heazell, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVE: According to the classification system used, 15-60% of stillbirths remain unexplained, despite undergoing recommended autopsy examination, with variable attribution of fetal growth restriction (FGR) as a cause of death. Distinguishing small-for-gestational age (SGA) from pathological FGR is a challenge at postmortem examination. This study uses data from a large, well-characterized series of intrauterine death autopsies to investigate the effects of secondary changes such as fetal maceration, intrauterine retention and postmortem interval on body weight...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781319/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-role-of-routine-histopathological-placental-findings-to-determine-cause-of-death
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, A E Heazell, M Ashworth, I Jeffrey, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Placental abnormalities are a common cause of death in stillbirth, ranking second only to unexplained deaths, though there is wide variation in the proportion attributed to placental disease. In clinical practice, interpretation of the significance of placental findings is difficult, since many placental features in stillbirths overlap with those in live births. Our aim was to examine objectively classified placental findings from a series of > 1000 autopsies following intrauterine death in order to evaluate the role of placental histological examination in determining the cause of death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781317/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-factors-affecting-determination-of-cause-of-death-at-autopsy
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, A E Heazell, M Ashworth, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: There have been several attempts to classify cause of death (CoD) in stillbirth; however, all such systems are subjective, allowing for observer bias and making comparisons between systems challenging. This study aimed to examine factors relating to determination of CoD using a large dataset from two specialist centers in which observer bias had been reduced by classifying findings objectively and assigning CoD based on predetermined criteria. METHODS: Detailed autopsy reports from intrauterine deaths in the second and third trimesters during 2005-2013 were reviewed and findings entered into a specially designed database, in which CoD was assigned using predefined objective criteria...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781316/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-role-of-routine-histological-organ-sampling-to-determine-cause-of-death
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, L Judge-Kronis, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for the investigation of intrauterine death and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) recommend, based on expert opinion, autopsy procedures and tissue sampling strategies for histological analysis. Although stillbirth is much more common than SUDI, there have been no large-scale studies published which evaluate the usefulness of histological evaluation of specific organs in stillbirth for determining cause of death. Our aim was to evaluate the use of macroscopic and microscopic assessment of internal organs to determine cause of intrauterine death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646267/ep24-07-an-international-standard-fetal-ultrasound-training-programme-organised-in-a-low-resource-setting-the-isuog-benin-city-experience
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E Enabudoso, O H Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485589/isuog-practice-guidelines-invasive-procedures-for-prenatal-diagnosis
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T Ghi, A Sotiriadis, P Calda, F Da Silva Costa, N Raine-Fenning, Z Alfirevic, G McGillivray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349699/systematic-approach-to-sonographic-evaluation-of-the-pelvis-in-women-with-suspected-endometriosis-including-terms-definitions-and-measurements-a-consensus-opinion-from-the-international-deep-endometriosis-analysis-idea-group
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S Guerriero, G Condous, T van den Bosch, L Valentin, F P G Leone, D Van Schoubroeck, C Exacoustos, A J F Installé, W P Martins, M S Abrao, G Hudelist, M Bazot, J L Alcazar, M O Gonçalves, M A Pascual, S Ajossa, L Savelli, R Dunham, S Reid, U Menakaya, T Bourne, S Ferrero, M Leon, T Bignardi, T Holland, D Jurkovic, B Benacerraf, Y Osuga, E Somigliana, D Timmerman
The IDEA (International Deep Endometriosis Analysis group) statement is a consensus opinion on terms, definitions and measurements that may be used to describe the sonographic features of the different phenotypes of endometriosis. Currently, it is difficult to compare results between published studies because authors use different terms when describing the same structures and anatomical locations. We hope that the terms and definitions suggested herein will be adopted in centers around the world. This would result in consistent use of nomenclature when describing the ultrasound location and extent of endometriosis...
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26969966/isuog-interim-guidance-on-ultrasound-for-zika-virus-infection-in-pregnancy-information-for-healthcare-professionals
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A T Papageorghiou, B Thilaganathan, C M Bilardo, A Ngu, G Malinger, M Herrera, L J Salomon, L E Riley, J A Copel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26968870/ethics-and-social-acceptability-of-a-proposed-clinical-trial-using-maternal-gene-therapy-to-treat-severe-early-onset-fetal-growth-restriction
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M Sheppard, R N Spencer, R Ashcroft, A L David
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ethical and social acceptability of a proposed clinical trial using maternal uterine artery vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in pregnant women. METHODS: We conducted a literature review on the ethics and legality of experimental treatments in pregnant women, in particular advanced therapeutics. Issues that were identified from the literature helped develop interview guides for semistructured, qualitative interviews, carried out in four European countries, with 34 key stakeholders (disability groups, professional bodies and patient support groups) and 24 women/couples who had experienced a pregnancy affected by severe early-onset FGR...
April 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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