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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351692/homonymous-hemianopia-in-children-and-adolescents-an-mri-study
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Manja Haaga, Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski, Anna Krumm, Stephan Küster, Iliya Ivanov, Angelika Cordey, Claudia Gehrlich, Martin Staudt
AIM:  Diagnosing homonymous hemianopia (HH) in children can be difficult due to inability to comply with perimetry. Therefore, HH can often only be suspected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing lesions to the retrochiasmatic visual pathways. The aim of our retrospective observational cross-sectional study was to improve the radiologic detection of HH. METHODS:  MRIs of 21 subjects (5-17 years old) with ophthalmologically confirmed HH (14 complete, 7 incomplete hemianopias) were analyzed...
January 19, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350333/deltoid-muscle-morphometry-as-an-index-of-impaired-skeletal-muscularity-in-neonatal-intensive-care
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Theodore Dassios, Ourania Kaltsogianni, Miltiadis Krokidis, Ann Hickey, Anne Greenough
We hypothesised that extremely premature infants would have decreased muscle mass at term-corrected age compared to term-born infants and that the degree of reduced muscle mass acquisition would correlate with the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation. The MRI brain scans of infants admitted in the neonatal unit at King's College Hospital between 1 January 2010 and 1 June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The coronal cross-sectional area of the left deltoid muscle (DCSA) was measured in 17 infants born < 28 weeks of gestation and in 20 infants born at term...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342313/collagen-xii-myopathy-with-rectus-femoris-atrophy-and-collagen-xii-retention-in-fibroblasts
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Nanna Witting, Thomas Krag, Ulla Werlauff, Morten Duno, Sofie Thuroe Oestergaard, Julia Rebecka Dahlqvist, John Vissing
INTRODUCTION: Mutation in the collagen XII gene (COL12A1) was recently reported to induce Bethlem myopathy. We describe a family affected by collagen XII-related myopathy in 3 generations. METHODS: Systematic interview, clinical examination, skin biopsies and MRI muscle. RESULTS: The phenotype was characterized by neonatal hypotonia, contractures and delayed motor development followed by resolution of contractures and a motor performance limited by reduced endurance...
January 17, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341043/can-neonatal-brain-mri-be-performed-during-active-cooling
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Marisa J Pacella, Dhanashree A Rajderkar, Nicole Copenhaver, Kristine Boykin, Michael D Weiss
OBJECTIVE:  Due to logistical constraints, physicians traditionally delay diagnostic imaging for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) until the neonate has completed all 72 hours of therapeutic hypothermia and rewarming. In some cases, neonates may require neuroimaging before 72 hours has passed. STUDY DESIGN:  We present a case in which an MRI was acquired during active hypothermia. RESULTS:  Upon return to the NICU, Baby X's temperature probe read 33...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339258/relationship-between-very-early-brain-structure-and-neuromotor-neurological-and-neurobehavioral-function-in-infants-born-31%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age
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Joanne M George, Simona Fiori, Jurgen Fripp, Kerstin Pannek, Andrea Guzzetta, Michael David, Robert S Ware, Stephen E Rose, Paul B Colditz, Roslyn N Boyd
AIM: This study aimed to examine associations between structural MRI and concurrent motor, neurological and neurobehavioral measures at 30-32 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA; 'Early'), and at term equivalent age ('Term'). METHOD: In this prospective cohort study, infants underwent Early MRI (n = 119; 73 male; median 32 weeks 1 day PMA) and Term MRI (n = 102; 61 male; median 40 weeks 4 days PMA) at 3 T. Structural images were scored generating white matter (WM), cortical gray matter, deep gray matter, cerebellar and global brain abnormality scores...
January 13, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335880/the-long-term-effect-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-given-to-preterm-infants-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study-on-neurometabolites-in-early-childhood
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Charles Gasparovic, Arvind Caprihan, Ronald A Yeo, John Phillips, Jean R Lowe, Richard Campbell, Robin K Ohls
BACKGROUND: Erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) are neuroprotective in cell and animal models of preterm birth. Prematurity has been shown to alter neurometabolite levels in children in studies using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that ESA treatment in premature infants would tend to normalize neurometabolites by 4-6 years of age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children in a longitudinal study of neurodevelopment underwent MRI and 1H-MRS at approximately 4 years and 6 years of age...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332252/a-review-of-the-impact-of-pregnancy-and-childbirth-on-pelvic-floor-function-as-assessed-by-objective-measurement-techniques
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Hans Van Geelen, Donald Ostergard, Peter Sand
The objective of this narrative review is to study the impact of pregnancy and childbirth on pelvic floor function as assessed by objective measurement techniques with quantitative data carried out during pregnancy and after childbirth. A literature search in MEDLINE and relevant and up-to-date journals from 1960 until April 2017 was performed for articles dealing with the impact of pregnancy and childbirth on pelvic floor function as assessed by objective measurement methods. Only studies describing objective measurement techniques...
January 13, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330886/surgery-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-increase-the-risk-of-hypothermia-in-infants
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Joel M Don Paul, Elizabeth J Perkins, Prue M Pereira-Fantini, Asha Suka, Olivia Farrell, Julia K Gunn, Anushi E Rajapaksa, David G Tingay
AIM: Maintaining normothermia is a tenet of neonatal care. However, neonatal thermal care guidelines applicable to intra-hospital transport beyond the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and during surgery or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are lacking. The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of infants normothermic (36.5-37.5°C) on return to NICU after management during surgery and MRI, and during standard clinical care in both environments. METHODS: Sixty-two newborns requiring either surgery in the operating theatre (OT) (n = 41) or an MRI scan (n = 21) at the Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne) NICU were prospectively studied...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326869/prenatal-methadone-exposure-is-associated-with-altered-neonatal-brain-development
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Victoria J Monnelly, Devasuda Anblagan, Alan Quigley, Manuel Blesa Cabez, E Sarah Cooper, Helen Mactier, Scott I Semple, Mark E Bastin, James P Boardman
Methadone is used for medication-assisted treatment of heroin addiction during pregnancy. The neurodevelopmental outcome of children with prenatal methadone exposure can be sub-optimal. We tested the hypothesis that brain development is altered among newborn infants whose mothers were prescribed methadone. 20 methadone-exposed neonates born after 37 weeks' postmenstrual age (PMA) and 20 non-exposed controls underwent diffusion MRI at mean PMA of 39+ 2 and 41+ 1 weeks, respectively. An age-optimized Tract-based Spatial Statistics (TBSS) pipeline was used to perform voxel-wise statistical comparison of fractional anisotropy (FA) data between exposed and non-exposed neonates...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324456/targeted-knockdown-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-within-neural-progenitors-protects-the-brain-and-improves-motor-function-following-postnatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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Robert W Dettman, Derin Birch, Augusta Fernando, John A Kessler, Maria L V Dizon
Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HI) to the neonatal human brain results in myelin loss that, in some children, can manifest as cerebral palsy. Previously, we had found that neuronal overexpression of the bone morphogenic protein (BMP) inhibitor noggin during development increased oligodendroglia and improved motor function in an experimental model of HI utilizing unilateral common carotid artery ligation followed by hypoxia. As BMPs are known to negatively regulate oligodendroglial fate specification of neural stem cells and alter differentiation of committed oligodendroglia, BMP signaling is likely an important mechanism leading to myelin loss...
January 12, 2018: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314548/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-associated-with-vars2-related-mitochondrial-disease
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Francesco Bruni, Ivano Di Meo, Emanuele Bellacchio, Bryn D Webb, Robert McFarland, Zofia M A Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Langping He, Ewa Skorupa, Isabella Moroni, Anna Ardissone, Anna Walczak, Henna Tyynismaa, Pirjo Isohanni, Hanna Mandel, Holger Prokisch, Tobias Haack, Penelope E Bonnen, Bertini Enrico, Ewa Pronicka, Daniele Ghezzi, Robert W Taylor, Daria Diodato
In recent years, an increasing number of mitochondrial disorders have been associated with mutations in mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (mt-aaRSs), which are key enzymes of mitochondrial protein synthesis. Bi-allelic functional variants in VARS2, encoding the mitochondrial valyl tRNA-synthetase, were first reported in a patient with psychomotor delay and epilepsia partialis continua associated with an oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) complex I defect, before being described in a patient with a neonatal form of encephalocardiomyopathy...
January 3, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306968/the-impact-of-third-trimester-genetic-counseling
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Reuven Sharony, Offra Engel, Shira Litz-Philipsborn, Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Tal Biron-Shental, Mark I Evans
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of genetic counseling (GC) during the third trimester by analyzing changes in pregnancy management and the correlation with postnatal findings. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Pregnancy course and neonatal follow-up were analyzed according to the reason for referral and implementation of recommendations. RESULTS: The records of neonates born to 181 women were retrieved. Fifty-two women (group 1-29%) qualified for pregnancy termination under Israeli guidelines and laws, and 129 (group 2-71%) were not at the time they were referred...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290827/local-intratracheal-delivery-of-perfluorocarbon-nanoparticles-to-lung-cancer-demonstrated-with-magnetic-resonance-multimodal-imaging
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Lina Wu, Xiaofei Wen, Xiance Wang, Chunan Wang, Xilin Sun, Kai Wang, Huiying Zhang, Todd Williams, Allen J Stacy, Junjie Chen, Anne H Schmieder, Gregory M Lanza, Baozhong Shen
Eighty percent of lung cancers originate as subtle premalignant changes in the airway mucosal epithelial layer of bronchi and alveoli, which evolve and penetrate deeper into the parenchyma. Liquid-ventilation, with perfluorocarbons (PFC) was first demonstrated in rodents in 1966 then subsequently applied as lipid-encapsulated PFC emulsions to improve pulmonary function in neonatal infants suffering with respiratory distress syndrome in 1996. Subsequently, PFC nanoparticles (NP) were extensively studied as intravenous (IV) vascular-constrained nanotechnologies for diagnostic imaging and targeted drug delivery applications...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287003/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-neonatal-hemochromatosis
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Khaled Alenezi, Binita M Kamath, Iram Siddiqui, Christopher Tomlinson, Govind B Chavhan
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on utility of MRI in the assessment of suspected neonatal hemochromatosis (NH). OBJECTIVES: To present our experience with utilization of multi-echo sequences MRI technique in the evaluation of NH and to compare MRI findings in infants with and without NH. METHODS: MRI performed for suspected NH were retrospectively reviewed to note the presence and severity of iron deposition (ID) in liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys on multi-echo sequences...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286442/neurobehavioral-assessments-in-a-mouse-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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MinGi Kim, Ji Hea Yu, Jung Hwa Seo, Yoon-Kyum Shin, Soohyun Wi, Ahreum Baek, Suk-Young Song, Sung-Rae Cho
We performed unilateral carotid artery occlusion on CD-1 mice to create a neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) model and investigated the effects of neonatal HI brain injury by studying neurobehavioral functions in these mice compared to non-operated (i.e., normal) mice. During the study, Rice-Vannucci's method was used to induce neonatal HI brain damage in postnatal day 7-10 (P7-10) mice. The HI operation was performed on the pups by unilateral carotid artery ligation and exposure to hypoxia (8% O2 and 92% N2 for 90 min)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285173/rapamycin-therapy-for-neonatal-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas-a-case-report-and-review
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Shanshan Mao, Qi Long, Huijia Lin, Jinling Liu
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease that varies greatly in its expression. The current study reports a novel case of TSC caused by a TSC2 mutation (TSC2c.1642_1643insA or TSC2p.K549fsX589), in which multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas were detected by fetal echocardiography in week 31 of pregnancy. The infant was delivered successfully; however, seizures began 16 days following birth. Subsequent genetic tests confirmed a diagnosis of TSC. Rapamycin treatment resulted in regression of cardiac rhabdomyomas and controlled seizures...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279689/a-solitary-intestinal-myofibroma-a-rare-cause-of-neonatal-anemia
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Janna S E Ottenhoff, Peter G J Nikkels, C E J Terwisscha van Scheltinga, L Naeije
Solitary infantile myofibroma with visceral involvement is very rare. We present an unusual case of a solitary myofibroma with abdominal localization in a 1-day-old female neonate who presented with severe anemia and rectal bleeding. A bleeding myofibroma was found, located in the wall of the jejunum, and totally resected. In case of a solitary lesion, treatment is relatively easy and effective, with excellent prognosis after total resection. The multiple form (myofibromatosis) has a poor prognosis with low survival rates...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279439/ventriculitis-unexpectedly-complicating-neonatal-meningitis-caused-by-streptococcus-gallolyticus-subsp-pasteurianus-a-case-report
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Yoshiko Yamamura, Yuka Mihara, Keigo Nakatani, Toshihiro Nishiguchi, Tadayoshi Ikebe
Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus, previously recognized as S. bovis biotype II/2, is an uncommon but important cause of invasive infection in young infants. Here, we report the first case of ventriculitis unexpectedly found in the course of neonatal meningitis due to S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus and review the literature. A 28-day-old Japanese boy presented with fever, lethargy, and irritability. S. bovis was isolated from blood and the cerebrospinal fluid culture and then was identified as S...
December 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278641/reduction-of-brain-volumes-after-neonatal-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-in-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease-prior-to-fontan-completion
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Kristina N Mayer, Walter Knirsch, Beatrice Latal, Ianina Scheer, Kristina Wetterling, Andreas Hahn, Hakan Akintürk, Dietmar Schranz, Ingrid Beck, Ruth ÓGorman Tuura, Bettina Reich
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between brain volumes and neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of age in children with single ventricle congenital heart disease (CHD). We hypothesized that reduced brain volumes may be associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. METHODS: Volumetric segmentation of cerebral MRI scans was done in 44 patients without genetic comorbidities and in eight controls. Neurodevelopmental outcome was assessed with the Bayley-III scales...
August 21, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260614/neuroimaging-findings-in-pallister-killian-syndrome
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Emil Jernstedt Barkovich, Tarannum Musvee Lateef, Matthew T Whitehead
Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a rare chromosomal duplication disorder caused by additional copies of the short arm of chromosome 12 (12p). Clinically PKS is characterized by craniofacial dysmorphism with neonatal frontotemporal alopecia, hypertelorism, and low-set ears as well as kyphoscoliosis, severe intellectual disability, epilepsy, and abnormal muscle tone. Comprehensive high-resolution brain MR findings of PKS in childhood have not been previously illustrated in the medical literature. We present detailed neuroimaging findings from a child with PKS and thoroughly review previously reported structural brain abnormalities in this patient population...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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