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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29924391/proposal-for-standardized-prenatal-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-fetus-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-by-the-european-reference-network-on-rare-inherited-and-congenital-anomalies-ernica
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Francesca Maria Russo, Anne-Gael Cordier, Luc De Catte, Julien Saada, Alexandra Benachi, Jan Deprest
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare disease associated with high mortality and morbidity. Antenatal ultrasound screening identifies more than 70% of cases, providing the opportunity for in-utero referral to a tertiary care center for expert assessment and perinatal management. Additional genetic and morphologic assessment may be used to rule out associated anomalies. In isolated cases, the outcome may be predicted prenatally by medical imaging. The combination of lung size and liver herniation is a widely accepted method to stratify fetuses into groups with an increasing degree of pulmonary hypoplasia and corresponding mortality rates...
June 20, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889471/-perinatal-stroke-from-symptoms-to-follow-up
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Eszter Vojcek, Márta Csécsei, Edina Flach, Gábor Rudas, Rózsa Gráf, Erzsébet Princzkel
Background and purpose: We aimed to analyze patient characteristics of term neonates with the diagnosis of stroke between 2006 and 2017 at the 3rd level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Szent János Hospital. Methods: We conducted a retrospective and prospective analysis including 18 newborns with stroke. Presentation, imaging methods, etiology and clinical context were discussed. All patients had a follow-up at 2 years of age or later. Subject of the study - In the past 10 years 17 term born and one premature neonate born at 36 weeks of age were diagnosed with stroke in our unit...
March 30, 2018: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738748/femur-sparing-pattern-of-abnormal-fetal-growth-in-pregnant-women-from-new-york-city-after-maternal-zika-virus-infection
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Christie L Walker, Audrey A Merriam, Eric O Ohuma, Manjiri K Dighe, Michael Gale, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Aris T Papageorghiou, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus, which can induce fetal brain injury and growth restriction following maternal infection during pregnancy. Prenatal diagnosis of ZIKV-associated fetal injury in the absence of microcephaly is challenging due to an incomplete understanding of how maternal ZIKV infection affects fetal growth and the use of different sonographic reference standards around the world. We hypothesized that skeletal growth is unaffected by ZIKV infection and that the femur length can represent an internal standard to detect growth deceleration of the fetal head and/or abdomen by ultrasound...
May 5, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734629/air-pollution-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-ultrasound-and-birth-measures-of-fetal-growth-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-korea
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Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Jia Ryu, Jong-Han Leem, Mina Ha, Yun-Chul Hong, Hyesook Park, Yangho Kim, Dal-Young Jung, Ji-Young Lee, Hwan-Cheol Kim, Eun-Hee Ha
Few studies have examined the effects of air pollution on fetal growth based on ultrasound measures during pregnancy. More data is needed to evaluate the windows of special vulnerability. Our aim was to investigate the association of ambient air pollution during pregnancy with fetal and neonatal characteristics in a cohort of Korean women. Maternal exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter<10μm (PM10 ) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) was estimated using land-use regression models based on residential address...
April 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715354/effect-of-atropine-with-propofol-vs-atropine-with-atracurium-and-sufentanil-on-oxygen-desaturation-in-neonates-requiring-nonemergency-intubation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xavier Durrmeyer, Sophie Breinig, Olivier Claris, Pierre Tourneux, Cénéric Alexandre, Elie Saliba, Alain Beuchée, Camille Jung, Corinne Levy, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Marie-Odile Marcoux, Agnes Dechartres, Claude Danan
Importance: Propofol or a combination of a synthetic opioid and muscle relaxant are both recommended for premedication before neonatal intubation but have yet to be compared. Objective: To compare prolonged desaturation during neonatal nasotracheal intubation after premedication with atropine-propofol vs atropine-atracurium-sufentanil treatment. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trial (2012-2016) in 6 NICUs in France that included 173 neonates requiring nonemergency intubation...
May 1, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696704/fetal-medicine-foundation-fetal-and-neonatal-population-weight-charts
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K H Nicolaides, D Wright, A Syngelaki, A Wright, R Akolekar
OBJECTIVE: To develop fetal and neonatal population weight charts. The rationale was that, while reference ranges of estimated fetal weight (EFW) are representative of the whole population, the traditional approach of deriving birth-weight (BW) charts is misleading, because a large proportion of babies born preterm arise from pathological pregnancy. We propose that the reference population for BW charts, as in the case of EFW charts, should comprise all babies at a given gestational age, including those still in utero...
April 26, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682014/neurosurgical-interventions-for-occipital-encephalocele
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Lal Rehman, Ghulam Farooq, Irum Bukhari
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to find the outcome of repair and resection of the occipital encephalocele. Study Design: Case series. Materials and Methods: The clinical data of fifty consecutive occipital encephalocele patients were retrieved from medical records including operative notes, postoperative follow-up visits, and postsurgical complications were noted for analysis from November 2009 to November 2013 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680471/the-neu-prem-trial-neuromonitoring-of-brains-of-infants-born-preterm-during-resuscitation-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Anup C Katheria, M J Harbert, Sunil B Nagaraj, Kathy Arnell, Debra M Poeltler, Melissa K Brown, Wade Rich, Kasim O Hassen, Neil Finer
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether monitoring cerebral oxygen tissue saturation (StO2 ) with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and brain activity with amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) can predict infants at risk for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and death in the first 72 hours of life. STUDY DESIGN: A NIRS sensor and electroencephalography leads were placed on 127 newborns <32 weeks of gestational age at birth. Ten minutes of continuous NIRS and aEEG along with heart rate, peripheral arterial oxygen saturation, fraction of inspired oxygen, and mean airway pressure measurements were obtained in the delivery room...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611251/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-fetal-weight-development-of-new-model-and-assessment-of-performance-of-previous-models
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Aymen Hammami, Alicia Mazer Zumaeta, Argyro Syngelaki, Ranjit Akolekar, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new formula for ultrasonographic estimation of fetal weight (EFW) and evaluate the accuracy of this and all previous formulas in the prediction of birthweight. METHODS: The study population consisted of 5,163 singleton pregnancies with fetal biometry at 22-43 weeks' gestation and livebirth of phenotypically normal neonates within 2 days of the ultrasound examination. Multivariable fractional polynomial analysis was used to determine the combination of variables that provided the best-fitting models for EFW...
April 2, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610688/prenatal-identification-and-molecular-characterization-of-two-simultaneous-de-novo-interstitial-duplications-of-chromosomal-regions-7p22-1p21-1-and-15q24-1
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Sabrina C Burn, Kali Swift, Maria Palmquist
The occurrence of simultaneous de novo chromosomal aberrations is extremely rare. Here, we describe two, previously unreported, simultaneous de novo interstitial duplications of chromosomes 7p and 15q. Amniocentesis was completed for a healthy gravida 4 para 3 woman due to her advanced maternal age and concurrent ultrasound findings of partial vermian agenesis, choroid-plexus cysts, and hypoplastic nasal bone. Cytogenetic analysis of cultured amniocytes by conventional chromosome analysis, comparative genomic hybridization, and fluorescence in situ hybridization revealed two interstitial duplications of the chromosomal regions 7p22...
2018: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502796/pulmonary-hypertension-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-patients-prognostic-markers-and-long-term-outcomes
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Matthew Wong, Janette Reyes, Eveline Lapidus-Krol, Monping Chiang, Tilman Humpl, Malikah Al-Faraj, Greg Ryan, Priscilla P L Chiu
Prenatal observed/expected lung-to-head ratio (O/E LHR) by ultrasound correlates with postnatal mortality for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients. The aim of this study is to determine if O/E LHR correlates with pulmonary hypertension (PH) outcomes for CDH patients. METHODS: A single center retrospective chart review was performed for CDH neonates from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2015, (REB #1000053124) to include prenatal O/E LHR, liver position, first arterial blood gas, repair type, echocardiogram (ECHO), and lung perfusion scan (LPS) results up to 5years of age...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478363/fetal-biacromial-diameter-as-a-new-ultrasound-measure-for-prediction-of-macrosomia-in-term-pregnancy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Alaa Eldin A Youssef, Ahmed F Amin, Mohamed Khalaf, Marwa S Khalaf, Mohammed K Ali, Ahmed M Abbas
OBJECTIVE: The current study aims to evaluate a simple method for sonographic measurement of the fetal biacromial diameter for prediction of fetal macrosomia in term pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The current study was a single center prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary University Hospital from January 2015 to May 2017. We included all consecutive term (37-42 weeks) pregnant women presented to the labor ward for delivery. Ultrasound parameters were measured as biparietal diameter, head circumference, transverse thoracic diameter, mid arm diameter, abdominal circumference, femur length, estimated fetal weight, and amniotic fluid index...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445311/fetal-growth-restriction-in-rural-bangladesh-a-prospective-study
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Farzana Ferdous, Md Harunor Rashid, Enbo Ma, Rubhana Raqib, Hiromi Hamada, Yukiko Wagatsuma
Background: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and low birth weight(LBW) are serious public health problems. In developing countries, the incidence of low birth weight is predominantly the result of FGR, and both low birth weight and FGR are associated with neonatal death and later growth and development. Fetal growth charts are important for assessing the size of the fetus during pregnancy. The aims of this study were to describe the fetal growth pattern of a population in rural Bangladesh where maternal undernutrition is prevalent and to compare the timing of FGR in that population with WHO and INTERGROWTH- 21st international reference values...
2018: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353032/clinical-assessment-and-brain-findings-in-a-cohort-of-mothers-fetuses-and-infants-infected-with-zika-virus
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Magdalena Sanz Cortes, Ana Maria Rivera, Mayel Yepez, Carolina V Guimaraes, Israel Diaz Yunes, Alexander Zarutskie, Ivan Davila, Anil Shetty, Arun Mahadev, Saray Maria Serrano, Nicolas Castillo, Wesley Lee, Gregory Valentine, Michael Belfort, Guido Parra, Carrie Mohila, Kjersti Aagaard, Miguel Parra Saavedra
BACKGROUND: Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection can be detected in both the presence and absence of microcephaly and manifests as a number of signs and symptoms that are detected clinically and by neuroimaging. However, to date, qualitative and quantitative measures for the purpose of diagnosis and prognosis are limited. OBJECTIVES: Main objectives of this study conducted on fetuses and infants with confirmed congenital Zika virus infection and detected brain abnormalities were (1) to assess the prevalence of microcephaly and the frequency of the anomalies that include a detailed description based on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses and ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography imaging postnatally, (2) to provide quantitative measures of fetal and infant brain findings by magnetic resonance imaging with the use of volumetric analyses and diffusion-weighted imaging, and (3) to obtain additional information from placental and fetal histopathologic assessments and postnatal clinical evaluations...
April 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346650/persistence-of-zika-virus-after-birth-clinical-virological-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-documentation-in-a-5-month-infant-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Leila Chimelli, Sheila Moura Pone, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Andrea Araújo Zin, Daniela Prado Cunha, Nathalia Raposo Thompson, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Clayton A Wiley, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone
During the Zika epidemic in Brazil, a baby was born at term with microcephaly and arthrogryposis. The mother had Zika symptoms at 10 weeks of gestation. At 17 weeks, ultrasound showed cerebral malformation and ventriculomegaly. At 24 weeks, the amniotic fluid contained ZIKV RNA and at birth, placenta and maternal blood were also positive using RT-qPCR. At birth the baby urine contained ZIKV RNA, whereas CSF at birth and urine at 17 days did not. Seizures started at 6 days. EEG was abnormal and CT scan showed cerebral atrophy, calcifications, lissencephaly, ventriculomegaly, and cerebellar hypoplasia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305249/sonographic-large-fetal-head-circumference-and-risk-of-cesarean-delivery
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Michal Lipschuetz, Sarah M Cohen, Ariel Israel, Joel Baron, Shay Porat, Dan V Valsky, Oren Yagel, Hagai Amsalem, Doron Kabiri, Yinon Gilboa, Eyal Sivan, Ron Unger, Eyal Schiff, Reli Hershkovitz, Simcha Yagel
BACKGROUND: Persistently high rates of cesarean deliveries are cause for concern for physicians, patients, and health systems. Prelabor assessment might be refined by identifying factors that help predict an individual patient's risk of cesarean delivery. Such factors may contribute to patient safety and satisfaction as well as health system planning and resource allocation. In an earlier study, neonatal head circumference was shown to be more strongly associated with delivery mode and other outcome measures than neonatal birthweight...
March 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304545/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-does-laterality-predict-perinatal-outcomes
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Jeffrey D Sperling, Teresa N Sparks, Victoria K Berger, Jody A Farrell, Kristen Gosnell, Roberta L Keller, Mary E Norton, Juan M Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to examine laterality as a predictor of outcomes among fetuses with prenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS:  This is a retrospective cohort study of pregnancies with CDH evaluated at our center from 2008 to 2016 compared cases with right-sided CDH (RCDH) versus left-sided CDH (LCDH). The primary outcome was survival to discharge. Secondary outcomes included ultrasound predictors of poor prognosis (liver herniation, stomach herniation, lung area-to-head circumference ratio [LHR]), concurrent anomalies, hydrops, stillbirth, preterm birth, mode of delivery, small for gestational age, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and length of stay...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295802/hydrocephalus-in-pyridoxine-dependent-epilepsy-new-case-and-literature-review
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Virginia Navarro-Abia, María Soriano-Ramos, Noemí Núñez-Enamorado, Ana Camacho-Salas, Ana Martinez-de Aragón, Elena Martín-Hernández, Rogelio Simón-de Las Heras
INTRODUCTION: Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE) is a rare disorder of the lysine metabolism, characterized by a pharmacoresistant epileptic encephalopathy that usually begins in the neonatal period. However, its phenotypic spectrum is wide and not limited to seizures. We report a new case of PDE who developed hydrocephalus, along with an exhaustive review of the literature. CASE REPORT: Our patient presented with seizures at 13 h of life. Antiepileptic drugs, vitamins and cofactors were required to achieve seizure control...
April 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244799/prenatal-and-early-postnatal-measures-of-brain-development-and-childhood-sleep-patterns
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Desana Kocevska, Maria E Verhoeff, Selma Meinderts, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Frank C Verhulst, Sabine J Roza, Maartje P Luijk, Henning Tiemeier
BackgroundBrain development underlies maturation of sleep patterns throughout childhood. Intrauterine head growth-marker of early neurodevelopment-has not been associated with childhood sleep characteristics. We explored associations between ultrasonographic measures of prenatal and early postnatal neurodevelopment and childhood sleep.MethodsA total of 6,808 children from a population-based birth cohort (Generation R) were included. Head circumference (HC) and lateral ventricles size were assessed with mid- and late-pregnancy fetal ultrasounds, and with cranial ultrasound 3-20 weeks postnatally...
April 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242413/assisted-physical-exercise-for-improving-bone-strength-in-preterm-infants-less-than-35-weeks-gestation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Subhash Chandra Shaw, Mari Jeeva Sankar, Anu Thukral, Chandra Kumar Natarajan, Ashok K Deorari, Vinod K Paul, Ramesh Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of daily assisted physical exercise (starting from one week of postnatal age) on bone strength at 40 weeks of post menstrual age to no intervention in infants born between 27 and 34 weeks of gestation. DESIGN: Open-label randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care teaching hospital in northern India from 16 May, 2013 to 21 November, 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 50 preterm neonates randomized to Exercise group (n=26) or Control group (n=24)...
February 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
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