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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282781/fetal-brain-anomalies-detection-during-the-first-trimester-expanding-the-scope-of-antenatal-sonography
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Eldad Katorza, Itai Gat, Nir Duvdevani, Nir Meller, Noam Pardo, Eran Barzilay, Reuven Achiron
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe fetal brain anomalies identified during nuchal translucency (NT) examination and their clinical management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we evaluated charts of pregnant women performed the first trimester scan (FTS) between 1.1.2011 and 31.12.14 in a tertiary referral center. Study population consisted of 952 patients scheduled for routine NT scan for aneuploidy screening between 11.0 and 13...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274007/facial-dysmorphism-an-unreported-teratogenicity-with-levetiracetam
#2
Jyotsana Gupta, Sandhya Jain, Shalini Rajaram, Neerja Goel, Bindiya Gupta
Levetiracetam (LEV) is a relatively newer anticonvulsant drug used to treat epilepsy and is approved by United States Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA). The drug binds to a synaptic vesicle glycoprotein and inhibits presynaptic calcium channels, thus reducing neurotransmitter release. Commonly reported side effects include drowsiness, weakness, unsteady gait, mood changes and loss of appetite. Like most other antiepileptics, it is a Category C drug in pregnancy. We report the first case of facial dysmorphism in the neonate of a mother taking LEV antenatally...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219015/the-expectations-of-antenatal-screening-and-experiences-of-the-first-trimester-screening-scan
#3
Maarit Nykänen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Reija Klemetti
AIM: to describe the expectations to and knowledge of antenatal screening of expecting parents, and their experiences concerning the first-trimester screening scan. DESIGN: survey study with a consecutive sampling method. SETTING: two hospital districts in Finland, namely the capital area and Eastern Finland. Together these two districts include the six different municipal units in which the first-trimester screening scans discussed in the study were done during spring 2015...
February 15, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206709/women-who-choose-cfdna-testing-should-not-be-denied-1-st-trimester-anatomy-scan
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Zarko Alfirevic, Catia M Bilardo, Laurent J Salomon, Ann Tabor
It is important to acknowledge that modern antenatal care includes a variety of screening programmes. Each of them should be evaluated in their own right and, when clinical effectiveness is proven, integrated in the antenatal care in the most cost-effective fashion. Screening for common aneuploidies and fetal anomalies are two such programmes which are routinely offered world-wide. Both screening programmes include components that interact with each other which leads to a considerable confusion in the debate about their evaluation and implementation...
February 16, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205207/home-uterine-monitoring-for-detecting-preterm-labour
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REVIEW
Christine Urquhart, Rosemary Currell, Francoise Harlow, Liz Callow
BACKGROUND: To reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with preterm birth, home uterine activity monitoring aims for early detection of increased contraction frequency, and early intervention with tocolytic drugs to inhibit labour and prolong pregnancy. However, the effectiveness of such monitoring is disputed. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether home uterine activity monitoring is effective in improving the outcomes for women and their infants considered to be at high risk of preterm birth, when compared with care that does not include home uterine activity monitoring...
February 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203309/a-recurrent-case-of-pentalogy-of-cantrell-a-rare-case-with-sonological-findings-and-review-of-literature
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Srinivas M Naren Satya, Kamala Retnam Mayilvaganan, Ivvala Sai Prathyusha, Munnangi Satya Gautam, Deepthi Raidu, V N Amogh
BACKGROUND: Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC) is an extremely rare and complex congenital anomaly. Ultrasound is a valuable, safe, nonionizing, cost effective, widely available, and easily reproducible imaging tool and is indispensible in the diagnosis of POC. Despite the rarity of POC, it is imperative for a radiologist to be aware of its wide spectrum of presentation on ultrasound in first trimester of gestation. Most reported cases in literature till now have been sporadic. In this paper, we aimed to report for the first time in literature, a recurrent case of POC detected in the first trimester in a mother whose previous pregnancy also was terminated in the second trimester medically due to the ultrasound diagnosis of POC...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179697/antenatal-renal-pelvic-dilatation-and-foetal-outcomes-review-of-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-karachi-pakistan
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Ruqiya Afroz, Shafia Shakoor, Muhammad Sohail Salat, Shama Munim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of antenatal renal pelvic dilatation to evaluate antenatal resolution/ progression and post-natal outcome. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of all women found with renal pelvic dilatation in antenatal scans between January 2011 and December 2013. A cut-off of 5mm was used to diagnose renal pelvic dilatation. Renal pelvic dilatation was categorised into three groups: mild (5-6mm in second trimester and 5-9mm in third trimester), moderate (7-10mm in second trimester and 10-15 in third) and severe (more than 10mm in second trimester and more than 15mm in third trimester)...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134669/prenatal-imaging-findings-in-fetal-zika-virus-infection
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Edward Araujo Júnior, Francisco H C Carvalho, Gabriele Tonni, Heron Werner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to report the most recent observations concerning intrauterine Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and associated neuroimaging. RECENT FINDINGS: ZIKV outbreak in Brazil in 2015 was associated with an impressive registration of cases of congenital microcephaly in women with symptoms suggestive of ZIKV infection. Clinical and laboratory testing for ZIKV and hypothetic etiopathogenetic mechanisms are described. Diagnostic tests on blood, urine and amniotic fluid should be performed in all mothers with symptoms suggestive of intrauterine ZIKV infection...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133847/fetal-megacystis-prediction-of-spontaneous-resolution-and-outcome
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F Fontanella, L Duin, P N Adama van Scheltema, T E Cohen-Overbeek, E Pajkrt, M Bekker, C Willekes, C J Bax, C M Bilardo
OBJECTIVES: To predict likelihood of spontaneous resolution during fetal life and postnatal outcome of fetal megacystis, diagnosed in all trimesters in pregnancy. METHODS: This was a national retrospective cohort study. Fetal megacystis was defined in the first trimester as a longitudinal bladder diameter (LBD) ≥ 7 mm, and in the 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimester as an enlarged bladder failing to empty during the entire extended ultrasound (US) examination. LBD and GA at resolution were investigated as of likelihood of resolution and of postnatal outcome, respectively...
January 30, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079045/hernia-of-the-umbilical-cord-associated-with-a-patent-omphalomesenteric-duct
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M Raicevic, I Filipovic, S Sindjic-Antunovic
Congenital hernia of the cord is a different type of ventral abdominal wall defect in which the bowel usually herniates into the base of normally inserted umbilical cord through a patent umbilical ring. It is rare congenital anomaly with incidence of 1 in 5000. Although it was described as a distinct entity since 1920s it is often misdiagnosed as a small omphalocele. We present an unusal case of term male newborn with umbilical cord hernia associated with patent omphalomesenteric duct. The diagnose was made after birth despite antenatal ultrasound scans and it is managed successfully with uneventful recovery...
January 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999804/perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-patients-who-were-diagnosed-with-neural-tube-defect-in-midtrimester-fetal-ultrasound-scan-and-refused-request-for-termination-of-pregnancy
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Rauf Melekoglu, Sevil Eraslan, Ebru Celik, Yavuz Simsek
Objectives. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the perinatal and neonatal outcomes of patients who were diagnosed with neural tube defect (NTD) in the midtrimester fetal ultrasound scan and refused the request for termination of pregnancy. Material and Methods. The records of 69 patients, for whom NTD was detected in the midtrimester fetal ultrasound scan and who preferred the continuation of the pregnancy after comprehensive counselling about the possible prognosis and treatment options during the period between January 2011 and February 2016, were reviewed retrospectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994858/renal-tubular-dysgenesis-antenatal-ultrasound-scanning-and-molecular-investigations-in-a-saudi-arabian-family
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Mohamed H Al-Hamed, Wesam Kurdi, Nada Alsahan, Qaamariya Ambosaidi, Maha Tulbah, John A Sayer
Autosomal recessive renal tubular dysgenesis (RTD) is a rare lethal disease affecting renal development before birth. RTD is manifested by anuria and severe hypotension resulting in oligohydramnios and birth defects known as Potter's syndrome. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in genes encoding components of the renin-angiotensin system (ACE, AGT, AGTR1 and REN) have been reported to cause RTD. A consanguineous family with a history of multiple stillbirths was investigated using prenatal ultrasound and molecular genetic analysis of an affected foetus...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981284/complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-in-the-era-of-prenatal-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Daniel Mureşan, Claudiu Mărginean, Gabriela Zaharie, Florin Stamatian, Ioana Cristina Rotar
Complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD) is a fetal cardiac malformation (5% of all cardiac malformations) that can be detected prenatally with a reserved prognosis. The diagnosis can be suspected early at the end of the first trimester using the transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound approach. Generally, the diagnostic can be established during the mid-trimester scan at 19-24 weeks of gestation. The percentage of antenatal diagnostic of CAVSD is between 57-92%. This review aims to analyze the anatomical principles and the ultrasound techniques that can improve the prenatal diagnosis of CAVSD...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965887/evaluating-acupuncture-and-standard-care-for-pregnant-women-with-back-pain-the-ease-back-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-isrctn49955124
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Annette Bishop, Reuben Ogollah, Bernadette Bartlam, Panos Barlas, Melanie A Holden, Khaled M Ismail, Sue Jowett, Martyn Lewis, Alison Lloyd, Christine Kettle, Jesse Kigozi, Nadine E Foster
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) and pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy are common and often accepted as a 'normal' part of pregnancy. Many women receive little in the way of treatment, and yet pain interferes with sleep, daily activities and work and leads to increasing requests for induction of labour or elective caesarean section. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a full RCT evaluating the benefit of acupuncture for pregnancy-related back pain. METHODS: This study is a single-centre, three-arm pilot RCT in one large maternity unit and associated antenatal and physiotherapy clinics...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943388/is-the-short-axis-view-of-the-fetal-heart-useful-in-improving-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-outlet-ventricular-septal-defects
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Andrea Dall'Asta, Claudio Cavalli, Letizia Galli, Nicola Volpe, Adi Weiss, Christine Tita Kaihura, Aldo Agnetti, Tiziana Frusca, Tullio Ghi
OBJECTIVES: Outlet ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are usually suspected on the five-chamber view of the fetal heart; however, postnatal confirmation occurs only in a small number of cases. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the systematic assessment of the short axis view may improve the prediction of prenatally detected outlet VSDs. METHODS: Cases where isolated outlet VSD was suspected on the five-chamber view were assessed by using the short axis scanning plane for confirmation of the defect...
December 11, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907850/automated-annotation-and-quantitative-description-of-ultrasound-videos-of-the-fetal-heart
#16
Christopher P Bridge, Christos Ioannou, J Alison Noble
Interpretation of ultrasound videos of the fetal heart is crucial for the antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). We believe that automated image analysis techniques could make an important contribution towards improving CHD detection rates. However, to our knowledge, no previous work has been done in this area. With this goal in mind, this paper presents a framework for tracking the key variables that describe the content of each frame of freehand 2D ultrasound scanning videos of the healthy fetal heart...
November 19, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905202/care-in-subsequent-pregnancies-following-stillbirth-an-international-survey-of-parents
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A M Wojcieszek, F M Boyle, J M Belizán, J Cassidy, P Cassidy, Jjhm Erwich, L Farrales, M M Gross, Aep Heazell, S H Leisher, T Mills, M Murphy, K Pettersson, C Ravaldi, J Ruidiaz, D Siassakos, R M Silver, C Storey, A Vannacci, P Middleton, D Ellwood, V Flenady
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of additional care, and parents' perceptions of quality, respectful care, in pregnancies subsequent to stillbirth. DESIGN: Multi-language web-based survey. SETTING: International. POPULATION: A total of 2716 parents, from 40 high- and middle-income countries. METHODS: Data were obtained from a broader survey of parents' experiences following stillbirth. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and stratified by geographic region...
November 30, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890829/antenatal-exposure-to-antidepressants-is-associated-with-altered-brain-development-in-very-preterm-born-neonates
#18
Samantha K Podrebarac, Emma G Duerden, Vann Chau, Ruth E Grunau, Anne Synnes, Tim F Oberlander, Steven P Miller
BACKGROUND: Antenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is associated with an enhanced risk of preterm birth. Very preterm-born neonates (<32weeks' gestation) antenatally-exposed to SSRIs may show altered brain development. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether antenatal-SSRI exposure was associated with adverse neonatal brain microstructural and metabolic development using diffusion tensor and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. DESIGN/METHODS: Of 177 neonates enrolled, 14 (8%) were antenatally exposed to SSRIs...
November 25, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889681/change-over-time-in-women-s-views-and-experiences-of-maternity-care-in-england-1995-2014-a-comparison-using-survey-data
#19
Jane Henderson, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: there have been changes in maternity care policy over the last 20 years and women's experience, continuity and satisfaction with care have become more prominent. However there has been no research examining changes over time in women's reported experience. METHODS: this study used secondary analysis of data collected in four postal surveys of maternity care experiences in 1995, 2006, 2010 and 2014. In each case women who had delivered in a specified time period in England were randomly sampled and sent a questionnaire three months after the birth...
January 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882752/-bronchopulmonary-sequestration
#20
J Bombová, M Lubušký
OBJECTIVE: To describe the case of prenatal diagnosis of bronchopulmonary sequestration and compelete spontaneous antenatal regresion of the lesion. DESIGN: Case report and review of the literature. SETTING: Complex Cancer Center Novy Jicin, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Palacky University Hospital Olomouc. CASE REPORT: We describe the case reports about the complete regression of a quite large bronchopulmonary sequestration during pregnancy...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
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