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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632498/can-early-ultrasonography-explain-the-lower-miscarriage-rates-in-twin-as-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies-following-assisted-reproduction
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Ana Póvoa, Alexandra Matias, Pedro Xavier, Isaac Blickstein
OBJECTIVE: To compare first trimester 2D conventional and 3D power Doppler angiography measures in twins and singletons following assisted reproduction. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 50 singleton and 47 twin pregnancies that eventually ended in live births. Patients were recruited from a single assisted reproductive technology (ART) center with standard treatment protocols. Obstetric ultrasound was performed at 8-9 weeks +6 days. Intervillous flow, uteroplacental circulation and uterine artery pulsatility (PI) and resistance index (RI) using two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound examination were evaluated...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627012/effect-of-betamethasone-on-fetal-pulmonary-and-umbilical-artery-doppler-velocimetry-and-relationship-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-development
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Emre Sinan Güngör, Gülşah İlhan, Hüseyin Gültekin, Ali Galip Zebitay, Serdar Cömert, Fatma Ferda Verit
OBJECTIVES: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is primarily a disease of premature neonates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of maternal betamethasone administration on the fetal pulmonary arteries (PAs) and umbilical arteries (UAs) and the correlation between RDS development and PA Doppler results. METHODS: Forty singleton pregnancies between 24 and 34 gestational weeks with a diagnosis of preterm birth were included prospectively...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619771/revealed-versus-concealed-criteria-for-placental-insufficiency-in-an-unselected-obstetric-population-in-late-pregnancy-ratio37-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacos, Marta Rial, Ilan Gull, Ladislav Krofta, Marek Lubusky, Cruz-Martinez Rogelio, Cruz-Lemini Mónica, Martinez-Rodriguez Miguel, Pamela Socias, Cristina Aleuanlli, Mauro C Parra Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5%-10% of all pregnancies, contributing to 30%-50% of stillbirths. Unfortunately, growth restriction often is not detected antenatally. The last weeks of pregnancy are critical for preventing stillbirth among babies with FGR because there is a pronounced increase in stillbirths among growth-restricted fetuses after 37 weeks of pregnancy. Here we present a protocol (V.1, 23 May 2016) for the RATIO37 trial, which evaluates an integrated strategy for accurately selecting at-risk fetuses for delivery at term...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618098/pre-labor-fetal-cardiac-function-and-its-relationship-with-intrapartum-fetal-compromise-and-neonatal-status-at-term
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Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the relationship between fetal cardiac function and Doppler parameters with intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in term appropriately grown fetuses prior to labour. Secondary outcomes were to correlate prenatal cardiac function with neonatal acid base status, intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a blinded, prospective, observational, cohort study, at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613398/fetal-and-umbilical-doppler-ultrasound-in-high-risk-pregnancies
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Zarko Alfirevic, Tamara Stampalija, Therese Dowswell
BACKGROUND: Abnormal blood flow patterns in fetal circulation detected by Doppler ultrasound may indicate poor fetal prognosis. It is also possible that false positive Doppler ultrasound findings could lead to adverse outcomes from unnecessary interventions, including preterm delivery. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of Doppler ultrasound used to assess fetal well-being in high-risk pregnancies on obstetric care and fetal outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612673/can-flavonoid-rich-chocolate-modulate-arterial-elasticity-and-pathological-uterine-artery-doppler-blood-flow-in-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
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Emma von Wowern, Per Olofsson
INTRODUCTION: Dark chocolate has shown beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and might also modulate hypertensive complications in pregnancy and uteroplacental blood flow. Increased uteroplacental resistance is associated with systemic arterial stiffness. We aimed to investigate the short-term effect of flavonoid-rich chocolate on arterial stiffness and Doppler blood flow velocimetry indexes in pregnant women with compromised uteroplacental blood flow. METHODS: Doppler blood flow velocimetry and digital pulse wave analysis (DPA) were performed in 25 women pregnant in the second and third trimesters with uterine artery (UtA) score (UAS) 3-4, before and after 3 days of ingestion of chocolate with high flavonoid and antioxidant contents...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612629/uterine-artery-pulsatility-index-in-the-first-trimester-assessment-of-inter-sonographer-and-inter-sampling-site-measurement-differences
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Piya Chaemsaithong, Yuen Ha Ting, Kwun Yue Yvonne Cheng, Chiu Yee Liona Poon, Tak Yeung Leung, Daljit Singh Sahota
OBJECTIVE: To determine inter-sonographer, intersampling site pulsatility index differences in the ascending branch of the uterine artery (UtA-PI) and their effect on detection rates (DR) for early onset preeclampsia (PE). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted including 52 women with singleton viable pregnancy at 11-13 weeks' gestation. Consecutive bilateral UtA-PI measurements were performed by two sonographers. Both sonographers hold the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) uterine artery Doppler assessment competency certificates...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611933/monochorionic-triamniotic-triplet-pregnancy-complicated-by-twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-sequence-case-report-and-literature-review
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Pingshan Pan, Guoyang Luo, Lu Tang, Jeanne D Rolle, Yuqin Qin, Quan Zeng, Jiangting Wei, Yuanfang Chen, Hongwei Wei
Background  Monochorionic-triamniotic pregnancies are rare and fraught with complications. Case  A case of monochorionic-triamniotic triplet pregnancy complicated by twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence is presented. The patient declined termination or selective fetal reduction. Triplet C was acardiac. At 24 weeks, triplet B developed polyhydramnios. At 30 weeks, polyhydramnios was seen in all three amniotic sacs, but without signs of fetal hydrops and with normal Doppler velocimetry measurements in the umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery, and ductus arteriosus of triplets A and B...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603837/the-added-value-of-f-tapse-in-the-surveillance-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-and-placental-tumors
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Sharon Perlman, Baruch Messing, Yishay Salem, Shiran Porat, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
INTRODUCTION: Fetal and placental tumors are associated with high prevalence of obstetrical complications and poor fetal outcome. The aim of our study was to assess the added value of serial fetal Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (f-TAPSE) measurements for monitoring cardiac function in cases of fetal and placental tumors. METHODS: Serial measurements of f-TAPSE were performed prospectively in fetuses referred for fetal and placental tumors. The patients were followed longitudinally every 2 weeks...
June 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600048/first-trimester-maternal-serum-analytes-and-second-trimester-uterine-artery-doppler-in-the-prediction-of-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
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Ning Yu, Hongyan Cui, Xu Chen, Ying Chang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), free β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), a disintegrin and metalloprotease 12 (ADAM12), and placenta protein 13 (PP13) in the first trimester, and uterine artery Doppler (UAD) in the second trimester, predict preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction (FGR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Maternal serum levels of PAPP-A, free β-hCG, ADAM12, and PP13 at 11-13(+6) weeks of gestation and bilateral uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) at 22-24 weeks of gestation were measured in a nested case-control study within a prospective cohort...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599229/round-ligament-varicosities-diagnosed-as-inguinal-hernia-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-series-from-two-regional-hospitals-in-japan
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Yuka Mine, Susumu Eguchi, Akihito Enjouji, Masayoshi Fukuda, Junzo Yamaguchi, Yusuke Inoue, Fumihiko Fujita, Ohzora Tsukamoto, Hideaki Masuzaki
INTRODUCTION: Round ligament varicosities (RLV) are not well-known and they are usually caused by pregnancy. Although the groin swelling of RLV mimics an inguinal hernia, it is difficult to distinguish between them through clinical examination alone, and there have been few published reports on this topic, especially from Asia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old Japanese woman complained of left groin swelling for 2 weeks at her 28th week of gestation of her first pregnancy...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591361/doppler-velocimetry-in-fetal-rats-exposed-to-enoxaparin-and-unfractionated-heparin-ufh-during-pregnancy
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Flavio Renato de Almeida Senefonte, Ricardo Dutra Aydos, Vanessa Marcon de Oliveira, Marco Antonio Costa Bósio, Ernesto Antonio Figueiró-Filho
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) administered in prophylactic and therapeutic doses on fetal vessels in healthy pregnant Wistar rats, according to Doppler velocimetry measurements. Methods: Fifty animals were assigned to one of five groups: controls (saline), prophylactic and therapeutic enoxaparin (1 and 2 mg/kg/day, respectively), and prophylactic and therapeutic UFH (72 and 400 UI/kg/day, respectively). Uterine horns were examined by ultrasound for identification of live fetuses...
May 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587344/acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-fistula-due-to-a-previous-cornual-pregnancy-with-placenta-accreta-a-case-report
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Dongdong Guan, Jie Wang, Liju Zong, Shan Li, You-Zhong Zhang
The present report describes a case of an acquired uterine arteriovenous fistula, which, following surgery and postoperative pathological analysis, was confirmed as a previous cornual pregnancy with placenta accreta. The patient was a 37-year-old woman (gravida 3; para 2) who had previously delivered two children via cesarean section (in 2004 and 2010, respectively) and also had a spontaneous abortion (2008). She had experienced continuous menstrual bleeding for ~20 days and had a history of prolonged (~30 days) vaginal bleeding 13 months earlier...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580445/association-of-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-leptin-concentrations-and-abnormal-color-doppler-indices-of-umbilical-artery-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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Elahe Zareaan, Mitra Heidarpour, Elham Kargarzadeh, Maryam Moshfeghi
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition with heterogeneous pathophysiology which characterized by fetal weight less than the tenth percentile for gestational age. Several factors have impact on maternal, placental and fetal due to growth restriction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between levels of leptin in the cord, and serum leptin of mothers also abnormal color Doppler indices of umbilical artery with fetal growth restriction...
March 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579623/reference-curve-for-the-mean-uterine-artery-pulsatility-index-in-singleton-pregnancies
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Alexander Weichert, Andreas Hagen, Michael Tchirikov, Ilka B Fuchs, Wolfgang Henrich, Michael Entezami
INTRODUCTION: Doppler sonography of the uterine artery (UA) is done to monitor pregnancies, because the detected flow patterns are useful to draw inferences about possible disorders of trophoblast invasion. Increased resistance in the UA is associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia and/or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and perinatal mortality. In the absence of standardized figures, the normal ranges of the various available reference curves sometimes differ quite substantially from one another...
May 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573882/variation-in-definition-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-routine-antenatal-care-a-physician-survey-among-gynecologists-in-northwest-germany
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Sinja Alexandra Ernst, Tilman Brand, Knud Petersen, Hajo Zeeb
OBJECTIVE: To assess how intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined by gynecologists in routine practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed primary care gynecologists in Bremen and Lower Saxony, Northwest Germany, between January and July 2014. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data; consensus was considered as 90% agreement among the respondents. Multiple logistic regression models were performed for the associations between respondents' background characteristics and choice of the small for gestational age (SGA) cut-off values...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570613/clinical-ultrasound-and-molecular-biomarkers-for-early-prediction-of-large-for-gestational-age-infants-in-nulliparous-women-an-international-prospective-cohort-study
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Matias C Vieira, Lesley M E McCowan, Alexandra Gillett, Lucilla Poston, Elaine Fyfe, Gustaaf A Dekker, Philip N Baker, James J Walker, Louise C Kenny, Dharmintra Pasupathy
OBJECTIVE: To develop a prediction model for term infants born large for gestational age (LGA) by customised birthweight centiles. METHODS: International prospective cohort of nulliparous women with singleton pregnancy recruited to the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study. LGA was defined as birthweight above the 90th customised centile, including adjustment for parity, ethnicity, maternal height and weight, fetal gender and gestational age. Clinical risk factors, ultrasound parameters and biomarkers at 14-16 or 19-21 weeks were combined into a prediction model for LGA infants at term using stepwise logistic regression in a training dataset...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570600/3d-fractional-moving-blood-volume-3d-fmbv-demonstrates-decreased-first-trimester-placental-vascularity-in-pre-eclampsia-but-not-the-term-small-for-gestation-age-baby
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Sally L Collins, Alec W Welsh, Lawrence Impey, J Alison Noble, Gordon N Stevenson
OBJECTIVE: To undertake an observational study to see whether first trimester placental vascularity, measured with a standardized power Doppler index: 3D-FMBV, is different in pregnancies which either develop pre-eclampsia or lead to term, normotensive small for gestational age (SGA) babies. METHODS: Women were scanned between 11 and 13+6 weeks. The placental volume (sPlaV) was estimated using our previously validated semi-automated tool. Estimates of 3D-FMBV were generated from the raw power Doppler signal for the whole utero-placental interface, UPI (FMBV-UPI) and 5mm into the placenta (FMBV-IVS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559852/is-abdominal-fetal-electrocardiography-an-alternative-to-doppler-ultrasound-for-fhr-variability-evaluation
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Janusz Jezewski, Janusz Wrobel, Adam Matonia, Krzysztof Horoba, Radek Martinek, Tomasz Kupka, Michal Jezewski
Great expectations are connected with application of indirect fetal electrocardiography (FECG), especially for home telemonitoring of pregnancy. Evaluation of fetal heart rate (FHR) variability, when determined from FECG, uses the same criteria as for FHR signal acquired classically-through ultrasound Doppler method (US). Therefore, the equivalence of those two methods has to be confirmed, both in terms of recognizing classical FHR patterns: baseline, accelerations/decelerations (A/D), long-term variability (LTV), as well as evaluating the FHR variability with beat-to-beat accuracy-short-term variability (STV)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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