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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635180/renal-vascularization-indexes-and-fetal-hemodynamics-in-fetuses-with-growth-restriction
#1
Giovana Farina Doro, Janaína Campos Senra, Agatha Sacramento Rodrigues, Seizo Miyadahira, Renata Lopes Ribeiro, Rossana Pulcinelli Vieira, Lisandra Stein Bernardes
OBJECTIVE: To identify the correlation between the renal vascularization index (VI), the flow index (FI) and the vascularization and flow index (VFI) and placental and fetal hemodynamics in fetuses with growth restriction. METHOD: Bidimensional ultrasound and three-dimensional power Doppler with the VOCAL technique were used to determine the renal vascular indexes and fetal and placental hemodynamics in fetuses below the 10(th) percentile for fetal weight. Partial correlation analysis (controlled for renal depth and gestational age) was performed...
June 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627012/effect-of-betamethasone-on-fetal-pulmonary-and-umbilical-artery-doppler-velocimetry-and-relationship-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-development
#2
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/28624828/unique-imaging-features-enabling-the-prenatal-diagnosis-of-developmental-venous-anomalies-a-persistent-echogenic-brain-lesion-drained-by-a-collecting-vein-in-contrast-with-normal-brain-parenchyma-on-mri
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Karina Krajden Haratz, Alon Peled, Boris Weizman, Liat Gindes, Mordechai Tamarkin, Dorit Lev, Dvora Kidron, Liat Ben-Sira, Gustavo Malinger, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Zvi Leibovitz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prenatal imaging features enabling diagnosis of developmental venous anomalies (DVA). METHODS: Four fetuses with unexplained persistent echogenic parenchymal brain lesions were studied. The evaluation included dedicated neurosonography, fetal MRI, serology for intrauterine infection, screening for coagulation abnormalities, and chromosomal microarray. Postnatal neurodevelopmental follow-up or autopsy results were assessed. RESULTS: DVA presented as very slowly growing echogenic brain lesions without cystic components, calcifications, or structural changes on otherwise normal neurosonographic scans performed at 2- to 3-week intervals...
June 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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
#7
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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/28612629/uterine-artery-pulsatility-index-in-the-first-trimester-assessment-of-inter-sonographer-and-inter-sampling-site-measurement-differences
#8
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
#9
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/28611142/bilateral-persistent-fetal-vasculature-mimicker-of-retinoblastoma
#10
Jogender Kumar, Arushi Yadav
We describe a case of bilateral persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) in a 3-month-old boy who presented with bilateral white pupillary reflex and a possible diagnosis of retinoblastoma. On ultrasonography, there was an echogenic band in the posterior segment of both eyes which connected the posterior surface of the lens capsule to the optic disc. Colour Doppler revealed the presence of vascularity in the band along its entire length. No calcification or mass lesion was seen. These findings are diagnostic of PFV...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603837/the-added-value-of-f-tapse-in-the-surveillance-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-and-placental-tumors
#11
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/28602206/strain-rate-in-children-and-young-piglets-mirrors-changes-in-contractility-and-demonstrates-a-force-frequency-relationship
#12
Silvia V Alvarez, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Mohammed Alhabdan, Jesus S Lomelin, Michal Kantoch, Joseph Atallah, Lisa K Hornberger, James Y Coe, Po-Yin Cheung, Edythe B Tham, Kandice Mah, Lily Lin, Lindsay Mills, Nee S Khoo
BACKGROUND: In adult humans and pig models, strain rate (SR) correlates strongly with invasive measures of contractility but does not demonstrate a force-frequency relationship, which is a fundamental behavior of myocardial contraction. Given the considerable maturational changes of the myocardium from fetal stages to adulthood, extrapolation of adult findings to the young heart may not be appropriate. We sought to evaluate the SR response of the immature heart to increased heart rate (HR) and inotropic stimulation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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
#13
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/28596740/ultrasound-imaging-of-mouse-fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage-due-to-ischemia-reperfusion
#14
Kenichi Funamoto, Takuya Ito, Kiyoe Funamoto, Clarissa L Velayo, Yoshitaka Kimura
Despite vast improvement in perinatal care during the 30 years, the incidence rate of neonatal encephalopathy remains unchanged without any further Progress towards preventive strategies for the clinical impasse. Antenatal brain injury including fetal intracranial hemorrhage caused by ischemia/reperfusion is known as one of the primary triggers of neonatal injury. However, the mechanisms of antenatal brain injury are poorly understood unless better predictive models of the disease are developed. Here we show a mouse model for fetal intracranial hemorrhage in vivo developed to investigate the actual timing of hypoxia-ischemic events and their related mechanisms of injury...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595604/functionality-and-acceptability-of-a-wireless-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-device-in-term-pregnant-women-in-rural-southwestern-uganda
#15
Godfrey R Mugyenyi, Esther C Atukunda, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline Boatin, Blair J Wylie, Jessica E Haberer
BACKGROUND: Over 3 million stillbirths occur annually in sub Saharan Africa; most occur intrapartum and are largely preventable. The standard of care for fetal heart rate (FHR) assessment in most sub-Saharan African settings is a Pinard Stethoscope, limiting observation to one person, at one point in time. We aimed to test the functionality and acceptability of a wireless FHR monitor that could allow for expanded monitoring capacity in rural Southwestern Uganda. METHODS: In a mixed method prospective study, we enrolled 1) non-laboring healthy term pregnant women to wear the device for 30 min and 2) non-study clinicians to observe its use...
June 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591361/doppler-velocimetry-in-fetal-rats-exposed-to-enoxaparin-and-unfractionated-heparin-ufh-during-pregnancy
#16
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/28580445/association-of-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-leptin-concentrations-and-abnormal-color-doppler-indices-of-umbilical-artery-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#17
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/28573882/variation-in-definition-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-routine-antenatal-care-a-physician-survey-among-gynecologists-in-northwest-germany
#18
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
#19
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/28567130/villous-tree-model-with-active-contractions-for-estimating-blood-flow-conditions-in-the-human-placenta
#20
Yoko Kato, Michelle L Oyen, Graham J Burton
BACKGROUND: In the human placenta, maternal and fetal bloods exchange substances through the surface of the villous trees: the fetal blood circulates in the villous trees, around which the maternal blood circulates. The blood flows directly influence fetal growth. Stem villi, the main supports of the villous tree, have contractile cells along the axes, whose contractions are expected to influence the blood circulations in the placenta. The displacement is neither measurable nor predictable while non-invasive measurements such as umbilical Doppler waveforms are helpful to predict the histological changes of the villous trees and vascularization in the placenta...
2017: Open Biomedical Engineering Journal
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