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#1
Cristina Martínez-Payo, Isabel Bada-Bosch, María Martínez-Moya, Tirso Pérez-Medina
AIM: Detection of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood is a type of noninvasive prenatal diagnosis test (NIPT), which has already been known for some time but has not yet been introduced in most of public hospitals in Spain. How the implementation of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in a contingent protocol has influenced the aneuploidy screening in our hospital is described. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients with positive combined screening were compared: the first one (years 2012-2013, 5747 patients) from a period of time in which the protocol valid until March 2016 - that included the use of invasive procedures - was applied; and the second one in which the current protocol - that included NIPT versus invasive procedures - was applied (first 7 months after protocol implementation, 898 patients)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744057/discordant-nipt-result-in-a-viable-trisomy-21-pregnancy-due-to-prolonged-contribution-to-cfdna-by-a-demised-trisomy-14-cotwin
#2
Ron Hochstenbach, Martin G Elferink, Patrick H A van Zon, Klaske D Lichtenbelt, Jeske van Harssel, Heleen Schuring-Blom, Godelieve C M L Page-Christiaens
One of the confounders in noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is the vanishing twin phenomenon. Prolonged contribution to the maternal Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) pool by cytotrophoblasts representing a demised, aneuploid cotwin may lead to a false-positive outcome for a normal, viable twin. We show that a vanishing trisomy-14 twin contributes to cfDNA for more than 2 weeks after demise.
May 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714113/noninvasive-prenatal-testing-a-survey-of-young-future-parents-in-flanders
#3
Pascal Borry, Maddalena Favaretto, Ann Batthyany, Eline Boey, Sophie Van Tongerloo, Marc Dooms, Isabelle Huys
AIM: To explore the opinions of young (future) parents toward noninvasive prenatal testing. MATERIALS & METHODS: A questionnaire was administrated. RESULTS:  A total of 1006 surveys were completed by visitors of 40 secondhand clothing fairs spread equally over Flanders (Belgium). The respondents expressed an overall positive opinion toward the use and implementation of a noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT). Most respondents claimed that they would test their unborn child for genetic disorders, even if this was to result in a termination of the pregnancy...
January 2018: Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700947/fetal-rhd-genotyping-is-a-cost-effective-option-for-supporting-targeted-anti-d-prophylaxis-in-d-negative-pregnancies
#4
Shubha Allard, Edwin Massey
The prevalence of D negativity varies considerably between different ethnic groups and this in turn influences the risk of a D negative mother carrying a D positive baby. In England it has been estimated that nearly 40% of D negative women will be carrying a D negative fetus and accordingly do not require anti D prophylaxis. The availability of high-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (HT NIPT) for the fetal RHD genotype allows such women to avoid unnecessary treatment with anti-D immunoglobulin and in 2016...
April 26, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695408/ethics-of-routine-a-critical-analysis-of-the-concept-of-routinisation-in-prenatal-screening
#5
Adriana Kater-Kuipers, Inez D de Beaufort, Robert-Jan H Galjaard, Eline M Bunnik
In the debate surrounding the introduction of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in prenatal screening programmes, the concept of routinisation is often used to refer to concerns and potential negative consequences of the test. A literature analysis shows that routinisation has many different meanings, which can be distinguished in three major versions of the concept. Each of these versions comprises several inter-related fears and concerns regarding prenatal screening and particularly regarding NIPT in three areas: (1) informed choice, (2) freedom to choose and (3) consequences for people with a disability...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661182/women-s-perspectives-on-the-ethical-implications-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-a-qualitative-analysis-to-inform-health-policy-decisions
#6
Meredith Vanstone, Alexandra Cernat, Jeff Nisker, Lisa Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a technology which provides information about fetal genetic characteristics (including sex) very early in pregnancy by examining fetal DNA obtained from a sample of maternal blood. NIPT is a morally complex technology that has advanced quickly to market with a strong push from industry developers, leaving many areas of uncertainty still to be resolved, and creating a strong need for health policy that reflects women's social and ethical values...
April 16, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618827/niptmer-rapid-k-mer-based-software-package-for-detection-of-fetal-aneuploidies
#7
Martin Sauk, Olga Žilina, Ants Kurg, Eva-Liina Ustav, Maire Peters, Priit Paluoja, Anne Mari Roost, Hindrek Teder, Priit Palta, Nathalie Brison, Joris R Vermeesch, Kaarel Krjutškov, Andres Salumets, Lauris Kaplinski
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a recent and rapidly evolving method for detecting genetic lesions, such as aneuploidies, of a fetus. However, there is a need for faster and cheaper laboratory and analysis methods to make NIPT more widely accessible. We have developed a novel software package for detection of fetal aneuploidies from next-generation low-coverage whole genome sequencing data. Our tool - NIPTmer - is based on counting pre-defined per-chromosome sets of unique k-mers from raw sequencing data, and applying linear regression model on the counts...
April 4, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605711/fetal-cell-free-dna-fraction-in-maternal-plasma-for-the-prediction-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Nobuhiro Suzumori, Akihiko Sekizawa, Takeshi Ebara, Osamu Samura, Aiko Sasaki, Rina Akaishi, Seiji Wada, Haruka Hamanoue, Fumiki Hirahara, Haruna Izumi, Hideaki Sawai, Hiroaki Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki, Takahiro Yamashita, Takashi Okai, Yoshimasa Kamei, Akira Namba, Jun Murotsuki, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Akimune Fukushima, Kazufumi Haino, Shinya Tairaku, Keiichi Matsubara, Kazutoshi Maeda, Takashi Kaji, Masanobu Ogawa, Hisao Osada, Haruki Nishizawa, Yoko Okamoto, Takeshi Kanagawa, Aiko Kakigano, Michihiro Kitagawa, Masaki Ogawa, Shunichiro Izumi, Yukiko Katagiri, Naoki Takeshita, Yasuyo Kasai, Katsuhiko Naruse, Reiko Neki, Hisashi Masuyama, Maki Hyodo, Yukie Kawano, Takashi Ohba, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Atsushi Watanabe, Nahoko Shirato, Junko Yotsumoto, Miyuki Nishiyama, Tatsuko Hirose, Haruhiko Sago
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the fetal fractions during non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in singleton pregnancies according to gestational age and maternal characteristics to evaluate the utility of this parameter for the prediction of pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). STUDY DESIGN: This study was a multicenter prospective cohort study. The present data were collected from women whose NIPT results were negative...
May 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595011/-incidental-findings-of-maternal-genetic-abnormalities-during-non-invasive-prenatal-screening
#9
F Léonard, Renaud Gueben, Robin Gueben, B Grisart, C Van Linthout
The non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) has recently been added in our clinical practice. Sensitivity and specificity of this method in the common fetal aneuploidies screening is about 99 %. This technique remains a screening test, not a diagnosis test, because false positive or negative results exist. The discordant results are explained by the method itself witch analyses the whole free circulating DNA in the maternal blood: the fetal DNA from trophoblastic cells lysing but also the maternal DNA. Placenta confined mosaic is the main false positive cause reported in the literature...
March 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580376/high-throughput-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-fetal-rhesus-d-status-in-rhd-negative-women-not-known-to-be-sensitised-to-the-rhd-antigen-a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#10
Pedro Saramago, Huiqin Yang, Alexis Llewellyn, Ruth Walker, Melissa Harden, Stephen Palmer, Susan Griffin, Mark Simmonds
BACKGROUND: High-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal rhesus (D antigen) (RhD) status could avoid unnecessary treatment with routine anti-D immunoglobulin for RhD-negative women carrying a RhD-negative fetus, although this may lead to an increased risk of RhD sensitisations. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness and implementation of high-throughput NIPT and to develop a cost-effectiveness model...
March 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575086/application-of-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-in-pregnancies-with-fetal-double-bubble-sign-is-it-feasible
#11
Lv-Yin Huang, Li Zhen, Min Pan, Jin Han, Xin Yang, Dong-Zhi Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application of noninvasive prenatal testing as an alternative to invasive diagnostic testing in pregnancies with the double bubble sign. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 92 pregnancies with fetal double bubble identified by prenatal ultrasound, in which invasive diagnostic testing was performed for genetic investigations using quantitative fluorescence PCR and chromosomal microarray. Noninvasive prenatal testing was assumed to provide to patients for screening for the common aneuploidies...
March 25, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550971/talking-points-women-s-information-needs-for-informed-decision-making-about-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-for-down-syndrome
#12
Aimée C Dane, Madelyn Peterson, Yvette D Miller
Adequate knowledge is a vital component of informed decision-making; however, we do not know what information women value when making decisions about noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). The current study aimed to identify women's information needs for decision-making about NIPT as a first-tier, non-contingent test with out-of-pocket expense and, in turn, inform best practice by specifying the information that should be prioritized when providing pre-test counseling to women in a time-limited scenario or space-limited decision support tool...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544746/non-invasive-prenatal-testing-in-detecting-sex-chromosome-aneuploidy-a-large-scale-study-in-xuzhou-area-of-china
#13
Feng Suo, Chuangxia Wang, Tianya Liu, Yuan Fang, Qin Wu, Maosheng Gu, Lingshan Gou
BACKGROUND: Cell-free fetal DNA are widely used in the prenatal genetic testing during recent years. In the present study, we tried to investigate the clinical practical feasibility of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for prenatal sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) analysis among pregnancies in Xuzhou area of China. METHODS: Among a cohort of 8384 pregnancies, maternal plasma samples from our prenatal diagnosis center was subject to the analysis for SCA using NIPT detection...
March 12, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540801/imaging-single-dna-molecules-for-high-precision-nipt
#14
Fredrik Dahl, Olle Ericsson, Olof Karlberg, Filip Karlsson, Mathias Howell, Fredrik Persson, Fredrik Roos, Johan Stenberg, Tarja Ahola, Ida Alftrén, Björn Andersson, Emelie Barkenäs, Birgit Brandner, Jenny Dahlberg, Sara Elfman, Magnus Eriksson, Per-Ola Forsgren, Niels Francois, Anna Gousseva, Faizan Hakamali, Åsa Janfalk-Carlsson, Henrik Johansson, Johanna Lundgren, Atefeh Mohsenchian, Linus Olausson, Simon Olofsson, Atif Qureshi, Björn Skarpås, Anna Sävneby, Eva Åström, Ove Öhman, Magnus Westgren, Helena Kopp-Kallner, Aino Fianu-Jonasson, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros Nicolaides
Cell-free DNA analysis is becoming adopted for first line aneuploidy screening, however for most healthcare programs, cost and workflow complexity is limiting adoption of the test. We report a novel cost effective method, the Vanadis NIPT assay, designed for high precision digitally-enabled measurement of chromosomal aneuploidies in maternal plasma. Reducing NIPT assay complexity is achieved by using novel molecular probe technology that specifically label target chromosomes combined with a new readout format using a nanofilter to enrich single molecules for imaging and counting without DNA amplification, microarrays or sequencing...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531245/using-massively-parallel-shotgun-sequencing-of-maternal-plasmatic-cell-free-dna-for-cytomegalovirus-dna-detection-during-pregnancy-a-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Virginie Chesnais, Alban Ott, Emmanuel Chaplais, Samuel Gabillard, Diego Pallares, Christelle Vauloup-Fellous, Alexandra Benachi, Jean-Marc Costa, Eric Ginoux
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) primary infections of pregnant women can lead to congenital infections of the fetus that could have severe impacts on the health of the newborn. Recent studies have shown that 10-100 billion DNA fragments per milliliter of plasma are circulating cell-free. The study of this DNA has rapidly expanding applications to non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). In this study, we have shown that we can detect viral specific reads in the massively parallel shotgun sequencing (MPSS) NIPT data...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530134/new-screen-on-the-block-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-fetal-chromosomal-abnormalities
#16
Sara Filoche, Beverley Lawton, Angela Beard, Anthony Dowell, Peter Stone
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a new screen for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. It is a screening test based on technology that involves the analysis of feto-placental DNA that is present in maternal blood. This DNA is then analysed for abnormalities of specific chromosomes (eg 13, 18, 21, X, Y). NIPT has a much higher screening capability for chromosomal abnormalities than current combined first trimester screening, with ~99% sensitivity for trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and at least a 10-fold higher positive predictive value...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507621/non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-chromosomal-aneuploidies-and-microdeletion-syndrome-using-fetal-nucleated-red-blood-cells-isolated-by-nanostructure-microchips
#17
Chun Feng, Zhaobo He, Bo Cai, Jianhong Peng, Jieping Song, Xuechen Yu, Yue Sun, Jing Yuan, Xingzhong Zhao, Yuanzhen Zhang
Detection of detached fetal nucleated red blood cells (fNRBCs) in the maternal peripheral blood may serve as a prospective testing method competing with the cell-free DNA, in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Methods: Herein, we introduce a facile and effective lab-on-a-chip method of fNRBCs detection using a capture-releasing material that is composed of biotin-doped polypyrrole nanoparticles. To enhance local topographic interactions between the nano-components and fNRBC, a specific antibody, CD147, coated on the nanostructured substrate led to the isolation of fNRBCs from maternal peripheral blood...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474437/validation-of-a-snp-based-non-invasive-prenatal-test-to-detect-the-fetal-22q11-2-deletion-in-maternal-plasma-samples
#18
Harini Ravi, Gabriel McNeill, Shruti Goel, Steven D Meltzer, Nathan Hunkapiller, Allison Ryan, Brynn Levy, Zachary P Demko
INTRODUCTION: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for aneuploidy using cell-free DNA in maternal plasma has been widely adopted. Recently, NIPT coverage has expanded to detect subchromosomal abnormalities including the 22q11.2 deletion. Validation of a SNP-based NIPT for detection of 22q11.2 deletions demonstrating a high sensitivity (97.8%) and specificity (99.75%) has been reported. We sought to further demonstrate the performance of a revised version of the test in a larger set of pregnancy plasma samples...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458877/1p-deletion-syndrome-a-prenatal-diagnosis-characterized-by-an-abnormal-1st-trimester-combined-screening-test-yet-a-normal-nipt-result
#19
Chung-Yuan Yang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Shuenn-Dyn Chang, Shih-Yin Huang
OBJECTIVE: To present a case with prenatal diagnosis and cytogenetic characterization of 1p36 deletion syndrome whose first trimester combined testing is abnormal but a normal NIPT result. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old had an abnormal 1st trimester fetal aneuploidy screening result, but no trisomies 13, 18, 21 were detected by the noninvasive prenatal testing. Amniocentesis was performed after ultrasound showed fetal ventriculomegaly and echogenic bowel. The final conventional cytogenetics revealed a karyotype of 46, XX, del(1)(p36)...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442683/time-dependent-density-functional-theory-analysis-of-triphenylamine-functionalized-graphene-doped-with-transition-metals-for-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production
#20
Elder A V Mota, Abel F G Neto, Francisco C Marques, Gunar V S Mota, Marcelo G Martins, Fabio L P Costa, Rosivaldo S Borges, Antonio M J C Neto
The electronic structures and optical properties of triphenylamine-functionalized graphene (G-TPA) doped with transition metals, using water as a solvent, were theoretically investigated to verify the efficiency of photocatalytic hydrogen production with the use of transition metals. This study was performed by Density Functional Theory and Time-dependent Density Functional Theory through Gaussian 09W software, adopting the B3LYP functional for all structures. The 6-31g(d) basis set was used for H, C and N atoms, and the LANL2DZ basis set for transition metals using the Effective Core Potentials method...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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