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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647951/complexities-of-care-in-klinefelter-syndrome-an-aprn-perspective
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Sharron Close, Amy Talboy, Ilene Fennoy
47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome) is associated with a spectrum of complex clinical needs that are associated with variable physical, neurocognitive and psychosocial aspects. For patients and families affected by this sex chromosome trisomy, navigation of health care services is difficult due to lack of 47,XXY awareness among many health care providers and little evidence to support endocrine and additional treatment plans. While endocrine management of androgen deficiency has been the mainstay of treatment for patients from puberty through adulthood, testosterone replacement, alone, fails to mitigate many symptoms and issues...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647735/uniparental-disomy-of-chromosome-15-in-two-cases-by-chromosome-microarray-a-lesson-worth-thinking
#2
Shu Liu, Kaihui Zhang, Fengling Song, Yali Yang, Yuqiang Lv, Min Gao, Yi Liu, Zhongtao Gai
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS) are neurogenetic disorders caused by loss of function of the imprinted genes at 15q11q13. A 5-7 Mb paternal/maternal deletion of chromosomal region 15q11.2q13 is the major genetic cause of PWS/AS, but in a small group of patients, the PWS/AS phenotype can result from maternal/paternal uniparental disomy (UPD) of chromosome 15. Various mechanisms leading to UPD include gametic complementation, trisomy rescue, and compensatory UPD, which can be inferred from the pattern of uniparental heterodisomy (heteroUPD) or uniparental isodisomy (isoUPD)...
June 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646728/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-vasa-previa-on-feto-placental-hormonal-synthesis-and-fetal-growth
#3
Yaakov Melcer, Ron Maymon, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Orna Levinsohn-Tavor, Josef Tovbin, Eric Jauniaux
INTRODUCTION: A vasa previa (VP) refers to aberrant chorionic vessels which can either connect the chorionic plate to a velamentous cord (type I) or a succenturiate or accessory lobe to the main placental mass (type II). METHODS: We performed retrospective cohort study of 32 singleton pregnancies diagnosed with VP. The levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and unconjugated estriol (uE3) were measured at 15-18 weeks as part of the triple test screening for Trisomy 21...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643018/heterogeneity-of-gata2-related-myeloid-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Marcin W Wlodarski, Emilia Kozyra, Charlotte M Niemeyer
The GATA2 gene codes for a master hematopoietic transcription factor that is essential for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Heterozygous germline mutations in GATA2 have been initially associated with several clinical entities that are now collectively defined as GATA2 deficiency. Despite pleiotropic clinical manifestations, the high propensity for the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) constitutes the most common clinical denominator of this major MDS predisposition syndrome...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641631/-characteristics-and-prognostic-significance-of-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-with-bone-marrow-involvement
#5
Wei Liu, Rui Lyu, Wen-Yang Huang, Cheng-Wen Li, Hong Liu, Jian Li, De-Hui Zou, Lu-Gui Qiu, Shu-Hua Yi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cytogenetic abnormalitis in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma(DLBCL) patients with bone marrow involvement and their influence on prognosis. METHODS: Conventional karyotyping was performed on bone marrow specimens in 47 DLBCL patients with histologically confirmed bone marrow involvement(BMI). The karyotyping results of bone marrow, the characteristics and clinical effect of chromosomal abnormalities were analysed. RESULTS: In 47 DLBCL cases with BMI, the chromosomal abnormalities were detected in 25(53%) cases...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641468/association-between-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-variable-region-mutational-status-and-isolated-favorable-baseline-genomic-aberrations-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#6
Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Julio C Chavez, Samir Dalia, Syeda Mahrukh Hussnain Naqvi, Chetasi Talati, Lisa Nodzon, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz
Immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region (IGHV) mutational status and karyotype abnormalities are important prognostic factors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The goal was to assess the impact of IGHV in CLL patients with isolated favorable genetic aberrations (del13q, trisomy 12, or negative fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH]). We studied 273 CLL patients with both IGHV mutational status and cytogenetic information: 145 with isolated del13q 49 with sole trisomy 12 and 79 with negative FISH...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640746/a-chromosome-4-trisomy-contributes-to-increased-fluconazole-resistance-in-a-clinical-isolate-of-candida-albicans
#7
Matthew Z Anderson, Amrita Saha, Abid Haseeb, Richard J Bennett
Candida albicans is an important opportunistic fungal pathogen capable of causing both mucosal and disseminated disease. Infections are often treated with fluconazole, a front-line antifungal drug that targets the biosynthesis of ergosterol, a major component of the fungal cell membrane. Resistance to fluconazole can arise through a variety of mechanisms, including gain-of-function mutations, loss of heterozygosity events and aneuploidy. The clinical isolate P60002 was found to be highly resistant to azole-class drugs, yet lacked mutations or chromosomal rearrangements known to be associated with azole resistance...
June 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640470/contingent-first-trimester-screening-for-aneuploidies-with-cell-free-dna-in-a-danish-clinical-setting
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Caroline Borregaard Miltoft, Line Rode, Charlotte Kvist Ekelund, Karin Sundberg, Susanne Kjaergaard, Helle Zingenberg, Ann Tabor
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to compare the screening performance for Trisomy 21, of standard combined first trimester screening with referral to invasive testing at a cut-off at 1 in 300, with a contingent testing, consisting of referral to invasive testing at a 1 in 100 cut-off and referral to cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing for a risk between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000. METHODS: Singleton pregnant women with a combined first trimester risk ≥ 1 in 1000 were consecutively recruited from two Danish hospitals between August 2014 and May 2015...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640401/two-stage-approach-for-risk-estimation-of-fetal-trisomy-21-and-other-aneuploidies-using-computational-intelligence-systems
#9
A C Neocleous, A Syngelaki, K H Nicolaides, C N Schizas
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk for fetal trisomy 21 (T21) and other chromosomal abnormalities at 11-13 week's gestation using computational intelligence classification methods. METHODS: As a first step, we train the artificial neural networks with 72054 euploid pregnancies, 295 cases of T21 and 305 of other chromosomal abnormalities (OCA). Then, we sort the cases into two categories of "no-risk" and "risk". The cases of "no-risk" are no further examined, while the cases with "risk" are forwarded in Stage 2 for further examination where we classify them in three types of risk, namely "no-risk", "moderate-risk" and "high-risk"...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638969/introduction-childhood-and-disability
#10
EDITORIAL
Erica K Salter
From growth attenuation therapy for severely developmentally disabled children to the post-natal management of infants with trisomy 13 and 18, pediatric treatment decisions regularly involve assessments of the probability and severity of a child's disability. Because these decisions are almost always made by surrogate decision-makers (parents and caregivers) and because these decision-makers must often make decisions based on both prognostic guesses and potentially biased quality of life judgments, they are among the most ethically complex in pediatric care...
June 21, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638671/prenatal-diagnosis-of-atrioventricular-block-and-qt-interval-prolongation-by-fetal-magnetocardiography-in-a-fetus-with-trisomy-18-and-scn5a-r1193q-variant
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Lisheng Lin, Miho Takahashi-Igari, Yoshiaki Kato, Yoshihiro Nozaki, Mana Obata, Hiromi Hamada, Hitoshi Horigome
We report a case of fetal trisomy 18 with SCN5A R1193Q variant that presented with sinus bradycardia, 2 : 1 atrioventricular block (AVB), and QT interval prolongation. These complex arrhythmias were diagnosed by fetal magnetocardiography combined with ultrasound findings. Advanced AVB and ventricular arrhythmias were confirmed after birth. Genetic testing of the baby revealed a SCN5A R1193Q variant, which we considered could account for the various arrhythmias in this case.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637621/gata2-deficiency-and-related-myeloid-neoplasms
#12
Marcin W Wlodarski, Matthew Collin, Marshall S Horwitz
The GATA2 gene codes for a hematopoietic transcription factor that through its two zinc fingers (ZF) can occupy GATA-DNA motifs in a countless number of genes. It is crucial for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells. During the past 5 years, germline heterozygous mutations in GATA2 were reported in several hundred patients with various phenotypes ranging from mild cytopenia to severe immunodeficiency involving B cells, natural killer cells, CD4(+) cells, monocytes and dendritic cells (MonoMAC/DCML), and myeloid neoplasia...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637616/down-syndrome-rasopathies-and-other-rare-syndromes
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Christian P Kratz, Shai Izraeli
In this article we discuss the occurrence of myeloid neoplasms in patients with a range of syndromes that are due to germline defects of the RAS signaling pathway and in patients with trisomy 21. Both RAS mutations and trisomy 21 are common somatic events contributing to leukemogenis. Thus, the increased leukemia risk observed in children affected by these conditions is biologically highly plausible. Children with myeloid neoplasms in the context of these syndromes require different treatments than children with sporadic myeloid neoplasms and provide an opportunity to study the role of trisomy 21 and RAS signaling during leukemogenesis and development...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636094/characterization-of-clonal-philadelphia-negative-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-a-large-cohort-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Xiangjun Chen, Jine Zheng, Kaiwei Liang, Yanli He, Wen Du, Juan Li, Wei Liu, Yanjie Hu, Junxia Yao
OBJECTIVES: Clonal Philadelphia-negative Cytogenetic Abnormalities (CPCA) have been reported in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients treated with either interferon or tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). However, the incidences and types of these cytogenetic abnormalities after treatment vary due to the limited populations enrolled. METHODS: We analysed the frequency and types of CPCA in a cohort of 607 CML patients in the chronic phase after TKI treatment. We also followed up these CPCA with a median of 31...
June 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629247/obstetric-practice-patterns-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-trisomy-13-or-18
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Cora Mcelwain, Jeffrey A Kuller, Jay Schulkin
PURPOSE: Describe practice patterns among obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) when caring for women with pregnancy complicated by fetal trisomy 13(T13) or 18(T18), and compare these between maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM) and non-MFM providers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic survey using the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists database. Using simple statistics, we describe demographics and practice patterns among respondents, and compare those of MFM practitioners with non-MFM providers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627379/microvascular-changes-in-down-syndrome-with-alzheimer-type-pathology-insights-into-a-potential-vascular-mechanism-for-down-syndrome-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
David A Drachman, Thomas W Smith, Bassam Alkamachi, Kevin Kane
INTRODUCTION: The mechanism triggering degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains uncertain. Therapeutic failure following β amyloid (Aβ) removal casts doubt on amyloid neurotoxicity per se as the primary cause of AD. Impaired microvascular function has been suggested as an alternative etiology. People with Down syndrome (DS) develop Alzheimer pathology, but whether microvascular impairment also occurs in DS (as in AD) is unknown. METHODS: We examined brain microvasculature in five DS subjects with AD-type histopathology, seven AD cases, and seven controls without AD-type pathology...
June 13, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627098/effect-of-concomitant-birth-defects-and-genetic-anomalies-on-infant-mortality-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
#17
Eric G Jernigan, Paula D Strassle, Rebecca C Stebbins, Robert E Meyer, Jennifer S Nelson
BACKGROUND: A substantial proportion of infants born with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) die in infancy. A better understanding of the heterogeneity associated with TOF, including extracardiac malformations and chromosomal anomalies is vital to stratifying risk and optimizing outcomes during infancy. METHODS: Using the North Carolina Birth Defects Monitoring Program, infants diagnosed with TOF and born between 2003 and 2012 were included. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to estimate cumulative 1-year mortality, stratified by the presence of concomitant birth defects (BDs) and chromosomal anomalies...
June 19, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625614/characterization-of-an-acquired-jumping-translocation-involving-3q13-31-qter-in-a-patient-with-de-novo-acute-monocytic-leukemia
#18
Eigil Kjeldsen
We studied an adult with de novo acute monocytic leukemia and a dismal outcome where her leukemic cells harbored an acquired rare jumping translocation (JT). We used oligo-based array CGH (oaCGH) analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and 24-color karyotyping to enhance the characterization of the JT. G-banding detected a JT involving the 3q13.3-qter chromosomal segment and the recipient chromosomal regions 17p, 8q, and 15q. Each clone with JT was associated with trisomy 8. oaCGH analysis revealed an additional submicroscopic deletion in 3q13...
June 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624447/enhanced-first-trimester-screening-for-trisomy-21-with-contingent-cell-free-fetal-dna-a-comparative-performance-and-cost-analysis
#19
Tianhua Huang, Wendy S Meschino, Mari Teitelbaum, Shelley Dougan, Nan Okun
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal screening for trisomy 21 is a standard of care. Emerging cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) technologies can improve screening performance, but they are expensive. This study was conducted to propose a contingent screening model that would incorporate cffDNA technology, would remain affordable, and could be applied equitably in a publically funded system. METHODS: Using performance and cost parameters from published literature, four prenatal screening strategies were compared...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624415/aging-rather-than-aneuploidy-affects-monoamine-neurotransmitters-in-brain-regions-of-down-syndrome-mouse-models
#20
Alain D Dekker, Yannick Vermeiren, Christelle Albac, Eva Lana-Elola, Sheona Watson-Scales, Dorota Gibbins, Tony Aerts, Debby Van Dam, Elizabeth M C Fisher, Victor L J Tybulewicz, Marie-Claude Potier, Peter P De Deyn
Altered concentrations of monoamine neurotransmitters and metabolites have been repeatedly found in people with Down syndrome (DS, trisomy 21). Because of the limited availability of human post-mortem tissue, DS mouse models are of great interest to study these changes and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Although previous studies have shown the potential of Ts65Dn mice - the most widely used mouse model of DS - to model noradrenergic changes, a comprehensive monoaminergic characterization in multiple brain regions has not been performed so far...
June 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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