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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683008/first-trimester-combined-screening-biochemistry-in-detection-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Julia Alanen, Teemu Korpimaki, Heikki Kouru, Mikko Sairanen, Markku Leskinen, Mika Gissler, Markku Ryynanen, Jaana Nevalainen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of first trimester biochemical markers, pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), free beta human chorionic gonadotropin (fβ-hCG), and nuchal translucency (NT) in detection of severe congenital heart defects (CHDs). METHODS: During the study period from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2011, biochemical markers and NT were measured in 31,144 women as part of voluntary first trimester screening program for Down's syndrome in Northern Finland...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665170/breast-carcinoma-in-pregnancy-with-spheroid-like-placental-metastases-a-case-report
#2
Karolin Froehlich, Hanne Stensheim, Udo R Markert, Gitta Turowski
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies diagnosed in pregnancy. Although the tumor is often detected at an advanced stage, placental metastases are rare. Here, we describe the case of a woman with breast cancer recurrence during pregnancy and subsequent metastases. The focus of this study is the large amount of placenta metastases, which have been analyzed immunohistochemically. Staining with trophoblast markers (placenta alkaline phosphatase, beta human chorionic gonadotropin and human placental lactogen) showed the strict localization of metastases in the intervillous space without invasion into fetal tissue...
April 17, 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587278/a-risk-adapted-approach-to-patients-with-stage-i-seminoma-according-to-the-status-of-rete-testis-the-fourth-spanish-germ-cell-cancer-group-study
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Jorge Aparicio, Alfonso Sánchez-Muñoz, Josep Gumà, Montserrat Domenech, José A Meana, José García-Sánchez, Romà Bastús, Regina Gironés, Enrique González-Billalabeitia, Naiara Sagastibelza, Sebastián Ochenduszko, Alfredo Sánchez, Josefa Terrasa, Josep R Germà-Lluch, Xavier García Del Muro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess a risk-adapted strategy for stage I seminoma guided by the presence of rete testis invasion. METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, a total of 135 consecutive patients with stage I seminoma from 18 Spanish tertiary hospitals were included in a prospective multicenter study. Median patient age was 38 years (range 22-60). Preoperative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin was elevated in 9.6% of patients. Rete testis invasion was present in 47...
March 26, 2018: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550756/case-of-hepatic-flexure-ectopic-pregnancy-medically-managed-with-methotrexate
#4
Charlotte Elizabeth Trail, Andrew Watson, Alice Martha Schofield
Abdominal pregnancies represent 1.4% of extrauterine pregnancies. A literature search of six cases involving bowel ectopic pregnancies provided anecdotal treatment options. This case involves a woman admitted at 6 weeks gestation with right iliac fossa and shoulder tip pain. An ultrasound scan revealed an empty uterus with free fluid in both adnexa and a 31×21 mm heterogenous mass adjacent to the right ovary. At laparoscopy, an ectopic pregnancy was identified at the hepatic flexure. The patient received two doses of methotrexate and monitored until the beta human chorionic gonadotropin reduced...
March 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439729/application-of-neural-networks-for-classification-of-patau-edwards-down-turner-and-klinefelter-syndrome-based-on-first-trimester-maternal-serum-screening-data-ultrasonographic-findings-and-patient-demographics
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Aida Catic, Lejla Gurbeta, Amina Kurtovic-Kozaric, Senad Mehmedbasic, Almir Badnjevic
BACKGROUND: The usage of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) for genome-enabled classifications and establishing genome-phenotype correlations have been investigated more extensively over the past few years. The reason for this is that ANNs are good approximates of complex functions, so classification can be performed without the need for explicitly defined input-output model. This engineering tool can be applied for optimization of existing methods for disease/syndrome classification. Cytogenetic and molecular analyses are the most frequent tests used in prenatal diagnostic for the early detection of Turner, Klinefelter, Patau, Edwards and Down syndrome...
February 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432583/the-clinical-utility-of-pgd-with-hla-matching-a-collaborative-multi-centre-eshre-study
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G Kakourou, S Kahraman, G C Ekmekci, H A Tac, G Kourlaba, E Kourkouni, A Cervero Sanz, J Martin, H Malmgren, C Giménez, V Gold, F Carvalho, C Billi, J F C Chow, X Vendrell, G Kokkali, J Liss, J Steffann, J Traeger-Synodinos
STUDY QUESTION: Has PGD-HLA been successful relative to diagnostic and clinical efficacy? SUMMARY ANSWER: The diagnostic efficacy of PGD-HLA protocols was found lower in this study in comparison to published PGD-HLA protocols and to that reported for general PGD by ESHRE (78.5 vs 94.1% and vs 92.6%, respectively), while the clinical efficacy has proven very difficult to assess due to inadequate follow-up of both the ART/PGD and HSCT procedure outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The first clinical cases for PGD-HLA were reported in 2001...
February 8, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390363/ruptured-secondary-abdominal-pregnancy-after-primary-laparoscopic-treatment-for-tubal-pregnancy-a-case-report
#7
Duoduo Zhang, Anxia Chen, Yu Gu
INTRODUCTION: Most secondary abdominal pregnancies happen after spontaneous abortion of tubal pregnancy or ruptured intrauterine pregnancy. However, we presented a case of ruptured secondary abdominal pregnancy after primary laparoscopic treatment of tubal pregnancy. CASE REPORT: The ectopic pregnant lesion in the affected tube was thoroughly removed in the primary laparoscopy, and nothing abnormal was detected in abdomen or pelvis. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin levels dropped significantly after surgery, but the patient came back again for severe abdominal pain with beta human chorionic gonadotropin increasing, and free peritoneal fluid in the pouch of Douglas was detected at ultrasonography...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385871/the-association-between-maternal-serum-first-trimester-free-%C3%AE-hcg-second-trimester-intact-hcg-levels-and-foetal-growth-restriction-and-preeclampsia
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Reuven Sharony, Maya Sharon-Weiner, Debora Kidron, Rivka Sukenik-Halevy, Tal Biron-Shental, Mira Manor, Eyal Reinstein, Ron Maymon
The purpose of this study was to analyse the association between free beta hCG (fβhCG) increased levels and pregnancy complications (PC), foetal growth restriction (FGR) and preeclampsia (PE). This connection was evaluated in two stages (i) investigating the association between those PC with first trimester fβhCG and second trimester intact hCG (ihCG), and (ii) studying the association between these two analytes in the same pregnancy. This was a retrospective study in two settings: medical centre that provided data on fβhCG and ihCG levels in pregnancies with FGR and PE, and central laboratory that provided fβhCG and ihCG levels that were compared in the same pregnancy...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098788/urine-reference-intervals-for-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-isoforms-by-immunoextraction-tandem-mass-spectrometry-to-detect-hcg-use
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Anthony W Butch, Brian D Ahrens, Nuraly K Avliyakulov
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulates testosterone production by the testicles and can normalize suppressed testosterone concentrations in males following prolonged anabolic steroid use. Because of the potential for abuse by males, hCG is on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances. The majority of WADA-accredited laboratories measure urinary hCG using an automated immunoassay. Only immunoassays that recognize the intact alpha and beta heterodimer of hCG (intact hCG) should be used to measure urinary hCG for doping control purposes since intact hCG is the only biologically active molecule...
November 3, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090507/implications-of-failure-to-achieve-a-result-from-prenatal-maternal-serum-cell-free-dna-testing-a-historical-cohort-study
#10
N Chan, M-E Smet, R Sandow, F da Silva Costa, A McLennan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pregnancy outcomes in a cohort of women who failed to obtain a result in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). DESIGN: Historical cohort study. SETTING: A multicentre private practice in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: Women who failed to obtain a result from NIPT (n = 131). METHODS: The maternal characteristics, antenatal investigations and pregnancy outcomes for these women were compared with those who obtained a result at the same practice and to the general Australian obstetric population...
November 1, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039168/-maternal-serum-alpha-fetoprotein-and-free-%C3%AE-hcg-of-second-trimester-for-screening-of-fetal-gastroschisis-and-omphalocele
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Yiming Chen, Wen Zhang, Sha Lu, Jin Mei, Hao Wang, Shan Wang, Linyuan Gu, Lidan Zhang, Xuelian Chu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the detection of maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (MSAFP) and free beta-HCG levels of second trimester for screening of fetal gastroschisis and omphalocele. METHODS: Clinical data of 622 639 pregnant women from 5 prenatal screening centers in Hangzhou during October 2007 and September 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Thirty cases of gastroschisis and 30 cases of omphalocele diagnosed by ultrasonography and postmortem findings were enrolled in the study and 116 cases of pregnant women with normal fetal development during the same period were selected as control group...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037859/chorionic-gonadotropin-%C3%AE-modulates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-carcinoma-metastasis
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Futoshi Kawamata, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shigenori Homma, Yasutaka Kato, Masumi Tsuda, Yuji Konishi, Lei Wang, Shinji Kohsaka, Cheng Liu, Tadashi Yoshida, Mishie Tanino, Shinya Tanaka, Hideki Kawamura, Toshiya Kamiyama, Akinobu Taketomi
Ectopic production of free β human chorionic gonadotropin (hCGβ) has been associated with aggressive behavior in non-trophoblastic tumors. hCGβ shares common evolutionary sequences with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), which represents a major driving force of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In this study, we examined the biological roles of hCGβ during EMT and its clinical significance in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. Eighty CRC specimens and 54 preoperative serum samples were analyzed...
January 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964327/performance-of-first-trimester-biochemical-markers-and-mean-arterial-pressure-in-prediction-of-early-onset-pre-eclampsia
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Jaana Nevalainen, Teemu Korpimaki, Heikki Kouru, Mikko Sairanen, Markku Ryynanen
OBJECTIVE: To develop a predictive risk model for early-onset pre-eclampsia (EO-PE) using maternal characteristics, combined screening markers, previously reported biomarkers for PE and mean arterial pressure (MAP). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at Oulu University hospital between 2006 and 2010. Maternal serum from first trimester combined screening was further analyzed for alpha fetoprotein (AFP), placental growth factor (PlGF), soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (sTNFR1), retinol binding protein-4 (RBP4), a disintegrin and metalloprotease-12 (ADAM12), soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin), follistatin like-3 (FSTL3), adiponectin, angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)...
October 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925570/first-trimester-screening-based-on-ultrasound-and-cfdna-vs-first-trimester-combined-screening-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Karl Oliver Kagan, Fabrina Sroka, Jiri Sonek, Harald Abele, Kai Lüthgens, Maximilian Schmid, Philipp Wagner, Sara Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, Markus Hoopmann
OBJECTIVE: Prospective randomized trial to compare the performance of first trimester combined screening (FTCS) with an approach that uses the combination of a detailed ultrasound examination and cfDNA analysis. METHODS: Pregnant women with a normal first-trimester ultrasound examination at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation (fetal NT ≤3.5 mm and no fetal defects) were randomized into two groups. In the first group, the risk of aneuploidy was assessed using FTCS based on the most recent FMF UK algorithm...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828589/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-recurrent-germinal-tumor-carcinoma
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Pierpaolo Alongi, Laura Evangelista, Federico Caobelli, Marianna Spallino, Luigi Gianolli, Massimo Midiri, Maria Picchio
AIM: The aim of this bicentric retrospective study was to assess the diagnostic performance, the prognostic value, the incremental prognostic value and the impact on therapeutic management of18 F-FDG PET/CT in patients with suspected recurrent germinal cell testicular carcinoma (GCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the databases of two centers including 31,50018 F-FDG PET/CT oncological studies, 114 patients affected by GCT were evaluated in a retrospective study. All 114 patients underwent18 F-FDG PET/CT for suspected recurrent disease...
January 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791818/combined-screening-for-early-and-late-pre-eclampsia-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-by-maternal-history-uterine-artery-doppler-mean-arterial-pressure-and-biochemical-markers
#16
Ewelina Litwińska, Magdalena Litwińska, Przemysław Oszukowski, Krzysztof Szaflik, Piotr Kaczmarek
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a systemic disease connected with high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Despite significant progress achieved in perinatal medicine, pre-eclampsia is still one of the most significant current problems in obstetrics. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to establish diagnostic algorithms for early and late pre-eclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 320 pregnant women between 11 + 0 and 13 + 6 weeks of gestation were recruited for a case-control study...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702698/principles-of-first-trimester-screening-in-the-age-of-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-screening-for-chromosomal-abnormalities
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REVIEW
Karl Oliver Kagan, Jiri Sonek, Philipp Wagner, Markus Hoopmann
PURPOSE: First trimester risk assessment for chromosomal abnormalities plays a major role in the contemporary pregnancy care. It has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1990s, when it essentially consisted of just the nuchal translucency measurement. Today, it involves the measurement of several biophysical and biochemical markers and it is often combined with a cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis as a secondary test. METHODS: A search of the Medline and Embase databases was done looking for articles about first trimester aneuploidy screening...
October 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614251/analysis-of-down-syndrome-failed-to-be-diagnosed-after-prenatal-screening-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tao Jiang, Jie Ding, Xiao-Qing Zhang, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Bin Zhang, Ting Wang, Bin Yu
To analyze the characters of Down syndrome (DS) who failed to be diagnosed after prenatal screening and hope to be able to improve the programs of prenatal screening and reduce the missed diagnosis of DS. In this multicenter study, we collected the missed cases from 3 prenatal diagnosis centers and analyzed their characters. A total of 126 DS babies failed to be diagnosed after prenatal screening. Their mothers accepted the prenatal screening in second trimester. We collected the mothers' blood and detected the levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and the free beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (fβhCG) by time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613385/expanded-conventional-first-trimester-screening
#19
Jonathan B Carmichael, Hsiao-Pin Liu, David Janik, Terrence W Hallahan, Kypros H Nicolaides, David A Krantz
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to determine the performance of a five (5) serum marker plus ultrasound screening protocol for T21, T18 and T13. METHOD: Specimens from 331 unaffected, 34 T21, 19 T18 and 8 T13 cases were analyzed for free Beta human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, alpha-fetoprotein, placental growth factor and dimeric inhibin A. Gaussian distributions of multiples of the median values were used to estimate modeled false positive and detection rates (DR)...
August 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498795/comparison-of-fetal-weight-distribution-improved-by-paternal-height-by-spanish-standard-versus-intergrowth-21st-standard
#20
Ricardo Savirón-Cornudella, Luis Mariano Esteban, Diego Lerma, Laura Cotaina, Ángel Borque, Gerardo Sanz, Sergio Castán
OBJECTIVE: Our main objective was to study the influence on birth and ultrasound fetal weight of traditional factors in combination with non-traditionally explored predictors such as paternal height to provide a new customized in utero growth model. We also have compared it in our population with other customized and non-customized models. METHODS: We collected 5243 cases of singleton pregnancies. An integrated study of the different variables was performed in a multivariate model to predict the fetus birthweight and customized growth curves were created following the Gardosi procedure...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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