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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087423/is-middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-related-to-neonatal-and-2-year-infant-outcome-in-early-fetal-growth-restriction
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Tamara Stampalija, Birgit Arabin, Hans Wolf, Caterina M Bilardo, Christoph Lees
BACKGROUND: Reduced fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance is associated with hypoxemia in fetal growth restriction. It remains unclear as to whether this finding could be useful in timing delivery especially in third trimester. In this regard there is a paucity of evidence from prospective studies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance and its ratio with the umbilical artery in relation to neonatal and 2-year infant outcome in early fetal growth restriction (26(+0)-31(+6) weeks of gestation)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076893/-pseudo-feeders-on-fetal-mri-predict-outcome-in-vein-of-galen-malformations
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Guillaume Saliou, Irène Vraka, Jean-Paul Teglas, Marie-Victoire Senat, Philippe Durand, Claire Colmant, Augustin Ozanne, Jelena Martinovic, Pierre Tissiere, Catherine Adamsbaum
OBJECTIVE: While vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAM) can be diagnosed in the fetus, the challenge is predicting the occurrence of its two major complications: cardiopulmonary failure and encephalomalacia. This study attempts to determine which fetal brain MRI features might be used to predict the development of these complications at birth. METHODS: The cohort was extracted from a prospectively-assembled database of VGAM cases managed at a single referral centre from 2000 to 2014...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027669/the-vertebroplacental-ratio-as-an-alternative-to-the-cerebroplacental-ratio-in-the-evaluation-of-the-fetus-at-the-end-of-pregnancy
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José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil, Victoria Fornes Ferrer, David Hervas-Marín, Nuria Peralta Llorens, Juan Rubio Moll, Alfredo Perales-Marín
OBJECTIVE: Low cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) near term has emerged as a marker of fetal adverse outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive accuracy of an alternative ratio using the vertebral artery (vertebroplacental ratio or VPR) for acid-base status at birth. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 1470 pregnancies undergoing an ultrasound assessment of the umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery and vertebral artery Doppler beyond 34 weeks' gestation within 14 days of delivery...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012450/exploring-sexual-dimorphism-in-placental-circulation-at-22-24-weeks-of-gestation-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#4
Christian Widnes, Kari Flo, Ganesh Acharya
INTRODUCTION: Placental blood flow is closely associated with fetal growth and wellbeing. Recent studies suggest that there are differences in blood flow between male and female fetuses. We hypothesized that sexual dimorphism exists in fetal and placental blood flow at 22-24 weeks of gestation. METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of 520 healthy pregnant women. Blood flow velocities of the middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UA), umbilical vein (UV) and the uterine arteries (UtA) were measured using Doppler ultrasonography...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008305/magnesium-sulfate-prevents-placental-ischemia-induced-increases-in-brain-water-content-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytokines-in-pregnant-rats
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Linda W Zhang, Junie P Warrington
Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the most widely used therapy in the clinic to prevent the progression of preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, to eclampsia. Eclampsia, manifested as unexplained seizures and/or coma during pregnancy or postpartum, accounts for ~13% of maternal deaths worldwide. While MgSO4 continues to be used in the clinic, the mechanisms by which it exerts its protective actions are not well understood. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that MgSO4 protects against placental ischemia-induced increases in brain water content and cerebrospinal fluid cytokines...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997041/genetic-variation-at-16q24-2-is-associated-with-small-vessel-stroke
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Matthew Traylor, Rainer Malik, Mike A Nalls, Ioana Cotlarciuc, Farid Radmanesh, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Ken B Hanscombe, Carl Langefeld, Danish Saleheen, Natalia S Rost, Idil Yet, Tim D Spector, Jordana T Bell, Eilis Hannon, Jonathan Mill, Ganesh Chauhan, Stephanie Debette, Joshua C Bis, W T Longstreth, M Arfan Ikram, Lenore J Launer, Sudha Seshadri, Jordi Jimenez-Conde, John W Cole, Reinhold Schmidt, Agnieszka Słowik, Robin Lemmens, Arne Lindgren, Olle Melander, Raji P Grewal, Ralph L Sacco, Tatjana Rundek, Kathryn Rexrode, Donna K Arnett, Julie A Johnson, Oscar R Benavente, Sylvia Wasssertheil-Smoller, Jin-Moo Lee, Sara L Pulit, Quenna Wong, Stephen S Rich, Paul I W de Bakker, Patrick F McArdle, Daniel Woo, Christopher D Anderson, Huichun Xu, Laura Heitsch, Myriam Fornage, Christina Jern, Kari Stefansson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Cathryn M Lewis, Pankaj Sharma, Cathie L M Sudlow, Peter M Rothwell, Giorgio B Boncoraglio, Vincent Thijs, Chris Levi, James F Meschia, Jonathan Rosand, Steven J Kittner, Braxton D Mitchell, Martin Dichgans, Bradford B Worrall, Hugh S Markus
OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been successful at identifying associations with stroke and stroke subtypes, but have not yet identified any associations solely with small vessel stroke (SVS). SVS comprises a quarter of all ischaemic stroke and is a major manifestation of cerebral small vessel disease, the primary cause of vascular cognitive impairment. Studies across neurological traits have shown younger onset cases have an increased genetic burden. We leveraged this increased genetic burden by performing an age-at-onset informed GWAS meta-analysis, including a large younger onset SVS population, to identify novel associations with stroke...
December 20, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987329/fetal-alcohol-exposure-alters-blood-flow-and-neurological-responses-to-transient-cerebral-ischemia-in-adult-mice
#8
Shameena Bake, Rachel Gardner, Joseph D Tingling, Rajesh C Miranda, Farida Sohrabji
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can result in physical and neurocognitive deficits that are collectively termed "fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" (FASD). Although FASD is associated with lifelong intellectual disability, the mechanisms mediating the emergence of secondary mental health and physical disabilities are poorly understood. Based on our previous data showing that maternal ethanol (EtOH) exposure in mice resulted in an immediate reduction in cranially directed fetal blood flow, we hypothesized that such exposure would also result in persistent alterations in cranially directed blood flow in the prenatally alcohol-exposed (PAE) adult...
January 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957524/fetal-hemodynamic-parameters-in-low-risk-pregnancies-doppler-velocimetry-of-uterine-umbilical-and-middle-cerebral-artery
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C O Figueira, F G Surita, M S Dertkigil, S L Pereira, J R Bennini, S S Morais, J Mayrink, J G Cecatti
Objective. To elaborate curves of longitudinal reference intervals of pulsatility index (PI) and systolic velocity (SV) for uterine (UtA), umbilical (UA), and middle cerebral arteries (MCA), in low risk pregnancies. Methods. Doppler velocimetric measurements of PI and SV from 63 low risk pregnant women between 16 and 41 weeks of gestational age. Means (±SD) for intervals of gestational age and percentiles 5, 50, and 95 were calculated for each parameter. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) were also estimated for assessing intra- and intervariability of measurements...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956203/syphilis-during-pregnancy-a-preventable-threat-to-maternal-fetal-health
#10
REVIEW
Martha W F Rac, Paula A Revell, Catherine S Eppes
Syphilis remains the most common congenital infection worldwide and has tremendous consequences for the mother and her developing fetus if left untreated. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of congenital syphilis cases in the United States. Thus, recognition and appropriate treatment of reproductive-age women must be a priority. Testing should be performed at initiation of prenatal care and twice during the third trimester in high-risk patients. There are 2 diagnostic algorithms available and physicians should be aware of which algorithm is utilized by their testing laboratory...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898024/perinatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-to-materno-fetal-immune-activation-and-intracranial-arteritis
#11
Clémence Guiraut, Nicole Cauchon, Martin Lepage, Guillaume Sébire
The medium-size intra-cranial arteries arising from the carotid bifurcation are prone to perinatal arterial ischemic strokes (PAIS). PAIS' physiopathology needs to be better understood to develop preventive and therapeutic interventions that are currently missing. We hypothesized that materno-fetal inflammation leads to a vasculitis affecting selectively the carotidian tree and promoting a focal thrombosis and subsequent stroke. Dams were injected with saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873370/the-magnitude-of-change-in-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-in-the-third-trimester-and-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcome
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Christopher Flatley, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if the magnitude of change in the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) after 30 weeks gestation was better predictive of adverse pregnancy outcome compared to a single measurement at 35-37 weeks. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether the utility of CPR measured at 35-37 weeks was enhanced after adjusting for the gestational change. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women who had had at least two ultrasound scans between 30-37 weeks gestation with the final scan taking place at 35-37 weeks...
November 22, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863915/prenatal-ultrasound-monitoring-of-homozygous-%C3%AE-0-thalassemia-induced-fetal-anemia
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REVIEW
Helena H L Lee, Annisa S L Mak, C F Poon, K Y Leung
A noninvasive approach by serial ultrasound examination at 12-15, 18, and 30 weeks of gestation can be used to exclude homozygous α(0)-thalassemia-induced fetal anemia. At 12-15 weeks of gestation, the predictive values for the fetal cardio-thoracic ratio were better than that for the placental thickness. At 16-20 weeks of gestation, measuring middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity is associated with a low false-positive rate. However, the false-positive rate of this noninvasive approach can be about 3%, requiring an invasive test to confirm the diagnosis...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831924/transient-fetal-blood-redistribution-associated-with-maternal-supine-position
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Karina P Silva, Tatiana Emy N K Hamamoto, Roseli M Y Nomura
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal blood circulation is influenced by the maternal supine position. METHODS: The inclusion criteria were good health, a singleton pregnancy, maternal age between 18 and 40 years, gestational age between 36 and 40 weeks, and an agreement to participate in the study. Each participant (n=20) was initially asked to adopt the left lateral position for 5 min, while fetal Doppler measurements were taken of the fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UA), and umbilical vein (UV)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827796/effect-of-body-position-and-ventilation-on-umbilical-artery-and-venous-blood-flows-during-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-in-preterm-lambs
#15
Stuart B Hooper, Kelly J Crossley, Valerie A Zahra, Jeroen van Vonderen, Alison Moxham, Andrew W Gill, Martin Kluckow, Arjan B Te Pas, Euan M Wallace, Graeme R Polglase
OBJECTIVE: While delayed umbilical cord clamping (UCC) is thought to facilitate placental to infant blood transfusion, the physiological factors regulating flow in the umbilical arteries and veins during delayed UCC is unknown. We investigated the effects of gravity, by changing fetal height relative to the placenta, and ventilation on umbilical blood flows and the cardiovascular transition during delayed UCC at birth. METHODS: Catheters and flow probes were implanted into preterm lambs (128 days) prior to delivery to measure pulmonary, carotid, umbilical artery (UaBF) and umbilical venous (UvBF) blood flows...
November 8, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825404/comparsion-between-intravenous-delivered-human-fetal-bone-marrow-br-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-mononuclear-cells-in-br-the-treatment-of-rat-cerebral-infarct
#16
Ai-Hua Huang, Ping-Ping Zhang, Bin Zhang, Bu-Qing Ma, Yun-Qian Guan, Yi-Dan Zhou
Objective To compare the effecacy of human mesenchymal stromal cell (hMSC) with human mononuclear cell (hMNC) in treating rat cerebral infarct.Methods The SD rat models of cerebral infarct were established by distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAO). Rats were divided into four groups: sham,ischemia vehicle,MSC,and MNC transplantation groups. For the transplantation group,1×10(6) hMSCs or hMNCs were intravascularly transplanted into the tail vein 1 hour after the ischemia onset. The ischemia vehicle group received dMCAO surgery and intravascular saline injection 1,3,5,and 7 days after the ischemia onset,and then behavioral tests were performed...
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805787/cerebral-haemodynamic-response-to-somatosensory-stimulation-in-near-term-fetal-sheep
#17
S Nakamura, D W Walker, F Y Wong
KEY POINTS: Cerebral haemodynamic response to neural stimulation has been extensively investigated in animal and clinical studies, in both adult and paediatric populations, but little is known about cerebral haemodynamic functional response in the fetal brain. The present study describes the cerebral haemodynamic response measured by near-infrared spectroscopy to somatosensory stimulation in fetal sheep. The cerebral haemodynamic response in the fetal sheep brain changes from a positive (increase in oxyhaemoglobin (oxyHb)) response pattern to a negative or biphasic response pattern when the duration of somatosensory stimulation is increased, probably due to cerebral vasoconstriction with prolonged stimulations...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777190/-correlation-analysis-of-fetal-middle-cerebral-artery-peak-systolic-velocity-cardiothoracic-ratio-and-crown-rump-length-in-early-pregnancy
#18
Xu-Jie Deng, Cui-Hua Chen, Yu-Wen Qiu, Shu-Fang Xiao, Shu-Xin Liao, Mei Zhong, Fang Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the pattern of variations in middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA PSV) and cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) during early pregnancy, establish their reference ranges and explore their correlation with the crown-rump length (CRL). METHODS: A total of 522 pregnant women with normal findings in antenatal examinations underwent routine color Doppler ultrasound examination to collect the data of MCA PSV, CTR and CRL. The reference ranges of MCA PSV and CTR for different CRL levels were established, and the correlation of MCA PSV and CTR with CRL was analyzed...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687767/perspectives-in-neonatal-and-childhood-arterial-ischemic-stroke
#19
J Fluss, M Dinomais, M Kossorotoff, C Vuillerot, S Darteyre, S Chabrier
Over the last decade considerable advances have been made in the identification, understanding and management of pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. Such increasing knowledge has also brought new perspectives and interrogations in the current acute and rehabilitative care of these patients. Areas covered: In developed countries, focal cerebral arteriopathy is one of the most common causes of arterial ischemic stroke in childhood and imaging features are well characterized. However, there are ongoing debates regarding its underlying mechanisms, natural evolution and proper management...
February 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686733/hydrops-fetalis-associated-with-compound-heterozygosity-for-hb-zurich-albisrieden-hba2-c-178g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-and-the-southeast-asian-sea-deletion
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Xin Yang, Jin-Mei Yan, Jian Li, Xing-Mei Xie, Jian-Ying Zhou, Yan Li, Dong-Zhi Li
Hb Zurich-Albisrieden [HBA2: c.178G > C; α59(E8)Gly→Arg (α2)] is a rare nondeletional α-thalassemia (α-thal) that results from a nucleotide substitution at codon 59 of the α2-globin gene. In this report, we present a fetus with cardiomegaly, enlarged placenta and increased middle cerebral artery-peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV) at 25 weeks' gestation. Fetal blood sampling revealed the severe anemia [hemoglobin (Hb) level being 5.5 g/dL] and Hb H (β4) disease-like hematological findings with Hb Bart's (γ4) level of 30...
September 2016: Hemoglobin
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