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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911332/type-0-spinal-muscular-atrophy-further%C3%A2-delineation-of-prenatal-and%C3%A2-postnatal-features-in-16-patients
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Sarah Grotto, Jean-Marie Cuisset, Stéphane Marret, Séverine Drunat, Patricia Faure, Séverine Audebert-Bellanger, Isabelle Desguerre, Vincent Flurin, Anne-Gaëlle Grebille, Anne-Marie Guerrot, Hubert Journel, Gilles Morin, Ghislaine Plessis, Sylvain Renolleau, Joëlle Roume, Brigitte Simon-Bouy, Renaud Touraine, Marjolaine Willems, Thierry Frébourg, Eric Verspyck, Pascale Saugier-Veber
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by homozygous inactivation of the SMN1 gene. The SMN2 copy number modulates the severity of SMA. The 0SMN1/1SMN2 genotype, the most severe genotype compatible with life, is expected to be associated with the most severe form of the disease, called type 0 SMA, defined by prenatal onset. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to review clinical features and prenatal manifestations in this rare SMA subtype. METHODS: SMA patients with the 0SMN1/1SMN2 genotype were retrospectively collected using the UMD-SMN1 France database...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875852/computerized-cardiotocography-analysis-comparison-among-several-parental-ethnic-origins
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Di Tommaso Mariarosaria, Martello Giulia, Kanninen Tomi, Perelli Federica, Iannuzzi Laura, Sisti Giovanni
Objective We speculate that genetic racial disparity exists in fetal life and can be detected by modern computerized cardiotocography (cCTG). Methods This is a retrospective study comparing the results of the cCTG of pregnant patients at 37-42 weeks according to the parental ethnicity (black versus white). A cCTG was performed to analyze the variables of fetal heart rate (FHR). The cCTG variables analyzed were: percentage of signal loss; number of contractions; basal FHR; number of accelerations; number of decelerations; length of high variation episodes; short-term variability (STV); total trace duration time; and number of fetal active movements...
November 22, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853327/the-effects-of-maternal-opium-abuse-on-fetal-heart-rate-using-non-stress-test
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Fatemeh Keikha, Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh Vahdani, Sahar Latifi
BACKGROUND: Opium is one of the most commonly abused opiates in developing countries including Iran. Considering the importance of maternal health on the newborn, we aimed to assess the effect of opium abuse on fetal heart rate (FHR) characteristics in a sample of pregnant women in Zahedan, Southeast Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done on 100 pregnant women referring to Ali-Ibn-Abi Talib Hospital in Zahedan, during 2011-2013. The participants were divided into two groups comprising of opium abusers and healthy individuals...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819173/the-effect-of-music-therapy-on-the-cardiac-activity-parameters-of-a-fetus-in-a-cardiotocographic-examination
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Grażyna Gebuza, Agnieszka Dombrowska, Marzena Kaźmierczak, Małgorzata Gierszewska, Estera Mieczkowska
OBJECTIVE: The assessment of cardiac parameters of the fetus in cardiotocographic record of pregnant women listening to Classical music. STUDY DESIGN: 60 NST records with no musical stimulation and 30 NST records during a 15-minute auditive stimulation with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Turkish March" as well as 30 NST records during Johann Strauss's "Tritsch-Tratsch Polka" were performed for the study. The average stage of the responders' pregnancy was the 36rd week, the lowest - the 27th week, the highest - 41st...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815938/visualization-and-quantitation-of-fetal-movements-by-real-time-three-dimensional-ultrasound-with-live-xplane-imaging-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ye Lu, Taizhu Yang, Hong Luo, Feng Deng, Qianyun Cai, Weiwei Sun, Hao Song
AIM: To prove whether real-time three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound with live xPlane imaging is better in observing fetal movements than standard ultrasound imaging. METHODS: 50 healthy women with singleton pregnancies (22-43 years old) at 11 to 14 weeks of gestation underwent real-time 3D ultrasound examination with live xPlane imaging from July 2014 to February 2015. The incidence and frequency of 10 fetal movement patterns in 10 minutes were evaluated, including general movements (GMs), isolated arm movements, isolated leg movements, hiccup, stretching, breathing, startle, jaw opening, isolated head retroflexion, and isolated head anteflexion...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779913/estrogen-suppresses-interaction-of-melanocortin-2-receptor-and-its-accessory-protein-in-the-primate-fetal-adrenal-cortex
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Jeffery S Babischkin, Graham W Aberdeen, Gerald J Pepe, Eugene D Albrecht
We have shown that fetal adrenal fetal zone (FZ) volume and serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHAS) levels were increased, whereas definitive and transitional zone (DZ/TZ) volume was unaltered, in baboons in which estrogen levels were suppressed by the administration of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. The interaction of the melanocortin 2 receptor (MC2R) with its accessory protein (MRAP) is essential for trafficking MC2R to the adrenal cell surface for binding to ACTH. The present study determined whether the estrogen-dependent regulation of fetal adrenocortical development is mediated by ACTH and/or expression/interaction of MC2R and MRAP...
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776846/-prevention-of-preterm-birth-complications-by-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration
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T Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids and the related strategies: multiple and rescue courses. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids before 34 weeks of gestation is associated in the neonatal period with a significant reduction of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death (LE1), and in possibly childhood with a reduction of cerebral palsy and increased psychomotor development index and intact survival (LE3)...
October 21, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762439/identification-of-klhl40-mutations-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-facilitated-a-prenatal-diagnosis-in-a-family-with-3-consecutive-affected-fetuses-with-fetal-akinesia-deformation-sequence
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Tai-Heng Chen, Xia Tian, Pao-Lin Kuo, Hui-Ping Pan, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
BACKGROUND: Fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS) refers to a broad spectrum of disorder with the absent fetal movement as the unifying feature. The etiology of FADS is heterogeneous and the majority remains unknown. Prenatal diagnosis of FADS due to neuromuscular origin has relied on clinical features and fetal muscle pathology, which can be unrevealing. The recent advance of next generation sequencing (NGS) can provide definitive molecular diagnosis effectively. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 18-week old fetus presented with akinesia and multiple contractures of joints...
October 20, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751653/recurrent-de-novo-bicd2-mutation-associated-with-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-and-bilateral-perisylvian-polymicrogyria
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Gianina Ravenscroft, Nataliya Di Donato, Gabriele Hahn, Mark R Davis, Paul D Craven, Gemma Poke, Katherine R Neas, Teresa M Neuhann, William B Dobyns, Nigel G Laing
Autosomal dominantly inherited mutations of BICD2 are associated with congenital-onset spinal muscular atrophy characterised by lower limb predominance. A few cases have also showed upper motor neuron pathology, including presenting with features resembling hereditary spastic paraplegia. The age-of-onset for the published families is usually at birth but also included cases with childhood- and adult-onset disease. In this report we described two isolated probands that presented in utero with features associated with reduced fetal movements...
November 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751423/severe-abdominal-pain-exacerbated-by-fetal-movement-is-an-early-sign-of-the-onset-of-uterine-rupture
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Ayaka Kawabe, Liangcheng Wang, Atsuko Kikugawa, Yuko Shibata, Kenichi Kuromaki, Akiyoshi Takagi
OBJECTIVE: Uterine rupture is a rare but serious obstetric complication. However, prediction and diagnosis at an early stage remain difficult. Herein, we report a case of primary uterine rupture found earlier by a specific symptom. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old patient was scheduled to undergo a cesarean section (CS) due to placenta previa. However, at Week 35, she began experiencing abdominal pain and uterine contractions. Subsequently, she began experiencing severe pain, which was enhanced by fetal movements...
October 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743631/characterising-the-effects-of-in-vitro-mechanical-stimulation-on-morphogenesis-of-developing-limb-explants
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Vikesh V Chandaria, James McGinty, Niamh C Nowlan
Mechanical forces due to fetal movements play an important role in joint shape morphogenesis, and abnormalities of the joints relating to abnormal fetal movements can have long-term health implications. While mechanical stimulation during development has been shown to be important for joint shape, the relationship between the quantity of mechanical stimulation and the growth and shape change of developing cartilage has not been quantified. In this study, we culture embryonic chick limb explants in vitro in order to reveal how the magnitude of applied movement affects key aspects of the developing joint shape...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738550/propofol-related-infusion-syndrome-in-the-peripartum-period
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Akwugo A Eziefule, Solafa Elshatanoufy, Mili Thakur, Frederico G Rocha
Background Propofol is a widely known, commonly used drug. Complications can occur with the use of this drug, including propofol-related infusion syndrome (PRIS). PRIS, in the obstetric population, has not been documented; however, we report a case of a patient who developed PRIS after an emergent cesarean delivery of a preterm infant. Case Study A 35-year-old multigravida woman presented complaining of leakage of fluid and decreased fetal movement. Her pregnancy was complicated by methadone maintenance therapy due to a history of opioid abuse...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716964/immediate-neural-plasticity-involving-reaction-time-in-a-saccadic-eye-movement-task-is-intact-in-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
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Angelina Paolozza, Douglas P Munoz, Donald Brien, James N Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Saccades are rapid eye movements that bring an image of interest onto the retina. Previous research has found that in healthy individuals performing eye movement tasks, the location of a previous visual target can influence performance of the saccade on the next trial. This rapid behavioral adaptation represents a form of immediate neural plasticity within the saccadic circuitry. Our studies have shown that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are impaired on multiple saccade measures...
September 22, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692627/does-a-large-abdominal-wall-defect-affect-lung-growth
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Juma Obayashi, Kunihide Tanaka, Junki Koike, Yasuji Seki, Hideki Nagae, Shutaro Manabe, Kei Ohyama, Jane Zuccollo, Masayuki Takagi, Kevin C Pringle, Hiroaki Kitagawa
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Respiratory distress in babies with large abdominal wall defects suggests a relationship to decreased diaphragmatic movement. We evaluated pulmonary development in a fetal lamb gastroschisis model. METHODS: We created gastroschisis in 25 fetal lambs at 60days gestation (group A). Controls were 14 nonoperated lambs. (Group B) were all delivered at term. Lung volume, histology, and type 1 (AT1)/type 2 (AT2) cell ratios (AT1 ratio) were determined...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676611/a-comparison-of-midwife-led-and-medical-led-models-of-care-and-their-relationship-to-adverse-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-new-zealand
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Ellie Wernham, Jason Gurney, James Stanley, Lis Ellison-Loschmann, Diana Sarfati
BACKGROUND: Internationally, a typical model of maternity care is a medically led system with varying levels of midwifery input. New Zealand has a midwife-led model of care, and there are movements in other countries to adopt such a system. There is a paucity of systemic evaluation that formally investigates safety-related outcomes in relationship to midwife-led care within an entire maternity service. The main objective of this study was to compare major adverse perinatal outcomes between midwife-led and medical-led maternity care in New Zealand...
September 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671523/women-s-and-clinicians-perspectives-of-presentation-with-reduced-fetal-movements-a-qualitative-study
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R M D Smyth, W Taylor, A E Heazell, C Furber, M Whitworth, T Lavender
BACKGROUND: Worldwide maternal perception of fetal movements has been used for many years to evaluate fetal wellbeing. It is intuitively regarded as an expression of fetal well-being as pregnancies in which women consistently report regular fetal movements have very low morbidity and mortality. Conversely, maternal perception of reduced fetal movements is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. We sought to gain insight into pregnant women's and clinicians views and experiences of reduced movements...
September 26, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666886/-prenatal-ultrasound-diagnosis-prognosis-and-chromosome-analysis-of-fetal-bowel-dilatation
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R Q Yang, Z Y Liu, J L Zhang, Y Nan, L M Fan
Objective: To investigate the relationship among the prenatal ultrasound, prognosis and chromosome results of fetal bowel dilatation. And in order to further improve the positive rate of prenatal chromosome examination operation, and reduce the risk of missed diagnosis. Methods: Ninety fetuses who were diagnosed as fetal bowel dilatation by prenatal ultrasound from June 2013 to December 2015 in the Second hospital of Jilin University were enrolled. Chromosomes were examined by amniotic cavity puncture or umbilical cord blood puncture...
September 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661243/virtual-sensorimotor-training-for-balance-pilot-study-results-for-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Tracy Jirikowic, Sarah Westcott McCoy, Robert Price, Marcia A Ciol, Lin-Ya Hsu, Deborah Kartin
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of Sensorimotor Training to Affect Balance, Engagement, and Learning (STABEL), a virtual reality system to train sensory adaptation for balance control, for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). METHODS: Twenty-three children with FASDs received STABEL training in a university laboratory, or home, or were controls. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd edition (MABC-2) and Pediatric Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction for Balance-2 (P-CTSIB-2) were analyzed by group (lab, home, and control), session (pre-STABEL, 1 week post-STABEL, and 1 month post-STABEL), and group-by-session interaction...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659738/scn8a-epileptic-encephalopathy-detection-of-fetal-seizures-guides-multidisciplinary-approach-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Melanie A McNally, Julia Johnson, Thierry A Huisman, Andrea Poretti, Kristin W Baranano, Ahmet A Baschat, Carl E Stafstrom
BACKGROUND: SCN8A mutations are rare and cause a phenotypically heterogeneous early onset epilepsy known as early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 13 (EIEE13, OMIM #614558). There are currently no clear genotype-phenotype correlations to help guide patient counseling and management. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We describe a patient with EIEE13 (de novo heterozygous pathogenic mutation in SCN8A - p.Ile240Val (ATT>GTT)) who presented prenatally with maternally reported intermittent, rhythmic movements that, when observed on ultrasound, were concerning for fetal seizures...
August 16, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647195/available-evidence-of-association-between-zika-virus-and-microcephaly
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Jing Wu, Da-Yong Huang, Jun-Tao Ma, Ying-Hua Ma, Yi-Fei Hu
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the possible association between the Zika virus (ZIKV) and microcephaly and understand where we are in terms of research and the debate on the causation between mild maternal clinical features and severe fetal microcephaly. DATA SOURCES: We did a comprehensive literature review with the keywords "zika" and/or "microcephaly" from inception to May 27, 2016, with PubMed. STUDY SELECTION: Studies were included and analyzed if they met all of the following criteria: "probable or confirmed infant microcephaly" and "probable or confirmed ZIKV infection among mothers or infants"...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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