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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660063/five-successful-pregnancies-with-antenatal-anakinra-exposure
#1
Chelsey J F Smith, Christina D Chambers
Objectives: Our aim is to add to the limited existing prospective data on IL-1 inhibitor use in pregnancy. Methods: Data were obtained from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy Project, a prospective cohort study of pregnancy outcomes in the USA and Canada. Eligible women were enrolled prior to 19 weeks' gestation between 2004 and 2017. Outcomes were obtained by maternal interview and medical record abstraction. Results: Five pregnancies with anakinra exposure were identified, all resulting in full-term singleton live births with no major or long-term complications...
April 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626710/prenatal-diagnosis-of-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome-ultrasonography-and-molecular-karyotyping-results
#2
Li Zhen, Shu-Shu Fan, Lv-Yin Huang, Min Pan, Jin Han, Xin Yang, Dong-Zhi Li
OBJECTIVE: To present the experience on prenatal diagnosis of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) to further delineate the fetal presentation of this syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of ten pregnancies with fetal WHS identified by chromosomal microarray (CMA). Clinical data were reviewed for these cases, including maternal demographics, indications for invasive testing, sonographic findings, CMA results and pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS: Three cases were diagnosed at the first trimester because of an increased NT or cystic hygroma...
March 31, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607579/ultrasonographic-prediction-of-antepartum-deterioration-of-growth-restricted-fetuses-after-late-preterm
#3
Ryo Yamamoto, Keisuke Ishii, Erika Nakajima, Jun Sasahara, Nobuaki Mitsuda
AIM: To examine the predictive value of ultrasound parameters for antepartum non-reassuring fetal status (NRFS) in fetal growth restriction (FGR) cases after late preterm. METHODS: Retrospective review of singleton FGR cases before 37 weeks gestation who delivered after 34 weeks gestation was performed. The association between ultrasound parameters that was assessed from 34 to 36 weeks gestation and the development of antepartum NRFS that was diagnosed by nonstress test and biophysical profile was analyzed by using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analyses...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560582/a-family-segregating-lethal-neonatal-coenzyme-q-10-deficiency-caused-by-mutations-in-coq9
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Amanda C Smith, Yoko Ito, Afsana Ahmed, Jeremy A Schwartzentruber, Chandree L Beaulieu, Erika Aberg, Jacek Majewski, Dennis E Bulman, Karina Horsting-Wethly, Diana Vermunt-de Koning, Richard J Rodenburg, Kym M Boycott, Lynette S Penney
Primary CoQ10 deficiency is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous, autosomal recessive disorder resulting from mutations in genes involved in the synthesis of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 ). To date, mutations in nine proteins required for the biosynthesis of CoQ10 cause CoQ10 deficiency with varying clinical presentations. In 2009 the first patient with mutations in COQ9 was reported in an infant with a neonatal-onset, primary CoQ10 deficiency with multi-system disease. Here we describe four siblings with a previously undiagnosed lethal disorder characterized by oligohydramnios and intrauterine growth restriction, variable cardiomyopathy, anemia, and renal anomalies...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533957/in-utero-partial-exchange-transfusion-combined-with-in-utero-blood-transfusion-for-prenatal-management-of-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
#5
Mert Ozan Bahtiyar, Emre Ekmekci, Emine Demirel, Roxanna A Irani, Joshua A Copel
Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at risk of unique complications due to placental sharing and vascular connections between placental territories assigned for each twin. Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) is an infrequent but potentially dangerous complication of abnormal placental vascular connections. TAPS occurs due to very-small-caliber (< 1 mm) abnormal placental vascular connections which lead to chronic anemia in the donor twin and polycythemia in the recipient twin. TAPS may occur spontaneously or following fetoscopic laser photocoagulation of communicating placental vessels for twin-twin transfusion syndrome...
March 13, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515220/causes-and-risk-factors-for-singleton-stillbirth-in-japan-analysis-of-a-nationwide-perinatal-database-2013-2014
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Rei Haruyama, Stuart Gilmour, Erika Ota, Sarah K Abe, Md Mizanur Rahman, Shuhei Nomura, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Kenji Shibuya
Over 80% of perinatal mortality in Japan is due to stillbirths after 22 weeks of gestation, with one in 300 families experiencing fetal loss every year. This study aimed to assess causes and risk factors for singleton stillbirth in Japan. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Perinatal Database from January 2013 to December 2014. A total of 379,211 births including 2,133 stillbirths were analyzed. Causes of death were classified into eight categories...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499583/-single-deepest-vertical-pocket-or-amniotic-fluid-index-as-evaluation-test-for-predicting-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-safe-trial-a-multicenter-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Sven Kehl
Objective of this randomized-controlled multicenter-trial was to determine whether the amniotic fluid index (AFI) or the single deepest vertical pocket (SDP) technique for estimating amniotic fluid volume is superior for predicting adverse perinatal outcome. Pregnant women at term were randomized in AFI or SDP group for assessing amniotic fluid at four unversitary hospitals. These two groups were not different with regards to primary outcome parameter (rate of postpartum admission to NICU), but concerning secondary outcome parameters: there were significantly more cases with the diagnosis oligohydramnios (9,8 vs...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498072/perinatal-outcomes-of-fetal-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-after-vesicoamniotic-shunting-using-a-double-basket-catheter
#8
Ba-Da Jeong, Hye-Sung Won, Mi-Young Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the perinatal survival and renal function of fetuses with lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) who underwent vesicoamniotic shunting using a double-basket catheter METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 32 fetuses with LUTO who underwent vesicoamniotic shunting using a double-basket catheter between 1998 and 2013. RESULTS: Among the 32 fetuses examined, 5 died because of termination of pregnancy, and 2 died in utero. The median gestational age at diagnosis was 15...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462812/survival-rate-without-brain-abnormalities-on-postnatal-ultrasonography-among-monochorionic-twins-after-fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-with-concomitant-oligohydramnios
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Keisuke Ishii, Seiji Wada, Mayumi Takano, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Haruhiko Sago
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to clarify the survival rate without brain abnormalities (BA) after fetoscopic laser photoco-agulation (FLP) for monochorionic diamniotic twin gestations (MCDA) with selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) accompanied by abnormal umbilical artery (UA) Doppler waveforms and isolated oligohydramnios in the sIUGR twin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 52 cases that underwent FLP. The main outcome was survival rate without BA of the twins at age 28 days...
February 20, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458908/is-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-a-marker-for-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-preterm-isolated-oligohydramnios-cases
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Gulten Ozgen, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Betul Dundar, Fatma Nurgul Tasgoz, Feyza Bayram, Burak Karadag
OBJECTIVE: Isolated oligohydramnios is defined as an amniotic fluid index below five centimeter with no other coexisting condition. There are still controversies about the management and pregnancy outcomes. A marker predicting these is crucial. Low pregnancy associated plasma protein-A levels were reported to be related with adverse pregnancy outcomes. We aimed to determine the role of first trimester pregnancy associated plasma protein-A for poor outcomes in preterm isolated oligohydramnios cases...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456478/proximal-deletion-of-6q-overlapping-with-toriello-carey-facial-phenotype-prenatal-findings-clinical-course-differential-diagnosis-and-review
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Sofía Catena, Mariana Aracena, Óscar Pizarro, Karena Espinoza, Guillermo Lay-Son
Proximal deletion of 6q is a relatively rare chromosomal abnormality. Reported patients have deletions of different sizes but share partial overlap and present with similar clinical features, and some of them were described prior to the introduction of chromosome microarrays. We describe a male patient with prenatal sonographic findings of nuchal edema, intrauterine growth restriction, renal pelvis dilatation, and oligohydramnios. At birth, facial dysmorphism, retro/micrognathia, a short and wide neck as well as cardiovascular and renal anomalies were noted...
December 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446682/fetal-urinary-tract-anomalies-review-of-pathophysiology-imaging-and-management
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Achille Mileto, Malak Itani, Douglas S Katz, Joseph R Siebert, Manjiri K Dighe, Theodore J Dubinsky, Mariam Moshiri
OBJECTIVE: Common fetal anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract encompass a complex spectrum of abnormalities that can be detected prenatally by ultrasound. Common fetal anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract can affect amniotic fluid volume production with the development of oligohydramnios or anhydramnios, resulting in fetal pulmonary hypoplasia and, potentially, abnormal development of other fetal structures. CONCLUSION: We provide an overview of common fetal anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract with an emphasis on sonographic patterns as well as pathologic and postnatal correlation, along with brief recommendations for postnatal management...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436080/fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
#13
Haruhiko Sago, Keisuke Ishii, Rika Sugibayashi, Katsusuke Ozawa, Masahiro Sumie, Seiji Wada
The aim of this study was to review fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP), which ablates placental vascular anastomoses to treat twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). A review of studies reporting on the procedures, outcomes, complications and nonconventional applications of FLP for TTTS was conducted. FLP has been established as the primary treatment for monochorionic twin pregnancy associated with TTTS at 16-26 weeks. FLP is the only therapy that directly addresses the underlying pathophysiology. The recent technique modification of FLP, referred to as the 'Solomon technique', induces selective coagulation to connect the anastomoses ablation sites and has been introduced to reduce residual anastomoses...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434061/immediate-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preterm-pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes
#14
Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426264/comparison-between-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-of-pprom-in-the-cases-of-amniotic-fluid-index-afi-of-more-and-less-than-5-cm
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Ashraf Sadat Mousavi, Neda Hashemi, Maryam Kashanian, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Shayesteh Parashi
The study was performed on pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-32 weeks of pregnancy, who had been admitted to the hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes. In all eligible women, ultrasounds were performed for the evaluation of amniotic fluid index. Then, the women were divided into two groups according to amniotic fluid index of ≥5 cm and <5 cm. These women were followed and monitored up to delivery. The women of the two groups did not have significant difference between them according to age, gestational age at the time of ruptured membrane, body mass index, gravidity, parity, gestational age at delivery and route of delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396737/prenatal-diagnosis-of-funisitis-two-case-reports
#16
Daisuke Katsura, Yuichiro Takahashi, Shigenori Iwagaki, Rika Chiaki, Kazuhiko Asai, Masako Koike, Shunsuke Yasumi, Madoka Furuhashi, Akira Hara, Hitoshi Iwata
Acute funisitis is characterized by the infiltration of fetal neutrophils from the umbilical vessels into Wharton's jelly and presents as fetal inflammation. However, no reports about its prenatal diagnosis using ultrasonography have been published. We encountered one case of oligohydramnios at 26 weeks and another case of threatened premature delivery at 27 weeks of gestation with ultrasonographic findings of non-uniform thickening of Wharton's jelly, a heterogeneous internal echo, and a high echoic line of the umbilical vessel wall...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390297/prenatal-diagnosis-of-sirenomelia-with-anencephaly-and-craniorachischisis-totalis-a-case-report-study
#17
Charalampos Theofanakis, Marianna Theodora, Michail Sindos, George Daskalakis
RATIONALE: Sirenomelia and anencephaly are well-defined congenital malformations that usually occur independently. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of combined sirenomelia, anencephaly and complete rachischisis, diagnosed in the 16th week of gestation. DIAGNOSES: To our knowledge, this is the 7th case in the literature and the first that is diagnosed so early in pregnancy. INTERVENTIONS: The final diagnosis is confirmed with radiological examination after the termination of pregnancy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343146/induction-of-labor-in-cases-of-late-preterm-isolated-oligohydramnios-is-it-justified
#18
Noa A Brzezinski-Sinai, Moshe Stavsky, Tal Rafaeli-Yehudai, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Isaac Brzezinski-Sinai, Majdi Imterat, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVES: To analyze in a retrospective cohort study the outcomes of pregnancies with isolated oligohydramnios at the late preterm period (34-36.6 weeks of gestation). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included three groups of women: (1) Women with isolated oligohydramnios whose pregnancy was managed conservatively (n = 33 births); (2) women with isolated oligohydramnios who were managed actively (i.e. induction of labor) (n = 111 births); and (3) a control group including women with normal amount of amniotic fluid who had a spontaneous late preterm delivery (n = 10,445 births)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320802/effect-of-maternal-body-mass-index-and-amniotic-fluid-index-on-the-accuracy-of-sonographic-estimation-of-fetal-weight-in-late-gestation
#19
Matthew J Blitz, Burton Rochelson, Leah B Stork, Stephanie Augustine, Meir Greenberg, Cristina P Sison, Nidhi Vohra
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to determine the effect, if any, of maternal body mass index (BMI) and amniotic fluid index (AFI) on the accuracy of sonographic estimated fetal weight (EFW) at 40 to 42 weeks' gestation. METHODS:  This was a retrospective cohort study of singleton gestations with ultrasound performed at 40 to 42 weeks from 2010 to 2013. In this study, patients with documented BMI and sonographic EFW and AFI, concurrently, within 7 days of delivery were included...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301466/immediate-perinatal-outcomes-of-postterm-deliveries
#20
Or Maoz, Tamar Wainstock, Eyal Sheiner, Asnat Walfisch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether postterm pregnancy (≥42 0/7 weeks' gestation) increases the risk for adverse perinatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN: In this population based cohort study, all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991 and 2014 in a tertiary medical center were included. Pregnancy and perinatal outcomes were compared between postterm and term deliveries (37 0/7 to 41 6/7 weeks' gestation). Preterm deliveries, unknown gestational age, congenital malformations, and multiple gestations, were excluded...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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