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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209489/the-systematic-error-in-the-estimation-of-fetal-weight-and-the-underestimation-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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Justin R Lappen, Stephen A Myers
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality and has lifetime implications for the risk of chronic medical conditions. Antenatal diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR) remains poor with the majority of cases remaining undiagnosed. While several factors contribute to the underdiagnosis of FGR, the error in ultrasound estimation of fetal weight (EFW) is generally not considered in clinical practice. In this commentary, we suggest that the intrinsic, or systematic, error in ultrasound EFW is a significant factor contributing to the underestimation of fetuses predicted to have FGR and should be incorporated into screening and surveillance recommendations...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209337/challenges-in-fetal-surveillance-of-pregnant-women-with-zika-virus
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Suzanne J Serruya
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February 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209336/analysis-of-blood-from-zika-virus-infected-fetuses-a-prospective-case-series
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Bruno Schaub, Manon Vouga, Fatiha Najioullah, Michèle Gueneret, Alice Monthieux, Caroline Harte, Françoise Muller, Eugénie Jolivet, Clara Adenet, Sophie Dreux, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Raymond Cesaire, Jean-Luc Volumenie, David Baud
BACKGROUND: Zika virus has spread through the Americas and the Caribbean since early 2015 and was rapidly declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO because of the potential association with fetal anomalies. We analysed fetal and maternal fluids and tissues in fetuses with confirmed Zika virus infection prospectively monitored in Martinique, a French Caribbean island. METHODS: Since the beginning of the Zika virus outbreak in Martinique, all pregnant women undergo monthly fetal ultrasound examination surveillance...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208845/role-of-altered-venous-blood-lactate-and-hba1c-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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C S Nagalakshmi, N U Santhosh, N Krishnamurthy, Chethana Chethan, M K Shilpashree
INTRODUCTION: Being a mirror image of metabolic syndrome, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidity. Increased blood lactate concentration and alterations of substrate utilization are partly involved in development of insulin resistance in GDM. Fetuses born to such mothers have shown low umbilical vein oxygen saturation and low oxygen content and increased lactate concentrations. These changes may certainly reflect enhanced fetal metabolism as a result of hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinemia and therefore, these fetuses deserve intense surveillance at term and during delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207688/transmission-of-zika-virus-haiti-october-12-2015-september-10-2016
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Ito Journel, Lesly L Andrécy, Dudley Metellus, Jean S Pierre, Rose Murka Faublas, Stanley Juin, Amber M Dismer, David L Fitter, Daniel Neptune, Marie José Laraque, Salomon Corvil, Manise Pierre, Josiane Buteau, Donald Lafontant, Roopal Patel, Jean Frantz Lemoine, David W Lowrance, Macarthur Charles, Jacques Boncy, Paul Adrien
Zika virus disease is caused by infection with a flavivirus with broad geographic distribution and is most frequently transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The disease was first identified in the World Health Organization's Region of the Americas in 2015 and was followed by a surge in reported cases of congenital microcephaly in Brazil; Zika virus disease rapidly spread to the rest of the region and the Caribbean (1), including Haiti. Infection with the virus is associated with adverse fetal outcomes (1) and rare neurologic complications in adults...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186614/decline-in-stillbirths-and-perinatal-mortality-after-implementation-of-a-more-aggressive-induction-policy-in-post-date-pregnancies-a-nationwide-register-study
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Anne R Zizzo, Ida Kirkegaard, Anja Pinborg, Niels Ulbjerg
INTRODUCTION: In 2011 the Danish national guidelines were changed towards a more aggressive induction and fetal surveillance policy from 1) induction of labor at gestational age (GA) of 42(+0) weeks and 2) no fetal surveillance after 40(+0) to 1) induction of labor between 41(+2) -41(+6) , 2) earlier induction at 41(+0) weeks in case of maternal age > 40 years or body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg/m(2) and 3) fetal surveillance at GA 41(+0) . MATERIAL AND METHODS: This national cohort study included all pregnancies that reached 41(+0) weeks of gestation from 2008 to 2014 (N=102 167)...
February 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182608/prevalence-and-clinical-attributes-of-congenital-microcephaly-new-york-2013-2015
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Krishika A Graham, Deborah J Fox, Achala Talati, Cristian Pantea, Laura Brady, Sondra L Carter, Eric Friedenberg, Neil M Vora, Marilyn L Browne, Christopher T Lee
Congenital Zika virus infection can cause microcephaly and other severe fetal neurological anomalies (1). To inform microcephaly surveillance efforts and assess ascertainment sources, the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sought to determine the prevalence of microcephaly in New York during 2013-2015, before known importation of Zika virus infections. Suspected newborn microcephaly diagnoses were identified from 1) reports submitted by birth hospitals in response to a request and 2) queries of a hospital administrative discharge database for newborn microcephaly diagnoses...
February 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177533/serial-echocardiography-for-immune-mediated-heart-disease-in-the-fetus-results-of-a-risk-based-prospective-surveillance-strategy
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Nobuhiko Kan, Earl D Silverman, John Kingdom, Nathalie Dutil, Carl Laskin, Edgar Jaeggi
OBJECTIVE: Mothers carrying anti-Ro antibodies are frequently referred for weekly echocardiograms to early detect and treat antibody-mediated fetal heart disease. We tested a surveillance strategy based on anti-Ro antibody titers. METHODS: From 2009-2014, 232 pregnancies were referred for maternal anti-Ro antibodies. At the baseline echocardiogram, anti-Ro titers were measured by ELISA and results categorized as negative (<8 U/ml; n = 43; excluded), low-moderate positive (8-49 U/ml; n = 62; group 1) or high positive (50- > 100 U/ml; n = 127; group 2)...
February 8, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176187/brucellosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-dairy-cattle-of-eastern-ethiopia
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Yitagele Terefe, Sisay Girma, Negesse Mekonnen, Biruhtesfa Asrade
Knowing the status of Bovine brucellosis and associated risk factors is a crucial step in formulating evidence based control scheme. In this study, a total of 967 dairy cows from 307 dairy farms in eastern Ethiopia were serologically tested for Brucella antibodies. The screening was done first using RBPT and positive samples were subsequently subjected to CFT for confirmation. A pre-tested structured questionnaire was used to collect relevant data from 307 dairy cattle owners or attendants to assess their awareness and routine practice...
February 7, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165177/intrauterine-death-rate-in-gastroschisis-following-the-introduction-of-an-antenatal-surveillance-program-retrospective-observational-study
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Helen Perry, Costa Healy, Diana Wellesley, Nigel J Hall, Melanie Drewett, David M Burge, David T Howe
AIM: To investigate whether an antenatal surveillance protocol including ultrasound and cardiotocograph monitoring reduces intrauterine death (IUD) in cases of gastroschisis. Secondary outcomes included neonatal death rate, mode of delivery and rate of intervention before planned time of delivery. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all women with antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis who were managed according to the surveillance program between 2002 and 2015 in a tertiary fetal medicine and pediatric surgical center covering the Wessex region of England...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153056/study-protocol-on-establishment-of-sentinel-sites-network-for-contraceptive-and-abortion-trends-needs-and-utilization-of-services-in-zika-virus-affected-countries
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Moazzam Ali, Kelsey Miller, Rachel Folz, Brooke Ronald Johnson, James Kiarie
BACKGROUND: ZIKV(Zika Virus) during pregnancy can result in many adverse events such as fetal deaths or newborns with congenital abnormalities including microcephaly and other neural irregularities. Due to these harmful outcomes of pregnancy associated with the Zika virus, we can expect to see a change in the type and scale of demand for family planning and safe abortion services in areas affected by the Zika virus. The monitoring and reporting capacities of the local health clinics in these areas could benefit from the introduction of infrastructural improvements necessary to establish a sentinel site network...
February 2, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142152/improving-safe-and-effective-use-of-drugs-in-pregnancy-and-lactation-workshop-summary
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Laura E Riley, Alison G Cahill, Richard Beigi, Renate Savich, George Saade
In February 2015, given high rates of use of medications by pregnant women and the relative lack of data on safety and efficacy of many drugs utilized in pregnancy, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) convened a group of experts to review the "current" state of the clinical care and science regarding medication use during the perinatal period...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113071/assessment-of-fetal-myocardial-performance-in-severe-early-onset-pre-eclampsia-eo-pet-with-and-without-intrauterine-growth-restriction-across-deteriorating-stages-of-placental-vascular-resistance-and-links-to-adverse-outcomes
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I E Bhorat, J S Bagratee, T Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fetuses in severe early onset pre-eclampsia (EO-PET) with or without intrauterine growth restriction has cardiac dysfunction across deteriorating stages of placental vascular resistance and whether this dysfunction influences perinatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cross-sectional study performed in a tertiary care university medical centre. Sixty pregnant patients with severe early-onset pre-eclampsia between 27 and 32 weeks were recruited and matched with 60 patients having normal pregnancies...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110843/looking-for-effects-of-environmental-contaminants-in-a-large-birth-cohort-summarizing-results-of-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort-study-moba
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Per Magnus
The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) includes about 113 000 pregnancies, recruited during the years 1999-2008. Using information from questionnaires and biological samples, a major purpose has been to estimate the association between exposures to environmental contaminants and disease occurrence in parents and children. The intention of this article is to describe the available data in MoBa together with a short synopsis of some recent MoBa-publications that relate to exposure assessment and associations between toxicants and health outcomes...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089487/estimation-of-national-regional-and-global-prevalence-of-alcohol-use-during-pregnancy-and-fetal-alcohol-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange, Charlotte Probst, Gerrit Gmel, Jürgen Rehm
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use during pregnancy is the direct cause of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). We aimed to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use during pregnancy and FAS in the general population and, by linking these two indicators, estimate the number of pregnant women that consumed alcohol during pregnancy per one case of FAS. METHODS: We began by doing two independent comprehensive systematic literature searches using multiple electronic databases for original quantitative studies that reported the prevalence in the general population of the respective country of alcohol use during pregnancy published from Jan 1, 1984, to June 30, 2014, or the prevalence of FAS published from Nov 1, 1973, to June 30, 2015, in a peer-reviewed journal or scholarly report...
January 13, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059842/counseling-management-and-outcome-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia-at-23-to-28-weeks-gestation
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Olaide A Ashimi Balogun, Baha M Sibai
Preeclampsia with severe features (SPE) remote from term remains a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. With increasing diagnosis of SPE remote from term and improved methods for monitoring maternal and fetal well-being, several challenges have been made regarding management of preeclampsia. We reviewed the scientific literature of the diagnosis and outcome of SPE before 28 weeks. On the basis of this review, we will present our recommendations on management of SPE before 28 weeks' gestation...
March 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052317/prenatal-prediction-of-significant-intertwin-birth-weight-discordance-using-standard-second-and-third-trimester-sonographic-parameters
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Mark P Hehir, Fionnuala M Breathnach, Jennifer L Hogan, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Michael P Geary, Sean Daly, John Higgins, Alyson Hunter, John J Morrison, Gerard Burke, Rhona Mahony, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate standard ultrasound-derived fetal biometric parameters in the prediction of clinically significant intertwin birthweight discordance defined as ≥18%. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of 1,028 unselected twin pairs recruited over a two year period. Dichorionic twins underwent two-weekly ultrasonographic surveillance from 24 weeks' gestation, with surveillance of monochorionic twins two-weekly from 16 weeks...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043191/fetal-intraabdominal-umbilical-vein-varix-antenatal-diagnosis-and-management
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Murat Aykut Ozek, Pinar Calis, Merih Bayram, Deniz Karcaaltincaba
OBJECTIVE: Fetal intraabdominal vein varix (FIUVV) is sonographic finding with unknown prevalence. We aimed to point out this particular abnormality and review possible associations and complications which may arise. METHOD: We performed an unrestricted literature search via PubMed and included all cases diagnosed with FIUVV. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old, gravida 1 para 0 woman was referred to our clinic with possible diagnosis of FIUVV...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029583/acr-appropriateness-criteria-assessment-of-fetal-well-being
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Lynn Simpson, Nadia J Khati, Sandeep P Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Mukesh G Harisinghani, Tara L Henrichsen, Benjamin J Meyer, David A Nyberg, Liina Poder, Thomas D Shipp, Carolyn M Zelop, Phyllis Glanc
Although there is limited evidence that antepartum testing decreases the risk for fetal death in low-risk pregnancies, women with high-risk factors for stillbirth should undergo antenatal fetal surveillance. The strongest evidence supporting antepartum testing pertains to pregnancies complicated by intrauterine fetal growth restriction secondary to uteroplacental insufficiency. The main ultrasound-based modalities to determine fetal health are the biophysical profile, modified biophysical profile, and duplex Doppler velocimetry...
October 28, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029460/-predictive-tools-of-preterm-birth-in-asymptomatic-high-risk-pregnancy
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J Blanc, F Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: Describe tools designed to predict preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk pregnancy and determine their predictive value. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Obstetric history particularly spontaneous preterm birth identifies a population at risk for preterm birth for the current pregnancy (LE3). This risk is related to the number of prior preterm birth and is even higher than the term of the prior event is more premature and that the event concerns the last pregnancy (LE3)...
October 29, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
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