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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091778/hospital-based-surveillance-of-congenital-rubella-syndrome-in-indonesia
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Elisabeth Siti Herini, Gunadi, Agung Triono, Asal Wahyuni Erlin Mulyadi, Niprida Mardin, Rusipah, Yati Soenarto, Susan E Reef
: Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) has serious consequences, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, and severe birth defects in infants, resulting from rubella virus infection during pregnancy. However, rubella vaccine has not yet been implemented in Indonesia. This study aimed (1) to estimate the incidence of CRS in Indonesia, (2) describe the clinical features of CRS at our referral hospital, and (3) pilot a CRS surveillance system to be extended to other hospitals. We conducted a 4-month prospective surveillance study of infants aged <1 year with suspected CRS in 2013 at an Indonesian hospital...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086762/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-congenital-heart-defects-among-live-births-a-population-based-cross-sectional-survey-in-shaanxi-province-northwestern-china
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Leilei Pei, Yijun Kang, Yaling Zhao, Hong Yan
BACKGROUND: Nearly half of the population of Northwest China live in Shaanxi province, but population-based data on the epidemiologic characteristics of congenital heart defects (CHD) in this population is limited. The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and epidemiologic characteristics of the CHD among infants born between 2010 and 2013 in Shaanxi province. METHODS: Infants born between 2010 and 2013 in Shaanxi province were surveyed using a stratified multi-stage sampling method...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079045/hernia-of-the-umbilical-cord-associated-with-a-patent-omphalomesenteric-duct
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M Raicevic, I Filipovic, S Sindjic-Antunovic
Congenital hernia of the cord is a different type of ventral abdominal wall defect in which the bowel usually herniates into the base of normally inserted umbilical cord through a patent umbilical ring. It is rare congenital anomaly with incidence of 1 in 5000. Although it was described as a distinct entity since 1920s it is often misdiagnosed as a small omphalocele. We present an unusal case of term male newborn with umbilical cord hernia associated with patent omphalomesenteric duct. The diagnose was made after birth despite antenatal ultrasound scans and it is managed successfully with uneventful recovery...
January 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063572/suppl%C3%A3-mentation-pr%C3%A3-conceptionnelle-en-acide-folique-multivitamines-pour-la-pr%C3%A3-vention-primaire-et-secondaire-des-anomalies-du-tube-neural-et-d-autres-anomalies-cong%C3%A3-nitales-sensibles-%C3%A3-l-acide-folique
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R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIF: Offrir des renseignements à jour sur l'utilisation pré et postconceptionnelle d'acide folique par voie orale, avec ou sans supplément de multivitamines / micronutriments, aux fins de la prévention des anomalies du tube neural et d'autres anomalies congénitales. Ces renseignements aideront les médecins, les sages-femmes, les infirmières et les autres professionnels de la santé à contribuer aux efforts de sensibilisation des femmes quant à l'utilisation et aux posologies adéquates de la supplémentation en acide folique / multivitamines, avant et pendant la grossesse...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062416/blood-flow-patterns-underlie-developmental-heart-defects
#5
Madeline Midgett, Kent L Thornburg, Sandra Rugonyi
Although cardiac malformations at birth are typically associated with genetic anomalies, blood flow dynamics also play a crucial role in heart formation. However, the relationship between blood flow patterns in the early embryo and later cardiovascular malformation has not been determined. We used the chicken embryo model to quantify the extent to which anomalous blood flow patterns predict cardiac defects that resemble those in humans, and found that restricting either the inflow to the heart or the outflow led to reproducible abnormalities with a dose-response type relationship between blood flow stimuli and the expression of cardiac phenotypes...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057877/previous-miscarriages-and-gli2-are-associated-with-anorectal-malformations-in-offspring
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Romy van de Putte, Charlotte H W Wijers, Ivo de Blaauw, Carlo L M Marcelis, Cornelius E J Sloots, Alice S Brooks, Paul M A Broens, Nel Roeleveld, Loes F M van der Zanden, Iris A L M van Rooij
STUDY QUESTION: Are anorectal malformations (ARMs) associated with previous miscarriages or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 (BMP4) and GLI family zinc finger 2 (GLI2) genes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The SNP rs3738880 in GLI2 and miscarriages were associated with ARM, especially in patients with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ARM are one of the most common birth defects of the gastrointestinal tract...
January 5, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056841/thymus-activity-measured-by-t-cell-receptor-excision-circles-in-patients-with-different-severities-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Kiran Aftab Gul, Tonje Sonerud, Hans O Fjærli, Britt Nakstad, Tore Gunnar Abrahamsen, Christopher S Inchley
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is an important cause of hospitalization in previously healthy infants. Immunological mechanisms predisposing infants to severe disease are poorly understood. Early biomarkers for disease severity may assist clinical decisions. We investigated T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC), episomal DNA made during thymic T-cell receptor rearrangement, and a marker for thymus activity, both during disease and in neonatal screening cards as a risk factor for RSV disease severity...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045068/elucidating-the-genetic-basis-of-an-oligogenic-birth-defect-using-whole-genome-sequence-data-in-a-non-model-organism-bubalus-bubalis
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Lynsey K Whitacre, Jesse L Hoff, Robert D Schnabel, Sara Albarella, Francesca Ciotola, Vincenzo Peretti, Francesco Strozzi, Chiara Ferrandi, Luigi Ramunno, Tad S Sonstegard, John L Williams, Jeremy F Taylor, Jared E Decker
Recent strong selection for dairy traits in water buffalo has been associated with higher levels of inbreeding, leading to an increase in the prevalence of genetic diseases such as transverse hemimelia (TH), a congenital developmental abnormality characterized by absence of a variable distal portion of the hindlimbs. Limited genomic resources available for water buffalo required an original approach to identify genetic variants associated with the disease. The genomes of 4 bilateral and 7 unilateral affected cases and 14 controls were sequenced...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043315/right-sided-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-myelomeningocele-a-rare-association
#9
Syed Rehan Ali, Shakeel Ahmed
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare birth defect with a prevalence of < 0.5 per 1,000 live births. Majority of these defects are left-sided as most studies suggest that frequency of right-sided CDH was 10% of the total. The association of CDH with myelomeningocele (MMC) is extremely rare; as in Sweed's study of 116 consecutive cases of CDH, the incidence of associated MMC with CDH was stated as 4.3%. There has been one previous case report of leftsided CDH, MMC and hydrocephalus prenatally diagnosed; but to the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of the above constellation with a right-sided CDH diagnosed prenatally...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039902/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-telbivudine-in-infants-born-to-mothers-treated-during-the-second-or-third-trimesters-of-pregnancy
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Guo-Rong Han, Hong-Xiu Jiang, Cui-Min Wang, Yi Ding, Gen-Ju Wang, Xin Yue, Liu Zhou, Wei Zhao
Telbivudine, an FDA pregnancy category B drug, has been found to reduce hepatitis B virus (HBV) perinatal transmission with no safety concerns in infants aged up to 1 year. This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of telbivudine in 214 infants born to 210 pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B infection who were treated with telbivudine during pregnancy (weeks 20-32 of gestation). The infants were followed for up to 5 years after birth. The efficacy endpoint was the rate of perinatal transmission, which was established by HBsAg and HBV DNA levels at 7 and 12 months...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039900/evidence-of-early-defects-in-cajal-retzius-cell-localisation-during-brain-development-in-a-mouse-model-of-dystroglycanopathy
#11
H S Booler, V Pagalday-Vergara, J L Williams, M Hopkinson, S C Brown
AIMS: The secondary dystroglycanopathies represent a heterogeneous group of congenital muscular dystrophies characterised by the defective glycosylation of alpha dystroglycan. These disorders are associated with mutations in at least 17 genes, including Fukutin-related protein (FKRP). At the severe end of the clinical spectrum there is substantial brain involvement, and cobblestone lissencephaly is highly suggestive of these disorders. The precise pathogenesis of this phenotype has however, remained unclear with most attention focused on the disruption to the radial glial scaffold...
December 31, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039625/the-influence-of-maternal-exposure-history-to-virus-and-medicine-during-pregnancy-on-congenital-heart-defects-of-fetus
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Qianhong Liang, Wei Gong, Dongming Zheng, Risheng Zhong, Yunjie Wen, Xiaodan Wang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. It is due to dysfunction of the heart and great vessels during embryo development stage, or the channel was not closed after birth. This study focuses on investigating the influence of virus infection and medicine history during pregnancy on the incidence rate of CHD of fetus. We conducted a retrospective birth cohort study of infant born in the maternal and child health hospital of Fanyu district in Guangzhou. Five thousand three hundred eighty one cases with complete medical records, including mothers, fathers, and infants, were enrolled...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033662/sociocultural-aspects-of-disorders-of-sex-development
#13
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Annastasia Ediati, Nani Maharani, Agustini Utari
Disorders of sex development (DSD) is a congenital condition in which the development of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, and reproductive structures are atypical. DSD brings with it a psychological impact on the affected individual and their families. The consensus statement on management of DSD strongly advised an integrated and multidisciplinary approach in providing care to the affected individuals. Studies have been conducted focusing on medical intervention, and more recently, there is increasing attention paid to psychological aspects of DSD...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028964/genetic-factors-in-selected-complex-congenital-malformations-with-cleft-defect
#14
REVIEW
Piotr Wójcicki, Maciej J Koźlik, Karolina Wójcicka
Cleft lips, alveolar ridges and palates are among the most common birth defects. There are over 500 different complex genetic disorders that include cleft defects. The most common related defects include abnormalities of the skeleton, skull, cardiovascular and nervous system. The occurrence of a cleft results from the interplay of multiple genes and environmental factors. Several thousand different mutations responsible for these syndromes have been discovered, whereas there are still numerous phenotypic cases of unknown genetic origin...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009100/rare-copy-number-variants-in-a-population-based-investigation-of-hypoplastic-right-heart-syndrome
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Aggeliki Dimopoulos, Robert J Sicko, Denise M Kay, Shannon L Rigler, Charlotte M Druschel, Michele Caggana, Marilyn L Browne, Ruzong Fan, Paul A Romitti, Lawrence C Brody, James L Mills
BACKGROUND: Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS) is a rare congenital defect characterized by underdevelopment of the right heart structures commonly accompanied by an atrial septal defect. Familial HRHS reports suggest genetic factor involvement. We examined the role of copy number variants (CNVs) in HRHS. METHODS: We genotyped 32 HRHS cases identified from all New York State live births (1998-2005) using Illumina HumanOmni2.5 microarrays. CNVs were called with PennCNV and prioritized if they were ≥20 Kb, contained ≥10 SNPs and had minimal overlap with CNVs from in-house controls, the Database of Genomic Variants, HapMap3, and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia database...
December 23, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004853/ustekinumab-therapy-for-crohn-s-disease-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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X Cortes, J Borrás-Blasco, B Antequera, S Fernandez-Martinez, E Casterá, S Martin, J R Molés
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: The safety of continued ustekinumab (UST) therapy during pregnancy remains unclear in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). There are no meta-analysis reports of exposure to UST during pregnancy. The objective was to describe a case of a pregnant patient with CD who was successfully treated with UST maintenance therapy throughout the pregnancy and delivered a baby boy without any congenital malformations, neurological abnormalities or birth defects. CASE SUMMARY: A 37-year-old patient with CD treated with UST became pregnant...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998400/-factors-related-to-the-influence-on-congenital-malformation-of-body-surface-in-shaanxi-province
#17
J Ying, Q Lei, B W Qin, P F Qu, F L Lei, S N Dang, L X Zeng, H Yan
Objective: To investigate the influencing factors on congenital malformation of body surface. Methods: Multi-stage stratified random sampling method was adopted. A questionnaire survey was conducted among the childbearing aged women who experienced more than 28 weeks pregnancy or having definite pregnancy outcomes in Shaanxi, during 2010-2013. Results: Results from the logistic regression model showed that factors as: intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (OR=21.76, 95%CI: 4.46-106.25), histories with abnormal pregnancy or reproduction (OR=11...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997654/association-between-the-birth-of-an-infant-with-major-congenital-anomalies-and-subsequent-risk-of-mortality-in-their-mothers
#18
Eyal Cohen, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Joel G Ray, Lars Pedersen, Nancy Adler, Anne Gulbech Ording, Paul H Wise, Arnold Milstein, Henrik Toft Sørensen
Importance: Giving birth to a child with a major birth defect is a serious life event for a woman, yet little is known about the long-term health consequences for the mother. Objective: To assess whether birth of an infant born with a major congenital anomaly was associated with higher maternal risk of mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This population-based cohort study (n = 455 250 women) used individual-level linked Danish registry data for mothers who gave birth to an infant with a major congenital anomaly (41 508) between 1979 and 2010, with follow-up until December 31, 2014...
20, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997515/zika-virus-infection-associated-with-congenital-birth-defects-in-a-hiv-infected-pregnant-woman
#19
Esaú Custódio João, Maria Isabel Fragoso da Silveira Gouvea, Maria de Lourdes Benamor Teixeira, Wallace Mendes-Silva, Juliana Silva Esteves, Edwiges Motta Santos, Leandro Augusto Ledesma, Maria Letícia Cruz
We describe a case of Zika Virus infection acquired during the first trimester in a HIV-infected pregnant woman that led to multiple fetal malformations and fetal demise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
December 15, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995289/the-fetus-with-ectopia-cordis-experience-and-expectations-from-two-centers
#20
Maria C Escobar-Diaz, Sherzana Sunderji, Wayne Tworetzky, Anita J Moon-Grady
Ectopia cordis (EC) is a rare congenital anomaly often associated with congenital heart disease (CHD). There is a lack of contemporary information on EC diagnosed prenatally. We sought to combine the experiences of two regional referral centers in order to evaluate current outcomes for EC. Clinical, echocardiographic features and perinatal outcomes of fetuses with EC managed at two large cardiac centers from 1995 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Seventeen fetuses with EC were diagnosed at a median gestational age of 23 weeks (range 17-36)...
December 19, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
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