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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349737/teratogenic-effects-induced-by-chitosan-oligosaccharide-in-wistar-female-rat-rattus-norvegicus
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Amal Abdel Aziz Eisa, Gamal El-Sayed Aboelghar, Ibrahim Mahmoud Ammar, Hala Gabr Metwally, Samah Saied Arafa
The aim of this research is to investigate the teratogenic effects of chitosan oligosaccharide in Wistar female rats (Rattus norvegicus). Chitosan LD50 value was calculated by probit analysis. High dose, 1/10 LD50 which equal to 150 mg/kg body weight, and low dose, 1/30 LD50 which equal to 50 mg/kg body weight, were administrated orally to Wistar female rats to examine the teratogenic effect during organogenesis period from 6th day to 15th day of gestation. Treated and control rats were sacrificed and their foetuses were examined for external, skeletal and visceral anomalies, number and length of foetuses and their weights...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342999/-risk-factors-analysis-and-prognosis-of-renal-pelvis-dilatation-in-high-risk-infants-in-monocenter
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Q Fu, L R Fan, Y Shen, G J Zhou, H Z Yi, N Sun, J M Wang, L Q Jia, X M Wang, H Wang
Objective: To explore the prognosis and risk factors of pyelectasis in high-risk infants. Methods: This was a retrospective study. Totally 960 high-risk infants, who accepted type B ultrasonic examination for fetus at 28th week of gestation and for newborns in 48 hours after birth, were included in the study in departments of obstetrics and eonatology, Shunyi Maternal and Children's Hospital of Beijing Children's Hospital during May 2012 to April 2013. The degree of pyelectasis was classified using Grignon grade and the paients were followed up for 3 years...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341510/maternity-ultrasound-in-the-republic-of-ireland-2016-a-review
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D Hayes-Ryan, K McNamara, N Russell, L Kenny, K O'Donoghue
Antenatal ultrasound, comprising of a dating ultrasound in the late first trimester followed by a fetal anomaly scan, is a recognised and necessary component of good antenatal care. We conducted a telephone survey of all 19 obstetric units to ascertain the status of maternity ultrasound provision in Ireland. Fetal anomaly ultrasound is offered universally to all women in 7/19 (37%) units, selectively to some women in 7/19 (37%) units and not offered at all in the remaining 5/19 (26%) units. Overall ? 41,700 (64%) women receive a fetal anomaly ultrasound nationally...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341424/fetal-ultrasonographic-findings-including-cerebral-hyperechogenicity-in-a-patient-with-non-lethal-form-of-raine-syndrome
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Kei Tamai, Katsuhiko Tada, Akihito Takeuchi, Makoto Nakamura, Hidenori Marunaka, Yosuke Washio, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Fuyuki Miya, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Misao Kageyama
Raine syndrome is a rare osteosclerotic bone dysplasia characterized by craniofacial anomalies and intracranial calcification. Most patients with Raine syndrome are of Arab ancestry and die during the neonatal period. We herein report a Japanese patient with non-lethal Raine syndrome who presented with characteristic cerebral hyperechogenicity and a hypoplastic nose by fetal ultrasonography. She was admitted to the NICU due to pyriform aperture stenosis. Craniofacial abnormalities, intracranial calcification, osteosclerosis, chondrodysplasia punctata, and a mutation of FAM20C was identified...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330547/recessive-loss-of-function-pign-alleles-including-an-intragenic-deletion-with-founder-effect-in-la-r%C3%A3-union-island-in-patients-with-fryns-syndrome
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Jean-Luc Alessandri, Christopher T Gordon, Marie-Line Jacquemont, Nicolas Gruchy, Norbert F Ajeawung, Guillaume Benoist, Myriam Oufadem, Asma Chebil, Yannis Duffourd, Coralie Dumont, Marion Gérard, Paul Kuentz, Thibaud Jouan, Francesca Filippini, Thi Tuyet Mai Nguyen, Olivier Alibeu, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschké, Asma Omarjee, Duksha Ramful, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Bérénice Doray, Laurence Faivre, Jeanne Amiel, Philippe M Campeau, Julien Thevenon
Fryns syndrome (FS) is a multiple malformations syndrome with major features of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypoplasia, craniofacial dysmorphic features, distal digit hypoplasia, and a range of other lower frequency malformations. FS is typically lethal in the fetal or neonatal period. Inheritance is presumed autosomal recessive. Although no major genetic cause has been identified for FS, biallelic truncating variants in PIGN, encoding a component of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchor biosynthesis pathway, have been identified in a limited number of cases with a phenotype compatible with FS...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329527/emotional-and-cognitive-experiences-during-the-time-of-diagnosis-and-decision-making-following-a-prenatal-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study-of-males-presented-with-congenital-heart-defect-in-the-fetus-carried-by-their-pregnant-partner
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Tommy Carlsson, Elisabet Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Expectant fathers consider the second-trimester obstetric ultrasound examination as an important step towards parenthood, but are ill prepared for a detection of a fetal anomaly. Inductive research is scarce concerning their experiences and needs for support. Consequently, the aim of this study was to explore the emotional and cognitive experiences, during the time of diagnosis and decision-making, among males presented with congenital heart defect in the fetus carried by their pregnant partner...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328036/-structure-and-risk-factors-for-congenital-malformations
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Y Uteuliyev, V Balkibekova, A Saktapov, K Konysbayeva, V Atarbayeva, N Iskakova
Congenital malformations and anomalies occupy leading positions in the structure of infant mortality and disability. In order to reduce the risk of children with these disorders, it is necessary to carefully study the causes of congenital malformations. In this connection, the structures and risk factors of congenital malformations of the fetus were studied and recommendations for the improvement of preventive measures were developed. When studying the structure of congenital malformations of the fetus in Almaty, hereditary and acquired causes of congenital malformation are identified...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326803/treatment-of-early-stages-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-pregnancy
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Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325773/how-safe-is-metformin-when-initiated-in-early-pregnancy-a-retrospective-5-year-study-of-pregnant-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-from-india
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Vanlalhruaii, Riddhi Dasgupta, Roshna Ramachandran, Jiji E Mathews, Annie Regi, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, P Visalakshi, H S Asha, Thomas Paul, Nihal Thomas
BACKGROUND: The initiation of metformin in early pregnancy in Gestational Diabetes mellitus(GDM) remains controversial. The aim of our study was to assess the influence of Metformin on maternal and fetal outcomes when initiated within the first trimester of pregnancy in GDM. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of 540 women with diabetes complicating pregnancy (IADPSG criteria) over five years(January 2011 to May 2016)was done. The study population comprised of patients initiated on a)metformin within the first trimester (Group A:n=186),b) metformin after the first trimester(Group B:n=203) and c)insulin at any time during their pregnancy(Group C:n=151)...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324912/diuresis-renography-and-ultrasonography-in-children-with-antenatally-detected-hydronephrosis-can-support-diagnoses-and-suggest-related-surgery-treatment
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M Radulović, S Beatović, M Janković, Dragana Šobić-Šaranović, Vera Artiko, Boris Ajdinović
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal ultrasound (US) screening detects the hydronephrosis (HN)-dilatation of fetal renal collecting system in 1%-5% of all pregnancies. In most children, HN is detected by prenatal US screening between 18-20 gestational week. Pelvi- ureteric junction (PUJ) stenosis is the most common etiological factor of prenatal HN and requires postnatal follow-up. Diuresis renography plays important role in the follow-up by complementing morphological information obtained by US with the data about differential renal function (DRF) and drainage...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear 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
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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/29314159/severe-fetal-hydronephrosis-the-added-value-of-associated-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidneys-and-urinary-tract-cakut-in-the-prediction-of-postnatal-outcome
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Sharon Perlman, Lucia Roitman, Danny Lotan, Zvi Kivilevitch, Benjamin Dekel, Naomi Pode-Shakked, Ben Pode-Shakked, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To focus on fetuses diagnosed with severe hydronephrosis and correlate pre-natal sonographic characteristics with post-natal outcome. METHODS: Cases presenting prenatally with severe hydronephrosis (APRPD) >15 mm) were collected retrospectively over a period of 11 years and divided into two groups: (1) isolated hydronephrosis and (2) those associated with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). RESULTS: 83 fetuses comprised the study group: 35 fetuses had isolated severe hydronephrosis and 48 had associated CAKUT...
January 5, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301307/association-of-maternal-factors-with-perinatal-complications-in-pregnancies-complicated-with-diabetes-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Sho Endo, Yoshifumi Saisho, Kei Miyakoshi, Daigo Ochiai, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yoshinaga Kawano, Masanori Mitsuishi, Junichiro Irie, Masami Tanaka, Shu Meguro, Mamoru Tanaka, Hiroshi Itoh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the association of maternal factors with perinatal complications in pregnancies complicated with type 1 (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review and enrolled 26 Japanese pregnant women with diabetes who received perinatal care at our hospital between 2008 and 2015. Perinatal complications were defined as one or more of the following: miscarriage, fetal death, fetal dysfunction, fetal structural anomaly, small-for-gestational age, large-for-gestational age (LGA), premature birth, neonatal hypoglycemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), deterioration of maternal kidney function, and urgent Caesarean section (CS)...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297200/utility-of-chromosomal-microarray-in-anomalous-fetuses
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Jacqueline G Parchem, Teresa N Sparks, Kristen Gosnell, Mary E Norton
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of copy number variants (CNV) with perinatal outcomes among fetuses with sonographic abnormalities. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of anomalous fetuses evaluated at a single fetal center, who underwent chromosomal microarray (CMA) testing. Pathogenic CNV or variants of uncertain significance (VUS) were classified as abnormal. The primary outcome of perinatal death was compared among fetuses with normal versus abnormal CMA...
January 3, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288285/stigma-in-the-context-of-pregnancy-termination-after-diagnosis-of-fetal-anomaly-associations-with-grief-trauma-and-depression
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Franz Hanschmidt, Julia Treml, Johanna Klingner, Holger Stepan, Anette Kersting
Termination of pregnancy after diagnosis of fetal anomaly (TOPFA) is a contested issue and stigma may negatively impact affected women's psychological reactions. This study examined the influence of perceived and internalized stigma on women's long-term adjustment to a TOPFA. One hundred forty-eight women whose TOPFA dated back 1 to 7 years responded to self-report questionnaires. The associations between perceived stigma at the time of the TOPFA, current internalized stigma and symptoms of grief, trauma and depression were modeled using multiple linear regression...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287141/isolated-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-the-fetus-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Joshua A Kailin, Alexia B Santos, Betul Yilmaz Furtun, S Kristen Sexson Tejtel, Regina Lantin-Hermoso
Isolated coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to account for 4%-6% of all congenital heart disease (CHD) in the United States, with a reported prevalence of ~4 per 10 000 live births. Prenatal recognition of coarctation is important as it may improve neonatal survival and reduce morbidity. However, despite advances in imaging and the trend toward detailed aortic arch assessment as part of a comprehensive fetal echocardiogram, isolated CoA may still elude prenatal detection, with potentially lethal consequences if the diagnosis is not suspected and the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closes spontaneously in postnatal life...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287023/single-shot-version-of-flair-sequence-in-the-detection-of-intraventricular-anomalies-preliminary-experience-in-fetal-mr-imaging
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Giorgia Falanga, Marco Moscatelli, Giana Izzo, Cecilia Parazzini, Chiara Doneda, Andrea Righini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate single-shot (ss) FLAIR sequence in the detection of intraventricular anomalies in a series of fetuses showing mild-moderate ventriculomegaly at ultrasound. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fetuses with mild-moderate isolated ventriculomegaly, which underwent MR imaging between 2003 and 2014 were considered eligible. Fetuses were examined by standard MR protocol and ss-FLAIR sequence, tailored for snapshot imaging. Two paediatric neuroradiologists evaluated MR images...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280176/-y-sign-at-the-level-of-the-3-vessel-and-trachea-view-an-effective-fetal-marker-of-aortic-dextroposition-anomalies-in-the-first-trimester
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Marcin Pasternok, Agnieszka Nocun, Anna Knafel, Mariusz Grzesiak, Maciej Orzechowski, Katarzyna Konarska, Artur Ludwin, Inga Ludwin, Piotr Zymroz, Anna Parzynska, Marcin Wiechec
OBJECTIVES: The "Y sign" at the level of the 3-vessel and trachea view corresponds to thinning of main pulmonary artery and arterial duct and a dilated transverse aortic arch. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Y sign for the diagnosis of aortic dextroposition anomalies at the time of the first-trimester scan and to assess the screening performance of only the Y sign, only abnormal left axis deviation (axis sign), and their combination for the diagnosis of aortic dextroposition anomalies...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278628/perinatal-complications-in-two-cohort-groups-of-preterm-newborns-in-intensive-care-unit-for-children-s-diseases-of-university-clinical-hospital-mostar
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Vedran Bjelanović, Marjana Jerković Raguž, Matea Galić, Ana Čuljak, Ivana Bjelanović, Vajdana Tomić
AIM: To determine the frequency and type of complications in two cohort groups of preterm newborns. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The research involved 100 preterm newborns divided into two groups according to their gestational age: newborns from 24 to 33+6/7 weeks GA and newborns from 34 to 36+6/7 weeks GA. Parameters which were observed with mother were: age, number of births, course and complications in pregnancy. Parameters with infant: gestational age, weight, newborn small for gestational age (IUGR), asphyxia, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, hyperbilirubinemia, apnea, anemia, intracranial hemorrhage and metabolic disorder (hypoglycaemia, hypocalcaemia)...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276699/zika-virus-an-emerging-global-health-threat
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Rahul Mittal, Desiree Nguyen, Luca H Debs, Amit P Patel, George Liu, Vasanti M Jhaveri, Sae-In S Kay, Jeenu Mittal, Emmalee S Bandstra, Ramzi T Younis, Prem Chapagain, Dushyantha T Jayaweera, Xue Zhong Liu
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging healthcare threat. The presence of the mosquito Aedes species across South and Central America in combination with complementary climates have incited an epidemic of locally transmitted cases of ZIKV infection in Brazil. As one of the most significant current public health concerns in the Americas, ZIKV epidemic has been a cause of alarm due to its known and unknown complications. At this point, there has been a clear association between ZIKV infection and severe clinical manifestations in both adults and neonates, including but not limited to neurological deficits such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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