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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525397/an-unusual-case-of-sudden-death-is-there-a-relationship-between-thyroid-disorders-and-fatal-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Isabella Aquila, Silvia Boca, Fiorella Caputo, Matteo A Sacco, Santo Gratteri, Vittorio Fineschi, Pietrantonio Ricci
In adults, the most common cause of sudden death is coronary heart disease or defects in the cardiac conduction system; however, there are many cases of sudden death occurring from other causes such as fatal pulmonary thromboembolism. Several risk factors are recognized, including hospitalization, surgery, obesity, pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives, traumatic fractures, and genetic conditions, which cause hypercoagulable states such as factor V Leiden mutations. Although many risk factors have been identified, the mortality rate is still high...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515470/a-novel-missense-mutation-in-the-hect-domain-of-nedd4l-identified-in-a-girl-with-periventricular-nodular-heterotopia-polymicrogyria-and-cleft-palate
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Koji Kato, Fuyuki Miya, Ikumi Hori, Daisuke Ieda, Kei Ohashi, Yutaka Negishi, Ayako Hattori, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Kato, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Mami Yamasaki, Yonehiro Kanemura, Kenjiro Kosaki, Shinji Saitoh
We identified a novel de novo heterozygous missense mutation in the NEDD4L gene (NM_015277: c.2617G>A; p.Glu873Lys) through whole-exome sequencing in a 3-year-old girl showing severe global developmental delay, infantile spasms, cleft palate, periventricular nodular heterotopia and polymicrogyria. Mutations in the HECT domain of NEDD4L have been reported in patients with a neurodevelopmental disorder along with similar brain malformations. All patients reported with NEDD4L HECT domain mutations showed periventricular nodular heterotopia, and most had seizures, cortex anomalies, cleft palate and syndactyly...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512863/defining-a-multimodal-signature-of-remote-sports-concussions
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Sébastien Tremblay, Yasser Iturria-Medina, José María Mateos-Pérez, Alan C Evans, Louis De Beaumont
Sports-related concussions lead to persistent anomalies of the brain structure and function that interact with the effects of normal ageing. Although post-mortem investigations have proposed a bio-signature of remote concussions, there is still no clear in vivo signature. In the current study, we characterized white matter integrity in retired athletes with a history of remote concussions by conducting a full-brain, diffusion-based connectivity analysis. Next, we combined MRI diffusion markers with MR spectroscopic, MRI volumetric, neurobehavioral and genetic markers to identify a multidimensional in vivo signature of remote concussions...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501829/genetic-causes-of-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
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REVIEW
Chun-An Chen, Jiani Yin, Richard Alan Lewis, Christian P Schaaf
Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is the most common congenital optic nerve anomaly and a leading cause of blindness in the USA. Although most cases of ONH occur as isolated cases within their respective families, the advancement in molecular diagnostic technology has made us realise that a substantial fraction of cases has identifiable genetic causes, typically de novo mutations. An increasing number of genes has been reported, mutations of which can cause ONH. Many of the genes involved serve as transcription factors, participating in an intricate multistep process critical to eye development and neurogenesis in the neural retina...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495245/massive-parallel-sequencing-identifies-rapsn-and-pdha1-mutations-causing-fetal-akinesia-deformation-sequence
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Lore Winters, Evelien Van Hoof, Luc De Catte, Kris Van Den Bogaert, Thomy de Ravel, Liesbeth De Waele, Anniek Corveleyn, Jeroen Breckpot
INTRODUCTION: Fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS) or arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is characterized by clinical ambiguity and genetic heterogeneity, hampering genetic diagnosis via traditional sequencing methods. Next generation sequencing (NGS) of all known disease-causing genes offers an elegant solution to identify the genetic etiology of AMC/FADS in a diagnostic setting. METHODS: An in-house developed disease-associated gene panel was conducted in two unrelated fetuses with FADS...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483234/identification-of-a-novel-missence-mutation-in-fgfr3-gene-in-an-iranian-family-with-ladd-syndrome-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Farah Talebi, Farideh Ghanbari Mardasi, Javad Mohammadi Asl, Amir Hooshang Bavarsad, Saeed Tizno
Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital syndrome (LADD) is a multiple congenital anomaly and a genetically heterogeneous disorder. The aim of this study was to identify the pathogenic gene in an Iranian family with LADD syndrome and review the literature on reported mutations that involved in pathogenesis of LADD syndrome. One novel variant, c.1882 G > A, in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) was identified by next generation sequencing and Sanger sequencing. The heterozygous FGFR3 c.1882 G > A variant results in substitution of aspartic acid with asparagine at amino acid 628 (p...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475963/variable-expressivity-of-tctex1d2-mutations-and-a-possible-pathogenic-link-of-molar-incisor-malformation-to-ciliary-dysfunction
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Johannes Zschocke, Anna Schossig, Dieter D Bosshardt, Daniela Karall, Rudolf Glueckert, Ines Kapferer-Seebacher
OBJECTIVE: Clarification of the molecular basis of a ciliopathy associated with molar-incisor malformation in a consanguineous Turkish family. DESIGN: Full dental and clinical examinations, histologic analysis, comprehensive genetic analyses including exome sequencing, ciliary function tests and transmission electron microscopy of ciliary biopsies in the surviving patient. RESULTS: Two siblings had situs inversus and complex heart defects suggestive of ciliary dysfunction...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472932/chromosome-microarray-analysis-in-the-investigation-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Xiao-Li Wu, Ru Li, Fang Fu, Min Pan, Jin Han, Xin Yang, Yong-Ling Zhang, Fa-Tao Li, Can Liao
BACKGROUND: Our study was aimed to explore the clinical implication of chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) in genetically etiological diagnosis of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A total of 104 children with CHD with or without multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) or intellectual disabilities/developmental delay (ID/DD) but normal karyotype were investigated using Affymetrix CytoScan HD array. RESULT: Pathogenic copy number variations (PCNVs) were identified in 29 children (27...
May 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464518/6q25-1-tab2-microdeletion-syndrome-congenital-heart-defects-and-cardiomyopathy
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Andrew Cheng, Mary Beth P Dinulos, Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, Jill Rosenfeld, McKenna Kyriss, Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, Hiba Risheg, Peter H Byers, Yajuan J Liu
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most frequent type of congenital anomaly and are often associated with genetic and chromosomal syndromes. Haploinsufficiency of TAB2 (TGF-beta activated kinase 1/MAP3K7 binding protein 2) has been proposed to cause valvular and cardiac outflow tract structural abnormalities. In this study, we describe 13 newly identified individuals with microdeletions of chromosome 6q25.1 that involve TAB2. One of the patients in our study cohort has the smallest deletion yet reported, affecting only TAB2...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462180/prevalence-of-dentinogenesis-imperfecta-in-a-french-population
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Antoine Cassia, Georges Aoun, Abbass El-Outa, Gérard Pasquet, Robert Cavézian
BACKGROUND: Dentinogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of the dentin occurring during the tooth development. It leads to many structural changes that can be identified clinically (brownish colored teeth, cracked enamel) and radiologically (globular crown, cervical constriction, short roots, and obliterated pulp chamber and/or root canals). The aim of this study was to determine by panoramic radiographs assessment the incidence of dentinogenesis imperfecta in a group of patients attending a specialized maxillofacial imaging center in Paris, France...
March 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459702/report-of-a-triploid-fetus-identified-in-a-pregnancy-with-oligohydramnios
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Ghanbarian Alavijeh Maryam, Saber Siamak, Fazeli Bavand-Pour Fatemeh Sadat, Mirzaloo Masoud, Mirzaie Fatemeh, Zare-Abdollahi Davood, Ebrahimi Ahmad
This report describes a pregnancy with a triploid fetus identified from a scan for anomalies at 18 weeks and confirmed by amniocentesis. A 29-year-old, primigravida woman was referred to our clinic for genetic counseling at 18 weeks of gestation because of a mild oligohydramnios due to amniotic fluid index (AFI) less than the fifth percentile in her 18th week. The woman underwent amniocentesis, which revealed a karyotype of 69,XXX. There was no consanguinity in this family. In postmortem evaluation, we encountered a hydrocephalic fetus with an aberrant skull shape, including dysplastic calvaria with large posterior fontanel, marked intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) in addition to syndactyly of third and fourth fingers, exophthalmia, cleft palate, low set malformed ears, micrognathia and club foot...
2017: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456373/book-genetics-for-obstetricians-and-gynaecologists-chapter-genetic-markers-on-ultrasound-scan
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REVIEW
Janani Sivanathan, Basky Thilaganathan
Prenatal diagnosis is a rapidly evolving speciality. Screening for aneuploidy begins with non-sonographic features of background risk of maternal age and past and family history. It is possible to diagnose major structural defects in the foetus using second trimester scans. Serum biochemistry markers in the early second trimester were added to increase the detection rate of aneuploidy. However, as some of these abnormalities were amenable to detection earlier in the first trimester, newer modalities were introduced...
March 21, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453870/clinically-relevant-discordances-identified-after-tertiary-reassessment-of-fetuses-with-isolated-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Elisa Done, Leonardo Gucciardo, Tim Van Mieghem, Koen Devriendt, Karel Allegaert, Paul Brady, Roland Devlieger, Luc De Catte, Liesbeth Lewi, Jan Deprest
OBJECTIVE: Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) may improve outcome of severe isolated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (iCDH). We aimed to identify any discrepancy between initial assessment at the referring hospital and the evaluation at the fetal surgery center, and to document parental decisions following counseling for fetal surgery. DESIGN: Single centre retrospective study on patients with presumed iCDH either referred for assessment and counseling or referred for fetal surgery...
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448720/mosaic-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
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Irene Lara-Corrales, Mitra Moazzami, Maria Teresa García-Romero, Elena Pope, Patricia Parkin, Andrea Shugar, Peter Kannu
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurocutaneous disorder caused by loss-of-function mutation in the NF1 gene. Segmental or mosaic NF1 (MNF) is an uncommon presentation of the NF1 result of postzygotic mutations that present with subtle localised clinical findings. OBJECTIVES: Our study's objectives were to describe the clinical characteristics of children with MNF. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of children diagnosed with MNF at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, from January 1992 to September 2012...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446798/novel-missense-mutation-in-dll4-in-a-japanese-sporadic-case-of-adams-oliver-syndrome
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Miwako Nagasaka, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Hidehito Inagaki, Yuya Ouchi, Daisuke Kurokawa, Keiji Yamana, Risa Harada, Kandai Nozu, Yoshitada Sakai, Sushil K Mishra, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Ichiro Morikoka, Tatsushi Toda, Hiroki Kurahashi, Kazumoto Iijima
Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS, OMIM; 100300) is a rare genetic disease characterized by aplasia cutis congenita, terminal transverse limb defects and cutis marmorata with vascular anomalies such as congenital heart defects. The etiology of this syndrome has remained largely unknown but defective Notch signaling during vascular formation has been suggested. Here we describe a sporadic Japanese newborn case with clinically diagnosed AOS. Trio whole-exome sequencing identified a de novo, novel, heterozygous missense mutation in the Delta-like 4 ligand gene (DLL4 c...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440405/copy-number-variation-analysis-in-familial-nonsyndromic-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-evidence-for-the-causative-role-of-a-transposable-element-associated-genomic-rearrangement
#16
Ekaterini Siomou, Artemis G Mitsioni, Vasileios Giapros, Ioanna Bouba, Dimitrios Noutsopoulos, Ioannis Georgiou
Most congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are sporadic, but familial occurrence has been described, suggesting a genetic contribution. Copy‑number variations (CNVs) were detected in patients with CAKUT to identify possible novel genomic regions associated with CAKUT. CNVs were investigated in 7 children with CAKUT from three unrelated families using array comparative genomic hybridization: female monozygotic twins with bilateral duplex collecting system/vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)/unilateral renal hypodyspasia (URHD); two male siblings with VUR/URHD; 3 male second cousins, one with bilateral VUR/URHD, one with bilateral VUR and one with ureterovesical junction obstruction (UVJO)...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437855/mild-fetal-cerebral-ventriculomegaly-prevalence-characteristics-and-utility-of-ancillary-testing-in-cases-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-center
#17
Alison J Mehlhorn, Cara E Morin, Jade J Wong-You-Cheong, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculomegaly is the most common fetal brain anomaly identified during prenatal anatomy ultrasound. The aim of our study was to characterize cases of mild ventriculomegaly and investigate the utility of ancillary tests. METHOD: We reviewed 121 cases of mild ventriculomegaly, defined as lateral ventricle diameter of 10-15 mm. Characteristics of the ventricular dilation as well as each pregnancy were investigated. Ancillary tests performed included follow-up MRI, chromosomal abnormality testing, and maternal serologic infection screening...
April 24, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436605/digeorge-like-syndrome-in-a-child-with-a-3p12-3-deletion-involving-mir4273-gene-born-to-a-mother-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Emilia Cirillo, Giuliana Giardino, Vera Gallo, Giovanni Galasso, Roberta Romano, Roberta D'Assante, Giulia Scalia, Luigi Del Vecchio, Lucio Nitsch, Rita Genesio, Claudio Pignata
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion is the most common chromosomal alteration associated with DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), even though this is not the only underlying cause of DGS. In rare patients, mutations in a single gene, TBX1, have been described resulting in a DGS phenotype. Recently, it has been reported that at least part of the TBX1 mutant phenotype is due to excessive bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) signaling. Evidence suggests that miRNA may modulate the expression of critical T-box transcriptional regulators during midface development and Bmp-signaling...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425981/whole-exome-sequencing-on-deceased-fetuses-with-ultrasound-anomalies-expanding-our-knowledge-of-genetic-disease-during-fetal-development
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Carin L Yates, Kristin G Monaghan, Deborah Copenheaver, Kyle Retterer, Julie Scuffins, Cathlin R Kucera, Bethany Friedman, Gabriele Richard, Jane Juusola
PurposeThe aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic yield of whole-exome sequencing (WES) in fetuses with ultrasound anomalies that resulted in fetal demise or pregnancy termination. The results were also utilized to aid in the identification of candidate genes for fetal development and to expand the clinical phenotype of known genetic conditions.MethodsWES was performed on specimens from 84 deceased fetuses. Data were analyzed and final results were classified into one of four categories: positive, possible, negative, and candidate gene only...
April 20, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425089/high-diagnostic-yield-of-clinically-unidentifiable-syndromic-growth-disorders-by-targeted-exome-sequencing
#20
Yoo-Mi Kim, Yun-Jin Lee, Jae Hong Park, Hyoung-Doo Lee, Chong Kun Cheon, Su-Young Kim, Jae-Yeon Hwang, Ja-Hyun Jang, Han-Wook Yoo
As syndromic short stature and overgrowth are heterogeneous and the list of causative genes is rapidly expanding, there is an unmet need for identifying genetic causes based on conventional gene testing or karyotyping. Early diagnosis leads to the proper management of the patient and providing genetic counseling for family members at risk in a timely manner. We conducted targeted exome sequencing to identify the genetic causes of undiagnosed syndromic short stature or overgrowth in 15 pediatric patients from 13 families in Korea...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
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