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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422403/blood-chimerism-in-dizygotic-monochorionic-twins-during-five-years-observation
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Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Morten Høgh Hansen, Sofie Haedersdal, Angela Natalie Barrett, Klaus Rieneck, Katharina Maria Main, Anne Todsen Hansen, Frederik Banch Clausen
Dizygotic monochorionic twin pregnancies can result in blood chimerism due to in utero twin-to-twin exchange of stem cells. In this case, we examined the proportion of allogeneic red blood cells (RBCs) by flow cytometry and the proportion of allogeneic nucleated cells by digital PCR at seven months and again at five years. We found an increase in the proportion of allogeneic cells from 63% to 89% in one twin, and a similar increase in autologous cells in the other twin from 57% to 84%. A paradigm for stem cell therapy could be modelled on this case: induction of tolerance and chimerism by antenatal transfusion of donor stem cells...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420513/euchromatic-variants-of-8q21-2-in-twins
#2
Xiao-Hui Song, Hui-Kuo Hsu, Mei-Tsz Su, Tai-Sheng Chang, Piing Yuh Su, Ming Chen, Pao-Lin Kuo
OBJECTIVE: Euchromatic variants (EVs) of 8q21.2 are extremely rare chromosomal abnormalities. So, far there have only been two reports on EVs of 8q21.2. Here, we report an 8q21.2 EV detected in cultured amniotic-fluid cells of twins. It was later found to be inherited from the mother, who did not present with abnormal phenotypes. CASE REPORT: A pregnant woman underwent amniocentesis at 16 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. This pregnancy was monozygotic twins conceived naturally...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420506/prediction-of-spontaneous-preterm-delivery-in-asymptomatic-twin-pregnancies-using-cervical-length-and-granulocyte-elastase
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Kei Tanaka, Kenji Yamada, Miho Matsushima, Tomoko Izawa, Seishi Furukawa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate sonographic cervical length (CL) and granulocyte elastase (GE) in cervical secretion as predictors of preterm delivery in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled asymptomatic twin pregnancies with CL < 25 mm at 22-29 weeks of gestation. All women were hospitalized for preterm labor, and the cervical secretion was obtained for GE testing on admission. The results of CL measurement and GE testing were reviewed, and the relationship between each variables and preterm delivery prior to 34 weeks of gestation was assessed...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412851/cervical-pessary-in-the-prevention-of-preterm-births-in-multiple-pregnancies-with-a-short-cervix-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ramesh Thangatorai, Fang Chan Lim, Sivalingam Nalliah
BACKGROUND: Preterm births occur frequently in multiple pregnancies with a short cervix. The cervical pessary is a potential intervention for prevention of preterm births. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of cervical pessary in the prevention of preterm births in multiple pregnancies with a short cervix (<25mm). SEARCH STRATEGY: Major databases from 2006 to 20(th) November 2016 were searched for relevant terms. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomised controlled trials that assessed the effectiveness of cervical pessary on pregnancy outcomes in multiple pregnancies with a short cervix...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412674/analysis-of-relevant-risk-factors-for-intrauterine-death-of-fetuses-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Yang Qiong, Yuan Yichong
Our study aimed to explore the relevant risk factors for intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy via a retrospective analysis. Then, 98 pregnant women with intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy were enrolled, who had undergone the induced labor of dead fetuses in our hospital from January, 2013 to January, 2015. By taking their disease conditions into considerations, methods of induced labor as softening of cervix with dinoprostone suppositories and amniotic infusion of ethacridine or oxytocin were performed, and the timely cesarean section for termination of pregnancy was performed...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405942/first-successful-conception-induced-by-a-male-cystinosis-patient
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Koenraad R Veys, Kathleen W D'Hauwers, Angelique J C M van Dongen, Mirian C Janssen, Martine T P Besouw, Ellen Goossens, Lambert P van den Heuvel, Alex A M M Wetzels, Elena N Levtchenko
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease characterized by multi-organ cystine accumulation, leading to renal failure and extra-renal organ dysfunction. Azoospermia of unknown origin is the main cause of infertility in all male cystinosis patients. Although spermatogenesis has shown to be intact at the testicular level in some patients, no male cystinosis patient has been reported yet to have successfully induced conception.We present the first successful conception ever reported, induced by a 27-year-old male renal transplant infantile nephropathic cystinosis patient through percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) followed by intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI)...
April 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403975/-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-in-200%C3%A2-consecutive-monochorionic-pregnancies-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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L Lecointre, N Sananès, A S Weingertner, A Gaudineau, C Akladios, V Cavillon, B Langer, R Favre
OBJECTIVES: To report preoperative data, surgical characteristics, complications and perinatal outcome of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) managed with laser ablation surgery, to analyze predictors of neonatal survival and to compare the 100 most recent cases with the older 100. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational cohort moncentric study of 200 cases of TTTS consecutively treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation between January 2004 and December 2014...
February 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403927/relevance-of-routine-doppler-sampling-at-the-two-umbilical-arteries-in-the-follow-up-of-dichorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-intrauterine-growth-restricted-fetuses
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A J Vivanti, E Lecarpentier, A-G Cordier, F Proulx, V Tsatsaris, A Benachi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess if the presence of bilateral absent or reverse end-diastolic velocity (AREDV) indicates a poorer prognosis than unilateral AREDV in dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 36 dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction. One hundred and fifty seven ultrasound (US) examinations were performed...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399138/short-cervical-lengths-initially-detected-in-mid-trimester-and-early-in-the-third-trimester-in-asymptomatic-twin-gestations-association-with-histologic-chorioamnionitis-and-preterm-birth
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Jeong Woo Park, Kyo Hoon Park, Eun Young Jung, Soo-Hyun Cho, Ji Ae Jang, Ha-Na Yoo
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short cervical lengths (≤20 mm) that were initially detected in mid-trimester and early in the third trimester are independently associated with increased risks of subsequent histologic chorioamnionitis and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB, defined as a delivery before 34 weeks) in asymptomatic women with twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective study including 292 consecutive asymptomatic women with twin gestations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397325/analysis-of-cell-free-dna-in-maternal-blood-in-screening-for-aneuploidies-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
M M Gil, V Accurti, B Santacruz, M N Plana, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To review clinical validation or implementation studies of maternal blood cell-free (cf) DNA analysis and define the performance of screening for fetal trisomies 21, 18 and 13 and sex chromosome aneuploidies. DATA SOURCES: Searches of PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library were performed to identify all peer-reviewed articles on cfDNA testing in screening for aneuploidies between January 2011, when the first such study was published and 31 December 2016...
April 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397052/pregnancy-outcomes-following-transvaginal-cerclage-for-cervical-insufficiency-results-from-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#11
Sheng Wang, Ying Wang, Ling Feng
To study maternal and perinatal outcomes after cervical cerclage in both singleton and twin pregnancies, we retrospectively reviewed women undergoing cervical cerclage for cervical insufficiency at Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China from January 1, 2010 to July 31, 2015 to evaluate primary and secondary outcomes for subgroups with cervical length (CL) ≤15, >15 to <25, and ≥25 mm. Of 166 patients who underwent cervical cerclage, after exclusion of patients with missed abortion and continuing pregnancy, 141 patients (121 singleton and 20 twin pregnancies) were included in the analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388825/observational-study-of-associations-between-gestational-weight-gain-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-dichorionic-twin-pregnancies
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Katarzyna Kosinska-Kaczynska, Iwona Szymusik, Bartosz Kaczynski, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate relationships between gestational weight gain (GWG) and adverse events during pregnancy among patients of normal weight with twin pregnancies. METHODS: The present observational study included patients with dichorionic twin pregnancies with a pre-gravid body mass index of 18.5-24.99 kg/m(2) who underwent delivery at no earlier than 22 weeks of pregnancy between January 1, 2007, and June 30, 2016, at the Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383389/outcomes-of-twin-pregnancies-in-women-45-years-of-age-or-older
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Rachel S Gerber, Jessica C Fields, Andrea L Barberio, Kimberly Bodenlos, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To investigate outcomes of twin gestations in women 45 years or older at the time of delivery. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 139 women with twin gestations who were at least 45 years old when they delivered. They were cared for at two referral centers between 2005 and 2016. Analysis included baseline characteristics and pregnancy outcomes including mode of delivery, gestational age at delivery, hypertensive disease in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and fetal growth restriction...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382888/placental-restriction-in-multi-fetal-pregnancies-and-between-twin-differences-in-size-at-birth-alter-neonatal-feeding-behaviour-in-the-sheep
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R F Peter, J Gugusheff, A L Wooldridge, K L Gatford, B S Muhlhausler
Most individuals whose growth was restricted before birth undergo accelerated or catch-up neonatal growth. This is an independent risk factor for later metabolic disease, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that natural and experimentally induced in utero growth restriction increase neonatal appetite and milk intake. Control (CON) and placentally restricted (PR) ewes carrying multiple fetuses delivered naturally at term. Outcomes were compared between CON (n=14) and PR (n=12) progeny and within twin lamb pairs...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380605/crude-glycerin-decreases-nonesterified-fatty-acid-concentration-in-ewes-during-late-gestation-and-early-lactation
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D M Polizel, I Susin, R S Gentil, E M Ferreira, R A de Souza, A P A Freire, A V Pires, M V C Ferraz, P H M Rodrigues, M L Eastridge
Crude glycerin is a gluconeogenic substrate in ruminants and may help to decrease the occurrence of pregnancy toxemia. The objective in this trial was to determine the effects of feeding a diet containing crude glycerin on DMI, milk yield, milk composition, and blood metabolites in periparturient ewes and lamb performance. One hundred eighteen 90 (±1.1)-d pregnant Santa Inês ewes were used. After lambing, 32 ewes (62.8 ± 1.3 kg BW) were allotted in a randomized complete block design defined by prelambing diet, BW, BCS, lambing date, type of birth (single or twin), and sex of offspring...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371633/ovarian-torsion-and-spontaneous-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-a-twin-pregnancy-a-case-report
#16
Núria Gil Navarro, Emma Garcia Grau, Sílvia Pina Pérez, Laia Ribot Luna
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is extremely rare in spontaneous pregnancies. Spontaneous OHSS can result from glycoprotein hormones stimulating follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHR). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a twin pregnancy in which ovarian torsion and hemoperitoneum complicating OHSS were treated with left adnexectomy and aspiration. The only trigger for spontaneous OHSS in this case was high levels of chorionic gonadotropin hormone...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370497/cardiac-pathophysiology-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-new-insights-into-its-evolution
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Christoph Wohlmuth, David Boudreaux, Kenneth J Moise, Anthony Johnson, Ramesha Papanna, Michael Bebbington, Helena M Gardiner
OBJECTIVES: In twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) unbalanced transfer of vasoactive mediators and fluid from the 'donor' to the 'recipient' alters cardiovascular function. We evaluated cardiac function in 145 monochorionic-diamniotic (MCDA) pregnancies with and without TTTS. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in uncomplicated MCDA, n = 26; TTTS stage I+II, n = 61; TTTS stage III+IV, n = 58, before selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP) in TTTS, and afterwards in 41 (34%) at a mean of 1...
March 31, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370096/recipient-twin-circular-shunt-physiology-before-fetal-laser-surgery-survival-and-risks-for-postnatal-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction
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Jay D Pruetz, Jodie K Votava-Smith, Hikmat R Chmait, Lisa M Korst, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk for congenital heart disease (CHD) in recipient twins with circular shunt physiology (CSP). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) cases from 2006 to 2015. Fetal echocardiography (FE) was performed before laser surgery when cardiac involvement was suspected. Diagnosis of recipient twin CSP required tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular dysfunction, and flow reversal in the ductus arteriosus...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369714/obstetrical-and-perinatal-complications-of-twin-pregnancies-is-there-a-link-with-the-type-of-infertility-treatment
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Sophie Deltombe-Bodart, Philippe Deruelle, Elodie Drumez, Sophie Cordiez, Sophie Catteau-Jonard, Charles Garabedian
The aim of this study was to compare the maternal and perinatal data from spontaneous twin pregnancies with twin pregnancies conceived via assisted reproductive technology, and to evaluate the outcomes depending on the type of treatment MATERIAL AND METHODS: A historical cohort of all twin live births between 1997 and 2014 was used to create two groups: spontaneous pregnancies and pregnancies after infertility treatment (ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection)...
March 28, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367657/prediction-of-preterm-births-in-twin-pregnancies-methodological-issues
#20
Siamak Sabour
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April 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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