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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646194/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-fetal-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#1
Su-Zhen Dong, Ming Zhu
This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC). Prenatal echocardiography (echo) and/or ultrasound (US) and MRI data for 49 fetuses with persistent LSVC, confirmed via postnatal diagnoses between January 2010 and October 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. All prenatal MRI was performed at 1.5 T. Imaging sequences included steady-state free-precession (SSFP), single-shot turbo spin echo (SSTSE), and other sequences...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646130/congenital-chloride-diarrhea-ccd-a-case-report-of-ccd-suspected-by-prenatal-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
#2
Takakazu Kawamura, Tomizou Nishiguchi
BACKGROUND Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is difficult to distinguish from fetal lower intestinal obstruction. A prenatal diagnosis will make a contribution to the prognosis of the newborn. CASE REPORT We report a rare case of congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) prenatally suspected by ultrasound and MRI. The prenatal ultrasound revealed signs of intestinal dilatation suggesting lower intestinal obstruction. MRI findings also revealed intestinal dilatation that continued from the rectum...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645698/radiological-studies-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-in-humans-and-animal-models-an-updated-comprehensive-review
#3
Van T Nguyen, Suyinn Chong, Quang M Tieng, Karine Mardon, Graham J Galloway, Nyoman D Kurniawan
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders encompass a wide range of birth defects in children born to mothers who consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Typical mental impairments in FASD include difficulties in life adaptation and learning and memory, deficits in attention, visuospatial skills, language and speech disabilities, mood disorders and motor disabilities. Multimodal imaging methods have enabled in vivo studies of the teratogenic effects of alcohol on the central nervous system, giving more insight into the FASD phenotype...
June 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626857/fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage-role-of-fetal-mri
#4
Laura Sanapo, Matthew T Whitehead, Dorothy I Bulas, Homa K Ahmadzia, Lindsay Pesacreta, Taeun Chang, Adre du Plessis
OBJECTIVE: To date, prenatal diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is mainly based on ultrasound (US) findings rather than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We aimed to: investigate the role of MRI in the diagnosis of fetal ICH among pregnancies referred to fetal MRI and to characterize the topography of fetal ICH using MRI. METHODS: We retrospectively identified fetal ICH cases diagnosed by MRI from 2008-2015, and reviewed their prenatal and postnatal medical records...
June 19, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624828/unique-imaging-features-enabling-the-prenatal-diagnosis-of-developmental-venous-anomalies-a-persistent-echogenic-brain-lesion-drained-by-a-collecting-vein-in-contrast-with-normal-brain-parenchyma-on-mri
#5
Karina Krajden Haratz, Alon Peled, Boris Weizman, Liat Gindes, Mordechai Tamarkin, Dorit Lev, Dvora Kidron, Liat Ben-Sira, Gustavo Malinger, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Zvi Leibovitz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prenatal imaging features enabling diagnosis of developmental venous anomalies (DVA). METHODS: Four fetuses with unexplained persistent echogenic parenchymal brain lesions were studied. The evaluation included dedicated neurosonography, fetal MRI, serology for intrauterine infection, screening for coagulation abnormalities, and chromosomal microarray. Postnatal neurodevelopmental follow-up or autopsy results were assessed. RESULTS: DVA presented as very slowly growing echogenic brain lesions without cystic components, calcifications, or structural changes on otherwise normal neurosonographic scans performed at 2- to 3-week intervals...
June 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623277/in-vivo-quantification-of-placental-insufficiency-by-bold-mri-a-human-study
#6
Jie Luo, Esra Abaci Turk, Carolina Bibbo, Borjan Gagoski, Drucilla J Roberts, Mark Vangel, Clare M Tempany-Afdhal, Carol Barnewolt, Judy Estroff, Arvind Palanisamy, William H Barth, Chloe Zera, Norberto Malpica, Polina Golland, Elfar Adalsteinsson, Julian N Robinson, Patricia Ellen Grant
Fetal health is critically dependent on placental function, especially placental transport of oxygen from mother to fetus. When fetal growth is compromised, placental insufficiency must be distinguished from modest genetic growth potential. If placental insufficiency is present, the physician must trade off the risk of prolonged fetal exposure to placental insufficiency against the risks of preterm delivery. Current ultrasound methods to evaluate the placenta are indirect and insensitive. We propose to use Blood-Oxygenation-Level-Dependent (BOLD) MRI with maternal hyperoxia to quantitatively assess mismatch in placental function in seven monozygotic twin pairs naturally matched for genetic growth potential...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: To assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: Retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
June 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621802/glypican-3-a-promising-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-and-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Fubo Zhou, Wenting Shang, Xiaoling Yu, Jie Tian
Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type. Therefore, molecular targets are urgently required for the early detection of HCC and the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Glypican-3 (GPC3), an oncofetal proteoglycan anchored to the cell membrane, is normally detected in the fetal liver but not in the healthy adult liver. However, in HCC patients, GPC3 is overexpressed at both the gene and protein levels, and its expression predicts a poor prognosis...
June 16, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620870/severe-growth-deficiency-microcephaly-intellectual-disability-and-characteristic-facial-features-are-due-to-a-homozygous-qars-mutation
#9
Esther Leshinsky-Silver, Jiqiang Ling, Jiang Wu, Chana Vinkler, Keren Yosovich, Sarit Bahar, Miri Yanoov-Sharav, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Dorit Lev
Glutaminyl tRNA synthase is highly expressed in the developing fetal human brain. Mutations in the glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase (QARS) gene have been reported in patients with progressive microcephaly, cerebral-cerebellar atrophy, and intractable seizures. We have previously reported a new recessive syndrome of severe linear growth retardation, poor weight gain, microcephaly, characteristic facial features, cutaneous syndactyly of the toes, high myopia, and intellectual disability in two sisters of Ashkenazi-Jewish origin (Eur J Med Genet 2014;57(6):288-92)...
June 15, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619840/does-3t-fetal-mri-improve-image-resolution-of-normal-brain-structures-between-20-and-24-weeks-gestational-age
#10
G Priego, N J Barrowman, J Hurteau-Miller, E Miller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stronger magnetic fields have the potential to improve fetal image resolution. Our objective was to detect whether there was better anatomic resolution of brain structures in fetuses imaged with a 3T magnet compared with a 1.5T magnet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiple cerebral and facial anatomic structures were retrospectively assessed in 28 fetal MR imaging scans with normal findings (12 at 3T and 16 at 1.5T) with a 0 -3 grading score. Fetuses were assessed during the second trimesters (gestational age, 20 -24 weeks)...
June 15, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614860/primary-fetal-lung-hypoplasia-pflh-imaging-and-clinical-characteristics
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Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa, Yishay Salem, Yizhak Jacobson, Lisa Raviv-Zilka, Andreea Cioca, Debora Kidron, Zvi Kivilevitch
Purpose To describe in utero and postnatal imaging and clinical characteristics of primary fetal lung hypoplasia (PFLH). Methods A retrospective review of fetuses and neonates diagnosed in one academic tertiary center during an eleven-year period. Results 12 cases of PFLH were identified. 4 were bilateral and 8 had unilateral involvement. Prenatal sonographic characteristics, postnatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomographic angiography (CTA), and histologic findings are described...
June 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612638/should-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-measured-below-12%C3%A2-mm-be-viewed-as-a-variant-of-the-norm-results-of-a-5-year-experience-in-a-prenatal-referral-center
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Anaïs Lavongtheung, Guillaume Jedraszak, Philippe Naepels, Pierre Tourneux, Catherine Gondry-Jouet, Anne-Gaëlle L E Moing, Jean Gondry, Julien Chevreau
BACKGROUND: Fetal ventriculomegaly (VM) is defined as lateral ventricles measured above 10 mm. Some authors believe VM < 12 mm are variants of the norm and needn't be addressed for referral ultrasound. METHODS: A retrospective continuous cohort study of 127 confirmed fetal VM was divided in 3 groups after initial referral sonographic assessment: isolated VM < 12 mm (group A), isolated VM ≥ 12 mm (group B), and VM associated with other malformations (group C)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611167/fetal-mri-of-thoraco-omphalopagus-conjoined-twins
#14
Hazrini Abdullah, Nyazirah Abdul Wahab, Khatijah Abu Bakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600017/comparison-of-prenatal-and-postnatal-management-of-patients-with-myelomeningocele
#15
REVIEW
Sergio Cavalheiro, Marcos Devanir Silva da Costa, Antonio Fernandes Moron, Jeffrey Leonard
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a costly lifetime disease with many comorbidities, including sensory and motor lower limb disability, bladder/bowel dysfunction, scoliosis, club foot, and hydrocephalus. MMC treatment options have changed over time because routine use of fetal ultrasonography and MRI has provided prenatal diagnosis and the potential for fetal surgery. There is still no consensus on how to treat the MMC diagnoses prenatally, mainly related to the infrastructure required to operate on pregnant patients...
July 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594771/serial-head-and-brain-imaging-of-17-fetuses-with-confirmed-zika-virus-infection-in-colombia-south-america
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Miguel Parra-Saavedra, Jennita Reefhuis, Juan Pablo Piraquive, Suzanne M Gilboa, Martina L Badell, Cynthia A Moore, Marcela Mercado, Diana Valencia, Denise J Jamieson, Mauricio Beltran, Magda Sanz-Cortes, Ana Maria Rivera-Casas, Mayel Yepez, Guido Parra, Martha Ospina Martinez, Margaret A Honein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fetal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging findings among a series of pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infection to evaluate the signs of congenital Zika syndrome with respect to timing of infection. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series of pregnant women referred to two perinatal clinics in Barranquilla and Ibagué, Colombia, who had findings consistent with congenital Zika syndrome and Zika virus infection confirmed in maternal, fetal, or neonatal samples...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594706/diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-a-patient-referred-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-a-case-highlighting-the-importance-of-proper-diagnostic-work-up-of-hypertensive-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Athanasios Bikos, Charalampos Loutradis, Stergios Tzikas, Efstratios Vakirlis, Eugenia Avdelidou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Aikaterini Papagianni, Vasileios Vassilikos
: We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25-30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m) and facial fibromas...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593553/prenatal-diagnosis-of-spina-bifida-from-intracranial-translucency-to-intrauterine-surgery
#18
Waldo Sepulveda, Amy E Wong, Francisco Sepulveda, Juan L Alcalde, Juan C Devoto, Felipe Otayza
Accurate and timely prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida (SB) is a major goal of modern antenatal care. Prenatal screening for open SB should be first performed at the time of routine first-trimester ultrasound by examining the posterior fossa for obliteration or non-visualization of the fourth ventricle ("intracranial translucency") and cisterna magna. The second step of screening is the second-trimester anatomy scan, at which time the features of the Chiari type II malformation should be looked for, including ventriculomegaly, scalloping of the frontal bones ("lemon" sign), and backward and caudal displacement of the cerebellar vermis with obliteration of the cisterna magna ("banana" sign)...
June 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589256/treatment-of-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-a-systematic-review-from-the-apsa-outcomes-and-evidence-based-practice-committee
#19
Cynthia D Downard, Casey M Calkins, Regan F Williams, Elizabeth J Renaud, Tim Jancelewicz, Julia Grabowski, Roshni Dasgupta, Milissa McKee, Robert Baird, Mary T Austin, Meghan A Arnold, Adam B Goldin, Julia Shelton, Saleem Islam
PURPOSE: Variation in management characterizes treatment of infants with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM). This review addresses six clinically applicable questions using available evidence to provide recommendations for the treatment of these patients. METHODS: Questions regarding the management of a pediatric patient with a CPAM were generated. English language articles published between 1960 and 2014 were compiled after searching Medline and OvidSP...
June 6, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585788/-intestinal-complications-in-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-ttts-treated-by-laser-coagulation-lc
#20
A Sánchez-Galán, J L Encinas, E Antolín, A Vilanova, M Dore, P Triana, J L Bartha, M López-Santamaría
AIM OF THE STUDY: The hemodynamic imbalance due to placental vascular anastomoses in TTTS but also vascular changes generated after intrauterine treatment may lead to hypoxic-ischemic complications. Different intestinal complications in TTTS are reviewed in this paper. METHODS: Retrospective review of TTTS cases treated by laser coagulation (LC) from 2012-2015. Demographic data, fetal therapy, prenatal diagnosis (US, MRI) and perinatal outcome were recorded. We describe cases with intestinal complications and their postnatal management...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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