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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240037/fetal-anemia-causing-hydrops-fetalis-from-an-alpha-globin-variant-homozygous-hemoglobin-constant-spring
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Patcharee Komvilaisak, Ratana Komvilaisak, Arunee Jetsrisuparb, Surapon Wiangnon, Junya Jirapradittha, Pakaphan Kiatchoosakun, Goonapa Fucharoen
BACKGROUND: Fetal anemia is often assumed to be due to red cell alloimmunization and Parvovirus infection, and can lead to hydrops fetalis and death in utero. Other causes, such as mutations of hemoglobin alpha, are less commonly considered. METHODS: We report 7 cases with fetal anemia causing hydrops fetalis. Serial Doppler ultrasound for measurement peak systolic velocity (PSV) of middle cerebral artery (MCA) was used for evaluation of fetal anemia. Fetal anemia is suggested if the MCA/PSV ratio is >1...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235099/variations-from-morning-to-afternoon-of-middle-cerebral-and-umbilical-artery-blood-flow-and-fetal-heart-rate-variability-and-fetal-characteristics-in-the-normally-developing-fetus
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Tehila Avitan, Ari Sanders, Ursula Brain, Dan Rurak, Tim F Oberlander, Ken Lim
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there are changes in maternal uterine blood flow, fetal brain blood flow, fetal heart rate variability, and umbilical blood flow between morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) in healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective study, 68 uncomplicated singleton pregnancies (mean 35 + 0.7 weeks gestation) underwent a standard observational protocol at both 08:00 (AM) and 13:30 (PM) of the same day. This protocol included Doppler measurements of uterine, umbilical, and fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) volume flow parameters (flow, HR, peak systolic velocity [PSV], PI, and RI) followed by computerized cardiotocography...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228401/middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-changes-following-fetal-transfusion-performed-with-and-without-fetal-anesthesia
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Kristen R Uquillas, Myrna S Aboudiab, Lisa M Korst, Arlyn Llanes, Brendan H Grubbs, Ramen H Chmait
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227585/effect-of-ultrafiltration-on-placental-fetal-blood-flow-in-pregnancy-of-woman-undergoing-chronic-hemodialysis
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Luiz Paulo José Marques, Paulo Roberto Silva Marinho, Regina Rocco, Caroline de Azevedo Martins, Henrique Novo Costa Pereira, Ana Clara Lopes Barbosa Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Patient who was undergoing hemodialysis (HD) thrice weekly usually gain 1 to 4 kg of weight in interdialytic period, mainly due to fluid accumulation by ingestion of water. Ultrafiltration (UF) during HD will be need to remove fluid excess to avoid severe medical complications secondary to fluid overload. However, in pregnant woman UF can increase the episodes of intradialytic hypotension which may lead to placental ischemic injury and predispose to fetal distress. There is little information about safe fluid amount withdrawn by UF during pregnancy...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191741/thrombolytic-therapy-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-during-early-pregnancy
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Anne Landais, Hugo Chaumont, Rachel Dellis
Thrombolytic treatment (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator [rt-PA]) has established efficacy in acute ischemic stroke, but pregnancy has been an exclusion criterion for all clinical trials that validated alteplase in acute stroke, so our knowledge about its use in this condition is limited. Herein we report the successful use of intravenous rt-PA thrombolysis, uncomplicated by neither hemorrhage development nor other complication in a woman who was 13 weeks pregnant with acute ischemic stroke. The brain magnetic resonance imaging diffusion-weighted sequences showed increased signal in the territory of the left middle cerebral artery...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121743/profiling-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-disease-associated-microrna-expression-in-umbilical-cord-blood-in-gestational-hypertension-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
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Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Katarina Ivankova, Yulia Vedmetskaya, Ladislav Krofta
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Gene expression of 29 cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease associated microRNAs was assessed in whole umbilical cord blood, compared between groups [47 gestational hypertension (GH), 56 preeclampsia (PE), 37 fetal growth restriction (FGR) and 44 normal pregnancies] and correlated with the severity of the disease with respect to clinical signs (mild PE vs. severe PE), delivery date (before and after 34weeks of gestation), and Doppler ultrasound parameters [pulsatility index (PI) in the umbilical artery, PI in the middle cerebral artery and the cerebroplacental ratio]...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091282/correlation-between-maternal-anxiety-reactivity-of-fetal-cerebral-circulation-to-auditory-stimulation-and-birth-outcome-in-normotensive-and-gestational-hypertensive-women
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Marina Vujović, Mirjana Sovilj, Ljiljana Jeličić, Miodrag Stokić, Darko Plećaš, Snežana Plešinac, Nadežda Nedeljković
This study investigated the correlation between maternal anxiety and blood flow changes through the fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) after defined acoustic stimulation in 43 normotensive (C) and 40 gestational hypertensive (GH) subjects. Neonatal outcomes (gestational age at birth, Apgar score, birth weight) in the C and GH groups were analyzed. State (STAI-S) and trait (STAI-T) anxiety was assessed using Spielberger's questionnaire. The MCA blood flow was assessed once between 28 and 41 weeks of gestation using color Doppler ultrasound before and after application of defined acoustic stimulus...
November 1, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057564/the-effect-of-fetal-hemodynamics-on-fetal-growth-in-single-ventricle-and-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Tarek Alsaied, Stephanie Tseng, Eileen King, Eunice Hahn, Allison Divanovic, Mounira Habli, James Cnota
INTRODUCTION: As birth weight is a critical predictor of neonatal congenital heart defect (CHD) outcomes, the common problem of poor fetal growth in this population is clinically important but not well understood. The impact of fetal hemodynamics on fetal growth and birth weight in CHD has not been assessed. Combined cardiac output (CCO) has been used to evaluate patients with structurally normal heart but rarely in CHD. Middle cerebral artery and umbilical artery pulsatility indices (PIs) have been used to evaluate the relative distribution of circulation in patients with CHD...
October 23, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982294/the-effect-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-on-fetal-growth-and-cardiovascular-parameters-in-a-baboon-model-of-pregnancy
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Ana M Tobiasz, Jose R Duncan, Zoran Bursac, Ryan D Sullivan, Danielle L Tate, Alex M Dopico, Anna N Bukiya, Giancarlo Mari
Prenatal alcohol exposure often results in an array of fetal developmental abnormalities termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Despite the high prevalence of FASDs, the pathophysiology of fetal damage by alcohol remains poorly understood. One of the major obstacles in studying fetal development in response to alcohol exposure is the inability to standardize the amount, pattern of alcohol consumption, and peak blood alcohol levels in pregnant mothers. In the present study, we used Doppler ultrasonography to assess fetal growth and cardiovascular parameters in response to alcohol exposure in pregnant baboons...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959702/symptomatic-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-with-prenatal-and-postnatal-neuroimaging
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Mati Pulver, Kristiina Juhkami, Dagmar Loorits, Pilvi Ilves, Jaanika Kuld, Eve Õiglane-Šlik, Tuuli Metsvaht, Rael Laugesaar
The authors report a girl born at term via planned cesarean delivery. Three days earlier, an antenatal magnetic resonance imaging study, showing no cerebral lesions in the fetus, was performed. Ten minutes after delivery, signs of progressive respiratory failure developed and the infant was transferred to the intensive care unit. On the next day, a computed tomography (CT) scan showed acute ischemic lesions in the areas of the left middle and posterior cerebral arteries. The exact mechanism of stroke remained unidentified...
January 2017: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926826/a-low-cerebroplacental-ratio-at-20-24-weeks-of-gestation-can-predict-reduced-fetal-size-later-in-pregnancy-or-at-birth
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Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez, Homam Saker, Suchaya Luewan, Maynor Garcia, Hyunyoung Ahn, Adi L Tarca, Bogdan Done, Steven J Korzeniewski, Sonia S Hassan, Roberto Romero
AIM: To determine whether Doppler evaluation at 20-24 weeks of gestation can predict reduced fetal size later in pregnancy or at birth. METHODS: Fetal biometry and Doppler velocimetry were performed in 2,986 women with a singleton pregnancy at 20-24 weeks of gestation. Predictive performances of the umbilical artery pulsatility index (UA-PI) or the mean uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) >95th percentile, middle cerebral artery pulsatility index, or cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) <5th percentile for early small for gestational age (SGA; <34 weeks of gestation), late SGA (≥34 weeks of gestation), or SGA at birth (birthweight <10th percentile) were analyzed...
September 20, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892981/effect-of-transdermal-nitroglycerine-on-doppler-velocity-waveforms-of-the-uterine-umbilical-and-fetal-middle-cerebral-arteries-in-patients-with-chronic-placental-insufficiency-a-prospective-rct
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Suruchi Gupta, Meenakshi Chauhan, Jyotsna Sen, Smiti Nanda
INTRODUCTION: Increase in Nitric Oxide (NO) may be important in vascular adaptation needed to accommodate increased uteroplacental blood flow as pregnancy advances. Hence, in certain conditions like Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR), NO donors may play an effective role in increasing uteroplacental perfusion. Transdermal route appears to be a safe and effective route. AIM: To evaluate the effect of nitroglycerine patch on Doppler velocity waveforms of the uterine, umbilical and fetal middle cerebral arteries in patients with chronic placental insufficiency...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877357/assessment-of-the-fetal-cerebral-artery-importance-of-doppler-preset-settings
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Denis Wibbeke, Kerstin Hammer, Mareike Möllers, Janina Braun, Helen Ann Köster, Maria Karina Falkenberg, Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Matthias Borowski, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
OBJECTIVES: The Doppler assessment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) has a central role in the monitoring of high-risk pregnancies. The objective of this study was to investigate the importance of Doppler preset settings for measurement of the peak systolic velocity (PSV) and pulsatility index (PI) of the MCA. METHODS: The PI and PSV of the MCA were determined prospectively in 350 healthy fetuses between 19 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. The first measurement of the MCA (MCA...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872664/middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-reference-centile-charts-for-the-prediction-of-fetal-anemia-in-a-population-from-india
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Manisha Kumar, Tarul Umrawal, Anuradha Singh
OBJECTIVE: To construct reference charts for the fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) peak systolic velocity (PSV,) and the corresponding cord blood hemoglobin values at 24-40 weeks of pregnancy for the identification of fetal anemia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 300 women with a pregnancy duration of 24-40 weeks planned for delivery within 72 hours underwent a Doppler study of the MCA and cord blood hemoglobin estimation at delivery. Regression analysis was used to construct reference charts...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863410/appearance-of-abnormal-cardiothoracic-ratio-of-fetuses-with-hemoglobin-bart-s-disease-life-table-analysis
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Chanane Wanapirak, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Suchaya Luewan, Kasemsri Srisupundit, Fuanglada Tongprasert, Theera Tongsong
Objective To determine the timeline of the first appearance of an increased CT ratio of fetuses with hemoglobin (Hb) Bart's disease. Materials and Methods A prospective longitudinal study was conducted on pregnancies at risk for fetal Hb Bart's disease. Sonographic markers including cardiothoracic (CT) ratio and middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV) were serially assessed and recorded from the first trimester. The definite diagnosis of fetal Hb Bart's disease based on DNA analysis (CVS), or fetal Hb typing (HPLC; cordocentesis) was performed at the first appearance of an increased CT ratio...
October 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818013/relationship-between-doppler-findings-and-fetal-brain-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-early-onset-intra-uterine-growth-restriction
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Mehmet Serdar Kutuk, Murside Sahin, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Selim Doganay, Ahmet Ozturk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between uteroplacental Doppler sonography findings and cerebral diffusion measured by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) in fetuses with early-onset intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 54 pregnant women with fetal IUGR and 15 healthy controls (n: 15). Fetuses with IUGR were classified into four groups based on Doppler findings: group 1 (n = 12), umbilical artery (UA) pulsatility index (PI) > 95pc; group 2 (n = 11), UA PI >95 pc and middle cerebral artery PI < 5pc; group 3 (n = 21), absent end-diastolic (A-EDF) in UA; group 4 (n = 10), reversed EDF in UA...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790780/doppler-indices-of-the-umbilical-and-fetal-middle-cerebral-artery-at-18-40-weeks-of-normal-gestation-a-pilot-study
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Satyabrat Srikumar, Jyotindu Debnath, R Ravikumar, H C Bandhu, V K Maurya
BACKGROUND: Doppler indices form an integral component of noninvasive evaluation of fetal well-being. There is paucity of information about normal obstetric Doppler indices, particularly from the Indian subcontinent. The aim of the study was to find the values of pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI) of umbilical artery (UA), and fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) and calculate cerebro-placental ratio (CP ratio) for 18-40 weeks of normal gestation so that a reference range of these Doppler values can be postulated...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782146/cerebroplacental-ratio-in-reduced-fetal-movements-evidence-for-worsening-fetal-hypoxemia
#18
Julia Binder, Caitriona Monaghan, Baskaran Thilaganathan, José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the fetal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) in women presenting with reduced fetal movements (RFM). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted over a 7-year period at a Fetal Medicine Unit at a tertiary referral centre. 4500 singleton pregnancies presenting with RFM after 36 weeks' gestation and 1527 control pregnancies at a similar gestation without RFM were analysed. Fetal biometry and Doppler parameters were recorded and converted into centiles and multiples of the median (MoM)...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770306/prenatal-echocardiographic-predictors-of-postnatal-management-strategy-in-the-fetus-with-right-ventricle-hypoplasia-and-pulmonary-atresia-or-stenosis
#19
Li Cao, Zhiyun Tian, Jack Rychik
Fetuses with pulmonary atresia or pulmonary stenosis with intact ventricular septum manifest variable degrees of right ventricle hypoplasia and inadequacy. We studied the relationship between prenatal echocardiographic parameters and their progression through gestation as potential predictors of postnatal single-ventricle or two-ventricle care strategy. Serial fetal echocardiograms of pulmonary atresia (n = 28) or severe pulmonary stenosis (n = 8) and intact ventricular septum were reviewed. Measurements included tricuspid valve and mitral valve diameter and Z scores, degree of tricuspid regurgitation, presence of subaortic stenosis, presence of coronary artery fistulae, and Doppler pulsatility indices in middle cerebral and umbilical artery...
December 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768058/prenatal-influence-of-congenital-heart-defects-on-trajectories-of-cortical-folding-of-the-fetal-brain-using-three-dimensional-ultrasound
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Irene V Koning, Anne W van Graafeiland, Irene A L Groenenberg, Sofie C Husen, Attie T J I Go, Jeroen Dudink, Sten P Willemsen, Jerome M J Cornette, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to investigate the prenatal influence of congenital heart defects (CHD) on trajectories of fetal cortical folding using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US). METHOD: We included 20 CHD fetuses and 193 controls for studying the fetal brain at 22, 26 and 32 weeks' gestational age (GA). The Sylvian, insula and parieto-occipital fissure (POF) depths were measured using 3D US, and reliability was evaluated. Doppler indices of the umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery were measured to calculate the cerebro-placental ratio...
October 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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