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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239485/comparison-of-umbilical-cord-occlusion-methods-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-laser-photocoagulation
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Mira Abdel-Sattar, Andrew H Chon, Arlyn Llanes, Lisa M Korst, Joseph G Ouzounian, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between two umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) methods: radiofrequency ablation (RFA) versus fetoscopic-guided laser photocoagulation. METHODS: Retrospective study of all monochorionic diamniotic multiple gestations that underwent UCO with RFA (preferred after 2014) or laser (preferred before 2014). In bivariate analysis, patients treated with RFA were compared to laser. Risk factors for intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) and 30-day survival of the co-twin were identified, and multiple logistic models were fitted to examine whether the UCO method was associated with these outcomes...
December 14, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215525/low-fidelity-simulator-for-the-standardized-training-of-fetoscopic-meningomyelocele-repair
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Michael A Belfort, William E Whitehead, Andrey Bednov, Alireza A Shamshirsaz
BACKGROUND: Fetoscopic meningomyelocele repair in a gas-filled uterus is a new technique performed in very few centers. There are few opportunities as well as ethical prohibitions on the initial development and subsequent refinement of innovative fetal surgery techniques in humans, and using an animal model is both very expensive and logistically difficult. METHOD: We developed a low-fidelity endoscopic fetal surgery simulation using a plastic doll and pieces of chicken breast to simulate a fetal meningomyelocele, and a polyurethane ball to simulate a gas-filled uterus, along with a standard endoscopy system and instruments...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169875/current-and-future-antenatal-management-of-isolated-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Francesca Maria Russo, Paolo De Coppi, Karel Allegaert, Jaan Toelen, Lennart van der Veeken, George Attilakos, Mary Patrice Eastwood, Anna Louise David, Jan Deprest
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is surgically correctable, yet the poor lung development determines mortality and morbidity. In isolated cases the outcome may be predicted prenatally by medical imaging. Cases with a poor prognosis could be treated before birth. However, prenatal modulation of lung development remains experimental. Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion triggers lung growth and is currently being evaluated in a global clinical trial. Prenatal transplacental sildenafil administration may in due course be a therapeutic approach, reducing the occurrence of persistent pulmonary hypertension, either alone or in combination with fetal surgery...
November 21, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125525/early-postnatal-bladder-function-in-fetoscopic-myelomeningocele-repair-patients
#4
Gene O Huang, Michael A Belfort, William E Whitehead, Oluyinka O Olutoye, Jonathan Castillo, Heidi Castillo, Kathryn K Ostermaier, Chester J Koh, Duong D Tu
PURPOSE: Prenatal repair of myelomeningocele (MMC) via hysterotomy has demonstrated neurosurgical and motor benefits, when compared to postnatal repairs. Urologic benefits, however, remain to be seen. The purpose of this study was to review early postnatal bladder function in patients undergoing a novel endoscopic approach for MMC repair using an exteriorized uterus. METHODS: A prospective urologic assessment of patients undergoing fetoscopic MMC repair and receiving subsequent care at our facility, was performed...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122542/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-what-we-have-learned-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Fatiha Djaafri, Julien Stirnemann, Imen Mediouni, Claire Colmant, Yves Ville
Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at increased risk for adverse outcome compared to dichorionic twin pregnancies and singletons. Monochorionic-specific complications include twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anemia-polycythemia sequence, single intrauterine fetal demise and its consequences on the co-twin, and selective intrauterine growth restriction. Whereas the natural history of monochorionic-specific complications carries a high risk of fetal death or severe neurologic disability, a framework now exists, based on well-designed clinical trials, for optimal treatment of these entities...
November 6, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101642/prenatal-surgery-for-spina-bifida-a-therapeutic-dilemma-proceedings-of-the-shine-conference-belfast
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Mano Shanmuganathan, Deborah A Sival, Kelly-Ann Eastwood, Katie Morris, Jacqueline Cartmill, Axel Heep, Janusz Bohosiewicz, Agnieszka Pastuszka, Alyson Hunter, Amanda Ali, Roy McConnell, Darach Crimmins, Fergal Malone, Carolyn Bailie, Jan Deprest, Cathy McKillop, Zarko Alfirevic, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Stephen Ong
This is a transcript of a scientific conference on the subject of prenatal surgery for spina bifida. It represents the views of three patients, an obstetrician, a postnatal neurosurgeon, a neonatologist, a paediatric neurologist, two surgeons who practice open spina bifida foetal surgery, a fetoscopic surgeon and an obstetrician experienced in randomised trials and systematic reviews. Implications for current practice and recommendations for future research are also discussed in detail.
November 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055131/case-report-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-maternal-sepsis-and-chorioamnionitis-following-fetoscopy
#7
Gabriel Levin, Roy Zigron
A patient aged 28 years (gravida 5 para 3) who was at 21 weeks of a monochorionic diamniotic pregnancy, underwent fetoscopic laser ablation of placental blood vessels owing to stage-3 twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (Figure 1). Ultrasonography on post-operative day 1 demonstrated marked improvement of both embryo urinary bladder filling and Doppler blood flow measurements. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027307/transient-amniotic-fluid-leakage-after-fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Shiyo Ota, Keisuke Ishii, Hiroshi Kawamura, Aki Mabuchi, Ryo Yamamoto, Shusaku Hayashi, Takeshi Kanagawa, Nobuaki Mitsuda
AIM: Iatrogenic premature rupture of membrane (PROM) is one of the major complications related to fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). However, amniotic fluid leakage (AFL) sometimes spontaneously disappears. This study evaluated the incidence and clinical characteristics of transient AFL after FLP. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pregnancies that underwent FLP for TTTS at a single center. Patients with apparent AFL within 2 weeks after FLP were divided into two groups: transient AFL, defined by the disappearance of fluid leakage within a week; and PROM, if AFL persisted continuously for more than a week or premature birth occurred, including miscarriage, within a week of the first symptom of AFL...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977797/evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-and-imaging-issues-associated-with-the-occlusion-balloon-used-during-fetoscopic-endoluminal-tracheal-occlusion
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Teresa Victoria, Ann M Johnson, N Scott Adzick, Holly L Hedrick, Frank G Shellock
INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be successfully treated by fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO), a minimally invasive procedure that may improve postnatal survival. The endoluminal balloon utilized for FETO contains a metallic component that may pose possible risks for the fetus and mother related to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The objective of this study is to evaluate MRI-related imaging and safety issues (magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) for the occlusion balloon used in FETO...
October 5, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964685/shunt-based-interventions-why-how-and-when-to-place-a-shunt
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REVIEW
Mark P Johnson, R Douglas Wilson
The broad categories of surgical fetal therapy can be separated into either open surgical techniques or minimally invasive endoscopic/ultrasound-guided techniques that require only puncture of the uterus with single or multiple small ports. Benefits of fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided fetal intervention include decreased uterine irritability, decreased incidence of preterm labor, and avoidance of risks associated with hysterotomy and commitment to cesarean delivery for future pregnancies. Fetal abnormalities potentially amenable to ultrasound-guided drainage techniques include thoracic fluid-filled lesions and lower urinary tract obstruction...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925589/recurrent-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-rttts-and-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence-taps-after-fetoscopic-laser-surgery-fls-size-of-the-cannula-does-matter
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Roopali Donepudi, Joost Akkermans, Lovepreet Mann, Frans J Klumper, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Kenneth J Moise, Michael Bebbington, Anthony Johnson, Dick Oepkes, Ramesha Papanna
OBJECTIVES: Optimal outcomes after fetoscopic laser surgery (FLS) for twin-twin transfusion (TTTS) depend on the successful completion of ablation of all placental anastomoses. Our objective was to determine the incidence and risk factors for the occurrence of recurrent TTTS (rTTTS) or twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) after FLS, and focusing on the impact of different diameters of the cannula. METHODS: A secondary analysis of prospectively collected data of 666 consecutive patients undergoing laser surgery for TTTS from 2 centers was performed...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910784/fetal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-outcomes-in-fetoscopic-versus-open-repair
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Sandra K Kabagambe, Guy W Jensen, Yue Julia Chen, Melissa A Vanover, Diana L Farmer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The Management of Myelomeningocele (MMC) Study (MOMS) showed that prenatal repair of MMC resulted in improved neurological outcomes but was associated with high rates of obstetrical complications. This study compares outcomes of open and fetoscopic MMC repair. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and Embase studies reporting outcomes of fetal MMC repair published since the completion of the MOMS. RESULTS: We analyzed 11 studies and found no difference in mortality or the rate of shunt placement for hydrocephalus...
September 15, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891233/fetoscopic-tracheal-occlusion-for-treatment-of-non-isolated-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#13
Viola Seravalli, Eric B Jelin, Jena L Miller, Aylin Tekes, Luca Vricella, Ahmet A Baschat
Fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) is a prenatal treatment that may increase survival in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In the USA, FETO is offered for isolated severe left-sided CDH in the context of an FDA-approved feasibility study. FETO in non-isolated cases of severe CDH is only performed with a compassionate use exemption from US regulatory bodies. Anomalies frequently associated with CDH include congenital cystic lesions of the lung and cardiac defects. We describe two cases of non-isolated severe left-sided CDH that underwent prenatal FETO, survived after birth and underwent postnatal surgical repair...
October 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866670/clinical-outcome-for-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-at-the-age-of-1-year-in-the-era-of-fetal-intervention
#14
Eva Van Ginderdeuren, Karel Allegaert, Herbert Decaluwe, Jan Deprest, Anne Debeer, Marijke Proesmans
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an abnormal development of the diaphragm leading to high neonatal mortality and morbidity. Beyond the neonatal period, prospective data on overall long-term outcome in CDH survivors is scarce. In particular, for those treated with fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO), a promising new technique to increase survival chances for severe cases, the outcomes are even less documented. AIM: To prospectively document the clinical outcome of CDH at 1 year including FETO-treated infants in relation to ante- and postnatal variables...
2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832468/fetoscopic-open-neural-tube-defect-repair-development-and-refinement-of-a-two-port-carbon-dioxide-insufflation-technique
#15
Kenneth J Moise, Alan Flake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764674/arabin-cervical-pessary-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-cases-of-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-by-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-the-pecep-laser-randomised-controlled-trial
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Carlota Rodó, Sílvia Arévalo, Liesbeth Lewi, Isabel Couck, Bettina Hollwitz, Kurt Hecher, Elena Carreras
BACKGROUND: Fetoscopic LASER coagulation of the placental anastomoses has changed the prognosis of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. However, the prematurity rate in this cohort remains very high. To date, strategies proposed to decrease the prematurity rate have shown inconclusive, if not unfavourable results. METHODS: This is a randomised controlled trial to investigate whether a prophylactic cervical pessary will lower the incidence of preterm delivery in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome requiring fetoscopic LASER coagulation...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736902/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-after-fetoscopic-laser-ablation-of-placental-anastomoses-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-two-case-reports-and-systematic-review
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Anne Sophie Lafitte, Eric Verspyck, Corinne Jeanne Pasquier, Patricia Dolley, Michel Dreyfus, Guillaume Benoist
Pseudoamniotic band syndrome is a rare complication that occurs after invasive procedures for complicated monochorionic twins. We report 2 cases of intrauterine recipient fetal death after laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome due to umbilical cord constriction by the amniotic band.
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730318/renal-function-in-neonates-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-with-or-without-fetoscopic-laser-surgery
#18
Lianne Verbeek, Faiez A Joemmanbaks, Jacoba M E Quak, Ram N Sukhai, Johanna M Middeldorp, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
The aim of this study is to investigate the short-term renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), treated with fetoscopic laser surgery (laser group) or conservatively (non-laser group). Creatinine and urea levels and urine output were recorded in the first week after birth. Primary outcome was short-term renal dysfunction, defined as a creatinine level of >100 μmol/L during the first week postpartum. We evaluated 312 twins (laser group, n = 274; non-laser group, n = 38)...
September 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709445/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-developing-disseminating-and-implementing-a-core-outcome-set
#19
Asma Khalil, Helen Perry, James Duffy, Keith Reed, Ahmet Baschat, Jan Deprest, Kurt Hecher, Liesbeth Lewi, Enrico Lopriore, Dick Oepkes
BACKGROUND: Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is associated with an increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Several treatment interventions have been described for TTTS, including fetoscopic laser surgery, amnioreduction, septostomy, expectant management, and pregnancy termination. Over the last decade, fetoscopic laser surgery has become the primary treatment. The literature to date reports on many different outcomes, making it difficult to compare results or combine data from individual studies, limiting the value of research to guide clinical practice...
July 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680967/a-continuum-robot-and-control-interface-for-surgical-assist-in-fetoscopic-interventions
#20
George Dwyer, Francois Chadebecq, Marcel Tella Amo, Christos Bergeles, Efthymios Maneas, Vijay Pawar, Emanuel Vander Poorten, Jan Deprest, Sebastien Ourselin, Paolo De Coppi, Tom Vercauteren, Danail Stoyanov
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome requires interventional treatment using a fetoscopically introduced laser to sever the shared blood supply between the fetuses. This is a delicate procedure relying on small instrumentation with limited articulation to guide the laser tip and a narrow field of view to visualize all relevant vascular connections. In this letter, we report on a mechatronic design for a comanipulated instrument that combines concentric tube actuation to a larger manipulator constrained by a remote centre of motion...
March 8, 2017: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
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