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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217238/fetus-in-fetu-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature-on-embryologic-origin-clinical-presentation-imaging-and-differential-diagnosis
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Suhas Aithal Sitharama, Bibekanand Jindal, Mrudula Kumari Vuriti, Bikash Kumar Naredi, Sriram Krishnamurthy, Deepak Barathi Subramania
BACKGROUND: Fetus in fetu (FIF) is a rare entity in which a malformed diamniotic monochorionic parasitic fetal twin develops inside a normal co-twin's body, most commonly in the abdominal cavity. FIF is differentiated from the teratoma by the presence of vertebral column often with an appropriate arrangement of other organs or limbs around it. CASE REPORT: A two-and-a-half-year-old girl presented with a painless abdominal swelling in the right hypochondrium. On imaging, a heterogenous soft tissue mass with internal calcific densities was noted in the retroperitoneum...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211990/homozygous-mutation-in-prune1-in-an-oji-cree-male-with-a-complex-neurological-phenotype
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Gregory Costain, Andrea Shugar, Pradeep Krishnan, Saadet Mahmutoglu, Suzanne Laughlin, Peter Kannu
The PRUNE1 gene encodes a member of the phosphoesterases (DHH) protein superfamily that is highly expressed in the human fetal brain and involved in the regulation of cell migration. Homozygous or compound heterozygous PRUNE1 mutations were recently identified in five individuals with brain malformations from four families. We present a case of a 2-year-old male with a complex neurological phenotype and abnormalities on brain MRI. Re-annotation of clinical whole-exome sequencing data revealed a homozygous likely pathogenic variant in PRUNE1 (c...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208940/neurological-disorders-complicating-pregnancy-focus-on-obstetric-outcome
#3
Sandya Renukesh, Lavanya Rai
INTRODUCTION: Neurological disorders in pregnancy can be pregnancy related or can be caused by exacerbation of a pre-existing neurological condition or sometimes may even be detected for the first time during pregnancy in which it might be an incidental finding. The diagnosis and management of the neurological disorders in pregnancy is always a challenging task due to varied symptomatology and risks to the fetus. The evaluation and management should be performed in a stepwise fashion and requires multidisciplinary approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207498/an-analysis-of-variations-of-indications-and-maternal-fetal-prognosis-for-caesarean-section-in-a-tertiary-hospital-of-beijing-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yajun Liu, Xin Wang, Liying Zou, Yan Ruan, Weiyuan Zhang
In recent decades, we have observed a remarkable increase in the rate of caesarean section (CS) in both developed and developing countries, especially in China. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) systematic review, if the increase in CS rate was between 10% and 15%, the maternal and neonatal mortality was decreased. However, above this level, increasing the rate of CS is no longer associated with reduced mortality. To date, no consensus has been reached on the main factors driving the cesarean epidemic...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199846/frequent-zika-virus-sexual-transmission-and-prolonged-viral-rna-shedding-in-an-immunodeficient-mouse-model
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Nisha K Duggal, Jana M Ritter, Samuel E Pestorius, Sherif R Zaki, Brent S Davis, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Richard A Bowen, Aaron C Brault
Circulation of Zika virus (ZIKV) was first identified in the Western hemisphere in late 2014. Primarily transmitted through mosquito bite, ZIKV can also be transmitted through sex and from mother to fetus, and maternal ZIKV infection has been associated with fetal malformations. We assessed immunodeficient AG129 mice for their capacity to shed ZIKV in semen and to infect female mice via sexual transmission. Infectious virus was detected in semen between 7 and 21 days post-inoculation, and ZIKV RNA was detected in semen through 58 days post-inoculation...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196715/safety-of-the-oral-cholera-vaccine-in-pregnancy-retrospective-findings-from-a-subgroup-following-mass-vaccination-campaign-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Ashraful Islam Khan, Mohammad Ali, Fahima Chowdhury, Amit Saha, Iqbal Ansary Khan, Arifuzzaman Khan, Afroza Akter, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Md Taufiqul Islam, Alamgir Kabir, Young Ae You, Nirod Chandra Saha, Alejandro Cravioto, John D Clemens, Firdausi Qadri
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are vulnerable to complications of cholera. Killed oral cholera vaccines (OCV) are not recommended for pregnant women though there is no evidence of harmful effects during pregnancy. We evaluated the effect of a killed OCV, Shanchol™, on pregnancy outcomes during an effectiveness trial of the vaccine in urban Bangladesh. METHODOLOGY: Individuals ⩾1year were invited to participate in the trial, conducted in 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
February 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193233/tacrolimus-in-the-prevention-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-diabetes-associated-embryopathies-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Melanie A Hewitt, Samantha M Putos, Michael Wells, Terence R S Ozolinš, Frederick W K Kan
BACKGROUND: T2DM is a high-risk pregnancy with adverse fetal and maternal outcomes including repeated miscarriages and fetal malformations. Despite the established association between placental insufficiency and poor maternal Th1-adaptability to the development of pregnancy complications in T2DM, there have been no established data to assess benefits of pre-pregnancy immunosuppression relative to gestational outcomes in T2DM. We hypothesized that pre-pregnancy macrolide immune suppression can re-establish normal placental development and uterine vascular adaptation in a mouse model of obesity-associated T2DM...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186601/-analysis-of-the-cause-of-pregnancy-failure-with-combined-mlpa-assay-for-subtelomeric-regions-and-ultrasonography
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Ying Zhao, Jiwu Lou, Manna Sun, Youqing Fu, Yanhui Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) for the detection of chromosome abnormalities in miscarriage tissues, and to correlate the result with ultrasound findings. METHODS: A total of 421 cases of spontaneous abortions and fetal deaths were detected with the MLPA method. RESULTS: Among the 421 samples, 232 (55.11%) had an abnormal MLPA result. For the 286 cases derived from < 13 weeks pregnancy, 206 (72...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180202/applicability-and-technical-aspects-of-two-dimensional-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-fetal-heart-function
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Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Luciano Marcondes Nardozza, Alex Sandro Souza, Edward Araujo Júnior
In recent years, fetal echocardiography has been used for the screening and diagnosis of anatomical heart defects and for the detailed study of fetal cardiac function. This method is characterized by its easy implementation and good reproducibility, allowing the diagnosis of myocardial dysfunction even in its subclinical phase. The functional assessment of the fetal heart should be routinely performed in fetuses with congenital heart disease and those without anatomical malformation. Several extra-cardiac conditions may alter fetal cardiac function, by increased placental resistance, volume overload or hyperdynamic circulation, compression, or maternal systemic disease with involvement of the fetal myocardium...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178940/accuracy-of-clinical-fetal-weight-estimation-by-midwives
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Assaad Kesrouani, Chady Atallah, Ramzi AbouJaoude, Norma Assaf, Hanaa Khaled, Elie Attieh
BACKGROUND: Clinical fetal weight estimation is a common practice in obstetrics. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of fetal weight estimation by midwives, and to identify factors that may lead to overestimation or underestimation of fetal weight. METHODS: A cohort prospective study in a Lebanese university hospital, included weight estimation of singleton pregnancies above 35 weeks. Multiple pregnancies, unclear dating, growth retardation, malformations and stillbirths cases are excluded...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177551/the-significance-of-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-right-aortic-arch
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Anna Wójtowicz, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Maciej Słodki, Paulina Kordjalik, Joanna Płużańska, Anna Knafel, Hubert Huras
OBJECTIVES: To analyze a population of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed right aortic arch (RAA). METHODS: Retrospective study of fetuses with RAA diagnosed prenatally between 2011 and 2015 in 2 referral centers. RESULTS: RAA was found in 4.4% (46/1036) of fetuses with cardiovascular abnormalities (CVA). As an isolated anomaly, RAA was present in 30.4% of cases; in 32.6%, other CVA were detected; in 23.9%, CVA and extracardiac anomalies; and in 13...
February 8, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165176/cardiotocographic-parameters-in-small-for-gestational-age-fetuses-how-do-they-vary-from-normal-at-different-gestational-ages-a-study-of-11687-fetuses-from-25-to-40-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Célia Amorim-Costa, Diogo Ayres de Campos, João Bernardes
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess how cardiotocographic (CTG) parameters differ between small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and normal fetuses at different gestational ages. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study using the first antepartum tracing of singleton pregnancies with no malformations. Fetuses with birthweight ≥10th percentile for gestational age and other normal pregnancy outcome criteria (term birth, normal umbilical artery pH and Apgar scores, no intensive care unit admission) were compared with fetuses with birthweight <10th and <3rd percentiles for gestational age (SGA < p10 and SGA < p3, a subgroup of the latter)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161570/safety-of-a-killed-oral-cholera-vaccine-shanchol-in-pregnant-women-in-malawi-an-observational-cohort-study
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Mohammad Ali, Allyson Nelson, Francisco J Luquero, Andrew S Azman, Amanda K Debes, Maurice Mwesawina M'bang'ombe, Linly Seyama, Evans Kachale, Kingsley Zuze, Desire Malichi, Fatima Zulu, Kelias Phiri Msyamboza, Storn Kabuluzi, David A Sack
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy increases the risk of harmful effects from cholera for both mothers and their fetuses. A killed oral cholera vaccine, Shanchol (Shantha Biotechnics, Hydrabad, India), can protect against the disease for up to 5 years. However, cholera vaccination campaigns have often excluded pregnant women because of insufficient safety data for use during pregnancy. We did an observational cohort study to assess the safety of Shanchol during pregnancy. METHODS: This observational cohort study was done in two adjacent districts (Nsanje and Chikwawa) in Malawi...
February 1, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157693/advantages-of-3d-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-fetal-abnormalities
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Eberhard Merz, Sonila Pashaj
Three-/four-dimensional (3D/4D) imaging enables a more detailed survey of the embryo and the fetus compared to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. The availability of several display modes and standardized examinations permits the demonstration of both the normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in controlled planes and rendered images from different angles. This allows the demonstration of even subtle fetal defects in an ideal sectional plane in a precisely rendered surface or transparent image viewed from an optimal angle...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157255/current-views-on-fetal-surgical-treatment-of-myelomeningocele-the-management-of-myelomeningocele-study-moms-trial-and-polish-clinical-experience
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Jacek Zamłyński, Ewa Horzelska, Mateusz Zamłyński, Katarzyna Olszak-Wąsik, Leszek Nowak, Piotr Bodzek, Tomasz Horzelski, Rafał Bablok, Anita Olejek
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is the most frequent congenital defect of the central nervous system for which there is no satisfactory alternative to postnatal treatment. On the contrary prenatal MMC surgery is conducting before birth and is aimed at protecting from Chiari II malformation. The main goal of fetal MMC repair is to improve development and life quality of children with Chiari II malformation. Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) which was published in 2011 clearly confirmed effectiveness of prenatal surgery...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156197/risk-factors-for-perinatal-mortality-in-murmansk-county-russia-a-registry-based-study
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Anna A Usynina, Andrej M Grjibovski, Alexandra Krettek, Jon Øyvind Odland, Alexander V Kudryavtsev, Erik Eik Anda
BACKGROUND: Factors contributing to perinatal mortality (PM) in Northwest Russia remain unclear. This study investigated possible associations between selected maternal and fetal characteristics and PM based on data from the population-based Murmansk County Birth Registry. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated possible associations between selected maternal and fetal characteristics and PM based on data from the population-based Murmansk County Birth Registry. METHODS: The study population consisted of all live- and stillbirths registered in the Murmansk County Birth Registry during 2006-2011 (n = 52,806)...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146192/-zika-virus-infection-in-pregnancy-fetal-and-neonatal-impact
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Wilfrido Coronell-Rodríguez, Cindy Arteta-Acosta, M Alejandra Suárez-Fuentes, M Cecilia Burgos-Rolon, M Teresa Rubio-Sotomayor, Michelle Sarmiento-Gutiérrez, Carlos Corzo-Díaz
Zika virus (ZV) is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus. The neurotropic profile of this virus is known since 1952. The main finding related to ZV in America is microcephaly. Two hypotheses are tested on its involvement in the central nervous system: its neurotropic feature and the direct effect of ZV on the placenta. Malformations and clinical findings on fetal development comprise congenital Zika syndrome. RT-PCR and serology (IgM) are useful for definitive diagnosis. However, we should keep in mind first that the viremia in pregnant women can stay for a longer period of time, and second, a positive IgM for Zika should be properly interpreted in an endemic area to other flavivirus...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140755/when-one-knows-a-fetus-is-expected-to-die-palliative-care-in-the-context-of-prenatal-diagnosis-of-fetal-malformations
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Taisa Rocha Catania, Lisandra Stein Bernardes, Glaucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Maria Augusta Bento Cicaroni Gibeli, Nathalia Bertolassi do Nascimento, Tercilia Virginia Aparecida Barbosa, Vera Lucia Jornada Krebs, Rossana P V Francisco
BACKGROUND: Fetal malformations occur in 2% of gestations and are the fifth most common cause of neonatal death in the world. In many cases, fetal malformations result in neonatal death or long stay in intensive care facilities. Families that continue the pregnancy in such a situation need to make choices and cope with an overwhelming number of potential issues. Palliative care starting at the prenatal period is a growing field that allows the entire family to prepare for this difficult situation...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134669/prenatal-imaging-findings-in-fetal-zika-virus-infection
#19
Edward Araujo Júnior, Francisco H C Carvalho, Gabriele Tonni, Heron Werner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to report the most recent observations concerning intrauterine Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and associated neuroimaging. RECENT FINDINGS: ZIKV outbreak in Brazil in 2015 was associated with an impressive registration of cases of congenital microcephaly in women with symptoms suggestive of ZIKV infection. Clinical and laboratory testing for ZIKV and hypothetic etiopathogenetic mechanisms are described. Diagnostic tests on blood, urine and amniotic fluid should be performed in all mothers with symptoms suggestive of intrauterine ZIKV infection...
January 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128342/primary-human-placental-trophoblasts-are-permissive-for-zika-virus-zikv-replication
#20
Kjersti M Aagaard, Anismrita Lahon, Melissa A Suter, Ravi P Arya, Maxim D Seferovic, Megan B Vogt, Min Hu, Fabio Stossi, Michael A Mancini, R Alan Harris, Maike Kahr, Catherine Eppes, Martha Rac, Michael A Belfort, Chun Shik Park, Daniel Lacorazza, Rebecca Rico-Hesse
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne (Aedes genus) arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family. Although ZIKV has been predominately associated with a mild or asymptomatic dengue-like disease, its appearance in the Americas has been accompanied by a multi-fold increase in reported incidence of fetal microcephaly and brain malformations. The source and mode of vertical transmission from mother to fetus is presumptively transplacental, although a causal link explaining the interval delay between maternal symptoms and observed fetal malformations following infection has been missing...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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