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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302380/a-case-of-fatal-pulmonary-hypoplasia-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-thoracic-myelomeningocele-and-thoracic-dysplasia
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Ai Ito, Hideshi Fujinaga, Sachiko Matsui, Kumiko Tago, Yuka Iwasaki, Shuhei Fujino, Junko Nagasawa, Shoichiro Amari, Masao Kaneshige, Yuka Wada, Shigehiro Takahashi, Keiko Tsukamoto, Osamu Miyazaki, Takako Yoshioka, Akira Ishiguro, Yushi Ito
Background  Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is fatal in severe cases of pulmonary hypoplasia. We experienced a fatal case of pulmonary hypoplasia due to CDH, thoracic myelomeningocele (MMC), and thoracic dysplasia. This constellation of anomalies has not been previously reported. Case Report  A male infant with a prenatal diagnosis of thoracic MMC with severe hydrocephalus and scoliosis was born at 36 weeks of gestation. CDH was found after birth and the patient died of respiratory failure due to pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn at 30 hours of age despite neonatal intensive care...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089165/a-case-of-intrauterine-lethal-fetal-injury-after-attempted-suicide-of-the-mother
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Lucia Tattoli, Giancarlo Di Vella, Biagio Solarino
Traumatic injuries in pregnancy such as abdominal trauma, pelvic fractures and penetrating trauma are major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of trauma during pregnancy are motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, gunshots, and burns. Pregnancy itself has been identified as a risk factor for trauma, together with a younger age, drug use, alcohol use, and domestic violence. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman, 34 weeks pregnant, who attempted suicide by jumping from a flyover, immediately after a probably deliberate traffic collision with the guardrail...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855479/epidemiology-of-zygomycosis-analysis-of-national-data-from-pathological-autopsy-cases-in-japan
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Yuhko Suzuki, Hikaru Kume, Tomiteru Togano, Hitoshi Ohto
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: To identify recent trends in the frequency of zygomycosis in autopsy cases, we conducted epidemiological analysis every four years from 1989 to 2009 using national data reported in the "Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan." RESULTS: 153,615 cases were autopsied, of which 6622 (4.3%) were found to have had mycosis. Among these, there were 243 cases (3.7%) of zygomycosis, which was the fourth most predominant causative agent of mycoses among the monopathogen mycoses...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567320/pneumoperitoneum-without-intestinal-perforation-in-a-neonate-case-report-and-literature-review
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Prabhavathi Gummalla, Gratias Mundakel, Maksim Agaronov, Haesoon Lee
Pneumoperitoneum in a preterm neonate usually indicates perforation of the intestine and is considered a surgical emergency. However, there are cases of pneumoperitoneum with no evidence of rupture of the intestine reported in the literature. We report a case of pneumoperitoneum with no intestinal perforation in a preterm neonate with respiratory distress syndrome who was on high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). He developed bilateral pulmonary interstitial emphysema with localized cystic lesion, likely localized pulmonary interstitial emphysema, and recurrent pneumothoraces...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470389/neonatal-imaging-using-an-on-site-small-footprint-mr-scanner
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Stephanie L Merhar, Jean A Tkach, Jason C Woods, Andrew P South, Emily L Wiland, Mantosh S Rattan, Charles L Dumoulin, Beth M Kline-Fath
With its soft-tissue definition, multiplanar capabilities and advanced imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for neonatal care can provide better understanding of pathology, allowing for improved care and counseling to families. However, MR imaging in neonates is often difficult due to patient instability and the complex support necessary for survival. In our institution, we have installed a small footprint magnet in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to minimize patient risks and provide the ability to perform MR imaging safely in this population...
July 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382839/abnormal-muscularization-of-intra-acinar-pulmonary-arteries-in-2-cases-presenting-as-sudden-infant-death-sids
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Zainun Khairul, Hope Kirsten, Andrew G Nicholson, Marta C Cohen
Abnormal muscularization of acinar arteries is the hallmark of persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN), an uncommon disease with high rate of morbidity and mortality. PPHN presents with signs of respiratory distress immediately following birth. We herein report 2 cases presenting as a witnessed sudden unexpected death in the late neonatal period, preceded by respiratory deterioration and in whom the presence of abnormal muscularization of the acinar pulmonary arteries was reminiscent of PPHN. The significance of this report is twofold: to increase the awareness among pediatricians and pathologists of this feature that can present in some cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and to highlight the importance of performing a thorough autopsy in order to identify the abnormality...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276303/abnormal-muscularization-of-intra-acinar-pulmonary-arteries-in-two-cases-presenting-as-sudden-infant-death
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Khairul Zainun, Kirsten Hope, Andrew G Nicholson, Marta C Cohen
Abnormal muscularization of acinar arteries is the hallmark of persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN), an uncommon disease with high rate of morbidity and mortality. PPHN presents with signs of respiratory distress immediately following birth. We herein report 2 cases presenting as a witnessed sudden unexpected death in the late neonatal period, preceded by respiratory deterioration and in whom the presence of abnormal muscularization of the acinar pulmonary arteries was reminiscent of PPHN. The significance of this report is twofold: to increase the awareness among pediatricians and pathologists of this feature that can present in some cases of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and to highlight the importance of performing a thorough autopsy in order to identify the abnormality...
January 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878782/trajectory-of-cause-of-death-among-brought-dead-neonates-in-tertiary-care-public-facilities-of-pakistan-a-multicenter-study
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Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Munir Ahmed Sheikh, Ijaz-Ul-Haque Taseer, Syed Jamal Raza, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Tasleem Akhter, Ghazala Mohyuddin Arain, Sultana Habibullah, Sohail Safdar, Rukhsana Firdous, Muhammad Adnan
BACKGROUND: Considering the fact that Pakistan is amongst the countries with very high neonatal mortality rates, we conducted a research study to determine the possible causes and characteristics of neonates presenting dead to the emergency department of tertiary public health care facilities of Pakistan using verbal autopsies. METHODS: A descriptive case series study was conducted in emergency department/pediatrics ward/neonatal ward/nursery unit of ten tertiary care public health facilities, situated in seven major cities of Pakistan from November, 2011 to June, 2013...
February 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627792/early-use-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-preterm-infants-is-there-a-rationale-for-selective-approach
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Praveen Chandrasekharan, Rafal Kozielski, Vasantha H S Kumar, Munmun Rawat, Veena Manja, Changxing Ma, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Background Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is being increasingly used in preterm infants < 34 weeks with hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF) and/or pulmonary hypertension (PH). Objective To evaluate the risk factors, survival characteristics, and lung histopathology in preterm infants with PH/HRF. Methods Retrospective chart review was conducted to determine characteristics of 93 preterm infants treated with iNO in the first 28 days and compared with 930 matched controls. Factors associated with survival with preterm HRF and smooth muscle actin from nine autopsies were evaluated...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575842/sonographic-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-fetuses-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-intact-atrial-septum-undergoing-attempted-atrial-septostomy-in-utero
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Meaghan M Mackesy, Brian T Kalish, Wayne Tworetzky, Stephen Sanders, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Louise Wilkins-Haug, James Lock, Audrey Marshall, Carol B Benson
Fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and intact atrial septum are a particular subset of HLHS neonates with high perinatal mortality. The reported mortality in these patients is 50% to 70%, even with prenatal diagnosis. Prenatal left atrial and pulmonary venous hypertension results in abnormal pulmonary vascular and parenchymal development. The goal of this study was to compare the sonographic appearance of the lungs in fetuses with HLHS/intact atrial septum to neonatal outcome and/or pathology in cases where in utero intervention was performed to open the atrial septum...
March 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575388/abnormal-muscularization-of-intra-acinar-pulmonary-arteries-in-two-cases-presenting-as-sudden-infant-death-sids
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Khairul Zainun, Kirsten Hope, Andrew G Nicholson, Marta Cecilia Cohen
Abnormal muscularization of intra acinar pulmonary arteries is a histological hallmark of persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN), an uncommon disease with high morbidity and mortality. PPHN presents with signs of respiratory distress immediately following birth. The disease is multi-factorial in origin and can be idiopathic as well associated with a variety of conditions such as congenital heart disease and both congenital and acquired lung diseases. We report two cases presenting as sudden unexpected death in late neonatal period (SUDI) showing abnormal muscularization of acinar pulmonary arteries reminiscent of PPHN...
August 30, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381467/prenatal-presentation-of-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a-report-of-two-sibs
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Maha Saleh, Ioana Miron, Hadeel Al-Rukban, David Chitayat, Marjan M Nezarati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26484320/recurrence-of-alveolar-capillary-dysplasia-with-misalignment-of-pulmonary-veins-in-two-consecutive-siblings
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Gabriel Nuncio Benevides, Patricia Picciarelli de Lima, Aloisio Felipe-Silva, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Ana Maria Andrello Gonçalves Pereira de Melo
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare, developmental lung disorder, which has been increasingly reported. This entity usually presents as neonatal persistent pulmonary hypertension that is unresponsive to treatment, and is known to be uniformly fatal. Recent discoveries in the genetic field, and intensive treatments, may change the natural course of this disease, permitting easier diagnosis and giving new hope for the dismal prognosis. The authors present two cases of siblings, with two years of difference, from different fathers - one of them was a first-degree and the other a second-degree cousin of the mother...
January 2015: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26291337/attenuation-of-mir-17%C3%A2-92-cluster-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Lynette K Rogers, Mary Robbins, Duaa Dakhlallah, Zhaogang Yang, L James Lee, Madison Mikhail, Gerard Nuovo, Gloria S Pryhuber, Gerald McGwin, Clay B Marsh, Trent E Tipple
RATIONALE: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains a significant cause of neonatal morbidity; however, the identification of novel targets to predict or prevent the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains elusive. Proper microRNA (miR)-17∼92 cluster is necessary for normal lung development, and alterations in expression are reported in other pulmonary diseases. The overall hypothesis for our work is that altered miR-17∼92 cluster expression contributes to the molecular pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 2015: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26115191/human-parechovirus-3-meningitis-and-fatal-leukoencephalopathy
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Stephanie J Bissel, Roland N Auer, Cheng-Hsuan Chiang, Julia Kofler, Geoffrey H Murdoch, W Allan Nix, Michael Painter, Maxime Richer, Hervé Sartelet, Guoji Wang, Clayton A Wiley
Human parechovirus 3 (HPeV3) is a picornavirus associated with neurologic disease in neonates. Human parechovirus 3 infection of preterm and term infants is associated with seizures and destructive periventricular white matter lesions. Despite unremarkable cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), HPeV3 RNA can be amplified from CSF and nasopharyngeal and rectal swabs. We report pathologic findings in 2 autopsy cases of infants with active HPeV3 infection. Both children were born approximately 1 month premature and were neurologically intact but, after a few weeks, developed seizures and radiologic evidence of white matter lesions...
August 2015: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25959772/causes-of-death-in-the-taabo-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-from-2009-to-2011
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Siaka Koné, Thomas Fürst, Fabienne N Jaeger, Emmanuel L J C Esso, Nahoua Baïkoro, Kouamé A Kouadio, Lukas G Adiossan, Fabien Zouzou, Louis I Boti, Marcel Tanner, Jürg Utzinger, Bassirou Bonfoh, Daouda Dao, Eliézer K N'Goran
BACKGROUND: Current vital statistics from governmental institutions in Côte d'Ivoire are incomplete. This problem is particularly notable for remote rural areas that have limited access to the health system. OBJECTIVE: To record all deaths from 2009 to 2011 and to identify the leading causes of death in the Taabo health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in south-central Côte d'Ivoire. DESIGN: Deaths recorded in the first 3 years of operation of the Taabo HDSS were investigated by verbal autopsy (VA), using the InterVA-4 model...
2015: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25838902/neonatal-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-mimicking-congenital-neuroblastoma
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Yukako Kawasaki, Masami Makimoto, Keiko Nomura, Akihiro Hoshino, Takeru Hamashima, Mitsuteru Hiwatari, Atsuko Nakazawa, Junko Takita, Taketoshi Yoshida, Hirokazu Kanegane
We describe a neonate with abdominal distension, massive hepatomegaly, and high serum neuron-specific enolase level suggestive of congenital neuroblastoma. The patient died of pulmonary hemorrhage after therapy. Autopsy revealed that the tumor cells in the liver indicated acute megakaryocytic leukemia with the RBM15-MKL1 fusion gene.
March 2015: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25377344/disease-specific-mortality-burdens-in-a-rural-gambian-population-using-verbal-autopsy-1998-2007
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Momodou Jasseh, Stephen R C Howie, Pierre Gomez, Susana Scott, Anna Roca, Mamady Cham, Brian Greenwood, Tumani Corrah, Umberto D'Alessandro
OBJECTIVE: To estimate and evaluate the cause-of-death structure and disease-specific mortality rates in a rural area of The Gambia as determined using the InterVA-4 model. DESIGN: Deaths and person-years of observation were determined by age group for the population of the Farafenni Health and Demographic Surveillance area from January 1998 to December 2007. Causes of death were determined by verbal autopsy (VA) using the InterVA-4 model and ICD-10 disease classification...
2014: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25377334/causes-of-death-in-two-rural-demographic-surveillance-sites-in-bangladesh-2004-2010-automated-coding-of-verbal-autopsies-using-interva-4
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Nurul Alam, Hafizur R Chowdhury, Subhash C Das, Ali Ashraf, P Kim Streatfield
OBJECTIVE: Population-based information on causes of death (CoD) by age, sex, and area is critical for countries with limited resources to identify and address key public health issues. This study analysed the demographic surveillance and verbal autopsy (VA) data to estimate age- and sex-specific mortality rates and cause-specific mortality fractions in two well-defined rural populations within the demographic surveillance system in Abhoynagar and Mirsarai subdistricts, located in different climatic zones...
2014: Global Health Action
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