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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351037/impact-of-laser-power-and-firing-angle-on-coagulation-efficiency-in-laser-treatment-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-an-ex-vivo-placenta-study
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Joost Akkermans, Loes van der Donk, Suzanne H P Peeters, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Dick Oepkes
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of laser power and firing angle on coagulation efficiency for closing placental anastomoses in the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. METHODS: We used an ex vivo blood-perfused human placenta model to compare time to complete coagulation using 30 vs. 50 W of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser power and using a firing angle of 90° vs. 45°. Placentas were perfused with pig blood at 5 mL/min. Differences were analyzed using independent-samples t test, Mann-Whitney U test, or χ2 test as appropriate...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351027/re-thinking-elective-single-embryo-transfer-increased-risk-of-monochorionic-twinning-a-systematic-review
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Margaret Dziadosz, Mark I Evans
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Multiple pregnancies have tripled in the United States over the past 3 decades. Attributed to increasing maternal age at delivery but more so assisted reproductive technological advances, an effort has been made to decrease twinning through elective single embryo transfer. We sought to review and evaluate risks of monochorionic twinning as a predictable consequence of increasing utilization of elective single embryo transfer on perinatal outcomes. Primary outcomes included twinning rates, fetal anomalies, growth, preterm birth, and mortality...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335669/the-experience-of-modified-sequential-selective-laser-photocoagulation-of-communicating-vessels-technique-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Susumu Murata, Mayumi Takano, Yukiko Kagawa, Masahiro Sumie, Masahiko Nakata
OBJECTIVE: Fetoscopic laser photocoagulation of vascular anastomoses is the essential choice in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). We proposed that the modified sequential selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels (modified SQLPCV) to clarify the perinatal outcomes in TTTS. METHODS: The modified SQLPCV was designed with the following order: 1, artery-to-artery anastomoses; 2, venous-to-venous anastomoses; 3, artery-to-venous anastomoses from donor to recipient; and 4, artery-to-venous anastomoses from recipient to donor...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324016/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-adiposity-as-determinants-of-metabolic-health-pooled-analysis-of-two-twin-cohorts
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Sakari Jukarainen, René Holst, Christine Dalgård, Päivi Piirilä, Jesper Lundbom, Antti Hakkarainen, Nina Lundbom, Aila Rissanen, Jaakko Kaprio, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen
Context: The joint effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition on metabolic health are not well known. Objective: To examine the associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), fat free mass index (FFMI) and fat mass index (FMI) with metabolic health in individual twins and controlling for genetic and shared environmental effects by studying monozygotic intrapair differences. Design, setting & participants: Two cross-sectional samples of healthy adult monozygotic and dizygotic twins were drawn from population-based Danish and Finnish national twin registries (n=996 and n=309)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320252/the-impact-of-laser-surgery-on-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-factors-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Andrew H Chon, Emiliano R Chavira, Melissa L Wilson, Sue A Ingles, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of laser surgery on angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in patients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Cases of TTTS and uncomplicated monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies between 16-26 weeks' gestation were prospectively enrolled into the study. Maternal blood samples were obtained to measure angiogenic factors (vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF), placental-derived growth factor (PlGF), endothelin) and anti-angiogenic factors (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt-1), soluble endoglin (sEng), sFlt-1/PlGF ratio)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306541/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-twin-pregnancies-complicated-by-single-intrauterine-death
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Qiong Luo, Xiujun Han
AIM: To investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of twin pregnancies complicated by single intrauterine death and how to improve the outcomes of surviving twins. Three thousand three hundred and eighty-four women who delivered twin pregnancies at Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine were included. Clinical and demographic data on gestational age, etiology, morbidity and mortality for mothers and fetuses were collected. RESULTS: The median gestational age for detecting a single intrauterine death in twin pregnancy was 29 weeks and the average gestational age of pregnancy termination was 32 weeks...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303733/bi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-applied-to-obstetrics
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Lucia Manganaro, Valeria Vinci, Antonella Giancotti, Sandro Gerli, Denis A Cozzi, Teresa Pusiol, Michele Scialpi, Luca Roncati
Foetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities. Over the years, we have successfully applied bi-parametric MRI (bp-MRI) to the following obstetric conditions: (1) neurologic vascular diseases; (2) assessment of lung parenchyma maturation; (3) renal pathologies, such as polycystic kidney, suspected renal infarction, unilateral or bilateral renal agenesis; (4) placental pathologies, as twin-twin transfusion syndrome or placenta accreta; (5) benignant and malignant congenital tumours or cysts of the liver, such as haemangioendothelioma, hepatoblastoma or metastatic neuroblastoma, of the kidney (e...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287588/medical-grade-sterilizable-target-for-fluid-immersed-fetoscope-optical-distortion-calibration
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Daniil I Nikitichev, Dzhoshkun I Shakir, François Chadebecq, Marcel Tella, Jan Deprest, Danail Stoyanov, Sébastien Ourselin, Tom Vercauteren
We have developed a calibration target for use with fluid-immersed endoscopes within the context of the GIFT-Surg (Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery) project. One of the aims of this project is to engineer novel, real-time image processing methods for intra-operative use in the treatment of congenital birth defects, such as spina bifida and the twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The developed target allows for the sterility-preserving optical distortion calibration of endoscopes within a few minutes...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285310/incidence-and-causes-of-intentional-fetal-or-neonatal-demise-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Marjolijn S Spruijt, Ellen Tameeris, De-Peng Zhao, Johanna M Middeldorp, Monique C Haak, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence and causes of intentional fetal and neonatal demise in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All TTTS pregnancies managed at our centre between 2000 and 2014 were included. We evaluated incidence and causes of intentional fetal/neonatal demise, defined as termination of pregnancy, selective fetal reduction, or withdrawal of neonatal intensive care. RESULTS: Intentional fetal/neonatal demise occurred in 9...
March 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281301/doppler-assessment-of-patients-with-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-and-survival-following-fetoscopic-laser-surgery
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Enrique Gil Guevara, Andrea Pazos, Otilia Gonzalez, Pilar Carretero, Francisca S Molina
OBJECTIVE: To investigate fetal-survival rates following laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and the impact of Doppler analysis. METHODS: The present retrospective single-center study included data from patients with pregnancies exhibiting TTTS treated with fetoscopic laser surgery between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2016. Perinatal outcomes were examined and variables were compared between the donor and recipient fetuses that survived and died, respectively...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277916/effect-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-on-morbidity-and-mortality-of-preterm-singletons-and-twins
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Ana Vaz, Maria Filipa Malheiro, Milton Severo, Teresa Rodrigues, Hercília Guimarães, Nuno Montenegro
PURPOSE: Compare the effect of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) on neonatal outcomes among singleton and twin pregnancies and the impact of completeness and timing of ministration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study involving 951 preterm deliveries (25(+0)-34(+6)weeks), between 2006 and 2015. Neonatal outcomes were evaluated according to completeness of ACS ("Complete" n = 441;"Rescue" n = 38;"Incomplete" n = 175;"No ACS" n = 98) and timing of therapy related to delivery ("Before 7 days" n = 260; "After 7 days" n = 181)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275566/different-patterns-of-left-ventricular-rigid-body-rotation-in-8-year-old-twins-with-anamnestic-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-from-the-magyar-twin-study
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Attila Nemes, Márta Katona, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Tamás Forster
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February 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274162/neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-twins-according-to-mode-of-birth-and-presentation
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Tiffany Hunter, Jyotsna Shah, Anne Synnes, Sandesh Shivananda, Greg Ryan, Prakesh S Shah, Kellie E Murphy
PURPOSE: To compare neonatal outcomes of twins delivered <33 weeks' gestation in tertiary centers in Canada according to the mode of birth and presentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort from the Canadian Neonatal Network database studied preterm twins born from 24 + 0 to 32 + 6 weeks' gestation between 2005 and 2012. Twins were grouped by the mode of birth: both vaginal, combined vaginal/cesarean section (CS), and both CS. Additionally, twins were grouped by the mode of presentation: both vertex, vertex/breech, breech/vertex, and both breech...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272118/common-pediatric-pain-disorders-and-their-clinical-associations
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Theresa Donnelly, Aneeka Bott, Minh Bui, Shuxiang Goh, Tiina Jaaniste, Cindy Chapman, Matthew Crawford, John L Hopper, David Champion
BACKGROUND: Common childhood pain conditions (non-migraine headache, migraine, recurrent abdominal pain, growing pains, low back pain) and persistent pains are often associated with each other and have significant implications in later life. Emerging evidence suggests additional associations between these pain conditions and restless legs syndrome, iron deficiency, anxiety and depression. The aim of this cross-sectional study in pediatric twin individuals and their siblings was to investigate these associations...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256411/-newborn-outcomes-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-selective-reduction-in-the-complicated-monochorionic-pregnancies
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M Panciatici, B Tosello, J Blanc, J-B Haumonté, C D'Ercole, C Gire
OBJECTIVE: To describe perinatal data and to evaluate the neonatal neurological outcome of monochorionic twin pregnancies with selective termination by radiofrequency ablation. METHODS: Retrospective data of perinatal data for nine consecutive monochorionic pregnancies eligible for radiofrequency ablation from January 2013 to August 2015 were collected. A prospective observational study of the neurological outcome of nine children was conducted using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), 2nd edition, French version, adapted to the age...
February 27, 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254226/preliminary-report-of-altered-insulin-secretion-pattern-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies-complicated-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Yao-Lung Chang, Tzu-Hao Wang, Seham M Abufraijeh, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, An-Shine Chao, Peter C C Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: Fetuses with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) have adaptive hormonal changes including changes in insulin, which may increase their future risks for developing diabetes mellitus. This study compared cord blood insulin concentrations in IUGR and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) fetuses in a monochorionic (MC) twin model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten pairs were classified as selective IUGR (sIUGR) based on having one twin weight below the 10th percentile and with an intertwin birth weight discordance>20%...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231603/the-effect-of-birth-order-on-neonatal-morbidity-and-mortality-in-very-preterm-twins
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Elad Mei-Dan, Jyotsna Shah, Shoo Lee, Prakesh S Shah, Kellie E Murphy
Objective  This retrospective cohort study examined the effect of birth order on neonatal morbidity and mortality in very preterm twins. Study Design Using 2005 to 2012 data from the Canadian Neonatal Network, very preterm twins born between 24 (0/7) and 32 (6/7) weeks of gestation were included. Odds of morbidity and mortality of second-born cotwins compared with first-born cotwins were examined by matched-pair analysis. Outcomes were neonatal death, severe brain injury (intraventricular hemorrhage grade 3 or 4 or persistent periventricular echogenicity), bronchopulmonary dysplasia, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) (> stage 2), necrotizing enterocolitis (≥ stage 2), and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218773/risk-factors-for-birth-defects
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REVIEW
Benjamin S Harris, Katherine C Bishop, Hanna R Kemeny, Jennifer S Walker, Eleanor Rhee, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Major congenital abnormalities, or birth defects, carry significant medical, surgical, cosmetic, or lifestyle consequences. Such abnormalities may be syndromic, involving multiple organ systems, or can be isolated. Overall, 2% to 4% of live births involve congenital abnormalities. Risk factors for birth defects are categorized as modifiable and nonmodifiable. Modifiable risk factors require thorough patient education/counseling. The strongest risk factors, such as age, family history, and a previously affected child, are usually nonmodifiable...
February 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218344/familial-melanoma-associated-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome-and-atypical-mole-syndrome-total-body-digital-photography-dermoscopy-and-confocal-microscopy
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Priscila Giavedoni, Marnie Ririe, Cristina Carrera, Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy
Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the p53 gene. Melanoma is considered to be a rare, controversial component of LFS. The aim of this study is to describe the utility of systematic screening for melanoma in patients with LFS and atypical mole syndrome. Two 28-year-old identical twin sisters with LFS and atypical moles were monitored by physical examination, total-body digital photography and dermoscopy be-tween 2006 and 2014. A total of 117, predominantly dark-brown, reticular naevi were identified on case 1 and 105 on case 2...
February 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194760/developmental-psychopathology-in-the-post-genomics-era-substantial-challenges-but-reasons-for-hope
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EDITORIAL
Jeffrey M Halperin
One only has to quickly look through the Table of Contents for this issue of JCPP to gain an appreciation of the ever-increasing influence of genetic research in the field of developmental psychopathology. Among the 13 articles in this issue that follow this editorial: two employ large family and/or twin studies to provide compelling behavioral genetic findings bolstering the importance of genes in the emergence of ADHD (Chen, Brikell, Lichtenstein, Serlachius, Kuja-Halkola, Sandin, and Larsson) and level of educational achievement in adolescents (Lewis, Asbury, and Plomin); one paper focuses on cortical development in patients with 22q11...
March 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
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