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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205414/avoidance-of-maternal-cell-contamination-and-overgrowth-in-isolating-fetal-chorionic-villi-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-term-placenta
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Varda S Sardesai, Abbas Shafiee, Nicholas M Fisk, Rebecca A Pelekanos
Human placenta is rich in mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC), with their origin widely presumed fetal. Cultured placental MSCs are confounded by a high frequency of maternal cell contamination. Our recent systematic review concluded that only a small minority of placental MSC publications report fetal/maternal origin, and failed to discern a specific methodology for isolation of fetal MSC from term villi. We determined isolation conditions to yield fetal and separately maternal MSC during ex vivo expansion from human term placenta...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163434/aortic-and-pulmonary-artery-calcification-an-unusual-manifestation-of-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Sumitra Venkatesh, J Sanyukta, S Jain, S S Prabhu, S Kulkarni
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) at times complicates monochorionic twin gestations, resulting in conditions ranging from discordant sizes to fetal demise of one baby. Various types of cardiac defects have been described in the recipient twin of this syndrome. Isolated great artery calcification, i.e. aortic and pulmonary artery calcification is one such uncommon condition associated with TTTS. Calcification of the walls of great vessels may be due to chronic vascular injury sustained as a result of circulatory volume overload in the recipient twin...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105960/accuracy-of-prenatal-ultrasound-in-detecting-growth-abnormalities-in-triplets-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cameron Sklar, Maryna Yaskina, Sue Ross, Kentia Naud
Significant management decisions in triplet pregnancies are made based mainly on ultrasound measurements of fetal growth, although there is a paucity of data examining the accuracy of fetal weight measurements in these gestations. To evaluate accuracy of prenatal ultrasound to diagnose growth abnormalities (intrauterine growth restriction, severe growth discordance) in triplet pregnancies, a retrospective cohort study of 78 triplet pregnancies (234 fetuses) delivered at a single tertiary hospital from January 2004 to May 2015 was performed...
February 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052317/prenatal-prediction-of-significant-intertwin-birth-weight-discordance-using-standard-second-and-third-trimester-sonographic-parameters
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Mark P Hehir, Fionnuala M Breathnach, Jennifer L Hogan, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Michael P Geary, Sean Daly, John Higgins, Alyson Hunter, John J Morrison, Gerard Burke, Rhona Mahony, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate standard ultrasound-derived fetal biometric parameters in the prediction of clinically significant intertwin birthweight discordance defined as ≥18%. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of 1,028 unselected twin pairs recruited over a two year period. Dichorionic twins underwent two-weekly ultrasonographic surveillance from 24 weeks' gestation, with surveillance of monochorionic twins two-weekly from 16 weeks...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994991/dynamics-of-a-pregnancy-when-two-become-four-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Murid Javed, Nareman Altorairi, Hamad Alsufyan
The incidence of pregnancies with multiple gestational sacs has increased with the use of assisted reproductive technology because more than one embryo is frequently transferred. The splitting of one or more embryos further complicates the pregnancy. Some of these complications include intrauterine fetal death, growth restriction, discordant birth weight, and preterm delivery. Monozygotic twins suffer from a few unique complications including twin-twin transfusion syndrome, twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence, and twin anemia-polycythemia sequence...
November 11, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908601/corrigendum-to-a-pregnancy-with-discordant-fetal-and-placental-chromosome-18-aneuploidies-revealed-by-invasive-and-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-reproductive-biomedicine-online-29-2014-136-139
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Chong Chen, David S Cram, Fanni Xie, Ping Wang, Xueqin Xu, Huanzheng Li, Zhuo Song, Di Chen, Jianguang Zhang, Shaohua Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859836/outcome-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-according-to-the-umbilical-artery-doppler-pattern-of-the-smaller-twin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Danilo Buca, Giorgio Pagani, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Maria Elena Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To explore the outcome of monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies affected by selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR) according to the umbilical artery Doppler pattern of the smaller twin. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cinhal and ClinicalTrials.gov databases (2000-2016) were searched. sIUGR was defined as the presence of one twin with estimated fetal weight and/or abdominal circumference less than 10(th) or 5(th) percentile and classified according to the umbilical artery Doppler flow pattern of the smaller twin (type I: persistently positive, type II: persistently absent/reversed, type III: intermittently absent/reversed)...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854393/birth-weight-in-live-births-and-stillbirths
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L C Y Poon, M Y Tan, G Yerlikaya, A Syngelaki, K H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To establish a normal range of birth weights for gestational age at delivery and to compare the proportion of live births and stillbirths that are classified as small-for-gestational age (SGA) according to our normal range vs that of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) standard. METHODS: The study population comprised 113 019 live births and 437 (0.4%) stillbirths. The inclusion criterion for establishing a normal range of birth weights for gestational age was the live birth of a phenotypically normal neonate ≥ 24 weeks' gestation and the exclusion criteria were smoking and prepregnancy hypertension, diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome, pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus or iatrogenic preterm birth for fetal growth restriction in the current pregnancy...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848393/comparison-of-rat-and-rabbit-embryo-fetal-developmental-toxicity-data-for-379-pharmaceuticals-on-the-nature-and-severity-of-developmental-effects
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Peter T Theunissen, Sonja Beken, Bruce K Beyer, William J Breslin, Gregg D Cappon, Connie L Chen, Gary Chmielewski, Luc De Schaepdrijver, Brian Enright, Jennifer E Foreman, Wafa Harrouk, Kok-Wah Hew, Alan M Hoberman, Julia Y Hui, Thomas B Knudsen, Susan B Laffan, Susan L Makris, Matt Martin, Mary Ellen McNerney, Christine L Siezen, Dinesh J Stanislaus, Jane Stewart, Kary E Thompson, Belen Tornesi, Jan Willem Van der Laan, Gerhard F Weinbauer, Sandra Wood, Aldert H Piersma
Regulatory non-clinical safety testing of human pharmaceuticals typically requires embryo-fetal developmental toxicity (EFDT) testing in two species (one rodent and one non-rodent). The question has been raised whether under some conditions EFDT testing could be limited to one species, or whether the testing in a second species could be decided on a case-by-case basis. As part of a consortium initiative, we built and queried a database of 379 compounds with EFDT studies (in both rat and rabbit animal models) conducted for marketed and non-marketed pharmaceuticals for their potential for adverse developmental and maternal outcomes, including EFDT incidence and the nature and severity of adverse findings...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813114/the-value-of-the-first-trimester-ultrasound-in-the-era-of-cell-free-dna-screening
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Rashmi R Rao, Stephanie G Valderramos, Neil S Silverman, Christina S Han, Lawrence D Platt
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinically relevant findings detected by the first trimester ultrasound (FTU) and to determine the additional value of the FTU compared to cell free DNA (cfDNA) alone. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing a FTU at a maternal-fetal medicine referral practice. Fetal, gynecologic, and placental findings detected by ultrasound were analyzed with available cfDNA and diagnostic testing results. A subgroup analysis of positive ultrasound findings and cfDNA results was performed to assess the additional benefit of ultrasound evaluation in FT prenatal screening...
December 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804184/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasound-in-detecting-birthweight-discordance-in-twin-pregnancies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Martina Leombroni, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani, Giorgio Pagani, Alessandra Familiari, Danilo Buca, Lamberto Manzoli, Giovanni Scambia, Giuseppe Rizzo, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this systematic review was to ascertain the diagnostic performance of ultrasound in detecting birthweight (BW) discordance in twin pregnancies. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cinahl databases were searched. Summary estimates of sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR+ and LR-) and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) for the predictive accuracy of ultrasound estimated fetal weight (EFW) and abdominal circumference (AC) discordance in detecting actual BW discordance were computed using the hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic model...
November 2, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787375/clinical-characteristics-of-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-twin-pregnancy-with-preeclampsia-in-a-retrospective-case-control-study-a-strobe-compliant-article
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Ting Yuan, Wei Wang, Xue-Lan Li, Chun-Fang Li, Chao Li, Wen-Li Gou, Zhen Han
The aim of our study was to compare the clinical characteristics of fetal and neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies between women with preeclampsia (PE) and those with normotension in a Chinese population.There were 143 preeclamptic women and 367 normotensive women with twin pregnancies included in this retrospective case-control study. The baseline characteristics and perinatal outcomes were collected and compared between the groups. Multiple logistic regression and linear regression were used to assess the correlations between PE and the outcomes...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780543/discordance-of-cord-insertions-as-a-predictor-of-discordant-fetal-growth-in-monochorionic-twins
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Olivia Cambiaso, De-Peng Zhao, Jose I Abasolo, Horacio A Aiello, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore, Lucas Otaño
INTRODUCTION: The type of cord insertion within monochorionic twin pairs could be different. The purpose of study is to evaluate the association of different combinations of placental umbilical cord insertions with birth weight discordance in a large cohort of monochorionic twins. METHODS: All consecutive monochorionic placentas from either uncomplicated twin pregnancies or with fetal weight discordance examined and injected with color dye at our centers were included in this study (n = 374)...
November 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773712/perinatal-regionalization-a-geospatial-view-of-perinatal-critical-care-united-states-2010-2013
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Mary D Brantley, Nicole L Davis, David A Goodman, William M Callaghan, Wanda D Barfield
BACKGROUND: Perinatal services exist today as a dyad of maternal and neonatal care. When perinatal care is fragmented or unavailable, excess morbidity and mortality may occur in pregnant women and newborns. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe spatial relationships between women of reproductive age, individual perinatal subspecialists (maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology), and obstetric and neonatal critical care facilities in the United States to identify gaps in health care access...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766995/the-outcome-of-monochorionic-diamniotic-twins-discordant-at-11-to-13-6-weeks-gestation
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Yaniv Zipori, Karen Reidy, T Gilchrist, Lex W Doyle, Mark P Umstad
BACKGROUND: Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies are associated with adverse perinatal outcome. Intertwin discordances at the time of nuchal translucency (NT) screening may have a value in the prediction of fetal loss or twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. We aimed to determine the ability of intertwin NT and crown rump length (CRL) discordances among MCDA twins to predict adverse outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All MCDA twins with a documented routine ultrasound at 11 to 13+6 weeks' gestation, and known pregnancy outcome between August 2003 and August 2012 were included...
December 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764886/-female-preterm-monozygotic-twins-discordant-for-fetal-megacystis-due-to-cloacal-dysgenesis-after-conception-by-intracytoplasmatic-sperm-injection-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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M Schneider, I Schmeh, A Fruth, C Whybra-Trümpler, E Mildenberger
Monozygotic twins were previously regarded as "identical". By now an increasing number of case reports of monozygotic but discordant twins have been reported, and therefore discordance between monozygotic twins is being investigated intensively. We report a case of female preterm monozygotic twins who were discordant for fetal megacystis due to cloacal dysgenesis. Pregnancy was achieved after intracytoplasmatic sperm injection and transfer of 2 embryos. By the first trimester fetal megacystis with consecutive oligohydramnios and hypoplasia of the lungs was diagnosed...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732785/noninvasive-prenatal-dna-testing-the-vanguard-of-genomic-medicine
#17
Lisa Hui, Diana W Bianchi
Noninvasive prenatal DNA testing is the vanguard of genomic medicine. In only four years, this screening test has revolutionized prenatal care globally and opened up new prospects for personalized medicine for the fetus. There are widespread implications for increasing the scope of human genetic variation that can be detected before birth, and for discovering more about maternofetal and placental biology. These include an urgent need to develop pretest education for all pregnant women and consistent post-test management recommendations for those with discordant test results...
January 14, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726479/death-of-one-twin-during-the-perinatal-period-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
#18
Sarah Meaney, Paul Corcoran, Keelin O'Donoghue
BACKGROUND: Perinatal death is one of the most difficult bereavements due to the shock and profound grief experienced by parents. It has been established that such bereavement has a life-lasting impact. Twin pregnancy is associated with increased perinatal risk, with higher rates of perinatal mortality than in singleton pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To date, few studies have examined the effect of the loss of one twin diagnosed with a congenital abnormality during pregnancy...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718493/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fetal-scalp-lactate-for-intrapartum-acidosis-compared-with-scalp-ph
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Jara Pascual Mancho, Sabina Marti Gamboa, Olga Redrado Gimenez, Raquel Crespo Esteras, Belen Rodriguez Solanilla, Sergio Castan Mateo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of fetal scalp lactate sampling (FSLS) and to establish an optimal cut-off value for intrapartum acidosis compared with fetal scalp pH. METHODS: A 20-month retrospective cohort study was conducted of all neonates delivered in our institution for whom fetal scalp blood sampling (FSBS) was performed, matching their intrapartum gasometry to their cord gasometry at delivery (n=243). The time taken from the performance of scalp blood sampling to arterial umbilical cord gas acquisition was 45 min at most...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691980/why-is-the-topic-of-the-biological-embedding-of-experiences-important-for-translation
#20
Michael Rutter
Translational research focuses on innovation in healthcare settings, but this is a two-way process that may have implications for either treatment or prevention. Smoking and lung cancer and the fetal alcohol syndrome are used as examples. Experimental medicine that budges basic and clinical science often constitutes a key way forward. Areas of scientific progress and challenge are discussed in relation to drug action, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, molecular genetics, gene-environment interaction, and epigenetics...
October 3, 2016: Development and Psychopathology
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