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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332077/a-qualitative-study-to-explore-the-views-and-attitudes-towards-prenatal-testing-in-adults-who-have-muenke-syndrome-and-their-partners
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Julie Phipps, Heather Skirton
Muenke syndrome constitutes the most common syndromic form of craniosynostosis, occurring in 1 in 30,000 live births. The phenotype is variable, ranging from no clinical findings to complex presentation. Facilitating reproductive decision making for couples at genetic risk of having a child with Muenke syndrome is an important aspect of genetic counselling. Prenatal genetic testing for Muenke syndrome is accurate; however the value of testing is uncertain with a variable phenotype. The purpose of this study was to explore attitudes towards prenatal testing in couples where one partner had tested positive for the Muenke mutation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326560/sex-chromosome-aneuploidy-detection-by-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-helpful-or-hazardous
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Rosemary E Reiss, Marie Discenza, Judith Foster, Lori Dobson, Louise Wilkins-Haug
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) predicted by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), assess test performance, and compare it with nuchal translucency (NT) screening among patients seen in our prenatal diagnosis center. METHODS: We identified suspected cases of SCA by reviewing results from all NIPT samples sent from our center to commercial laboratories offering analysis by cell-free DNA between December 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015...
March 21, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316926/apert-syndrome-with-s252w-fgfr2-mutation-and-characterization-using-phenomizer-an-indian-case-report
#3
Fulesh Kunwar, Shikha Tewari, Sonal R Bakshi
Human genetic disease needs differential diagnosis to optimize clinical management, enable prenatal detection, and genetic counselling. The current methods of robust DNA sequencing also require next generation phenotyping to match with for better interpretation of genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity commonly observed. We report use of human ontology based phenotypic characterization with Phenomizer that gives statistical score for possible diagnoses based on which, the gene mutation was studied. A case of craniosynostosis which refers to a group of syndromes characterized by a premature fusion of skull was studied...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296980/recent-progress-of-the-aregpkd-registry-study-on-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Kathrin Ebner, Franz Schaefer, Max Christoph Liebau
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare monogenic disease with a severe phenotype often presenting prenatally or in early childhood. With its obligate renal and hepatic involvement, ARPKD is one of the most important indications for liver and/or kidney transplantation in childhood. Marked phenotypic variability is observed, the genetic basis of which is largely unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and largely empiric as evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Therapeutic initiatives for ARPKD face the problem of highly variable cohorts and lack of clinical or biochemical risk markers without clear-cut clinical end points...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292286/exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-ttc37-mutation-in-the-first-reported-case-of-trichohepatoenteric-syndrome-the-s-in-south-africa
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Craig Kinnear, Brigitte Glanzmann, Eric Banda, Nikola Schlechter, Glenda Durrheim, Annika Neethling, Etienne Nel, Mardelle Schoeman, Glynis Johnson, Paul D van Helden, Eileen G Hoal, Monika Esser, Michael Urban, Marlo Möller
BACKGROUND: Trichohepatoenteric syndrome (THE-S) or phenotypic diarrhoea of infancy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterised by severe infantile diarrhoea, facial dysmorphism, immunodeficiency and woolly hair. It was first described in 1982 in two infants with intractable diarrhoea, liver cirrhosis and abnormal hair structure on microscopy. We report on two siblings from a consanguineous family of Somali descent who, despite extensive clinical investigation, remained undiagnosed until their demise...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277305/current-genetic-testing-tools-in-neonatal-medicine
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REVIEW
Seema R Lalani
With the growing understanding of the magnitude of genetic diseases in newborns and equally rapid advancement of tools used for genetic diagnoses, healthcare providers must have a sufficient knowledge base to both recognize and evaluate genetic diseases in the neonatal period. Genetic assessment has become an essential aspect of medicine, and professionals need to know when genetic evaluation is indispensable. Much progress has been made in recent years in utilizing massively parallel sequencing for rapid diagnosis of genetic conditions in neonates...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276293/prenatal-detection-of-pik3ca-related-overgrowth-spectrum-in-cultured-amniocytes-using-long-range-pcr-and-next-generation-sequencing
#7
Elizabeth Quinlan-Jones, Denise Williams, Charlotte Bell, Claire Miller, Carolyn Gokhale, Mark D Kilby
Mutations in PIK3CA are associated with overgrowth spectrum disorders including excessive growth in some areas of the body and the central nervous system. Alterations in PIK3CA occur as somatic, postzygotic events and confer a mosaic genotype with variability in phenotypic expression being commonly observed. We describe the second reported prenatal diagnosis of a PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum disorder. The prenatal ultrasound features in this case enabled the presumptive, prospective diagnosis to be made which was then confirmed by genetic testing...
January 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272531/non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-beta-thalassemia-by-semiconductor-sequencing-a-feasibility-study-in-the-sardinian-population
#8
Luisella Saba, Maddalena Masala, Valentina Capponi, Giuseppe Marceddu, Matteo Massidda, Maria Cristina Rosatelli
β-Thalassemia is the most common autosomal recessive single-gene disorder in Sardinia, where approximately 10.3% of the population is a carrier. Prenatal diagnosis is carried out at 12 weeks of gestation via villocentesis and is commonly aimed at ascertaining the presence or absence of the HBB variant c.118C>T, which is the most common in Sardinia. In this study, we describe for the first time the application of semiconductor sequencing to the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of β-thalassemia in 37 couples at risk for this variant...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265396/prenatal-diagnosis-of-x-linked-myopathy-associated-with-a-vma21-gene-mutation-afforded-through-a-novel-targeted-exome-sequencing-strategy-applied-in-fetuses-with-abnormal-ultrasound-findings
#9
Christopher Konialis, Efstratios Assimakopoulos, Birgitta Hagnefelt, Sophia Karapanou, Alexandros Sotiriadis, Constantinos Pangalos
Fetal malformations detected through routine prenatal ultrasound examination comprise a heterogeneous group potentially associated with genetic disorders where the underlying cause is difficult to establish. We present the prenatal diagnosis of a rare X-linked myopathy involving a new VMA21 gene mutation, detected through a novel prenatal exome sequencing-based approach.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260505/copy-number-variations-with-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly
#10
P Hu, Y Wang, R Sun, L Cao, X Chen, C Liu, C Luo, D Ma, W Wang, X Fu, W Shi, S Yi, K Zhang, H Liu, Z Xu
BACKGROUND: Copy Number Variations (CNVs) are an important genetic cause of a number of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs). However, the association between CNVs and the development and prognosis of isolated fetal ventriculomegaly (IMV) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between CNVs and the development of fetal IMV. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited 154 subjects with ultrasound-confirmed fetal IMV and 190 subjects in a control cohort who underwent a high-risk prenatal serum screening program...
March 3, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259715/ethical-issues-in-genetic-counseling
#11
REVIEW
Nandor Gabor Than, Zoltan Papp
Genetics has made great progress in the past decades, and prenatal diagnosis, predictive genetic testing, and genetic counseling have drawn the limelight of public attention. Because the subject of genetic counseling is of crucial consequence for both the short and long term, its ethical aspects are paramount. The question is whether mankind is mature enough to use this extraordinary knowledge in the right way for the benefit of the society. In the center of ethical questions is the comprehensiveness of information provided to the couples or patients and counseling them about results and making informed educated decisions...
January 23, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258862/-the-place-of-neuropathy-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-cockayne-syndrome-report-on-two-siblings
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N Blin-Rochemaure, N Allani-Essid, R Carlier, V Laugel, S Quijano-Roy
Two siblings affected with Cockayne syndrome (CS) are described: this diagnosis was suggested by the finding of a demyelinating neuropathy on electromyography in both children and consistent clinical features. CS is a rare genetic disorder with severe prognosis and a highly varied phenotype, making early diagnosis difficult. Taking into account these two cases and the literature, the current diagnosis criteria are insufficiently specific and appear late: the diagnosis may be delayed because multi-organ involvement and sensorial impairment suggests more frequent neurometabolic disorders...
February 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258609/prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-retroesophageal-left-brachiocephalic-vein-two-case-reports
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Yvonne Kwun Yue Cheng, Kwok Ming Law, Pui Kwan Chak, Ka Fai To, Yiu Man Chan, Tak Yeung Leung
A retroesophageal left brachiocephalic vein is an extremely rare anomaly and has only been reported in 6 postnatal cases. Two prenatally diagnosed cases are reported. On the 3-vessel view, the vein appears as an aberrant vessel transversely coursing behind the aorta and trachea, which subsequently drains into the superior vena cava, giving rise to a U-shaped configuration. On color Doppler sonography, the U sign is bicolored. This anomaly should prompt the sonographer to carefully assess for other congenital heart defects, suggest consideration for genetic testing, and alert the cardiologist because it could affect central line procedures and cardiac interventions after delivery...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254236/recurrent-2q13-microduplication-encompassing-mall-nphp1-rgpd6-and-bub1-associated-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-intellectual-disability-and-liver-disorder
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Chih-Ping Chen, Shuan-Pei Lin, Chung-Lin Lee, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Yen-Ni Chen, Shin-Wen Chen, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present recurrent 2q13 microduplication in a family with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, and liver disorder. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old woman and her 52-year-old husband were referred for genetic counseling because of mental and liver disorders in their two sons and their planning for prenatal diagnosis of familial disorders in the future pregnancy. She and her husband were normal and healthy, but their 21-year-old elder son had suffered from ASD, severe intellectual disability, poor motor function, liver cirrhosis, and esophageal varices, and their 19-year-old younger son had suffered from ASD, mild intellectual disability, poor balance and coordination, hepatosplenomegaly, fatty liver, and mild liver cirrhosis...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254233/perinatal-imaging-findings-and-molecular-genetic-analysis-of%C3%A2-thanatophoric-dysplasia-type-1-in-a-fetus-with-a-c-2419t-g-p-ter807gly-x807g-mutation-in-fgfr3
#15
Shin-Wen Chen, Chih-Ping Chen, Liang-Kai Wang, Schu-Rern Chern, Pei-Chen Wu, Yen-Ni Chen, Chen-Ju Lin, Wen-Ling Chen, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present perinatal imaging findings and molecular genetic analysis of thanatophoric dysplasia type I (TD1) in a fetus. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman was referred for genetic counseling at 22 weeks of gestation because of abnormal prenatal ultrasound findings. Level II ultrasound examination revealed a narrow chest, shortened and curved long limbs, protrusion of the abdomen, and macrocephaly. A tentative diagnosis of TD1 was made. After genetic counseling, the pregnancy was terminated and a malformed fetus was delivered...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248119/familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-from-autopsy-to-prenatal-diagnosis-report-of-a%C3%A2-case
#16
Marta Ježová, Renata Gaillyová
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare immunologic disorder affecting small children. It is characterized by an excessive and injurious immune response which turns rapidly fatal unless promptly and effectively treated. The main clinical signs are prolonged fever, hepatosplenomegaly, bleeding and laboratory findings of pancytopenia, increased serum transaminases, hypertriglyceridemia and hypofibrinogenemia. Four genes responsible for familiar hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, which is inherited in autosomal recessive manner, have been identified so far...
2017: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231257/targeted-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-sh2d1a-pathogenic-variant-in-a-chinese-family-carrier-screening-and-prenatal-genetic-testing
#17
Jun-Yu Zhang, Song-Chang Chen, Yi-Yao Chen, Shu-Yuan Li, Lan-Lan Zhang, Ying-Hua Shen, Chun-Xin Chang, Yu-Qian Xiang, He-Feng Huang, Chen-Ming Xu
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease type 1 (XLP1) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by a clinical triad consisting of severe EBV-induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, B-cell lymphoma, and dysgammaglobulinemia. Mutations in SH2D1A gene have been revealed as the cause of XLP1. In this study, a pregnant woman with recurrence history of birthing immunodeficiency was screened for pathogenic variant because the proband sample was unavailable. We aimed to clarify the genetic diagnosis and provide prenatal testing for the family...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225420/committee-opinion-no-690-summary-carrier-screening-in-the-age-of-genomic-medicine
#18
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Carrier screening, whether targeted or expanded, allows individuals to consider their range of reproductive options. Ultimately, the goal of genetic screening is to provide individuals with meaningful information that they can use to guide pregnancy planning based on their personal values. Ethnic-specific, panethnic, and expanded carrier screening are acceptable strategies for prepregnancy and prenatal carrier screening. Because all of these are acceptable strategies, each obstetrician-gynecologist or other health care provider or practice should establish a standard approach that is consistently offered to and discussed with each patient, ideally before pregnancy...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211984/prenatal-diagnosis-of-inverted-duplication-deletion-8p-syndrome-mimicking-trisomy-18
#19
Mehmet Ozgur Akkurt, Amanda Higgs, Ozerk T Turan, Ozhan M Turan, Sifa Turan
Inverted duplication deletion of 8p (invdupdel[8p]) is a well-described and uncommon chromosomal rearrangement. The majority of the reported cases have revealed no life-threatening malformations. Although the invdupdel[8p] syndrome in children with central nervous system abnormalities has been reported before, we present the first prenatal microarray diagnosis of invdupdel[8p] syndrome mimicking trisomy 18 due to similar sonographic features. Contrary to reported cases with invdupdel[8p] syndrome, the present case had severe polyvalvular dysplasia and the infant deceased at day 12 of life...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209493/quantitative-analysis-of-fetal-facial-morphology-using-3d-ultrasound-and-statistical-shape-modelling-a-feasibility-study
#20
Andrea Dall'Asta, Silvia Schievano, Jan L Bruse, Gowrishankar Paramasivam, Christine Tita Kaihura, David Dunaway, Christoph C Lees
BACKGROUND: The antenatal detection of facial dysmorphism using three-dimensional ultrasound may raise the suspicion of an underlying genetic conditions but infrequently leads to a definitive antenatal diagnosis. Despite advances in array and non invasive prenatal testing, not all genetic conditions can be ascertained from such testing. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of quantitative assessment of fetal face features using prenatal three-dimensional ultrasound volumes and statistical shape modelling...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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