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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926832/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Manon Gijtenbeek, M C Haak, Derk Jan Ten Harkel, Arjan B Te Pas, Johanna M Middeldorp, Frans J C M Klumper, Nan van Geloven, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is suggested to increase the risk of PPHN. OBJECTIVES: To describe the incidence of PPHN in TTTS twins and to identify risk factors in TTTS twins for the development of severe PPHN. METHODS: Cases with severe PPHN were extracted from our monochorionic twin database (2002-2016). Severe PPHN was defined as severe hypoxaemia requiring mechanical ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) treatment, confirmed by strict echocardiographic criteria...
September 20, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925589/recurrent-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-rttts-and-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence-taps-after-fetoscopic-laser-surgery-fls-size-of-the-cannula-does-matter
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Roopali Donepudi, Joost Akkermans, Lovepreet Mann, Frans J Klumper, Johanna M Middeldorp, Enrico Lopriore, Kenneth J Moise, Michael Bebbington, Anthony Johnson, Dick Oepkes, Ramesha Papanna
OBJECTIVES: Optimal outcomes after fetoscopic laser surgery (FLS) for twin-twin transfusion (TTTS) depend on the successful completion of ablation of all placental anastomoses. Our objective was to determine the incidence and risk factors for the occurrence of recurrent TTTS (rTTTS) or twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) after FLS, and focusing on the impact of different diameters of the cannula. METHODS: A secondary analysis of prospectively collected data of 666 consecutive patients undergoing laser surgery for TTTS from 2 centers was performed...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918426/aortic-isthmus-flow-recording-predicts-the-outcome-of-the-recipient-twin-after-laser-coagulation-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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France Leduc, Amélie Delabaere, Roxanne Gendron, Florent Fuchs, Sandrine Wavrant, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Jean-Claude Fouron, François Audibert
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to assess the prognostic value of the systolic flow through the aortic isthmus in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) treated by placental laser ablation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fetal echocardiography and outcome data of 105 cases of TTTS treated by laser photocoagulation of placental anastomoses were reviewed. Hemodynamic parameters were collected before and after treatment. The isthmic systolic index (ISI) was calculated as the peak systolic velocity/systolic nadir ratio...
September 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864011/can-color-difference-on-the-maternal-side-of-the-placenta-distinguish-between-acute-peripartum-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-and-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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Lisanne S A Tollenaar, Danny P Zhao, Johanna M Middeldorp, Dick Oepkes, Femke Slaghekke, Enrico Lopriore
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the color difference between two placental shares in monochorionic placentas with acute peripartum twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS). METHODS: We evaluated all digital pictures of TAPS, acute peripartum TTTS and a control group of uncomplicated monochorionic placentas examined at our center. We determined the color intensity of the individual placental share on the maternal side of each monochorionic placenta using an image-processing program and calculated the color difference ratio (CDR)...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835143/neonatal-cerebral-lesions-predict-2-year-neurodevelopmental-impairment-in-children-treated-with-laser-surgery-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Ramen H Chmait, Andrew H Chon, Sheree M Schrager, Arlyn Llanes, Anita H Hamilton, Douglas L Vanderbilt
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether postnatally detected cerebral abnormalities are predictive of neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in survivors of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that underwent laser surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 99 children treated for TTTS had neurodevelopmental assessment at age 2-years (± 6 weeks). "High-risk survivors" had cerebral imaging in the neonatal period. "High-risk survivors" were defined as: 1) delivered at < 32 weeks; or 2) cerebral imaging clinically indicated...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764674/arabin-cervical-pessary-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-cases-of-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-by-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-the-pecep-laser-randomised-controlled-trial
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Carlota Rodó, Sílvia Arévalo, Liesbeth Lewi, Isabel Couck, Bettina Hollwitz, Kurt Hecher, Elena Carreras
BACKGROUND: Fetoscopic LASER coagulation of the placental anastomoses has changed the prognosis of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. However, the prematurity rate in this cohort remains very high. To date, strategies proposed to decrease the prematurity rate have shown inconclusive, if not unfavourable results. METHODS: This is a randomised controlled trial to investigate whether a prophylactic cervical pessary will lower the incidence of preterm delivery in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome requiring fetoscopic LASER coagulation...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761987/depression-anxiety-and-mental-health-service-experiences-of-women-with-a-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-pregnancy
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Lynn Falletta, Rebecca Fischbein, Surya Sruthi Bhamidipalli, Lauren Nicholas
Symptoms of emotional distress during and after pregnancy may be introduced or exacerbated by unexpected medical conditions in the mother or fetus. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which accounts for 17% of fetal deaths in twins and entails substantial medical uncertainty, may represent a particularly challenging pregnancy experience. Yet, little is known about the impact of TTTS on women's emotional health. We retrospectively surveyed 350 women who experienced a TTTS pregnancy about their experiences at three time points (prior to, during, and after pregnancy) to examine symptoms of anxiety and depression, mental health diagnoses, thoughts of seeking mental healthcare, help received, and preferred mental health services...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755531/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-the-prediction-of-birth-weight-discordance-in-twin-pregnancies-are-we-there-yet
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Ana Raquel Neves, Filipa Nunes, Miguel Branco, Maria do Céu Almeida, Isabel Santos Silva
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the accuracy of ultrasound prediction of birth weight discordance (BWD) and the influence of chorionicity and fetal growth restriction (FGR) on ultrasound performance. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 176 twin pregnancies at a Portuguese tertiary center, between 2008 and 2014. Last ultrasound biometry was recorded. Cases with delivery before 24 weeks, fetal malformations, interval between last ultrasound and deliver >3 weeks, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and monoamniotic pregnancies were excluded...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736902/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-after-fetoscopic-laser-ablation-of-placental-anastomoses-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-two-case-reports-and-systematic-review
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Anne Sophie Lafitte, Eric Verspyck, Corinne Jeanne Pasquier, Patricia Dolley, Michel Dreyfus, Guillaume Benoist
Pseudoamniotic band syndrome is a rare complication that occurs after invasive procedures for complicated monochorionic twins. We report 2 cases of intrauterine recipient fetal death after laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome due to umbilical cord constriction by the amniotic band.
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730318/renal-function-in-neonates-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-with-or-without-fetoscopic-laser-surgery
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Lianne Verbeek, Faiez A Joemmanbaks, Jacoba M E Quak, Ram N Sukhai, Johanna M Middeldorp, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
The aim of this study is to investigate the short-term renal function in neonates with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), treated with fetoscopic laser surgery (laser group) or conservatively (non-laser group). Creatinine and urea levels and urine output were recorded in the first week after birth. Primary outcome was short-term renal dysfunction, defined as a creatinine level of >100 μmol/L during the first week postpartum. We evaluated 312 twins (laser group, n = 274; non-laser group, n = 38)...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721223/atrial-fibrillation-in-a-preterm-newborn-with-structurally-normal-heart
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Pier Paolo Bassareo, Andrea Raffaele Marras, Mariangela Marras, Silvia Marras, Giuseppe Mercuro
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a really uncommon arrhythmia in newborns. Here, we report the case of a 1-day-old infant who was recovered in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a twin-to-twin transfusion. The appearance of an unexpected AF was registered at his continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Both chest X-ray and echocardiographic examination revealed the anomalous insertion of the tip of a central venous catheter (CVC) into the heart ('umbilical artery → inferior vena cava → right atrium → patent foramen ovale → left atrium')...
March 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709445/twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-developing-disseminating-and-implementing-a-core-outcome-set
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Asma Khalil, Helen Perry, James Duffy, Keith Reed, Ahmet Baschat, Jan Deprest, Kurt Hecher, Liesbeth Lewi, Enrico Lopriore, Dick Oepkes
BACKGROUND: Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is associated with an increased risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity. Several treatment interventions have been described for TTTS, including fetoscopic laser surgery, amnioreduction, septostomy, expectant management, and pregnancy termination. Over the last decade, fetoscopic laser surgery has become the primary treatment. The literature to date reports on many different outcomes, making it difficult to compare results or combine data from individual studies, limiting the value of research to guide clinical practice...
July 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695721/aortic-isthmus-shunt-dynamics-in-normal-and-complicated-monochorionic-pregnancies
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Viola Seravalli, Dana Block-Abraham, Cyrethia McShane, Sarah Millard, Ahmet Baschat, Jena Miller
OBJECTIVE: To study fetal aortic isthmus (AoI) shunt dynamics in monochorionic (MC) twins. METHODS: Normal and complicated MC pregnancies were prospectively enrolled. The relationship of isthmus flow index (IFI) with Doppler parameters of umbilical artery (UA), descending aorta, middle cerebral artery, and ductus venosus and with left and right ventricular cardiac output and stroke volume was studied. RESULTS: The IFI was obtained in 180 examinations from 48 pregnancies (24 twin-twin transfusion syndrome, TTTS; 4 selective intrauterine growth restriction, sIUGR; 12 TTTS + sIUGR; and 8 uncomplicated)...
July 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680967/a-continuum-robot-and-control-interface-for-surgical-assist-in-fetoscopic-interventions
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George Dwyer, Francois Chadebecq, Marcel Tella Amo, Christos Bergeles, Efthymios Maneas, Vijay Pawar, Emanuel Vander Poorten, Jan Deprest, Sebastien Ourselin, Paolo De Coppi, Tom Vercauteren, Danail Stoyanov
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome requires interventional treatment using a fetoscopically introduced laser to sever the shared blood supply between the fetuses. This is a delicate procedure relying on small instrumentation with limited articulation to guide the laser tip and a narrow field of view to visualize all relevant vascular connections. In this letter, we report on a mechatronic design for a comanipulated instrument that combines concentric tube actuation to a larger manipulator constrained by a remote centre of motion...
March 8, 2017: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679510/neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopaenia-associated-with-maternal-hla-antibodies
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Kristina Wendel, Çiğdem Akalin Akkök, Stefan Kutzsche
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopaenia (NAIT) generally results from platelet opsonisation by maternal antibodies against fetal platelet antigens inherited from the infant's father. Newborn monochorionic twins presented with petechial haemorrhages at 10 hours of life, along with severe thrombocytopaenia. Despite the initial treatment with platelet transfusions and intravenous immunoglobulin, they both had persistent thrombocytopaenia during their first 45 days of life. Class I human leucocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies with broad specificity against several HLA-B antigens were detected in the maternal serum...
July 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662632/timing-of-delivery-in-a-high-risk-obstetric-population-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Dane A De Silva, Sarka Lisonkova, Peter von Dadelszen, Anne R Synnes, Laura A Magee
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of antenatal corticosteroid treatment for women with threatened preterm birth depends on timely administration within 7 days before delivery. We modelled the probability of delivery within 7 days of admission to hospital among women presenting with threatened preterm birth, using routinely collected clinical characteristics. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Perinatal Network (CPN) were used, 2005-11, including women admitted to hospital with preterm labour, preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes, short cervix without contractions, or dilated cervix or prolapsed membranes without contractions at preterm gestation...
June 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593773/-hellp-syndrome-requiring-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-due-to-progression-to-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-with-predominant-encephalopathy-respiratory-and-renal-insufficiency
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M Trávniková, J Gumulec, Z Kořístek, M Navrátil, M Janáč, J Pelková, P Šuráň, E Doležálková, O Šimetka
OBJECTIVE: Case report of woman with twin pregnancy complicated by HELLP syndrome which progressed to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome with predominant encephalopathy, renal and respiratory insufficiency with the need to perform repeated therapeutic plasma exchange. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of gynecology and obstetrics, University Hospital in Ostrava; Departmet of hematooncology, University Hospital in Ostrava; Department of gynecology and obstetrics, Vsetín hospital; Department of hematology and transfusion, Vsetín Hospital...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593771/-rare-forms-of-feto-fetal-transfusion-in-a-clinical-practice
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H Kováčová, D Matura, O Šimetka, J Pannová, P Delongová
OBJECTIVE: To analyze monochorionic twin pregnancies with twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and acute peripartal twin to twin syndrome (aTTTS), to compare their prenatal management and perinatal outcome. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of monochorionic biamniotic twin pregnancies without signs of chronic TTTS within a period 10/2010 to 10/2013. Further selection of cases with haemoglobin difference in neonates greater than 50 g/l was made, type of feto-fetal haemorrhage was determined and their prenatal and postnatal characteristics were described...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591652/fetal-therapy-model-of-myelomeningocele-with-three-dimensional-skin-using-amniotic-fluid-cell-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Kazuhiro Kajiwara, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Seiji Wada, Jurii Karibe, Norimasa Ihara, Yu Ikemoto, Tomoyuki Kawasaki, Yoshie Oishi, Osamu Samura, Kohji Okamura, Shuji Takada, Hidenori Akutsu, Haruhiko Sago, Aikou Okamoto, Akihiro Umezawa
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a congenital disease without genetic abnormalities. Neurological symptoms are irreversibly impaired after birth, and no effective treatment has been reported to date. Only surgical repairs have been reported so far. In this study, we performed antenatal treatment of MMC with an artificial skin using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from a patient with Down syndrome (AF-T21-iPSCs) and twin-twin transfusion syndrome (AF-TTTS-iPSCs) to a rat model. We manufactured three-dimensional skin with epidermis generated from keratinocytes derived from AF-T21-iPSCs and AF-TTTS-iPSCs and dermis of human fibroblasts and collagen type I...
June 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588850/case-report-of-myometrial-window-following-fetoscopic-treatment-of-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-indications-of-underlying-collagen-vascular-disease
#20
Michael V Zaretsky, David K Manchester, Henry L Galan, Nicholas J Behrendt, Ahmed I Marwan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme
Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak is a known complication of fetoscopic procedures that usually resolves spontaneously with expectant management. Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak may persist after fetoscopic procedures due to a myometrial window as well as to persistent chorioamniotic membrane disruption, which may be amenable to surgical repair.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
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