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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
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REVIEW
Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490415/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-ten-year-experience-of-a-single-center
#2
Nihal Şahin Uysal, Çağrı Gülümser, Filiz Bilgin Yanık
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the maternal and perinatal characteristics of small for gestational age (SGA) newborns compared to appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns in singleton pregnancies managed at our hospital between January 2006 and December 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study (n=456) and control (n=4925) groups included pregnancies resulting in SGA and AGA newborns, respectively. Additionally, two SGA subgroups were defined according to abnormal (n=34) and normal (n=57) Doppler findings...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473976/care-related-and-maternal-risk-factors-associated-with-the-antenatal-nondetection-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-a-case-control-study-from-bremen-germany
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Sinja Alexandra Ernst, Tilman Brand, Anna Reeske, Jacob Spallek, Knud Petersen, Hajo Zeeb
Objective. To identify care-related and maternal risk factors for the antenatal nondetection of IUGR. Methods. In this hospital-based case-control study we compared antenatally undetected IUGR neonates (cases) to detected IUGR neonates (controls). Data were collected using newborn documentation sheets and standardized personal interviews with the mothers. We calculated antenatal detection rates and used uni- and multivariable logistic regression models to assess the association of antenatal nondetection of IUGR and maternal and care-related factors...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462756/changes-in-the-diagnosis-of-congenital-cardiovascular-malformations-during-the-1st-year-of-life-impacts-on-epidemiological-risk-factor-associations
#4
Kevin C Firl, Jacquie S King, Kepher H Makambi, Christopher A Loffredo
Many epidemiological studies base their classification of congenital cardiovascular malformations in newborns upon a single, initial diagnosis. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of subsequent diagnostic investigations on the results of epidemiological studies. We used diagnostic codes from the Baltimore-Washington Infant Study from the time of birth and at ~1 year of age. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to identify associations between changes in diagnoses and infant characteristics, time period, that is, before and after introduction of color flow Doppler imaging, and diagnostic variables...
May 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410842/evidence-of-impaired-microvascular-dilatation-in-preterms-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Stefania Troiani, Andrea Cardona, Maddalena Milioni, Debora Monacelli, Alberto Verrotti, Marta Gehring, Giuseppe Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: Evaluating microcirculatory function in severely ill neonates is a relevant, unmet clinical need. Inappropriate peripheral microvascular vasodilatation is thought to contribute to cardiovascular alterations in preterm infants with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We directly evaluated microcirculatory function in preterms with ARDS. METHODS: Peripheral microvascular function was assessed in 50 newborns, divided in three groups: preterms with ARDS; at-term newborns with mild-moderate congenital cardiac disease (Cardio group); healthy controls...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358714/effects-of-l-thyroxine-treatment-on-heart-functions-in-infants-with-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Alev Arslan, Veysel Nijat Baş, Salih Uytun, Hatice Gamze Poyrazoğlu
BACKGROUND: Impaired heart functions in newborns with hypothyroidism should be reversed by levothyroxine substitution therapy. The aim of the study was to investigate heart functions with congenital hypothroidism (CH) in newborns and changes after levothyroxine substitution therapy, measured with tissue Doppler echocardiography and conventional echocardiography. METHODS: The study included 30 neonates with CH and 34 healthy controls. Echocardiography were performed at baseline, 2nd week and 6th month of therapy...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355685/-clinical-outcome-and-placenta-characteristics-of-spontaneous-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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X J Wang, L Y Li, Y Wei, Y Y Zhao, P B Yuan
Objective: To investigate the clinical outcome and placental characteristics of spontaneous twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (sTAPS). Methods: Twelve cases with sTAPS delivered in Peking University Third Hospital from May 2013 to August 2016. The data of ultrasound characteristics, gestational age at delivery, and 1 minute Apgar score were analyzed, retrospectively. Placental superficial vascular anastomoses, placental territory discordance and the ratio of umbilical cords insertion distance to the longest placental diameter were also analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343181/a-non-invasive-method-to-rule-out-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-ttn-fetal-pulmonary-artery-acceleration-to-ejection-time-ratio
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Barış Büke, Hatice Akkaya
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal pulmonary artery acceleration to ejection time (PATET) ratio can predict or rule out subsequent diagnosis of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 105 pregnant women in labor, who met the inclusion criteria. Eighteen of these women were removed from the study cohort, because of an inability to acquire sufficient Doppler waveforms and a longer duration of deliveries. According to subsequent diagnosis of TTN in the neonate, the two groups were constituted, TTN+ and TTN-...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298946/tissue-doppler-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-abdominal-aortic-pulsatility-a-useful-tool-for-the-neonatologist
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Enrico Valerio, Alessandra Grison, Anna Capretta, Rosanna Golin, Paola Ferrarese, Massimo Bellettato
Sonographic cardiac evaluation of newborns with suspected aortic coarctation (AoC) should tend to demonstrate a good phasic and pulsatile flow and the absence of pressure gradient along a normally conformed aortic arch from the modified left parasternal and suprasternal echocardiographic views; these findings, however, may not necessarily rule out a more distal coarctation in the descending aorta. For this reason, the sonographic exam of newborns with suspected AoC should always include a Doppler evaluation of abdominal aortic blood flow from the subcostal view...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256370/neonatal-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Paulo Soares, Gustavo Rocha, Susana Pissarra, Henrique Soares, Filipa Flôr-de-Lima, Sandra Costa, Cláudia Moura, Sofia Dória, Hercília Guimarães
Cardiomyopathies are rare diseases of the heart muscle, of multiple causes, that manifest with various structural and functional phenotypes but are invariably associated with cardiac dysfunction. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the commonest cardiomyopathy in children, and the majority present before one year of age. Its etiology may be acquired or genetic. Myocarditis is an important cause and is responsible for the majority of acquired cases. Inherited (familial) forms of dilated cardiomyopathy may occur in 25-50% of patients...
March 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199732/a-systematic-review-of-novel-technology-for-monitoring-infant-and-newborn-heart-rate
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REVIEW
Ajay C Kevat, Denise V R Bullen, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
Heart rate (HR) is a vital sign for assessing the need for resuscitation. We performed a systematic review of studies assessing novel methods of measuring HR in newborns and infants in the neonatal unit. Two investigators completed independent literature searches. Identified papers were independently evaluated, and relevant data were extracted and analysed. CONCLUSION: This systematic review identified seven new technologies, including camera-based photoplethysmography, reflectance pulse oximetry, laser Doppler methods, capacitive sensors, piezoelectric sensors, electromyography and a digital stethoscope...
May 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197645/subclinical-decrease-in-myocardial-function-in-asymptomatic-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-a-tissue-doppler-study
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Jenny E Zablah, Dorota Gruber, Guillaume Stoffels, Estefania G Cabezas, Denise A Hayes
Infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are recognized to have impaired myocardial performance, but less is known about ventricular function in IDMs without hypertrophy. We hypothesized that in asymptomatic newborns with normal two-dimensional echocardiographic evaluations, pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would suggest a subclinical decrease in the cardiac function of IDMs compared to infants of non-diabetics (nIDMs). This is a retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic neonates ≥36 weeks gestation, at 0-7 days of life, with normal standard echocardiograms...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141842/dopamine-therapy-does-not-affect-cerebral-autoregulation-during-hypotension-in-newborn-piglets
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Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen, Martin Bo Rasmussen, Gitte Holst Hahn, Gorm Greisen
BACKGROUND: Hypotensive neonates who have been treated with dopamine have poorer neurodevelopmental outcome than those who have not been treated with dopamine. We speculate that dopamine stimulates adrenoceptors on cerebral arteries causing cerebral vasoconstriction. This vasoconstriction might lead to a rightward shift of the cerebral autoregulatory curve; consequently, infants treated with dopamine would have a higher risk of low cerebral blood flow at a blood pressure that is otherwise considered "safe"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024912/early-diagnosis-and-outcome-prediction-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-with-color-doppler-ultrasound
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B Guan, C Dai, Y Zhang, L Zhu, X He, N Wang, H Liu
PURPOSE: To describe the ultrasound presentation of the brain and cerebral hemodynamics in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) by comparison with control subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During June 2012 to April 2013, full term neonates who had clinical evidence of HIE were enrolled. Healthy newborns without HIE were used as a control group. Cerebral parenchyma, size of lateral ventricles and hemodynamic parameters of cerebral arteries were studied using two-dimensional duplex and color Doppler ultrasound...
December 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939473/bedside-cardiovascular-maternal-interrogation-in-the-first-trimester-to-predict-different-phenotypes-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy
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Daniela Denis Di Martino, Tamara Stampalija, Eleonora Rosti, Daniela Casati, Valentina Signorelli, Sara Zullino, Cristina Mastroianni, Mariachiara Quadrifoglio, Enrico Ferrazzi
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate if maternal cardiovascular indices, in the first trimester of pregnancy, might be useful to differentiate women who develop different hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). STUDY DESIGN: Method: 1399 pregnant women attending screening for chromosomal aneuploidies were recruited. The following parameters were measured: Doppler Velocimetry of uterine arteries; Peripheral blood pressure; Aortic Pressure derived from applanation tonometry...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925013/myocardial-dysfunction-in-children-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-an-echocardiographic-study
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Katarzyna Niewiadomska-Jarosik, Justyna Zamojska, Agata Zamecznik, Agnieszka Wosiak, Piotr Jarosik, Jerzy Stańczyk
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is about 3-10% of live-born newborns and can be as high as 20% in developing countries. It may result in the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases later in life. METHODS: The aim of this study was echocardiographic evaluation, with the use of conventional and tissue Doppler parameters, of cardiac function in children born with IUGR, and comparison with healthy peers born as normally grown foetuses...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908646/left-ventricular-function-in-healthy-term-neonates-during-the-transitional-period
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Amish Jain, Afif F El-Khuffash, Bart C W Kuipers, Adel Mohamed, Kim A Connelly, Patrick J McNamara, Robert P Jankov, Luc Mertens
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether incorporating conventional, tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking echocardiography are reliable and can characterize changes in left ventricular (LV) function properly in healthy neonates in the early transitional newborn period. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study was conducted in 50 healthy term neonates with a mean ± SD gestational age and birth weight of 39.3 ± 1.2 weeks and 3.5 ± 0.44 kg, respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745747/relationship-between-mean-airways-pressure-lung-mechanics-and-right-ventricular-output-during-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-infants
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Emanuela Zannin, Daniela Doni, Maria Luisa Ventura, Tiziana Fedeli, Camilla Rigotti, Raffaele L Dellacá, Paolo E Tagliabue
OBJECTIVE: To characterize changes in lung mechanics and right ventricular output (RVO) during incremental/decremental continuous distending pressure (CDP) maneuvers in newborn infants receiving high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, with the aim of evaluating when open lung maneuvers are needed and whether they are beneficial. STUDY DESIGN: Thirteen infants on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation were studied with a median (IQR) gestational age of 26(1) (25(3)-29(1)) weeks and median (IQR) body weight of 810 (600-1020) g...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706129/pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-past-successes-and-future-challenges
#19
REVIEW
Emily Riehm Meier, Angeli Rampersad
Once a fatal disease of childhood, more than 95% of patients born today with sickle cell disease (SCD) in developed countries are expected to survive into adulthood, largely because of improvements in supportive and preventive care (newborn screening, penicillin prophylaxis, transcranial Doppler (TCD) screening). Hydroxyurea (HU) therapy, the only oral medication currently available to prevent SCD complications, has become more widespread over the past 20 y. The NHLBI recommends that HU be offered to all patients with HbSS beginning at 9 mo of age, and the recently published Abnormal TCD with Transfusions Changing to HU (TWiTCH) trial has shown HU as an acceptable alternative to transfusion therapy for patients at high risk of stroke...
January 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668197/maternal-uterine-artery-doppler-in-the-first-and-second-trimesters-as-screening-method-for-hypertensive-disorders-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-low-risk-pregnancies
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Rosiane Maciel Scandiuzzi, Caio Antonio de Campos Prado, Edward Araujo Júnior, Geraldo Duarte, Silvana Maria Quintana, Fabrício da Silva Costa, Gabriele Tonni, Ricardo de Carvalho Cavalli, Alessandra Cristina Marcolin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the maternal demographic characteristics and uterine artery (UA) Doppler parameters at first and second trimesters of pregnancy as predictors for hypertensive disorders (HDs) and adverse perinatal outcomes. METHODS: This prospective cohort study comprised 162 singleton low-risk women undergoing routine antenatal care. The left and right UA were assessed by color and pulsed Doppler and the mean pulsatility and resistance indices as well as the presence of a bilateral protodiastolic notch were recorded at 11 to 14 and 20 to 24 weeks' gestation...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
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