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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021168/functional-ultrasound-imaging-of-brain-activity-in-human-newborns
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Charlie Demene, Jérome Baranger, Miguel Bernal, Catherine Delanoe, Stéphane Auvin, Valérie Biran, Marianne Alison, Jérome Mairesse, Elisabeth Harribaud, Mathieu Pernot, Mickael Tanter, Olivier Baud
Functional neuroimaging modalities are crucial for understanding brain function, but their clinical use is challenging. Recently, the use of ultrasonic plane waves transmitted at ultrafast frame rates was shown to allow for the spatiotemporal identification of brain activation through neurovascular coupling in rodents. Using a customized flexible and noninvasive headmount, we demonstrate in human neonates that real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) is feasible by combining simultaneous continuous video-electroencephalography (EEG) recording and ultrafast Doppler (UfD) imaging of the brain microvasculature...
October 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969484/combined-measurement-of-fetal-lung-volume-and-pulmonary-artery-resistance-index-is-more-accurate-for-prediction-of-neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-fetuses-a-pilot-study
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Mohamed Laban, Ghada Mansour, Ahmed El-Kotb, Alaa Hassanin, Zina Laban, Abdelrahman Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to estimate optimal cut-off values for mean fetal lung volume (FLV) and pulmonary artery resistance index (PA-RI) as non-invasive measures to predict neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm fetuses. METHODS: A prospective study conducted at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, Egypt from May 2015 to July 2017: 80 eligible women diagnosed with preterm labor were recruited at 32-36 weeks' gestation. Before delivery, three-dimensional ultrasound was used to estimate FLV using virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL), while PA-RI was measured by Doppler ultrasonography...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946157/duplex-sonographic-diagnosis-of-perinatal-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Karl-Heinz Deeg
Children are particularly at risk for stroke in the neonatal period. Neonatal hemorrhagic stroke is rarer than ischemic stroke. The incidence is 40.7/100 000 live births. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a disruption in venous drainage usually due to local thrombosis. As a result of the nonspecific clinical symptoms in this age group, diagnosis is usually made too late. The only relatively specific symptom is a cerebral seizure during the first week of life. Therefore, stroke should be ruled out by diagnostic imaging in the case of any seizure in the first days of life...
October 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904685/-poorly-tolerated-broad-qrs-complex-tachycardia-in-a-newborn
#4
Désiré Alain Affangla, Mohamed Leye, Angèle Wabo Simo, Franck D'Almeida, Thérèse Yandé Sarr, Adamson Phiri, Adama Kane
Poorly tolerated broad QRS complex tachycardia in a newborn poses problems with its diagnosis and emergency management. We report the case of a 35-day-old newborn with broad QRS complex tachycardia admitted because of cardiocirculatory distress. Doppler echocardiography showed morphologically normal heart. The patient received a loading dose of amiodarone but it didn't attenuate tachycardia. Normal sinus rhythm was restored after cardioversion through Lifeline semi-automatic external defibrillator. Maintenance therapy was based on oral amiodarone...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875230/b-flow-sonography-for-evaluation-of-basal-cerebral-arteries-in-newborns
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M Groth, M Ernst, P Deindl, J Herrmann
The aim of the study was to evaluate the B‑flow sonography (BFS) to image the basal cerebral arteries in newborn infants. For this purpose 34 newborns, who underwent standardized ultrasound of the brain including BFS, color Doppler (CDS) and power Doppler (PDS) techniques were retrospectively assessed. Delineation of the anterior communicating (Acom), the posterior communicating (Pcom), the middle cerebral (M1 and M2 segments), the anterior cerebral (A1 and A2 segments), and the posterior cerebral artery (P1 and P2 segments) were visually scored...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868047/in-premature-newborns-intraventricular-hemorrhage-causes-cerebral-vasospasm-and-associated-neurodisability-via-heme-induced-inflammasome-mediated-interleukin-1-production-and-nitric-oxide-depletion
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Michael Eisenhut, Samyami Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) occurs in 60-70% of neonates weighing 500-750 g and 10-20% of those weighing 1,000-1,500 g. All forms of IVH have been associated with neurocognitive deficits. Both subarachnoid and IVHs have been associated with delayed vasospasm leading to neurological deficits. Pathways linking hemoglobin release from blood clots to vasospasm include heme-induced activation of inflammasomes releasing interleukin-1 (IL-1) that can cause calcium dependent and independent vasospasm...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840383/comprehensive-echocardiographic-assessment-of-biventricular-function-in-the-rabbit-animal-model-in-cardiovascular-research-feasibility-and-normal-values
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Sara Roldan Ramos, Guido Pieles, Wei Hui, Ryo Ishii, Cameron Slorach, Mark K Friedberg
Quantification of cardiac structure and function is central in cardiovascular research. Rabbits are valuable research models of cardiovascular human disease; however, there is little normal data available. The aim of this study was to investigate feasibility and provide normal values for comprehensive echocardiographic assessment of biventricular function in rabbits. New Zealand white rabbits underwent trans-thoracic echocardiography using a general electric (GE) Vivid 7/E9 system with a 10 MHz transducer, under light sedation, to evaluate biventricular function and dimensions...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828053/ultrasound-prenatal-diagnosis-and-emergency-interventional-radiologic-therapy-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-in-a-newborn
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Roxana Elena Bohiltea, Natalia Turcan, Cristian Mihalea, Bogdan Dorobat, Eliza Elena Cinteza, Adriana Dan, Magdalena Mihai, Adela Dimitriade, Cristian Boros, Mircea Dumitru, Ionut Gobej, Octavian Munteanu, Monica Mihaela Cirstoiu
Located under the cerebral hemispheres and draining the anterior and central regions of the brain into the sinus of the posterior cerebral fossa, the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is considered to be a rare cause of hydrocephaly. The presence of this condition in the neonatal period typically includes intractable heart failure and a poor prognosis. We report a case of aneurysm of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally at 28 weeks of gestation, with the delivery at term by caesarean section of a female infant...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729313/fetal-doppler-velocimetry-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-risk-among-growth-restricted-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
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Alessandra Lio, Paolo Rosati, Roberta Pastorino, Francesco Cota, Milena Tana, Chiara Tirone, Claudia Aurilia, Cinzia Ricci, Alessandro Gambacorta, Angela Paladini, Ilenia Mappa, Silvia Buongiorno, Gian Franco Zannoni, Costantino Romagnoli, Giovanni Vento
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal growth restriction (FGR) diagnosis, based on pathological prenatal fetal Doppler velocimetry, is associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) independently of being small for gestational age (SGA) per se at birth among very preterm infants. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. FGR was defined as failing fetal growth in utero and fetal Doppler velocimetry abnormalities. SETTING: Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Roma, Italy...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
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Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643877/cerebral-haemodynamic-response-to-somatosensory-stimulation-in-neonatal-lambs
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Shinji Nakamura, David W Walker, Flora Y Wong
KEY POINTS: Cerebral haemodynamic response to neural stimulation has been extensively studied in adults, but little is known about cerebral haemodynamic response in the fetal and neonatal brain. The present study describes the cerebral haemodynamic response measured by near infrared spectroscopy to somatosensory stimulation in newborn lambs, in comparison to recent findings in fetal sheep. The cerebral haemodynamic responses in the newborn lamb brain can involve an increase in oxyhaemoglobin (oxyHb), or a decrease of oxyHb suggestive of reduced perfusion and oxygenation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631496/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiac-functions-in-newborns-of-mildly-preeclamptic-pregnant-women-within-postnatal-24-48%C3%A2-hours
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Kadir Mutlu, Ulas Karadas, Yilmaz Yozgat, Timur Meşe, Mustafa Demirol, Senay Coban, Cem Karadeniz, Rahmi Özdemir, Dilek Orbatu, Utku Karaarslan, Vedide Tavli
The aim of this study is to detect preeclampsia-related cardiac dysfunction within 24-48 hours of delivery in newborns born from preeclamptic mothers. Forty newborns from mildly preeclamptic mothers formed the study group and the control group was formed by 40 healthy newborns. Cardiac function for the groups were evaluated using conventional echocardiography and myocardial performance index (MPI) within the first 24-48 hours of their lifetime and the results of both groups were compared. A significant difference between the groups was observed especially in the PW Doppler MPI measurements (the left ventricle MPI 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618098/pre-labor-fetal-cardiac-function-and-its-relationship-with-intrapartum-fetal-compromise-and-neonatal-status-at-term
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Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the relationship between fetal cardiac function and Doppler parameters with intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in term appropriately grown fetuses prior to labour. Secondary outcomes were to correlate prenatal cardiac function with neonatal acid base status, intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a blinded, prospective, observational, cohort study, at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577646/interleukin-10-haplotypes-are-not-associated-with-acute-cerebral-ischemia-or-high-risk-transcranial-doppler-in-a-newborn-cohort-of-395-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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André Rolim Belisário, Rahyssa Rodrigues Sales, Nayara Evelin Toledo, Cibele Velloso-Rodrigues, Célia Maria Silva, Marcos Borato Viana
BACKGROUND: The etiology of stroke, a severe complication of sickle cell anemia, involves inflammatory processes. However, the pathogenetic mechanisms are unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of interleukin-10 polymorphisms and haplotypes on the risk of acute cerebral ischemia and high-risk transcranial Doppler in 395 children with sickle cell anemia from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS: Interleukin-10 haplotypes were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequencing...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551689/perinatal-mortality-and-morbidity-of-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-newborns-own-experience-first-report
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Katarzyna Pankiewicz, Tomasz Maciejewski
AIM: to evaluate the outcome of pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction with particular emphasis on the factors (fetal and maternal) related to perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the documentation of 53 women admitted with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction based on ultrasound examination (fetal biometry and fetal vessel Doppler abnormalities). 38 (71.7%) patients were referred to our department with the diagnosis of fetal growth restriction, whereas 15 (28...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
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...
June 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490415/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-ten-year-experience-of-a-single-center
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Nihal Şahin Uysal, Çağrı Gülümser, Filiz Bilgin Yanık
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the maternal and perinatal characteristics of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) newborns compared with 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...
June 1, 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
#19
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
#20
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...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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