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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719908/ultrasound-guided-intrauterine-labeling-of-rat-fetuses
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Hatice Gulcin Gumus, Miriam Illa, Laura Pla, Anna Gonzalez, Elena Demicheva, David Ley, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
AIM: To compare intra-amniotic versus fetal subcutaneous injections for selective fetal labeling in multifetal rat pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 14 pregnant rats were randomized to receive intra-amniotic injections of dyes (including Fluorescein, Indigo Carmine, or Evans Blue) or fetal subcutaneous injections (of commercial tattoo ink) both guided by ultrasound at 15-17 days of gestation. Survival, injection, and labeling success rates of both techniques were compared...
July 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719900/second-to-third-trimester-longitudinal-growth-assessment-for-the-prediction-of-largeness-for-gestational-age-and-macrosomia-in-an-unselected-population
#2
Javier Caradeux, Elisenda Eixarch, Edurne Mazarico, Tri Rahmat Basuki, Eduard Gratacós, Francesc Figueras
BACKGROUND: Prenatal detection of excessive growth remains inaccurate. Most strategies rely on a single cross-sectional evaluation of fetal size during the third trimester. OBJECTIVES: To compare second- to third-trimester longitudinal growth assessment with cross-sectional evaluation at the third trimester in the prediction of largeness for gestational age (LGA) and macrosomia. METHODS: A cohort of 2,696 unselected singleton pregnancies scanned at 21 ± 2 and 32 ± 2 weeks was created...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695336/experimentally-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-rabbits-leads-to-differential-remodelling-of-left-versus-right-ventricular-myocardial-microstructure
#3
Julia Schipke, Anna Gonzalez-Tendero, Lidia Cornejo, Alper Willführ, Bart Bijnens, Fatima Crispi, Christian Mühlfeld, Eduard Gratacós
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with foetal cardiac remodelling and dysfunction together with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Experimental data concerning effects of IUGR on cardiomyocyte and microvascularization anatomy are inconsistent and it is unknown whether both ventricles are similarly susceptible to in utero undersupply. Foetal IUGR was induced in pregnant rabbits at 25 days of gestation by selective ligation of uteroplacental vessels. Foetal echocardiography showed systolic and diastolic dysfunction of both ventricles and body and heart weight were significantly reduced in response to IUGR...
July 10, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681952/re-differential-effect-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-and-small-for-gestational-age-on-fetal-cardiac-remodeling-b-valenzuela-alcaraz-f-crispi-m-cruz-lemini-b-bijnens-l-garc%C3%A3-a-otero-m-sitges-j-balasch-and-e-gratac%C3%A3-s-ultrasound-obstet-gynecol-2017-50-63
#4
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656746/therapeutic-inertia-in-patients-treated-with-two-or-more-antidiabetics-in-primary-care-factors-predicting-intensification-of-treatment
#5
Manel Mata-Cases, Josep Franch-Nadal, Jordi Real, Mònica Gratacòs, Flora López-Simarro, Kamlesh Khunti, Dídac Mauricio
AIMS: To determine the patterns and predictors of treatment intensification in patients with type 2 diabetes on ≥2 non-insulin antidiabetic drugs (NIADs) and inadequate glycemic control in primary care in Catalonia, Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis using electronic medical records from patients with HbA1c ≥7% and a first prescription for a new NIAD or insulin recorded from January 2010 to December 2014. Therapeutic inertia was defined as no intensification if HbA1c ≥8% at baseline or during follow-up...
June 28, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656648/prenatal-incision-of-ureterocele-causing-bladder-outlet-obstruction-a-multicenter-case-series
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Gihad Chalouhi, Anne-Maude Morency, Roland De Vlieger, José Maria Martinez, Thomas Blanc, Ryan Hodges, Alexandra Gueneuc, Greg Ryan, Jan Deprest, Eduard Gratacos, Yves Ville
We reviewed data from a cohort of fetuses with ureterocele diagnosed and operated prenatally in four fetal therapy centers. Inclusion criteria were: (1)ureterocele confirmed on detailed fetal ultrasound examination, (2)absence of additional fetal malformations (3)fetal intervention to decompress the ureterocele with local institutional review boards' approval. Data on sonographic follow-up, obstetrical, neonatal outcome and postnatal evaluation were collected. Ten cases of prenatally treated ureterocele are described...
June 27, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619771/revealed-versus-concealed-criteria-for-placental-insufficiency-in-an-unselected-obstetric-population-in-late-pregnancy-ratio37-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
#7
Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacos, Marta Rial, Ilan Gull, Ladislav Krofta, Marek Lubusky, Rogelio Cruz-Martinez, Mónica Cruz-Lemini, Miguel Martinez-Rodriguez, Pamela Socias, Cristina Aleuanlli, Mauro C Parra Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5%-10% of all pregnancies, contributing to 30%-50% of stillbirths. Unfortunately, growth restriction often is not detected antenatally. The last weeks of pregnancy are critical for preventing stillbirth among babies with FGR because there is a pronounced increase in stillbirths among growth-restricted fetuses after 37 weeks of pregnancy. Here we present a protocol (V.1, 23 May 2016) for the RATIO37 trial, which evaluates an integrated strategy for accurately selecting at-risk fetuses for delivery at term...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601881/third-trimester-conditional-reference-values-for-longitudinal-fetal-growth-assessment
#8
Tri Rahmat Basuki, Stefania Triunfo, Javier Caradeux, Elisenda Eixarch, Stefan Hansson, Eduard Gratacos, Francesc Figueras
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to derive longitudinal reference values of fetal growth (estimated fetal weight [EFW] and abdominal circumference [AC]) during the third trimester and to develop coefficients for conditional growth assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted involving consecutive singleton pregnancies in a low-risk population for a routine third-trimester scan at 30+0-34+6 weeks and follow-up at 37+0-38+6 weeks for an additional ultrasound...
June 10, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583786/information-needs-of-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-about-their-disease
#9
Raquel Almodóvar, Jordi Gratacós, Pedro Zarco
OBJECTIVE: 1. To describe the information provided to, or inquired about, by patients with axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. 2. To analyze improvements. METHODS: Analysis of the discourse of focus groups (with patients, some of them from patient associations, and rheumatologists). The discussion included the identification of elements that shape the reality being studied, describing the relationship among them and summarizing the results by: 1)thematic segmentation; 2)categorization according to situations, relationships, opinions, feelings or others; 3)coding of the various categories, and 4)interpretation of results...
June 2, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535541/contribution-of-amniotic-fluid-along-gestation-to-the-prediction-of-perinatal-mortality-in-women-with-early-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#10
Teresa Cobo, Jordina Munrós, José Ríos, Janisse Ferreri, Federico Migliorelli, Núria Baños, Eduard Gratacós, Montse Palacio
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the largest vertical pocket (LVP) of amniotic fluid as a time-dependent factor to predict perinatal mortality in women with early preterm premature rupture of membranes (EPPROM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational cohort study of singleton pregnancies with EPPROM <24 weeks. Termination of pregnancy (TOP) was considered if the LVP was <2 cm at 7 days. The maternal and neonatal characteristics of ongoing pregnancies were recorded. Prediction of perinatal mortality was estimated based on the influence of the LVP as a time-dependent factor after adjustment for maternal age, prior invasive procedure, and gestational age at EPPROM...
May 24, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532678/selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies
#11
REVIEW
Mar Bennasar, Elisenda Eixarch, Josep Maria Martinez, Eduard Gratacós
Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) affects 10-15% of all monochorionic pregnancies. Early severe forms are associated with intrauterine demise or neurological adverse outcome for both twins. The characteristics of umbilical artery (UA) Doppler in the IUGR fetus determine three clinical types: (I) normal UA Doppler and associated with good prognosis; (II) persistently absent/reverse UA end-diastolic flow and associated with early deterioration of the IUGR twin and very preterm delivery; (III) intermittently absent/reverse end-diastolic flow in the UA, and associated with unexpected fetal demise or neurological injury in one or both twins...
May 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508694/online-versus-offline-spatiotemporal-image-correlation-stic-m-mode-for-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-longitudinal-annular-displacement-in-fetal-growth-restriction
#12
Jozien C Tanis, Nuruddin Mohammed, Mar Bennasar, Josep Maria Martinez, Bart Bijnens, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
PURPOSE: Our first aim was to compare online M-mode with offline spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) M-mode for assessing longitudinal annular displacement (LAD) in growth-restricted fetuses (FGR). Our second aim was to compare LAD measures of FGR cases with controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study including 40 FGR cases (defined estimated fetal weight and birth weight <10th centile) and 72 normally grown fetuses matched to cases by gestational age at scan...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508519/fetal-cardiac-remodeling-in-twin-pregnancies-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technologies
#13
Brenda Valenzuela-Alcaraz, Mónica Cruz-Lemini, Mérida Rodríguez-López, Ana Goncé, Laura García-Otero, Helena Ayuso, Marta Sitges, Bart Bijnens, Juan Balasch, Eduard Gratacós, Fátima Crispi
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that singleton fetuses conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) present cardiovascular remodeling that may persist postnatally. Twin pregnancies are more frequent in the ART population, and are associated with increased adverse perinatal outcomes like hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes and preterm birth. However, it is unknown whether cardiac remodeling is also present in twin pregnancies conceived by ART. Our aim was to assess the presence of fetal cardiac remodeling and dysfunction in twin pregnancies conceived by ART, as compared to spontaneously conceived (SC) ones...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508418/quantitative-analysis-of-the-cervical-texture-by-ultrasound-in-the-mid-pregnancy-is-associated-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
#14
Núria Baños, Alvaro Perez-Moreno, Carla Julià, Clara Murillo-Bravo, David Coronado, Eduard Gratacos, Jan Deprest, Montse Palacio
OBJECTIVE: New tools are required to identify women at increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). Quantitative texture analysis by ultrasound has been used to extract robust features from the ultrasound image of a given tissue to detect subtle changes in its microstructure. This may also be applied to the cervix. We aimed to determine if there is an association between quantitative analysis of the cervical texture (CTx) by ultrasound in the mid-trimester of pregnancy and sPTB <37(+0) weeks...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491020/corrigendum-structural-brain-network-reorganization-and-social-cognition-related-to-adverse-perinatal-condition-from-infancy-to-early-adolescence
#15
Emma Muñoz-Moreno, Elda Fischi-Gomez, Dafnis Batalle, Cristina Borradori-Tolsa, Elisenda Eixarch, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Eduard Gratacós, Petra S Hüppi
[This corrects the article on p. 560 in vol. 10, PMID: 28008304.].
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426650/neural-injury-markers-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-their-relation-to-perinatal-outcomes
#16
E Mazarico, E Llurba, R Cumplido, A Valls, J C Melchor, M Iglesias, L Cabero, E Gratacós, M D Gómez-Roig
BACKGROUNDThe aims of this study were to (i) compare the concentrations of two neural injury markers, S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE), in intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR) fetuses and in fetuses with appropriate growth-for-gestational-age (AGA), and (ii) investigate potential relationships between concentrations of these markers, Doppler abnormalities, and adverse perinatal or neonatal outcomes.METHODSThis was a case-controlled, cooperative, prospective study among Spanish Maternal and Child Health Network (Retic SAMID) hospitals...
May 31, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389856/identification-and-management-of-comorbidity-in-psoriatic-arthritis-evidence-and-expert-based-recommendations-from-a-multidisciplinary-panel-from-spain
#17
Juan Carlos Torre-Alonso, Loreto Carmona, Mireia Moreno, Eva Galíndez, Jesús Babío, Pedro Zarco, Luis Linares, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez, Manuel Fernández Barrial, Juan Carlos Hermosa, Pablo Coto, Carmen Suárez, Raquel Almodóvar, Jesús Luelmo, Santos Castañeda, Jordi Gratacós
The objective is to establish recommendations, based on evidence and expert opinion, for the identification and management of comorbidities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The following techniques were applied: discussion group, systematic review, and Delphi survey for agreement. A panel of professionals from four specialties defined the users, the sections of the document, possible recommendations, and what systematic reviews should be performed. A second discussion was held with the results of the systematic reviews...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384638/fetal-aortic-valvuloplasty-experience-and-results-of-two-tertiary-centers-in-spain
#18
Alberto Galindo, Enery Gómez-Montes, Olga Gómez, Mar Bennasar, Fàtima Crispi, Ignacio Herraiz, Alberto Mendoza, David Escribano, Enrique García-Torres, Juan Manuel Carretero, Eduard Gratacós, Josep María Martínez
OBJECTIVE: Fetal aortic valvuloplasty (FAV) may avoid progression of critical aortic stenosis (CAS) to hypoplastic left ventricle, improving the options for biventricular circulation (BVC). We describe the results of FAV in 2 referral centers in Spain. METHODS: We analyzed all FAVs performed in the period 2007-2015. The selection of candidates, the technique, and postnatal management were made following an agreed protocol. A descriptive analysis of survival, type of circulation after birth, and complications was made, considering all deaths in the first 48 h after FAV as FAV-related...
April 7, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374437/re-impact-of-aspirin-on-trophoblastic-invasion-in-women-with-abnormal-uterine-artery-doppler-at-11-14-weeks-a-randomized-controlled-study-e-scazzocchio-d-oros-d-diaz-j-c-ramirez-m-ricart-e-meler-r-gonz%C3%A3-lez-de-ag%C3%A3-ero-e-gratacos-and-f-figueras-ultrasound-obstet
#19
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370687/mid-trimester-sonographic-cervical-consistency-index-to-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-a-low-risk-population
#20
Núria Baños, Clara Murillo-Bravo, Carla Julià, Federico Migliorelli, Alvaro Perez-Moreno, Jose Ríos, Eduard Gratacos, Lil Valentin, Montse Palacio
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the ability of mid-trimester sonographic Cervical Consistency Index (CCI) to predict spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in low-risk pregnancies and to compare its performance with mid-trimester sonographic cervical length (CL). METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study including women with singleton pregnancies examined with ultrasound at 19 + 0 to 24 + 6 gestational weeks. All underwent transvaginal ultrasound examination of the cervix, but CCI and CL were measured off-line only in women without risk factors for sPTB...
March 31, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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