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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782075/the-mediating-effects-of-gestational-diabetes-on-fetal-growth-and-adiposity-in-women-who-are-overweight-and-obese-secondary-analysis-of-the-limit-randomised-trial
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Amanda J Poprzeczny, Jennie Louise, Andrea R Deussen, Jodie M Dodd
OBJECTIVE: to describe the mediating effect of maternal gestational diabetes on fetal biometry and adiposity measures among overweight or obese pregnant women. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the LIMIT randomised trial. SETTING: Public hospitals, metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. POPULATION: Pregnant women with body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2 , and singleton gestation. METHODS: Fetal ultrasound measures at 36 weeks' gestation and baseline BMI from women randomised to the LIMIT trial Standard Care group (n = 912 women) were used to conduct causal mediation analyses using regression-based methods...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781990/fetal-mouse-cardiovascular-imaging-using-a-high-frequency-ultrasound-30-45mhz-system
#2
Marlin Touma
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common cause of childhood morbidity and early mortality. Prenatal detection of the underlying molecular mechanisms of CHDs is crucial for inventing new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Mutant mouse models are powerful tools to discover new mechanisms and environmental stress modifiers that drive cardiac development and their potential alteration in CHDs. However, efforts to establish the causality of these putative contributors have been limited to histological and molecular studies in non-survival animal experiments, in which monitoring the key physiological and hemodynamic parameters is often absent...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781742/early-prenatal-diagnosis-of-blakes-pouch-cyst-by-2d-3d-ultrasound-with-cristal-and-realistic-vue-application
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Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Paolo Zampriolo, Edward Araujo Júnior, Rodrigo Ruano
INTRODUCTION: Blake's pouch cyst (BPC) represents an abnormal development of the posterior membranous area of the fetal brain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two- and three-dimensional ultrasound with Cristal and Realistic Vue were used to characterized the early prenatal diagnosis. RESULTS: At 9 weeks and 5 days a ballooning in the posterior fossa and resulting in an enlarged intracranial translucency (IT) was detected by 3D ultrasound using Cristal Vue in "inversion" mode and Cristal plus Realistic Vue...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781076/first-trimester-combined-screening-for-fetal-aneuploidies-enhanced-with-additional-ultrasound-markers-an-8-year-prospective-study
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Dragos Nemescu, Adina Bratie, Alexandra Mihaila, Dan Navolan, Adina Tanase
OBJECTIVES: To describe our screening population and audit of the performance of first-trimester screening for Down syndrome, based on a combined test, enhanced with additional ultrasound markers, over the whole period of the study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study from 2009 to 2016, which included 1358 singleton fetuses with a crown-rump length of 45-84 mm. The risk of aneuploidy was calculated using nuchal translucency, fetal heart rate (FHR), and additional markers, such as nasal bone (NB), tricuspid flow (TF) and ductus venosus (DV), combined with maternal serum free β-human chorionic gonadotropin (fβ-hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A)...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779410/personalized-charts-for-the-fetal-corpus-callosum-length
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Abraham Tsur, Boaz Weisz, Orgad Rosenblat, Daniel Shai, Estela Derazne, David K Stevenson, Reuven Achiron, Eldad Katorza
OBJECTIVE: To personally customize the antenatal ultrasound charts for the fetal corpus callosum (CC) length. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of fetal neuro-sonography scans. Cases were grouped as normal neuro-sonographic evaluation (normal) or as high risk and suspected brain anomaly (abnormal). The normal group was subcategorized according to Cignini's CC length charts. Data of fetuses with a CC length between the 5th-95th percentile served for creating new charts, describing the ratio of the CC length to the major biometric parameters as a function of gestational age (GA)...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779390/-prenatally-diagnosed-case-of-pallister%C3%A2-killian-syndrome
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Zsolt Tidrenczel, Erika P Tardy, Edina Sarkadi, Judit Simon, Artúr Beke, János Demeter
Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a rare, sporadic genetic disorder that is caused by the mosaic presence of a supernumerary marker chromosome, isochromosome 12p. The syndrome is a polydysmorphic condition characterized by mental retardation, craniofacial dysmorphism, hypotonia, seizures, epilepsy and certain organic malformations (diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart disease). Prenatal diagnosis is challenging due to the mosaic tissue-specific distribution of the chromosomal disorder and highly variable phenotype...
May 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778739/antenatal-ultrasound-value-in-risk-calculation-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review-to-support-future-research
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REVIEW
Francesca Fulceri, Andrea Guzzetta, Argyro Athanasiadou, Laura Iaconianni, Maria Luisa Scattoni
There is a growing research interest on the antenatal features of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Indeed, it has been proved that the neurodevelopment is, at least partly, affected by processes occurring in fetal life and that the early neurodevelopmental disorders identification is essential to optimize long-term outcomes. This systematic review aims to summarize findings on antenatal ultrasound data, which are or might be considered early risk indexes of postnatal social impairments. We conducted systematic searches in Pubmed and PsychINFO databases to identify studies including fetal ultrasound measurements and postnatal neurodevelopmental outcome assessment...
May 17, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774379/-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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REVIEW
J M Lieb, F J Ahlhelm
CLINICAL ISSUE: Agenesis of the corpus callosum is reported to have an incidence of about 1:4000 live births. In 30-45% of cases, genetic etiologies can be identified, e. g., 10% chromosomal anomalies and 20-35% genetic syndromes. Environmental factors like fetal alcohol syndrome are also known to be prone to callosal agenesis. Callosal agenesis can be complete or partial and can be isolated or associated with other central nervous system (CNS) anomalies (e. g., cortical developmental disorders, callosal lipoma, intracranial cysts) or extra-CNS anomalies (e...
May 17, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774074/placenta-specific-drug-delivery-by-trophoblast-targeted-nanoparticles-in-mice
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Baozhen Zhang, Lunbo Tan, Yan Yu, Baobei Wang, Zhilong Chen, Jinyu Han, Mengxia Li, Jie Chen, Tianxia Xiao, Balamurali K Ambati, Lintao Cai, Qing Yang, Nihar R Nayak, Jian Zhang, Xiujun Fan
Rationale: The availability of therapeutics to treat pregnancy complications is severely lacking, mainly due to the risk of harm to the fetus. In placental malaria, Plasmodium falciparum- infected erythrocytes (IEs) accumulate in the placenta by adhering to chondroitin sulfate A (CSA) on the surfaces of trophoblasts. Based on this principle, we have developed a method for targeted delivery of payloads to the placenta using a synthetic placental CSA-binding peptide (plCSA-BP) derived from VAR2CSA, a CSA-binding protein expressed on IEs...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772579/antenatal-workup-of-early-megacystis-and-selection-of-candidates-for-fetal-therapy
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Federica Fontanella, Leonie Duin, Phebe N Adama van Scheltema, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek, Eva Pajkrt, Mireille Bekker, Christine Willekes, Caroline J Bax, Dick Oepkes, Catia M Bilardo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the best criteria for discriminating fetuses with isolated posterior urethral valves from those theoretically not eligible for fetal treatment because of complex megacystis, high chance of spontaneous resolution, and urethral atresia. METHODS: A retrospective national study was conducted in fetuses with megacystis detected before 17 weeks' gestation (early megacystis). RESULTS: In total, 142 cases with fetal megacystis were included in the study: 52 with lower urinary tract obstruction, 29 with normal micturition at birth, and 61 with miscellaneous syndromal associations, chromosomal and multiple structural abnormalities (complex megacystis)...
May 17, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771194/preconception-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-risk-of-subsequent-early-pregnancy-loss
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K J Gibbins, S L Mumford, L A Sjaarda, D W Branch, N J Perkins, A Ye, E F Schisterman, R M Silver
Objectives To prospectively estimate the association of preconception antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with subsequent pregnancy loss using a cohort design. aPL have been associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss (EPL) prior to 10 weeks in previous case-control studies. Prospective ascertainment of pregnancy loss is challenging, as most women do not seek care prior to EPL. Methods Secondary analysis of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Preconception anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I (a-β2-I) were assessed in 1208 women with one or two prior pregnancy losses and no more than two prior live births...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770435/fetal-rotation-during-vacuum-extractions-for-prolonged-labour-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Birgitte Heiberg Kahrs, Sana Usman, Tullio Ghi, Aly Youssef, Erik Andreas Torkildsen, Elsa Lindtjørn, Tilde Borch Østborg, Sigurlaug Benediktsdottir, Lis Brooks, Lotte Harmsen, Kjell Åsmund Salvesen, Cristoph C Lees, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to investigate fetal head rotation during vacuum extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study from November 2013 to July 2016 in seven European hospitals. Fetal head position was determined with transabdominal or transperineal ultrasound and categorized as occiput anterior (OA), occiput transverse (OT) or occiput posterior (OP) position. Main outcome was the proportion of fetuses rotating during vacuum extraction...
May 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766563/the-effects-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-fetal-growth-and-neonatal-birth-measures-in-an-african-cohort
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S Macaulay, R J Munthali, D B Dunger, S A Norris
AIM: Fetal exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is said to alter fetal growth and increase the risk of macrosomia. However, little research on GDM exists in African populations. This study aimed to assess longitudinal fetal growth and neonatal birth measures among Black African babies exposed to GDM. METHODS: Pregnant women (Soweto, South Africa) enrolled into a cohort study were followed up with repeated fetal ultrasounds. At 24-28 weeks' gestation a 2-h 75 g oral glucose tolerance test was performed and GDM was diagnosed using the World Health Organization's 2013 criteria...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763964/incidental-fetal-ultrasound-findings-interpretation-and-management
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Rebekah Kaplan, Sharon Adams
Ultrasonography is a common component of prenatal care worldwide and is often used in early pregnancy to determine gestational age, number of fetuses, fetal cardiac activity, and placental location. Patients and their families may also consider ultrasonography a social event, as it provides confirmation and reassurance of a normal pregnancy. Ultrasound screening is typically scheduled in the second trimester to visualize fetal anatomy and confirm gestational age. Most ultrasound examinations are reassuring, but some incidentally identify structural anomalies and soft markers for aneuploidy, making it necessary for health care providers to correctly interpret these findings...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763608/early-prognostic-factors-of-outcomes-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fiona L Mackie, Matthew J Hall, R Katie Morris, Mark D Kilby
OBJECTIVE: Assess ability of first trimester pregnancy related factors (ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, biomarkers) to predict complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Registration of Controlled Trials and Research Registers, and Google Scholar, from inception to 12 May 2017. Grey literature and bibliographies of articles were checked. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Studies that reported ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, or potential biomarkers, measured in the first trimester in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, where the potential prognostic ability between the variable and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, growth restriction, or intrauterine fetal death could be assessed...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757579/isolated-low-grade-prenatally-detected-unilateral-hydronephrosis-do-we-need-long-term-follow-up
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Osama M Sarhan, Ahmed El Helaly, Abdulhakim Al Otay, Mustafa Al Ghanbar, Ziad Nakshabandi
PURPOSE: To assess the need for postnatal evaluation and the medium term outcome in patients with isolated unilateral low grade prenatally detected hydronephrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively selected 424 patients (690 kidney units) with a prenatal diagnosis of urinary tract dilatation between 2010 and 2013. We included only those patients with isolated unilateral low-grade hydronephrosis who underwent at least 2 postnatal ultrasound examinations. The Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) grading system was utilized for assessment of the hydronephrosis...
April 30, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754396/the-upper-pouch-in-oesophageal-atresia-shows-proportional-growth-during-late-fetal-life
#17
R B Tröbs, M Nissen, J Wald
Oesophageal atresia with trachea-oesophageal fistula is a rare foregut malformation that requires surgery soon after birth. Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis is based on the presence of polyhydramnios, a small or non-visible fetal stomach and the blind ending oesophagus, called the upper pouch (1). Neonates present with salivation, coughing, choking and attacks of cyanosis. A diagnosis of oesophageal atresia is confirmed by inserting a nasogastric tube and a thoraco-abdominal X-ray. This article is protected by copyright...
May 12, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753922/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-a-population-based-study-on-prevalence-prenatal-diagnosis-associated-anomalies-and-survival-in-europe
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Ingeborg Barisic, Ljubica Boban, Diana Akhmedzhanova, Jorieke E H Bergman, Clara Cavero-Carbonell, Ieva Grinfelde, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Natalya Zymak-Zakutnya, Ivona Sansovic, Monica Lanzoni, Joan K Morris
Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome is a complex developmental disorder characterized by somatic overgrowth, macroglossia, abdominal wall defects, neonatal hypoglycemia, and predisposition to embryonal tumors. We present epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients with Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome diagnosed prenatally or in the early years of life, using data from EUROCAT (European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies) registries. The study population consisted of 371 cases identified between January 1990 and December 2015 in 34 registries from 16 European countries...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753919/epidemiology-of-orofacial-clefts-in-a-danish-county-over-35-years-before-and-after-implementation-of-a-prenatal-screening-programme-for-congenital-anomalies
#19
Eva Berenth Paaske, Ester Garne
In 2004 the Danish National Board of Health changed its screening recommendations. Since 2005 a first trimester screening for Down syndrome and a prenatal ultrasound screening for congenital anomalies in the second trimester of pregnancy has been offered to all pregnant women. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate in a Danish area and to describe associated anomalies and the development in prenatal diagnosis over time. The study was based on data from the EUROCAT Registry for Funen County...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
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REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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