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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444780/fetal-brain-injury-in-complicated-monochorionic-pregnancies-diagnostic-yield-of-prenatal-mri-following-surveillance-ultrasound-and-influence-on-prognostic-counselling
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Alice Robinson, Mark Teoh, Andrew Edwards, Michael Fahey, Stacy Goergen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the additional diagnostic information provided by prenatal (fetal) magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI) following tertiary ultrasound (US) for fetal cranial abnormalities in complicated monochorionic gestations (cMCGs) METHODS: Women with cMCGs complicated by twin - twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), co-twin demise (CD), selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), and / or twin anemia - polycythemia sequence (TAPS) who were referred for pMRI after tertiary US were included...
April 26, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444191/risks-of-miscarriage-or-preterm-delivery-in-trichorionic-and-dichorionic-triplet-pregnancies-with-embryo-reduction-versus-expectant-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C Anthoulakis, T Dagklis, A Mamopoulos, A Athanasiadis
STUDY QUESTION: Is pregnancy outcome in triplet pregnancies improved with embryo reduction (ER) to twins compared to expectant management? SUMMARY ANSWER: In trichorionic triplet pregnancies, ER to twins reduces the risk of preterm birth (<34 weeks) without significantly increasing the risk of miscarriage (<24 weeks), whereas in dichorionic triplet pregnancies, the results are inconclusive. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Triplet pregnancies are associated with a high risk of miscarriage and preterm birth...
April 21, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443527/an-investigation-into-the-effects-of-maternal-supplementation-with-excess-iodine-on-the-mechanisms-and-impacts-of-reduced-igg-absorption-in-the-lamb-postpartum
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F M McGovern, T Sweeney, M T Ryan, S Lott, F P Campion, T M Boland
An experiment was conducted to determine: (1) the effect of excess maternal I supplementation on the thyroid hormone status of the ewe and her progeny; (2) potential mechanisms underpinning the failure of passive transfer associated with excess I and (3) the growing lambs' response to natural gastrointestinal infection. Twin-bearing ewes received one of two treatments (n 32/treatment group): basal diet (C) or C plus 26·6 mg of iodine/ewe per d (I), supplied as calcium iodate. Ewes were individually fed from day 119 of gestation to parturition...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441332/pregnant-sheep-in-a-farm-environment-did-not-develop-anaemia
#4
Gabrielle C Musk, Amanda James, Matthew W Kemp, Sara Ritchie, Andrew Ritchie, Michael Laurence
The aim of this study was to document the haematological profile of pregnant ewes throughout gestation. Sheep were divided into three groups (n = 8 per group): non-pregnant, singleton, or twin pregnancy. Blood samples were collected every 14 days from day 55 of gestation for haemoglobin concentration; packed cell volume; total protein; and albumin concentration. On days 55 and 125 of gestation blood was collected for trace element estimation: soluble copper and zinc; glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx); and methylmalonic acid (MMA)...
April 25, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437461/comparison-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-gestational-hypertension-and-pre-eclampsia
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Minxue Shen, Graeme N Smith, Marc Rodger, Ruth Rennicks White, Mark C Walker, Shi Wu Wen
BACKGROUND: It remains an enigma whether gestational hypertension (GH) and pre-eclampsia (PE) are distinct entities or different spectrum of the same disease. We aimed to compare the risk factors and outcomes between GH and PE. METHOD: A total of 7,633 pregnant women recruited between 12 and 20 weeks of gestation in the Ottawa and Kingston Birth Cohort from 2002 to 2009 were included in the analysis. Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify and compare the risk factors for GH and PE by treating gestational age at delivery as the survival time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436200/randomised-controlled-trial-shows-that-co-bedding-twins-may-reduce-birth-weight-recovery-delay-parenteral-nutrition-weaning-time-and-hospitalisation
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Arnaud Legrand, Anne Frondas, Fabien Aubret, Anne Corre, Cyril Flamant, Laure Simon, Clothilde Desrobert, Jean-Christophe Rozé
AIM: Cobedding describes a technique where premature twins are kept within the same incubator, inside a common cocoon, to prolong the alleged in utero behavioral bond and reduce post-natal stress. However there is no consensus amongst neonatologists regarding any clinical or developmental benefits cobedding may provide, in particular when performed early after the birth. The NEOCOB (NEOnatology & COBedding) trial aimed to assess, for the first time, early cobedding in preterm newborn twins...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434652/multifetal-reduction-of-triplets-to-twins-compared-with-non-reduced-twins-a-meta-analysis
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Yaniv Zipori, Jigal Haas, Howard Berger, Eran Barzilay
The current systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies following multifetal pregnancy reduction (MPR) compared with non-reduced twins. We considered all studies comparing perinatal outcomes of twin pregnancies following MPR to non-reduced twin pregnancies. Our search yielded 639 publications, of which 91 were assessed for eligibility. A total of 22 studies met our inclusion criteria. Overall, fetal reduction of triplets to twins resulted in comparable perinatal outcomes to non-reduced twins with regards to gestational age and birthweight at delivery, pregnancy loss prior to 24 weeks, as well as the development of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy...
April 10, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434005/chorioamniotic-membrane-separation-after-fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation
#8
Mayumi Takano, Masahiko Nakata, Susumu Murata, Masahiro Sumie, Mineto Morita
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the risk factors, incidence, and influence on the perinatal outcome of chorioamniotic membrane separation (CMS) after fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 312 women who underwent FLP for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Clinical records were used to review obstetrical examinations, complications, operative data, ultrasonographic findings, and perinatal and neonatal follow-up data in all patients...
April 22, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420513/euchromatic-variants-of-8q21-2-in-twins
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Xiao-Hui Song, Hui-Kuo Hsu, Mei-Tsz Su, Tai-Sheng Chang, Piing Yuh Su, Ming Chen, Pao-Lin Kuo
OBJECTIVE: Euchromatic variants (EVs) of 8q21.2 are extremely rare chromosomal abnormalities. So, far there have only been two reports on EVs of 8q21.2. Here, we report an 8q21.2 EV detected in cultured amniotic-fluid cells of twins. It was later found to be inherited from the mother, who did not present with abnormal phenotypes. CASE REPORT: A pregnant woman underwent amniocentesis at 16 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age. This pregnancy was monozygotic twins conceived naturally...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420506/prediction-of-spontaneous-preterm-delivery-in-asymptomatic-twin-pregnancies-using-cervical-length-and-granulocyte-elastase
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Kei Tanaka, Kenji Yamada, Miho Matsushima, Tomoko Izawa, Seishi Furukawa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate sonographic cervical length (CL) and granulocyte elastase (GE) in cervical secretion as predictors of preterm delivery in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled asymptomatic twin pregnancies with CL < 25 mm at 22-29 weeks of gestation. All women were hospitalized for preterm labor, and the cervical secretion was obtained for GE testing on admission. The results of CL measurement and GE testing were reviewed, and the relationship between each variables and preterm delivery prior to 34 weeks of gestation was assessed...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412674/analysis-of-relevant-risk-factors-for-intrauterine-death-of-fetuses-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Yang Qiong, Yuan Yichong
Our study aimed to explore the relevant risk factors for intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy via a retrospective analysis. Then, 98 pregnant women with intrauterine death of fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy were enrolled, who had undergone the induced labor of dead fetuses in our hospital from January, 2013 to January, 2015. By taking their disease conditions into considerations, methods of induced labor as softening of cervix with dinoprostone suppositories and amniotic infusion of ethacridine or oxytocin were performed, and the timely cesarean section for termination of pregnancy was performed...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405942/first-successful-conception-induced-by-a-male-cystinosis-patient
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Koenraad R Veys, Kathleen W D'Hauwers, Angelique J C M van Dongen, Mirian C Janssen, Martine T P Besouw, Ellen Goossens, Lambert P van den Heuvel, Alex A M M Wetzels, Elena N Levtchenko
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease characterized by multi-organ cystine accumulation, leading to renal failure and extra-renal organ dysfunction. Azoospermia of unknown origin is the main cause of infertility in all male cystinosis patients. Although spermatogenesis has shown to be intact at the testicular level in some patients, no male cystinosis patient has been reported yet to have successfully induced conception.We present the first successful conception ever reported, induced by a 27-year-old male renal transplant infantile nephropathic cystinosis patient through percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) followed by intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI)...
April 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404494/association-between-preterm-birth-and-its-subtypes-and-maternal-sociodemographic-characteristics-during-the-post-transitional-phase-in-a-developing-country-with-a-very-high-human-development-index
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B M Araya, M Díaz, D Paredes, J Ortiz
OBJECTIVES: Chile is a post-transitional country evolving towards a stationary population pyramid, which may be associated with increasing preterm birth (PTB) rates. This study aimed to compare maternal sociodemographic characteristics between the start of the post-transition phase (1994) and an established stage (2013) and to evaluate associations between these characteristics and PTB. STUDY DESIGN: An observational analytic design was conducted using national birth records (n = 4,956,311)...
March 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403975/-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-in-200%C3%A2-consecutive-monochorionic-pregnancies-with-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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L Lecointre, N Sananès, A S Weingertner, A Gaudineau, C Akladios, V Cavillon, B Langer, R Favre
OBJECTIVES: To report preoperative data, surgical characteristics, complications and perinatal outcome of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) managed with laser ablation surgery, to analyze predictors of neonatal survival and to compare the 100 most recent cases with the older 100. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational cohort moncentric study of 200 cases of TTTS consecutively treated with fetoscopic laser coagulation between January 2004 and December 2014...
February 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399138/short-cervical-lengths-initially-detected-in-mid-trimester-and-early-in-the-third-trimester-in-asymptomatic-twin-gestations-association-with-histologic-chorioamnionitis-and-preterm-birth
#15
Jeong Woo Park, Kyo Hoon Park, Eun Young Jung, Soo-Hyun Cho, Ji Ae Jang, Ha-Na Yoo
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short cervical lengths (≤20 mm) that were initially detected in mid-trimester and early in the third trimester are independently associated with increased risks of subsequent histologic chorioamnionitis and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB, defined as a delivery before 34 weeks) in asymptomatic women with twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective study including 292 consecutive asymptomatic women with twin gestations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398078/fetal-growth-and-childhood-lung-function-in-the-stoppa-twin-study
#16
Anne K Örtqvist, Vilhelmina Ullemar, Cecilia Lundholm, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Patrik K E Magnusson, Paul Lichtenstein, Jenny Hallberg, Catarina Almqvist
Rationale Associations between fetal growth restriction and lung function impairment could be due to gestational age, shared (familial) genetic and environmental factors. Objectives To study the association between fetal growth and lung function in childhood, while taking gestational age and familial factors into account. Methods Firstly, full cohort analyses of twins were performed to study the association between birth weight, gestational age and fetal growth and lung function (forced expiratory volume in first second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC) and FEV1/FVC) in z-scores before (n=520) and after (n=539) bronchodilator treatment...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397052/pregnancy-outcomes-following-transvaginal-cerclage-for-cervical-insufficiency-results-from-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#17
Sheng Wang, Ying Wang, Ling Feng
To study maternal and perinatal outcomes after cervical cerclage in both singleton and twin pregnancies, we retrospectively reviewed women undergoing cervical cerclage for cervical insufficiency at Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China from January 1, 2010 to July 31, 2015 to evaluate primary and secondary outcomes for subgroups with cervical length (CL) ≤15, >15 to <25, and ≥25 mm. Of 166 patients who underwent cervical cerclage, after exclusion of patients with missed abortion and continuing pregnancy, 141 patients (121 singleton and 20 twin pregnancies) were included in the analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388825/observational-study-of-associations-between-gestational-weight-gain-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-dichorionic-twin-pregnancies
#18
Katarzyna Kosinska-Kaczynska, Iwona Szymusik, Bartosz Kaczynski, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate relationships between gestational weight gain (GWG) and adverse events during pregnancy among patients of normal weight with twin pregnancies. METHODS: The present observational study included patients with dichorionic twin pregnancies with a pre-gravid body mass index of 18.5-24.99 kg/m(2) who underwent delivery at no earlier than 22 weeks of pregnancy between January 1, 2007, and June 30, 2016, at the Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383389/outcomes-of-twin-pregnancies-in-women-45-years-of-age-or-older
#19
Rachel S Gerber, Jessica C Fields, Andrea L Barberio, Kimberly Bodenlos, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To investigate outcomes of twin gestations in women 45 years or older at the time of delivery. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 139 women with twin gestations who were at least 45 years old when they delivered. They were cared for at two referral centers between 2005 and 2016. Analysis included baseline characteristics and pregnancy outcomes including mode of delivery, gestational age at delivery, hypertensive disease in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and fetal growth restriction...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382695/discordant-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt-a-systematic-review
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Tanja Schlaikjaer Hartwig, Louise Ambye, Steen Sørensen, Finn Stener Jørgensen
With a high sensitivity and specificity, NIPT is an incomparable screening test for fetal aneuploidy. However, the method is rather newly introduced and experiences with discordant results are few. We did a systematic review of literature reporting details of false positive and false negative NIPT results. Discordant sex chromosome results were not included. We identified 22 studies reporting case details. In total 206 discordant cases were included, of which 88% were false positive and 12% false negative. Details on maternal age, gestational age, platform/company, Z-score, fetal fraction, results and explanation were specified...
April 5, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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