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Tongsong Theera - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the splenic artery (SPA) peak systolic velocity (PSV) in identifying fetuses with hemoglobin (Hb) Bart disease among pregnancies at risk for the disease. METHODS: Pregnancies at risk for fetal Hb Bart disease scheduled for cordocentesis at 18 to ...
Joó József Gábor - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze, based upon autopsy, the main characteristics of miscarriages in the second trimester. METHODS: We have processed the results of fetopathological investigations of 544 aborted fetuses resulting from 486 second-trimester miscarriages. RESULTS: Malformation could be identified in 13.05% of all cases. In almost one third of ...
Hirsch Emmet - - 2009
We sought to develop a model of bacterially induced preterm delivery in rats to parallel similar models in mice. Female Sprague-Dawley rats on day 17 of gestation (normal term = 21-22 days) were inoculated into the uterus with either 2 x 10(9)-7 x 10(10) killed E. coli organisms, 1-4 x ...
Park Dongsun - - 2009
The effects of green tea extract (GTE) on the fetal development and external, visceral and skeletal abnormalities induced by cyclophosphamide were investigated in rats. Pregnant rats were daily administered GTE (100mg/kg) by gavage for 7 d, from the 6th to 12th day of gestation, and intraperitoneally administered with cyclophosphamide (11mg/kg) ...
Srisupundit Kasemsri - - 2008
The objective of this study was to compare red blood cell indices among normal, alpha-thalassemia-1 trait, and hemoglobin (Hb) Bart's fetuses at mid-pregnancy. A total of 87 pregnancies (88 fetuses) at risk of homozygous alpha-thalassemia-1, who underwent cordocentesis including the measurement of Hb level and red blood cell indices of ...
Felipe A E - - 2008
The goal of this work was to characterize the morphology of fetuses of Myocastor coypus bonariensis (coypu) after 60, 90, 120 and 135 days post-coitus (d.p.c.). At all the ages, gestational sacs showed an elliptical shape. Placentas were discoidal, with a unilobular external appearance in fetuses of 60 d.p.c. and ...
Hothi Daljit K DK Nephro-Urology Unit, University College London Institute of Child Health, London, - - 2009
Renal pelvis dilatation (RPD) occurs in 1% of fetuses. Severe RPD (>15 mm) is frequently associated with urinary tract pathology. For the majority with mild (5 to 9 mm) to moderate (10 to 15 mm) RPD, however, there is uncertainty about the risk of abnormalities and how much postnatal investigation ...
Timor-Tritsch I E - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and added value of three-dimensional (3D) inversion rendering of the developing embryonic/fetal ventricular system, and to apply this display technique to enhance the sonographic examination of holoprosencephaly. METHODS: 3D volumes of the embryonic/fetal brain were acquired from four normal fetuses at 8-11 postmenstrual weeks, and ...
van den Akker Chris H P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Despite nutritional intervention, albumin concentrations are often low in critically ill premature neonates. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to quantify albumin synthesis rates during early life under physiologic circumstances. Human fetuses thereby reflect the developmentally related optimal condition. DESIGN: Pregnant women undergoing elective cesarean delivery received 3 different labeled amino ...
Hasan Shabih U - - 2008
Prenatal lung development requires fetal breathing movements (FBM). To investigate the dependence of FBM on feedback originating from the lung, we hypothesized that pneumonectomy stimulates FBM. Time-dated fetal sheep underwent bilateral pneumonectomy, unilateral pneumonectomy, or sham surgery at 125-130 days gestation. The incidence of FBM decreased in sham-operated fetuses at ...
Warner Rachelle - - 2008
Solvent abuse during pregnancy results in a clinical pattern of adverse outcomes including deafness. The aim of this project was to determine whether high doses of toluene for a short duration during pregnancy produced adverse outcomes in the fetal rat. Pregnant rats were given either 1250 mg/kg of toluene or ...
Gindes Liat - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical importance of an abnormal number of fetal ribs. METHODS: A retrospective study of all fetuses that were found to have an abnormal number of ribs during routine ultrasonographic examinations was performed. Volume data sets of the fetal ribs were ...
Kaur Satinder - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the biophysical profile (BPP) usefulness in the prediction of cord pH, base excess, and guidance regarding the timing of delivery in preterm intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR) fetuses. STUDY DESIGN: A BPP was performed daily in 48 IUGR fetuses and was considered abnormal ...
Wax Joseph R - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate associated anomalies and outcomes of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed hemivertebrae. METHODS: Fetuses with prenatally diagnosed hemivertebrae, excluding those associated with spina bifida, were identified by searching the prospectively maintained ultrasound databases of 4 institutions from 1997 to August 2007. Associated birth ...
Bornstein Eran - - 2008
The widespread use of sonography as a screening tool for fetal anomalies has facilitated prenatal detection of several fetal conditions characterized by urinary tract dilatation. These conditions are more common in male fetuses and are generally a result of an anatomic defect causing obstruction along the urinary tract system. Although ...
Lopate C - - 2008
Since the duration of pregnancy in the bitch is relatively short, it is critical that fetuses are fully mature prior to delivery for them to survive. For breeders to be able to prepare for normal whelpings and align medical care in case of emergency, an estimated due date is necessary. ...
Kiefer Isabelle I Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate fetal brain development of growth-restricted fetuses with auditory evoked responses (AER) that were recorded by the noninvasive magnetoencephalographic technique. Serial fetal recordings that started at 27 weeks of gestation were conducted on a fetal magnetoencephalographic device that was especially designed for obstetric ...
Viñals F - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volumes from fetuses at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks' gestation can be obtained by a non-expert and whether fetal echocardiography can be performed via a telemedicine link, providing a remote and reproducible diagnosis of the fetal heart condition. METHODS: ...
Jardri Renaud - - 2008
Hearing already functions before birth, but little is known about the neural basis of fetal life experiences. Recent imaging studies have validated the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in pregnant women at 38-weeks of gestation. The aim of the present study was to examine fetal brain activation to ...
Blad Sofia - - 2008
The aim of this study is to evaluate the myocardial response in the preterm and near-term fetal lamb with infection. Chronically instrumented fetal lambs were exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and the fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) ST waveform was examined using STAN. Fetal heart rate variability (FHRV) was automatically analyzed by adapting ...
Mari Giancarlo - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cardiovascular changes sequence in intrauterine-growth-restricted (IUGR) fetuses using Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: Sequential Doppler evaluations were carried out in 29 severe IUGR fetuses in pregnancies without maternal medical complications (group A) and in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (group B) delivered at ...
Cicekcibasi Aynur Emine - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate morphometric growth patterns of the cartilaginous components and vocal cords in human fetal larynx. METHODS: This study was performed in the Anatomy Department of Meram Medicine Faculty in 2007. The fetuses were obtained from the Gynaecology Department of the Meram ...
Wieczorek A - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Congestive heart failure in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD) is associated with high perinatal mortality. The clinical condition can be characterized by five ultrasound markers that comprise the 10-point cardiovascular profile (CVP) score. Our aim was to assess the value of the CVP score in evaluating the condition ...
Rasiah S V - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To identify in a case cohort study, overall outcome following prenatal diagnosis of complete AVSD (cAVSD) in a tertiary referral fetal cardiology center. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed all pregnancies from 1997 to 2004 in which the fetus was identified on ultrasound examination as having a cAVSD. RESULTS: A prenatal ...
Heinig J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: An explorative retrospective study following a case-series of fetuses with isolated gastroschisis, to evaluate if small-bowel dilatation may be indicative for emerging obstetric complications. The secondary aim was to establish preliminary normative curves for the external diameter and wall thickness of eventerated fetal small bowel in gastroschisis during the ...
Schmotzer Christine L - - 2008
Agnathia (otocephaly) is a sporadic malformation characterized by agenesis of the mandible with characteristic dysmorphologic sequelae. We compare the prenatal presentations and dysmorphologic abnormalities of 2 female fetuses with agnathia. Fetus 1 was delivered at 33 weeks' gestational age and showed agnathia with characteristic sequelae of microstomia; microglossia; persistent buccopharyngeal ...
Joseph K S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although proponents of the fetuses-at-risk approach describe it as a causal model that resolves various conundrums, several areas of semantic and conceptual misapprehension remain. Differences in terminology include use of denominators such as 'ongoing pregnancies' and the need for an ad hoc 'correction factor' in order to calculate gestational ...
Morokuma Seiichi - - 2008
The aim of this study was to investigate developmental changes in heart rate response to repeated low-intensity (85 dB) sound stimulation in fetuses between 32 and 37 weeks of gestation. We measured amplitude changes in heart rate as our index of fetal response. At 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, ...
Wolf V H G - - 2008
Reproductive failures are still common grounds for complaint by commercial swine producers. Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is associated with different clinical reproductive signs. The aim of the present study was to investigate PPV fetal infection at swine farms having ongoing reproductive performance problems. The presence of virus in fetal tissues was ...
de Wit Olga A - - 2008
Fetal spina bifida aperta (SBA) is characterized by a spinal meningomyelocele (MMC) and associated with cerebral pathology, such as hydrocephalus and Chiari II malformation. In various animal models, it has been suggested that a loss of ventricular lining (neuroepithelial/ependymal denudation) may trigger cerebral pathology. In fetuses with MMC, little is ...
Rizzo Giuseppe - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively analyze the accuracy and rapidity of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasonography with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) in the assessment of four-chamber view and outflow tracts in unselected fetuses and in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD) at 19-23 weeks of gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 112 consecutive pregnancies undergoing routine ...
Chang Chiung-Hsin - - 2008
Early detection and management of fetal growth restriction (FGR) is very important in prenatal care and daily practice, because FGR fetuses may suffer increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Renal volume (RV) might be one of the important parameters of fetal growth. Yet, no prenatal assessment of fetal RV ...
Abir Ronit - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of growth hormone (GH) and its receptor (GH-R) in early developing follicles. DESIGN: Immunocytochemical and in situ hybridization study. SETTING: Major tertiary care and referral academic centers. PATIENT(S): Ten ovarian samples from adults/girls aged 6-38 years and from 10 fetuses of women undergoing second and ...
Forzano F - - 2007
Achondrogenesis type II (ACG2) is the most severe disorder that can be produced by dominant mutations in COL2A1. We report on four pregnancies of an apparently healthy, nonconsanguineous young couple. The father had scoliosis as a child, and has slight body disproportion with short trunk. The first child was born ...
Buczinski S - - 2007
Prolonged pregnancy in cattle is a rare condition that is commonly accompanied with fetal adenohypophyseal hypoplasia. The final diagnosis is often challenging as breeding date error remains possible in virtually all situations. In this report, fetal wellbeing assessment is depicted in two Holstein cows suffered from prolonged pregnancy. Transabdominal ultrasonographic ...
Kohan-Ghadr H R - - 2008
The high incidence of pregnancy loss and prenatal morbidity and mortality in cloned animals may be due to placental insufficiency, thereby compromising fetal survival. Our objective was to characterize morphological changes in fetal membranes of cloned bovine pregnancies. Two groups of cows with cloned fetuses, produced by two cloning techniques, ...
Puri Ratna D - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Severe skeletal dysplasias are a group of bone growth disorders characterized by a lethal outcome in utero or infancy. We describe our experience of the severe skeletal dysplasias diagnosed amongst fetal autopsies done at a tertiary level centre over a five year period. METHODS: We evaluated 15 cases with ...
França Willy Marcus - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Amniotic fluid (AF) and its components, such as fetal urine and meconium, may lead to intestinal alterations in gastroschisis, which cause immaturity of the myenteric plexus and consequent intestinal hypomotility and malabsorption. In this study we identified morphological and histological alterations of the intestine and the myenteric plexus with ...
Patchakapat Lawan - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare excursion index of the septum primum (EISP) among Thai fetuses of gestational diabetic mothers (FGDMs) with and without septal hypertrophy (SH) and those of nondiabetic mothers from 32 to 35 weeks' gestation. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Fetuses of Thai pregnant women were recruited for prenatal 2-dimensional echocardiographic measurements ...
Zalel Y - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess in utero visualization of the middle phalanx of the fifth digit (MPFD) between 13 and 17 weeks of gestation. METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study in which women attending for fetal sonographic examination between 13 + 0 and 17 + 6 weeks of gestation were evaluated ...
Ceylaner Gülay - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Congenital anomalies and intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) are frequent problems in pregnancies. Detection of the etiology is important for genetic counseling, and presenting the geographic distribution of the causes of disorders is necessary for a national policy on precautions. Here, we report the findings of terminated fetuses due to ...
Jung Eui - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical implication of isolated right dominant heart (RDH) in fetal echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed the medical records of pregnant women diagnosed with fetal RDH at Asan Medical Center from December 1999 to December 2005. The criteria of RDH were the ratio of right-to-left atrial and ...
Quarello Edwin - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of fetal cerebral lesions and their characteristics in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a retrospective analysis at a single center for the period 1999 to 2004 in which 299 cases of severe TTTS at 15-28 weeks of gestation were reviewed. METHODS: ...
Jani J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of antenatally determined observed to expected fetal lung area to head circumference ratio (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: Two groups of fetuses were examined. The first group included 650 normal fetuses at 12-32 weeks' gestation, and ...
Yang Soon Ha - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between lung-to-head ratio (LHR) and gestational age (GA) in fetuses with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia and to determine the applicability and reliability of LHR to predict postnatal outcome beyond 24-26 weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN: The institutional review ...
Hsiao Sheng-Mou - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Outcome for fetuses with prenatally detected congenital heart disease (CHD) and/or cardiac arrhythmias is important for prenatal counseling and perinatal management; however, there exists little literature regarding the outcome for CHD diagnosed in utero in Taiwan. Therefore, we attempted to investigate the outcome for fetuses with CHD and/or cardiac ...
Matsuo Koji - - 2007
AIM: Approximately two-thirds of term vertex fetuses are in the left occiput position in utero. However, little is understood about the physiology of maternal-fetal positioning during pregnancy. It was hypothesized that fetal left occiput positioning is affected by maternal positioning. The present study was designed to investigate the relationship between ...
Rosier-van Dunné F M F - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To study the incidence of echodensities in the periventricular white matter, ventricular system, basal ganglia and thalamus of the brain in fetuses at risk for preterm delivery. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 124 fetuses with a gestational age between 26 and 34 weeks in pregnancies affected by ...
Towner Dena - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate fetuses with normal intracranial anatomy in the second trimester that became abnormal in the third trimester. METHODS: We sonographically examined 6 fetuses with a normal second-trimester head sonogram that presented later in pregnancy with an abnormal head sonogram. RESULTS: Four categories of intracranial pathology were depicted: obstructive ...
Nygaard Ulrikka - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate OK-432, a preparation of Streptococcus pyogenes, in the treatment of early fetal chylothorax. METHODS: A prospective study of all fetuses (n=7) with persistent early chylothorax (gestational ages 16-21 weeks) referred to the tertiary center of fetal medicine in Denmark in 2003-2005. Fetuses were injected with 0.2-1.0 mg ...
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