Imaging detects big, rare tumor protruding from fetus's mouth
Doctors recently used prenatal ultrasound to detect a rare 4.6 x 3.6-cm oropharyngeal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Benefits of ultrasound fetal size estimates questioned 4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging Micro-CT visualizes early fetal development Ultrasound of infants exposed to Zika predicts long-term risk Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalitiesComments: 11/20/2020 4:57:31 AMDra.Wittlin Did this pacient had any contact with Covid-19 or another disease diring her pregnancy ?
Publication date: 15 February 2021Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 404, Part BAuthor(s): Jinsoo Lee, Seong-Jin Choi, Ji-Seong Jeong, Sang Yun Kim, Sang-Hyub Lee, Mi Jin Yang, Seung-Jin Lee, Young-Jun Shin, Kyuhong Lee, Eun Ju Jeong, Sang-Yoon Nam, Wook-Joon Yu
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Shreeram Akilesh, Cynthia C. Nast, Michifumi Yamashita, Kammi Henriksen, Vivek Charu, Megan L. Troxell, Neeraja Kambham, Erika Bracamonte, Donald Houghton, Naila I. Ahmed, Chyi Chyi Chong, Bijin Thajudeen, Shehzad Rehman, Firas Khoury, Jonathan E. Zuckerman, Jeremy Gitomer, Parthassarathy C. Raguram, Shanza Mujeeb, Ulrike Schwarze, M. Brendan Shannon
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)Author(s): Lina María Saldarriaga Rivera, Daniel Fernández Ávila, Wilson Bautista Molano, Daniel Jaramillo Arroyave, Alain Jasaf Bautista Ramírez, Adriana Díaz Maldonado, Jorge Hernán Izquierdo, Edwin Jáuregui, María Constanza Latorre Muñoz, Juan Pablo Restrepo, Juan Sebastián Segura Charry
Conclusions: This review results revealed a low utilization of postnatal care service. Antenatal care service utilization has a positive effect on postnatal care service utilization. Policymakers and programmers better considered more antenatal care service use as one strategy of enhancing the utilization of postnatal care service. PMID: 33029402 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract In any pandemic, accurate data regarding adverse perinatal outcomes are critical to clinical management, a current reality with COVID-19. During the Zika virus epidemic, initial data regarding perinatal infection risks were concerning, with adverse pregnancy outcomes reported among 46.7% of affected pregnancies (Brasil et al NEJM 2016; 375: 2321). However, subsequent data demonstrated that the incidence of birth defects attributable to Zika virus was approximately 6%, with most of the risk occurring from first trimester infection (Honein et al JAMA 2017;317: 59). These s...
CONCLUSION: Some pregnant women are accepting of participation in vaccine research during infectious disease outbreaks. Incorporating their priorities into trial design may facilitate their participation and generation of evidence for this important population. PMID: 32893036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To the Editor We read with interest the article by Zeng et al that reported on 33 neonates of women infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during pregnancy, where 3 of 33 had early-onset SARS-CoV-2 infection. The 3 affected neonates were born 1 to 3 days after their mothers were diagnosed as having SARS-CoV-2, developed symptoms within the first 2 days of life, and had positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction from nasopharyngeal and anal samples on days 2 and 4 of life. It is unclear whether these infants were infected intrauterine or after birth, especially because it is not yet kn...
We report that co-transcription of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 is negligible in the placenta, thus not a likely path of vertical transmission for SARS-CoV-2. By contrast, receptors for Zika virus and cytomegalovirus, which cause congenital infections, are highly expressed by placental cell types. These data show that the placenta minimally expresses the canonical cell-entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2.
ConclusionsThe WHO Framework encapsulated important infrastructure and process factors relevant to the Florida Zika response as well as future epidemics. In this context, similarities, differences, and implications for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic response are discussed.
By CHADI NABHAN, MD, MBA, FACP If you are a soccer fan, watching the FIFA World Cup is a ritual that you don’t ever violate. Brazilians, arguably more than any other fans in the world, live and breathe soccer—and they are always expected to be a legitimate contender to win it all. Their expectations are magnified when they are the host country, which was the case in 2014. Not only did the Germans destroy Brazilian World Cup dreams, but less than a year after a humiliating loss on their turf, Brazilians began dealing with another devastating blow: a viral epidemic. Zika left the country scrambling to understa...