Topical Iodine –Induced Thyrotoxicosis in a Newborn with a Giant Omphalocele
Conclusion This case emphasizes that significant topical iodine exposure can result in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and therefore, vigilance in monitoring thyroid function is imperative.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Malhotra, Sonali Kumta, Shilpa Bhutada, Alok Jacobson-Dickman, Elka Motaghedi, Roja Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Topical Iodine–Induced Thyrotoxicosis in a Newborn with a Giant Omphalocele
Conclusion This case emphasizes that significant topical iodine exposure can result in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and therefore, vigilance in monitoring thyroid function is imperative.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Malhotra, SonaliKumta, ShilpaBhutada, AlokJacobson-Dickman, ElkaMotaghedi, Roja Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnosis of Volvulus through Mesenteric Defect in Neonate
AJP Rep 2016; 06: e239-e242DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584548Antenatal midgut volvulus is a rare surgical emergency in which bowel is severely compromised. Rarely the etiology is a mesenteric defect. Early diagnosis is essential and lifesaving in the immediate newborn period. Typically upper gastrointestinal or ultrasound imaging can be suggestive of the diagnosis of volvulus in the neonate. Sometimes, however, the diagnosis may be elusive. Herein, we report on the use of neonatal magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose a midgut volvulus that occurred through a congenital mesenteric defect.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Sevent...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 28, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Leopold, ScottAl-Qaraghouli, MohammedHussain, NaveedFinck, Christine Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Patient Counseling and Preferences for Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery
Conclusion Most women were inadequately counseled about delivery options. The most important factors influencing the choice of ERCD over VBAC were patient preferences, risk for fetal injury, and perceived physician preference.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 14, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Folsom, SusanEsplin, M. SeanEdmunds, SeanMetz, Torri D.Jackson, G. MarcPorter, T. FlintVarner, Michael W. Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Are There Head Volume Alterations at 11 to 14 Weeks in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Defects? A First Trimester Case Series
This study aims to assess head volume (HV) alterations at 11 to 14 weeks in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD). Methods A retrospective case–control study on 100 normal and 26 CHD fetuses was conducted. The fetuses had a first trimester scan with volume data sets stored from which HV was calculated. The mean HV and HV as a function of crown–rump length (CRL) in normal fetuses were compared with established normograms. Mean HV, HV as a function of CRL, and HV/CRL were compared between normal and CHD fetuses. Nonparametric Kruskal–Wallis H test was used with p 
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 14, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Abu-Rustum, Reem S.Ziade, M. FouadAbu-Rustum, Sameer E.Daou, Linda S. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Fetoscopic Amniotic Band Release in a Case of Chorioamniotic Separation: An Innovative New Technique
Conclusion In those cases where release of an amniotic band is impossible due to membrane separation, surgery in a CO2-filled uterus offers an option.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 10, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Belfort, Michael A.Whitehead, William E.Ball, RobertSilver, RobertShamshirsaz, AlirezaRuano, RodrigoEspinoza, JimmyBecker, JudithOlutoye, OlutoyinHollier, Larry Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Rare Complex Case of Congenital Umbilical Arteriovenous Malformation and Review of Literature
Conclusion To our knowledge, this is the first time that no complete excision was made but only ligation of the arteries. The infant was discharged home on postoperative day 14 being asymptomatic. Follow-up Doppler US showed thrombosed vascular structures.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 9, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Gregorio-Hernández, RebecaSanz-López, EsterHoyo, Alejandra Aguado-DelManrique-Martín, GemaDe-Agustín, Juan CarlosSánchez-Luna, Manuel Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Conservative Management of Invasive Placentation: Two Cases with Different Surgical Approaches
Conclusion These cases highlight the successful use of conservative management for invasive placentation in two stable patients and showcase the novel use of a robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for management of invasive placentation.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 9, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Fay, Emily E.Norquist, BarbaraJolley, JenniferHardesty, Melissa Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Right Ventricular Myocardial Ischemia with Arrhythmia in an Asphyxiated Newborn
Conclusion MI in the perinatal period in a structurally normal heart is very rare and mortality is high. Although acute treatments extrapolated from adult MI has been described to result in favorable outcomes in newborn infants, guidelines are lacking on how to manage acute MI and associated ventricular arrhythmia.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 7, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Solevåg, Anne LeeSchmölzer, Georg M.Cheung, Po-Yin Source Type: research

The Effect of a Universal Cervical Length Screening Program on Antepartum Management and Birth Outcomes
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a universal cervical length screening program on the incidence of antepartum interventions. Study Design This retrospective cohort study included women delivering ≥ 20 weeks of gestation with singleton pregnancies before and after implementing universal cervical length screening. Antepartum interventions included admission for threatened preterm birth, ≥ 2 cervical length measurements, cervical cerclage, neonatology consultation, betamethasone, antibiotic administration for preterm premature rupture of membranes, and toco...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 7, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Shainker, Scott A.Modest, Anna M.Hacker, Michele R.Ralston, Steven J. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Clinical Findings and Autopsy of a Preterm Infant with Breast Milk-Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection
Conclusion Although rare, postnatal CMV infections transmitted by raw breast milk given to very low-birthweight infants can have dramatic consequences.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 1, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Anne-Aurélie, LopesSouad, BelhabriLeila, Karaoui Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Histological Appearance of Placental Solomonization in the Treatment of Twin –Twin Transfusion Syndrome
AJP Rep 2016; 06: e165-e169DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1582449 Background Placental laser equatorialization or “solomonization” during treatment for twin–twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes. Concern exists, however, about the extent of placental injury caused by the technique, and of its ability to create “dichorionization,” or complete separation of the fetal vascular circuits. Case Study A “solomonized” placenta was histologically examined for depth of cell damage. Solomonization produces complete devascularization of the ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Emery, Stephen P. Nguyen, Lananh Parks, W. Tony Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Physical Activity Volumes during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies Assessing the Association with Infant's Birth Weight
Conclusions The results of observational studies suggest an inverted u-shaped association between physical activity and birth weight, despite methodological variability. These results could help refining physical activity guidelines for pregnancy and provide guidance for future research.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Bisson, MichèleLavoie-Guénette, JoëlleTremblay, AngeloMarc, Isabelle Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Histological Appearance of Placental Solomonization in the Treatment of Twin–Twin Transfusion Syndrome
AJP Rep 2016; 06: e165-e169DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1582449 Background Placental laser equatorialization or “solomonization” during treatment for twin–twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes. Concern exists, however, about the extent of placental injury caused by the technique, and of its ability to create “dichorionization,” or complete separation of the fetal vascular circuits. Case Study A “solomonized” placenta was histologically examined for depth of cell damage. Solomonization produces complete devascularization of the ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Emery, Stephen P.Nguyen, LananhParks, W. Tony Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy: Are Biomarkers and Clinical Predictive Models Useful?
Conclusion A combination of trimester-specific D-dimer levels along with a MWS can be used in pregnancy to triage women into a low-risk category for PE and thereby avoid radiation exposure in a majority of pregnant patients.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 25, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Parilla, Barbara V.Fournogerakis, RachelArcher, AmySulo, SuelaLaurent, LisaLee, PatriciaChhotani, BenazirHesse, KathleenKulstad, Erik Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Does Body Mass Index in Pregnant Women Affect Laboratory Parameters in the Newborn?
In this study, the concentration of blood count, iron, ferritin, and bilirubin were analyzed in the subjects. Results The pregnant women in the three groups significantly differ in the values of blood count (p 
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 25, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Raguž, Marjana JerkovićBrzica, Jerko Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Antenatal Magnesium Sulfate, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Death among Neonates   <  28 Weeks Gestation
This study aims to examine the relationship between antenatal magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) and neonatal death and/or severe necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) among infants 
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 31, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kamyar, Manijeh Clark, Erin A. S. Yoder, Bradley A. Varner, Michael W. Manuck, Tracy A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Perinatal Management of Pregnancy Complicated by Autosomal Dominant Emery –Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
Conclusion CHF can occur as a direct result of the cardiac defects arising due to EDMD, and therefore, careful prenatal and postpartum management is recommended for such cases.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 31, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sato, Megumi Shirasawa, Hiromitsu Makino, Kenichi Miura, Hiroshi Sato, Wataru Shimizu, Dai Sato, Naoki Kumagai, Jin Sato, Akira Terada, Yukihiro Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Antenatal Magnesium Sulfate, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Death among Neonates 
This study aims to examine the relationship between antenatal magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) and neonatal death and/or severe necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) among infants 
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 31, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kamyar, ManijehClark, Erin A. S.Yoder, Bradley A.Varner, Michael W.Manuck, Tracy A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Perinatal Management of Pregnancy Complicated by Autosomal Dominant Emery–Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
Conclusion CHF can occur as a direct result of the cardiac defects arising due to EDMD, and therefore, careful prenatal and postpartum management is recommended for such cases.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 31, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sato, MegumiShirasawa, HiromitsuMakino, KenichiMiura, HiroshiSato, WataruShimizu, DaiSato, NaokiKumagai, JinSato, AkiraTerada, Yukihiro Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Ectrodactyly in the First Trimester by Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography
Discussion Fetal limb abnormalities are being encountered at increasingly earlier gestational ages due to improvements in image quality and expanded use of ultrasound in the first trimester. Early identification of fetal limb malformations without a definitive diagnosis or a clear pattern of inheritance can present a challenging clinical scenario. Patients may opt for earlier termination of pregnancy rather than wait for additional information to guide decision-making.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstrac...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Blitz, Matthew J.Rochelson, Burton Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Effect of Cervical Length Recovery after Laser Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
AJP Rep 2016; 06: e137-e141DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1579654 Objective To evaluate the impact of polyhydramnios on preoperative cervical length and whether cervical length recovery after amnioreduction during selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP) is associated with a greater gestational age at delivery in pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Methods Retrospective study of 50 pregnancies complicated by TTTS treated with SFLP between March 2010 and July 2014 at a single center. Preoperative maximum vertical pocket (MVP) was measured along with pre- and postoperative c...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Finneran, MatthewTemming, LoreneTemplin, MeganStephenson, Courtney Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Seronegative Maternal Ocular Myasthenia Gravis and Delayed Transient Neonatal Myasthenia Gravis
Conclusion Infants born to mothers with seronegative localized (ocular) MG are also susceptible to TNMG which may be late in onset.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Townsel, CourtneyKeller, RebeccaJohnson, KendallHussain, NaveedCampbell, Winston A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn due to Intravenous Drug Use
Conclusions As opioid abuse continues to increase in the United States, clinicians should be aware of the potential for alloimmunization to red blood cell antibodies as yet another negative outcome from intravenous drug abuse.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Markham, Kara B.Scrape, Scott R.Prasad, MonaRossi, Karen Q.O'Shaughnessy, Richard W. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pregnancy-Associated Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Conclusion Diagnosis of p-aHUS is challenging, as it can mimic various diseases found during pregnancy and the postpartum. Plasma exchange should be promptly initiated within 24 hours of diagnosis. Eculizumab has risen to become an important tool to improve long-term comorbidities and mortality in this group population.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Saad, Antonio F.Roman, JorgeWyble, AaronPacheco, Luis D. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Severe Hyponatremia Associated with Use of Black Cohosh during Prolonged Labor and Unsuccessful Home Birth
We present a case of severe hyponatremia and altered mental status associated with the use of black cohosh during prolonged labor. Case A 39-year-old primigravida at 385/7 weeks of gestational age presented to the emergency department after she became disoriented and lethargic while laboring at home with a midwife. She had consumed several doses of black cohosh to induce and augment labor. On presentation, she was nonverbal and unable to follow commands. Her serum sodium was 114 mmol/L (range, 132–145 mmol/L), serum osmolality was 253 mOsm/kg (range, 275–300 mOsm/kg), urine osmolality was 190 mOsm/kg...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Blitz, Matthew J.Smith-Levitin, MichelleRochelson, Burton Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The Influence of a Crosshair Visual Aid on Observer Detection of Simulated Fetal Heart Rate Signals
Conclusion The results of the study provide evidence that the presence of a visual aid was useful in helping novices identify FHR signals in simulated maternal-fetal heart rate images. Further, the visual aid was most useful for conditions in which the signal is most difficult to detect (when FHR variability is highest).[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 16, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kennedy, Rebecca A.Scerbo, Mark W.Anderson-Montoya, Brittany L.Belfore, Lee A.Abuhamad, Alfred Z.Davis, Stephen S. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Septo-Optic Dysplasia in a Newborn Presenting with Bilateral Dilated and Fixed Pupils
Conclusion Our report is unique because the incidental finding of bilateral dilated and fixed pupils on the newborn exam was the only clinical finding which led to a prompt work-up and eventual diagnosis of SOD.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - February 26, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Jabeen, MehnazHairfield, AmberSwischuk, Leonard E.Jain, Sunil K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Sporadic Neonatal Case of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex Generalized Intermediate with KRT5 and KRT14 Gene Mutations
Conclusion This is the first report of EBS-generalized intermediate in a newborn with de novo KRT5 gene mutation and KRT14 gene polymorphism, and no familial history of epidermolysis. Neonatal blistering due to EBS requires optimal skin management after excluding infectious and immunobullous diseases.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - February 26, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Wakiguchi, HiroyukiHasegawa, ShunjiMaeba, ShinjiKimura, SasaguIto, SatokoTateishi, HiroshiUeda, KazuhiroOhga, Shouichi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Rare Full-Term Newborn Case of Rib Osteomyelitis with Suspected Preceding Fracture
AJP Rep 2016; 06: e104-e107DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1570320Acute osteomyelitis is uncommon in full-term neonates and occurs most frequently in those with critical illnesses, often following episodes of sepsis, skin infection, umbilical catheterization, urinary tract anomalies, or a complicated delivery. Here, we report a very rare case of acute rib osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus in a 13-day-old full-term male neonate. Ultrasonography (US) enabled diagnosis and revealed a coexisting costochondral junction rib fracture, which was not detected on routine chest radiography. Following a 29-day course of intensive parente...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - February 18, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Ono, SahokoFujimoto, HirokiKawamoto, Yutaka Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Multiple Successful Angioembolizations for Refractory Cardiac Failure in a Preterm with Rapidly Involuting Congenital Hemangioma
We present the case of an infant boy who was delivered prematurely at 29 weeks of gestation due to fetal compromise by a RICH, with features of high-output cardiac failure and major systemic hemodynamic steal from peripheral organs. Two early angioembolizations were required to manage his high-output cardiac failure. To our knowledge, this infant is the smallest and earliest newborn case of successful angioembolization for a complex, life-threatening vascular anomaly. We discuss the interventional dilemmas regarding the optimal timing of delivery and early embolization.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - January 4, 2016 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sur, AmitavaManraj, HeranLavoie, Pascal M.Lim, KenCourtemanche, DouglasBrooks, PaulAlbersheim, Susan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Junctional Bradycardia as Early Sign of Digoxin Toxicity in a Premature Infant with Congestive Heart Failure due to a Left to Right Shunt
Conclusion Serum Digoxin level alone may fail as an independent guide in the diagnosis of digoxin toxicity when hypokalemia is present. In premature infants with congestive heart failure and hypokalemia, addition of an aldosterone antagonist should be considered.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 20, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Dasgupta, SohamAly, Ashraf M.Jain, Sunil K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Spontaneous Posterior Uterine Rupture in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Conclusion TTTS may be a risk factor for uterine rupture, including uterine rupture in atypical anatomic locations. Prior unrecognized uterine scars, including perforations, may magnify the risk for atypical uterine rupture in the setting of excessive uterine distension.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 16, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Smid, Marcela C.Waltner-Toews, RebeccaGoodnight, William Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens and May–Thurner Syndrome in the first trimester of Pregnancy
Conclusion Timely diagnosis and prompt surgical management are necessary due to the limb-threatening nature of this condition. Despite maternal radiation exposure, the nature and extent of fetal effects depends upon radiation dose and gestational age.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 16, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Ladha, Aliya B.Fareeduddin, Rizwana Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Uncomplicated Pregnancies and Ultrasounds for Fetal Growth Restriction: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1567857 Objective The purpose of this multicenter pilot study was to determine the feasibility of randomizing uncomplicated pregnancies (UPs) to have third trimester ultrasonographic exams (USE) versus routine prenatal care (RPNC) to improve the detection of small for gestational age (SGA; birth weight 
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 16, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Hammad, Ibrahim A.Chauhan, Suneet P.Mlynarczyk, MalgorzataRabie, NaderGoodie, ChrisChang, EugeneMagann, Everett F.Abuhamad, Alfred Z. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Preeclampsia as a Manifestation of New-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus during Pregnancy: A Case-Based Literature Review
Conclusion Our case and previous reports suggest that distinguishing underlying SLE from preeclampsia in the third trimester is particularly difficult. Helpful factors for diagnosis of suspected SLE in these cases were persistence of symptoms and new atypical symptoms for preeclampsia revealed after delivery (e.g., fever, renal disorder, and thrombocytopenia).[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 3, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Miyamoto, TaitoHoshino, TatsujiHayashi, NobutakaOyama, RurikoOkunomiya, AsukaKitamura, SachikoOhtake, NorikoSuga, MamiMiyamoto, KazunaoTakaoka, AkiAoki, TakuyaImamura, YukoNagano, SeijiKita, Masato Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neonate with VACTERL Association and a Branchial Arch Anomaly without Hydrocephalus
We report the unique case of an infant of diabetic mother with VACTERL association and a branchial arch anomaly—in the absence of hydrocephalus.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Velazquez, DanitzaPereira, ElaineHavranek, Thomas Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Uhl Anomaly with Autopsy Correlation
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566296Uhl anomaly is a rare form of congenital hypoplasia of the right ventricular myocardium. Here, we report, a rare finding in fetal cardiac ultrasound in a 33-year-old woman who presented at 20 weeks' of gestation. A diagnosis of Uhl anomaly was made. An autopsy was performed at 23weeks gestation after obtaining permission for medicolegal termination of pregnancy. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Diagnosing Uhl anomaly in fetal life is essential since mortality and survival mainly depend on the severity of right ventricle dysfunction related to, the either partial or co...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Philip, SajiBharati, SarasaCherian, Kottureth MammenBharati, Saroja Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Low Gestational Weight Gain in Obese Women and Pregnancy Outcomes
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566309Obesity during pregnancy and excessive weight gain during this period are associated with several maternal–fetal and neonatal complications. Moreover, a significant percentage of women have weight retention in the postpartum period, especially those with excessive weight gain during pregnancy. The recommendations of the 2009 Institute of Medicine were based on observational studies that have consistently shown that women with weight gain within the recommended range had better outcomes during pregnancy. In patients with obesity, however, there is no recommendation for weight gain, ac...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Moehlecke, MileneCostenaro, FabíolaReichelt, Angela AJOppermann, Maria Lúcia R.Leitão, Cristiane B. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Utilization of the Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Expanded Option
Conclusion Based on these findings and the fluid landscape of prenatal screening, education, and reeducation of health care professionals is imperative to ensure responsible patient counseling, informed consent, and appropriate posttest management.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 29, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Mayes, SarahHashmi, SyedTurrentine, Mark A.Darilek, SandraFriel, Lara A.Czerwinski, Jennifer Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Aorta-Porto-Umbilical Vein Fistulas with Left-Sided Inferior Vena Cava
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566244Congenital arteriovenous fistulas involved with the abdominal aorta are very rare. Left-sided subrenal inferior vena cava (IVC) with normal connection to the heart is also rare and has not been reported prenatally. In this article, we described a fetus with aorta-porto-umbilical vein fistulas combined with a left-sided IVC.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Zhou, JiaweiZhou, QichangPeng, QianghaiZeng, Shi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neonatal Thrombocytopenia as a Consequence of Maternal Preeclampsia
Discussion According to the current literature, neonatal thrombocytopenia due to maternal preE is highly prevalent in the general population and the incidence is reported to be around 30% worldwide. This review gives an insight into the syndrome and summarizes the possible pathological mechanisms, the diagnostic approach, complications, and therapeutic interventions of neonatal thrombocytopenia. It also identifies the involvement of other cell lines, apart from platelets in the newborns. Furthermore, we suggest a future prospective study to investigate the pathogenesis of preE and plan a study involving animal models ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kalagiri, Ram R.Choudhury, SaiaraCarder, TimothyGovande, VinayakBeeram, Madhava R.Uddin, M Nasir Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Perineal Groove: A Rare Congenital Midline Defect of Perineum
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566311Perineal groove is a rare congenital malformation that is characterized by an exposed wet sulcus with nonkeratinized mucous membrane that extends from the posterior vaginal fourchette to the anterior ridge of the anal orifice. This condition is one of the uncommon anomalies of urogenital/anogenital region that is unknown to many clinicians. Although, this condition may be self-resolved before the age of 2 years, this nonepithelized mucous membrane can pose the risk of local irritation and infection, urinary tract infection, and the possibility of nonself-resolved condition that eventually ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Harsono, MimilyPourcyrous, Massroor Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prominent Eustachian Valve in Newborns: A Report of Four Cases
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1565920The Eustachian valve (EV) is an embryological remnant of the inferior vena cava that during fetal life helps divert oxygenated blood from the IVC toward the foramen ovale to escape the pulmonary circulation. This remnant usually regresses after birth and is considered a benign finding in the majority of cases. However, EV can lead to complications in the neonatal period or later in life. In this short case series, we present four newborn infants with prominent EV who were symptomatic after birth and required admission to the neonatal intensive care unit.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 S...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Gad, AshrafMannan, JavedChhabra, ManojZhang, Xi Xiao YangNarula, PramodHoang, Danthanh Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Lactobacillus Sepsis and Probiotic Therapy in Newborns: Two New Cases and Literature Review
In this study, we report two further cases and discuss the emerging issue of probiotic supplementation safety in neonates. We conclude that physicians must be aware that supplementation with L. rhamnosus GG can cause sepsis in high-risk patients on rare occasions.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Dani, CarloCoviello C, CaterinaCorsini I, IuriArena, FabioAntonelli, AlbertoRossolini, Gian Maria Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Secondary Increase of Lactate Levels in Asphyxiated Newborns during Hypothermia Treatment: Reflect of Suboptimal Hemodynamics (A Case Series and Review of the Literature)
Conclusions Lactate levels during the first 4 days of life should be followed as a potential marker for suboptimal hemodynamic status in term asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia, for whom the maintenance of homeostasis during hypothermia treatment is of utmost importance to alleviate brain injury.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 28, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Al Balushi, AsimGuilbault, Marie-PierWintermark, Pia Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Severe First Trimester Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion Iatrogenic preterm delivery may be indicated in early-severe recurrent ICP to prevent IUFD, but more research is needed.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 21, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Hubschmann, Andrea G.Orzechowski, Kelly M.Berghella, Vincenzo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Comparison of Presentation, Course, and Outcome of Congenital and Acquired Cytomegalovirus Infection in Twins
We present a case of congenital and acquired CMV infection in twins with a focus of dissimilarity in presentation, clinical course, and outcome.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 20, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Samedi, Veronica MugarabSkappak, ChristopherJantzie, LindsayTrevenen, CynthiaKamaluddeen, MajeedaEkwalanga, PaulineAl Awad, Essa Hamdan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Gastroschisis Complicated by Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Two Distinct Anomalies with a Common Origin
Conclusion Gastroschisis and septo-optic dysplasia arise from vascular disruptions, therefore presence in the same infant can be more than just a coincidence. While this is not a common occurrence, our case illustrates the need for a high index of suspicion with an unusual clinical course.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 16, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Garvin, JodiSampath, VenkateshKarody, Vijender R. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Acquired Uterine Arteriovenous Malformations: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Transcatheter Treatment
Conclusion Low-level evidence supports the role of TCE, including in the event of persistent bleeding following initial embolization, for the treatment of acquired uterine AVMs. The variety of embolic agents and laterality of approach delineate the importance of refining procedural protocols in the treatment of the acquired uterine AVM. Condensation A review on the management of patients with acquired uterine AVMs.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access F...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - October 12, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Yoon, Daniel J.Jones, MeganTaani, Jamal AlBuhimschi, CatalinDowell, Joshua D. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research