Eran Ashwal, Susan Blaser, Ashley Leckie, Dilkash Kajal, Pradeep Krishnan, Karen Chong, Maian Roifman, Ants Toi, David Chitayat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the short- and long-term outcome of fetuses with evidence of extension of the choroid plexus into the frontal horns. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of fetuses diagnosed with isolated choroid plexi extending into the frontal horns. Fetuses with major central nervous system anomalies were excluded. Ultrasound and fetal/postnatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were evaluated. Postnatal outcomes, including developmental assessment, were obtained...
March 22, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Jill K Tjon, Melinda M E H Witbreuk, Peter A A Struijs, Bloeme J van der Knoop, Ingeborg H Linskens, Johanna I de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Children and adults with talipes equinovarus (TEV) have smaller calves and shorter feet compared to non-affected controls. Do these changes have a prenatal onset? METHODS: A prospective cohort study (January 2020-July 2021) was conducted with serial ultrasonographic measurements at 20 and 28 weeks gestation and measurements directly and 6 weeks after birth. Calf circumference and width, foot length and length of humerus, ulna, radius, femur, tibia and fibula were measured in TEV and were compared to a control population...
March 16, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Nan Okun, R Douglas Wilson
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March 15, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Kara J Shannon, Sarah VanLoh, Jimmy Espinoza, Magdalena Sanz-Cortes, Roopali Donepudi, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Chester J Koh, David R Roth, Michael C Braun, Joseph Angelo, Michael A Belfort, Ahmed Nassr
OBJECTIVE: We evaluate survival of fetuses with severe Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO) based on bladder morphology. We hypothesize that fetuses with a "floppy" appearing bladder on initial prenatal ultrasound will have worse infant outcomes than fetuses with full/rounded bladders. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of LUTO evaluated in our fetal center between January 2013 and December 2021. Ultrasonographic assessment, renal biochemistry, and bladder refilling contributed to a "favorable" or "unfavorable" evaluation...
March 15, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Cécile Courdier, John Boudjarane, Valérie Malan, Christine Muti, Brian Sperelakis-Beedham, Sylvie Odent, Sylvie Jaillard, Chloé Quelin, Cédric Le Caignec, Olivier Patat, Charlotte Dubucs, Sophie Julia, Caroline Schluth-Bolard, Carole Goumy, Sylvia Redon, Jean-Baptiste Gaillard, Minh Tuan Huynh, Céline Dupont, Anne-Claude Tabet, Guillaume Cogan, François Vialard, Rodolphe Dard, Guillaume Jedraszak, Florence Jobic, Mathilde Lefebvre, Geneviève Quenum, Saori Inai, Mélanie Rama, Fanny Sauvestre, Frédéric Coatleven, Julie Thomas, Caroline Rooryck
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to gather fetal cases carrying a 7q11.23 copy number variation (CNV) and collect precise clinical data to broaden knowledge of antenatal features in these syndromes. METHODS: We retrospectively recruited unrelated cases with 7q11.23 deletion, known as Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), or 7q11.23 duplication who had prenatal ultrasound findings. We collected laboratory and clinical data, fetal ultrasound, cardiac ultrasound and fetal autopsy reports from 18 prenatal diagnostic centers throughout France...
March 13, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Montse Pauta, Raigam J Martinez-Portilla, Eva Meler, Juan Otaño, Antoni Borrell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic yield of exome sequencing (ES) above that of chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) or karyotyping in fetuses with isolated fetal growth restriction (FGR) METHOD: This was a systematic review conducted in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. Selected studies included those with: (a) only fetuses with FGR in the absence of fetal structural anomalies and (b) negative CMA or karyotyping results. Only positive variants classified as likely pathogenic or pathogenic determined as causative of the fetal phenotype were considered...
March 4, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Vitalia Libman, Yechiel Friedlander, Michal Chalk, Hagit Hochner, Shiri Shkedi-Rafid
BACKGROUND: Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) may detect variants of uncertain clinical significance (VUS) and susceptibility loci (SL) with incomplete penetrance for neurodevelopmental disorders. This qualitative study provides empirical data on women's experiences with receiving such findings in pregnancy and their decisions regarding continuation or termination of the pregnancy. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with women who received a VUS and/or SL from prenatal CMA in the last 2-4 years and were analyzed using Grounded Theory...
February 24, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
April D Adams, Naana Jumah, Nanette Okun, Vence L Bonham
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February 23, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Moska Aliasi, Malou Mastenbroek, Styliani Papakosta, Nan van Geloven, Monique C Haak
OBJECTIVE: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with decreased birthweight (BW) compared to population-based references. The aim of this study was to compare the BW of isolated CHD cases to their siblings, thus controlling for unknown and unmeasured confounders within the family. METHODS: All isolated CHD cases in the Leiden University Medical Center were included (2002-2019). Generalized estimated equation models were constructed to compare BW z scores of CHD neonates with their siblings...
February 22, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Maria Winther Jørgensen, Ieva Miceikaitė, Martin J Larsen
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February 12, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
J Shaw, E Scotchman, B Paternoster, M Ramos, S Nesbitt, S Sheppard, T Snowsill, L S Chitty, N Chandler
OBJECTIVES: To develop a flexible droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) workflow to perform non-invasive prenatal diagnosis via relative mutation dosage (RMD) for maternal pathogenic variants with a range of inheritance patterns, and to compare the accuracy of multiple analytical approaches. METHODS: cfDNA was tested from one hundred and twenty-four archived maternal plasma samples: 88 cases for sickle cell disease and 36 for rare Mendelian conditions. Three analytical methods were compared: sequential probability ratio testing (SPRT), Bayesian and z-score analyses...
February 9, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Kestutis C Micke, Hannah M Elfman, Katherine A Fantauzzo, Patrick S McGrath, David E Clouthier, Shawn E McCandless, Austin Larson, Manesha Putra, Bettina F Cuneo, Regina M Reynolds, Michael V Zaretsky
INTRODUCTION: Whole exome sequencing (WES) has increasingly become integrated into prenatal care and genetic testing pathways. Current studies of prenatal WES have focused on diagnostic yield. The possibility of obtaining a variant of uncertain significance and lack of provider expertise are frequently described as common barriers to clinical integration of prenatal WES. We describe the implementation and workflow for a multidisciplinary approach to effectively integrate prenatal WES into maternal-fetal care to overcome these barriers...
February 9, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Yichan Zhang, Wenqian Wu, Yali Yang, Mingxing Xie, Jing Wang
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February 5, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Lore Lannoo, Karuna R M van der Meij, Mireille N Bekker, Luc De Catte, Sarah Deckers, Koenraad Devriendt, Nele Roggen, Robert-Jan H Galjaard, Janneke Gitsels-van der Wal, Merryn V E Macville, Linda Martin, Erik A Sistermans, Kristel Van Calsteren, Joachim Van Keirsbilck, Neeltje Crombag, Lidewij Henneman
BACKGROUND: The Netherlands and Belgium have been among the first countries to offer non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a first-tier screening test. Despite similarities, differences exist in counseling modalities and test uptake. This study explored decision-making and perspectives of pregnant women who opted for NIPT in both countries. METHODS: A questionnaire study was performed among pregnant women in the Netherlands (NL) (n=587) and Belgium (BE) (n=444) opting for NIPT, including measures on informed choice, personal and societal perspectives on trisomy 21, 18 and 13 and pregnancy termination...
February 5, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Eran Ashwal, Johannes Keunen, Anjana Ravichandran, Katie Ellul, Swati Agrawal, Sebastian R Hobson, Rory C Windrim, John C Kingdom
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of mid-trimester placental growth factor (PlGF) in patients with abnormal circulating levels of first-trimester biomarkers. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including singleton pregnancies complicated by abnormal first-trimester biomarkers (2017-2020). Pregnancies complicated with chromosomal/structural anomalies were excluded. All patients had ultrasound imaging including uterine artery Doppler combined with measurement of maternal circulating PlGF...
February 4, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
B B Bet, M C Snoep, E van Leeuwen, I H Linskens, M C Haak, L Rozendaal, I Knobbe, J van Schuppen, C E L Hoekstra, D R Koolbergen, S A Clur, E Pajkrt
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of children that require surgery in the first year of life and thereafter, in order to improve the counseling of parents with a fetus with a right aortic arch (RAA). METHODS: Fetuses diagnosed with isolated RAA, defined as the absence of intra- or extracardiac anomalies, between 2007 and 2021 were extracted from the prospective registry PRECOR. RESULTS: In total, 110 fetuses were included, 92 with a prenatal diagnosis of RAA and 18 with double aortic arch (DAA)...
February 4, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Kai Lüthgens, Monika Sinzel, Miriam Kolar, Karl Oliver Kagan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of the fetal fraction on the screen-positive rate in screening for microdeletion 22q11.2. METHODS: This study is based on samples that were analyzed using the Harmony® Prenatal Test (Roche Inc, San Jose, California). The study cohort comprised of samples from women with singleton pregnancies who were at least 16 years old and at least at 11 weeks' gestation. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine significant covariates that carry an impact on the screen-positive rate...
February 4, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Thomas George Day, Bernhard Kainz, Reza Razavi, John Simpson
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February 2, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
Rumiko Yamamoto, Takuma Yamada, Ryo Yamamoto, Maiko Wagata, Shusaku Hayashi, Keisuke Ishii
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for preterm delivery (PTD) in patients who received fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study prospectively analyzed and recorded perioperative data in a cohort of patients who had FLP for TTTS, identifying perioperative risk factors for PTD using a Cox proportional hazard regression model. RESULTS: Of 304 patients included, 26 (8...
February 1, 2023: Prenatal Diagnosis
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