Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the postimplantation EMBRYO; FETUS; or pregnant female before birth.
Pathophysiological conditions of the FETUS in the UTERUS. Some fetal diseases may be treated with FETAL THERAPIES.
The visualization of tissues during pregnancy through recording of the echoes of ultrasonic waves directed into the body. The procedure may be applied with reference to the mother or the fetus and with reference to organs or the detection of maternal or fetal disease.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
A method for diagnosis of fetal diseases by sampling the cells of the placental chorionic villi for DNA analysis, presence of bacteria, concentration of metabolites, etc. The advantage over amniocentesis is that the procedure can be carried out in the first trimester.
The consequences of exposing the FETUS in utero to certain factors, such as NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; DRUGS; RADIATION; and other physical or chemical factors. These consequences are observed later in the offspring after BIRTH.
Care provided the pregnant woman in order to prevent complications, and decrease the incidence of maternal and prenatal mortality.
Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Abortion performed because of possible fetal defects.
Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.
An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.
Abortion induced to save the life or health of a pregnant woman. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
An infant during the first month after birth.
A clear, yellowish liquid that envelopes the FETUS inside the sac of AMNION. In the first trimester, it is likely a transudate of maternal or fetal plasma. In the second trimester, amniotic fluid derives primarily from fetal lung and kidney. Cells or substances in this fluid can be removed for prenatal diagnostic tests (AMNIOCENTESIS).
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.
The middle third of a human PREGNANCY, from the beginning of the 15th through the 28th completed week (99 to 196 days) of gestation.
Intentional removal of a fetus from the uterus by any of a number of techniques. (POPLINE, 1978)
The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal chromosome constitution in which there is extra or missing chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment). (from Thompson et al., Genetics in Medicine, 5th ed, p429)
A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
The possession of a third chromosome of any one type in an otherwise diploid cell.
The collecting of fetal blood samples typically via ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND GUIDED FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION from the umbilical vein.
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
The beginning third of a human PREGNANCY, from the first day of the last normal menstrual period (MENSTRUATION) through the completion of 14 weeks (98 days) of gestation.
A chromosome disorder associated either with an extra chromosome 21 or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21. Clinical manifestations include hypotonia, short stature, brachycephaly, upslanting palpebral fissures, epicanthus, Brushfield spots on the iris, protruding tongue, small ears, short, broad hands, fifth finger clinodactyly, Simian crease, and moderate to severe INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. Cardiac and gastrointestinal malformations, a marked increase in the incidence of LEUKEMIA, and the early onset of ALZHEIMER DISEASE are also associated with this condition. Pathologic features include the development of NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES in neurons and the deposition of AMYLOID BETA-PROTEIN, similar to the pathology of ALZHEIMER DISEASE. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p213)
Abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in two or more fetal compartments, such as SKIN; PLEURA; PERICARDIUM; PLACENTA; PERITONEUM; AMNIOTIC FLUID. General fetal EDEMA may be of non-immunologic origin, or of immunologic origin as in the case of ERYTHROBLASTOSIS FETALIS.
Mapping of the KARYOTYPE of a cell.
Death of the developing young in utero. BIRTH of a dead FETUS is STILLBIRTH.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal sex chromosome constitution (SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS), in which there is extra or missing sex chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment).
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.
A condition of abnormally high AMNIOTIC FLUID volume, such as greater than 2,000 ml in the LAST TRIMESTER and usually diagnosed by ultrasonographic criteria (AMNIOTIC FLUID INDEX). It is associated with maternal DIABETES MELLITUS; MULTIPLE PREGNANCY; CHROMOSOMAL DISORDERS; and congenital abnormalities.
Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
The last third of a human PREGNANCY, from the beginning of the 29th through the 42nd completed week (197 to 294 days) of gestation.
Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the OVUM; ZYGOTE; or BLASTOCYST prior to implantation. CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS is performed to determine the presence or absence of genetic disease.
Gross hypo- or aplasia of one or more long bones of one or more limbs. The concept includes amelia, hemimelia, phocomelia, and sirenomelia.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.
A HERNIA due to an imperfect closure or weakness of the umbilical ring. It appears as a skin-covered protrusion at the UMBILICUS during crying, coughing, or straining. The hernia generally consists of OMENTUM or SMALL INTESTINE. The vast majority of umbilical hernias are congenital but can be acquired due to severe abdominal distention.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Human females who are pregnant, as cultural, psychological, or sociological entities.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
Validation of the SEX of an individual by inspection of the GONADS and/or by genetic tests.
The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
A characteristic symptom complex.
The threadlike, vascular projections of the chorion. Chorionic villi may be free or embedded within the DECIDUA forming the site for exchange of substances between fetal and maternal blood (PLACENTA).
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Diseases that are caused by genetic mutations present during embryo or fetal development, although they may be observed later in life. The mutations may be inherited from a parent's genome or they may be acquired in utero.
Abnormal number or structure of the SEX CHROMOSOMES. Some sex chromosome aberrations are associated with SEX CHROMOSOME DISORDERS and SEX CHROMOSOME DISORDERS OF SEX DEVELOPMENT.
The chromosomal constitution of cells which deviate from the normal by the addition or subtraction of CHROMOSOMES, chromosome pairs, or chromosome fragments. In a normally diploid cell (DIPLOIDY) the loss of a chromosome pair is termed nullisomy (symbol: 2N-2), the loss of a single chromosome is MONOSOMY (symbol: 2N-1), the addition of a chromosome pair is tetrasomy (symbol: 2N+2), the addition of a single chromosome is TRISOMY (symbol: 2N+1).
Abnormal number or structure of chromosomes. Chromosome aberrations may result in CHROMOSOME DISORDERS.
Non-optimal interval of time between onset of symptoms, identification, and initiation of treatment.
Damages to the EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN or the FETUS before BIRTH. Damages can be caused by any factors including biological, chemical, or physical.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the fetus and amniotic cavity through abdominal or uterine entry.
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
A fluid-filled VAGINA that is obstructed.
Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.
A congenital abnormality of the central nervous system marked by failure of the midline structures of the cerebellum to develop, dilation of the fourth ventricle, and upward displacement of the transverse sinuses, tentorium, and torcula. Clinical features include occipital bossing, progressive head enlargement, bulging of anterior fontanelle, papilledema, ataxia, gait disturbances, nystagmus, and intellectual compromise. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp294-5)
Congenital structural abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.
Congenital abnormalities in which the HEART is in the normal position (levocardia) in the left side of the chest but some or all of the THORAX or ABDOMEN viscera are transposed laterally (SITUS INVERSUS). It is also known as situs inversus with levocardia, or isolated levocardia. This condition is often associated with severe heart defects and splenic abnormalities such as asplenia or polysplenia.
A congenital defect with major fissure in the ABDOMINAL WALL lateral to, but not at, the UMBILICUS. This results in the extrusion of VISCERA. Unlike OMPHALOCELE, herniated structures in gastroschisis are not covered by a sac or PERITONEUM.
The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from a single ZYGOTE, as opposed to CHIMERISM in which the different cell populations are derived from more than one zygote.
A congenital heart defect characterized by the narrowing or complete absence of the opening between the RIGHT VENTRICLE and the PULMONARY ARTERY. Lacking a normal PULMONARY VALVE, unoxygenated blood in the right ventricle can not be effectively pumped into the lung for oxygenation. Clinical features include rapid breathing, CYANOSIS, right ventricle atrophy, and abnormal heart sounds (HEART MURMURS).
A specific pair of GROUP D CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Transplacental passage of fetal blood into the circulation of the maternal organism. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A group of inherited disorders of the ADRENAL GLANDS, caused by enzyme defects in the synthesis of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) and/or ALDOSTERONE leading to accumulation of precursors for ANDROGENS. Depending on the hormone imbalance, congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be classified as salt-wasting, hypertensive, virilizing, or feminizing. Defects in STEROID 21-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 11-BETA-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYLASE; 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASES); TESTOSTERONE 5-ALPHA-REDUCTASE; or steroidogenic acute regulatory protein; among others, underlie these disorders.
The age of the mother in PREGNANCY.
Organized services to provide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of genetic disorders.
A congenital abnormality characterized by the persistence of the anal membrane, resulting in a thin membrane covering the normal ANAL CANAL. Imperforation is not always complete and is treated by surgery in infancy. This defect is often associated with NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS; MENTAL RETARDATION; and DOWN SYNDROME.
Dynamic three-dimensional echocardiography using the added dimension of time to impart the cinematic perception of motion. (Mayo Clin Proc 1993;68:221-40)
A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.
A heterogeneous group of inherited MYOPATHIES, characterized by wasting and weakness of the SKELETAL MUSCLE. They are categorized by the sites of MUSCLE WEAKNESS; AGE OF ONSET; and INHERITANCE PATTERNS.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
Protrusion of abdominal structures into the THORAX as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory DIAPHRAGM.
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
A malformation of the nervous system caused by failure of the anterior neuropore to close. Infants are born with intact spinal cords, cerebellums, and brainstems, but lack formation of neural structures above this level. The skull is only partially formed but the eyes are usually normal. This condition may be associated with folate deficiency. Affected infants are only capable of primitive (brain stem) reflexes and usually do not survive for more than two weeks. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p247)
A condition of abnormally low AMNIOTIC FLUID volume. Principal causes include malformations of fetal URINARY TRACT; FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION; GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION; nicotine poisoning; and PROLONGED PREGNANCY.
Pregnancy in which the mother and/or FETUS are at greater than normal risk of MORBIDITY or MORTALITY. Causes include inadequate PRENATAL CARE, previous obstetrical history (ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS), pre-existing maternal disease, pregnancy-induced disease (GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION), and MULTIPLE PREGNANCY, as well as advanced maternal age above 35.
Birth defect that results in a partial or complete absence of the CORPUS CALLOSUM. It may be isolated or a part of a syndrome (e.g., AICARDI'S SYNDROME; ACROCALLOSAL SYNDROME; ANDERMANN SYNDROME; and HOLOPROSENCEPHALY). Clinical manifestations include neuromotor skill impairment and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY of variable severity.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.
Variation occurring within a species in the presence or length of DNA fragment generated by a specific endonuclease at a specific site in the genome. Such variations are generated by mutations that create or abolish recognition sites for these enzymes or change the length of the fragment.
Exposure of the female parent, human or animal, to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals that may affect offspring. It includes pre-conception maternal exposure.
Congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy generally occurring between days 18-29 of gestation. Ectodermal and mesodermal malformations (mainly involving the skull and vertebrae) may occur as a result of defects of neural tube closure. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp31-41)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
An abnormality in lung development that is characterized by a multicystic mass resulting from an adenomatous overgrowth of the terminal BRONCHIOLES with a consequent reduction of PULMONARY ALVEOLI. This anomaly is classified into three types by the cyst size.
Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
Blood of the fetus. Exchange of nutrients and waste between the fetal and maternal blood occurs via the PLACENTA. The cord blood is blood contained in the umbilical vessels (UMBILICAL CORD) at the time of delivery.
A condition caused by underdevelopment of the whole left half of the heart. It is characterized by hypoplasia of the left cardiac chambers (HEART ATRIUM; HEART VENTRICLE), the AORTA, the AORTIC VALVE, and the MITRAL VALVE. Severe symptoms appear in early infancy when DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS closes.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.
Abnormal enlargement or swelling of a KIDNEY due to dilation of the KIDNEY CALICES and the KIDNEY PELVIS. It is often associated with obstruction of the URETER or chronic kidney diseases that prevents normal drainage of urine into the URINARY BLADDER.
An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.
Exchange of substances between the maternal blood and the fetal blood at the PLACENTA via PLACENTAL CIRCULATION. The placental barrier excludes microbial or viral transmission.
The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process.
Abnormally small jaw.
A disorder present in the newborn infant in which constriction rings or bands, causing soft tissue depressions, encircle digits, extremities, or limbs and sometimes the neck, thorax, or abdomen. They may be associated with intrauterine amputations.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Prenatal protozoal infection with TOXOPLASMA gondii which is associated with injury to the developing fetal nervous system. The severity of this condition is related to the stage of pregnancy during which the infection occurs; first trimester infections are associated with a greater degree of neurologic dysfunction. Clinical features include HYDROCEPHALUS; MICROCEPHALY; deafness; cerebral calcifications; SEIZURES; and psychomotor retardation. Signs of a systemic infection may also be present at birth, including fever, rash, and hepatosplenomegaly. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p735)
Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
Brain tissue herniation through a congenital or acquired defect in the skull. The majority of congenital encephaloceles occur in the occipital or frontal regions. Clinical features include a protuberant mass that may be pulsatile. The quantity and location of protruding neural tissue determines the type and degree of neurologic deficit. Visual defects, psychomotor developmental delay, and persistent motor deficits frequently occur.
An adrenal microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 21-hydroxylation of steroids in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP21 gene, converts progesterones to precursors of adrenal steroid hormones (CORTICOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE). Defects in CYP21 cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL).
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
The female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in human and other male-heterogametic species.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
The full set of CHROMOSOMES presented as a systematized array of METAPHASE chromosomes from a photomicrograph of a single CELL NUCLEUS arranged in pairs in descending order of size and according to the position of the CENTROMERE. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Congenital obliteration of the lumen of the intestine, with the ILEUM involved in 50% of the cases and the JEJUNUM and DUODENUM following in frequency. It is the most frequent cause of INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION in NEWBORNS. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with velocity detection combined with range discrimination. Short bursts of ultrasound are transmitted at regular intervals and the echoes are demodulated as they return.
A type of IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION in which target sequences are stained with fluorescent dye so their location and size can be determined using fluorescence microscopy. This staining is sufficiently distinct that the hybridization signal can be seen both in metaphase spreads and in interphase nuclei.
The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.
A dilated cavity extended caudally from the hindgut. In adult birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes but few mammals, cloaca is a common chamber into which the digestive, urinary and reproductive tracts discharge their contents. In most mammals, cloaca gives rise to LARGE INTESTINE; URINARY BLADDER; and GENITALIA.
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
Abnormalities in any part of the HEART SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communication between the left and the right chambers of the heart. The abnormal blood flow inside the heart may be caused by defects in the ATRIAL SEPTUM, the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM, or both.
The flexible rope-like structure that connects a developing FETUS to the PLACENTA in mammals. The cord contains blood vessels which carry oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and waste products away from the fetus.
A group of diseases related to a deficiency of the enzyme ARGININOSUCCINATE SYNTHASE which causes an elevation of serum levels of CITRULLINE. In neonates, clinical manifestations include lethargy, hypotonia, and SEIZURES. Milder forms also occur. Childhood and adult forms may present with recurrent episodes of intermittent weakness, lethargy, ATAXIA, behavioral changes, and DYSARTHRIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p49)
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Female parents, human or animal.
The bond or lack thereof between a pregnant woman and her FETUS.
Congenital structural abnormalities of the respiratory system.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.
A cystic growth originating from lymphatic tissue. It is usually found in the neck, axilla, or groin.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A congenital or acquired protrusion of the meninges, unaccompanied by neural tissue, through a bony defect in the skull or vertebral column.
Errors in metabolic processes resulting from inborn genetic mutations that are inherited or acquired in utero.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
Disorders affecting amino acid metabolism. The majority of these disorders are inherited and present in the neonatal period with metabolic disturbances (e.g., ACIDOSIS) and neurologic manifestations. They are present at birth, although they may not become symptomatic until later in life.
The classic hemophilia resulting from a deficiency of factor VIII. It is an inherited disorder of blood coagulation characterized by a permanent tendency to hemorrhage.
An inherited urea cycle disorder associated with deficiency of the enzyme ORNITHINE CARBAMOYLTRANSFERASE, transmitted as an X-linked trait and featuring elevations of amino acids and ammonia in the serum. Clinical features, which are more prominent in males, include seizures, behavioral alterations, episodic vomiting, lethargy, and coma. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp49-50)
A vein which arises from the right ascending lumbar vein or the vena cava, enters the thorax through the aortic orifice in the diaphragm, and terminates in the superior vena cava.
Anterior midline brain, cranial, and facial malformations resulting from the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to undergo segmentation and cleavage. Alobar prosencephaly is the most severe form and features anophthalmia; cyclopia; severe INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY; CLEFT LIP; CLEFT PALATE; SEIZURES; and microcephaly. Semilobar holoprosencepaly is characterized by hypotelorism, microphthalmia, coloboma, nasal malformations, and variable degrees of INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. Lobar holoprosencephaly is associated with mild (or absent) facial malformations and intellectual abilities that range from mild INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY to normal. Holoprosencephaly is associated with CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES.
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A superfamily of proteins containing the globin fold which is composed of 6-8 alpha helices arranged in a characterstic HEME enclosing structure.
Congenital structural abnormalities of the UROGENITAL SYSTEM in either the male or the female.
An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.
A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and S1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A genetic metabolic disorder resulting from serum and bone alkaline phosphatase deficiency leading to hypercalcemia, ethanolamine phosphatemia, and ethanolamine phosphaturia. Clinical manifestations include severe skeletal defects resembling vitamin D-resistant rickets, failure of the calvarium to calcify, dyspnea, cyanosis, vomiting, constipation, renal calcinosis, failure to thrive, disorders of movement, beading of the costochondral junction, and rachitic bone changes. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A prenatal ultrasonography measurement of the soft tissue behind the fetal neck. Either the translucent area below the skin in the back of the fetal neck (nuchal translucency) or the distance between occipital bone to the outer skin line (nuchal fold) is measured.
Abnormal genetic constitution in males characterized by an extra Y chromosome.
A benign tumor resulting from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Lymphangioendothelioma is a type of lymphangioma in which endothelial cells are the dominant component.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
The branch of medicine dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period. The perinatal period begins with the twenty-eighth week of gestation and ends twenty-eight days after birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Group of genetically determined disorders characterized by the blistering of skin and mucosae. There are four major forms: acquired, simple, junctional, and dystrophic. Each of the latter three has several varieties.
A late 20th-century philosophical approach or style of cultural analysis that seeks to reveal the cultural or social construction of concepts conventionally assumed to be natural or universal. (from E.R. DuBose, The Illusion of Trust: Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age, Kluwer, 1995)
Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.
Absence of the orifice between the RIGHT ATRIUM and RIGHT VENTRICLE, with the presence of an atrial defect through which all the systemic venous return reaches the left heart. As a result, there is left ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR) because the right ventricle is absent or not functional.
The body region between (and flanking) the SACRUM and COCCYX.
An infantile syndrome characterized by a cat-like cry, failure to thrive, microcephaly, MENTAL RETARDATION, spastic quadriparesis, micro- and retrognathia, glossoptosis, bilateral epicanthus, hypertelorism, and tiny external genitalia. It is caused by a deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5 (5p-).
Use of reflected ultrasound in the diagnosis of intracranial pathologic processes.
A deformed foot in which the foot is plantarflexed, inverted and adducted.
A congenital disorder that is characterized by a triad of capillary malformations (HEMANGIOMA), venous malformations (ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA), and soft tissue or bony hypertrophy of the limb. This syndrome is caused by mutations in the VG5Q gene which encodes a strong angiogenesis stimulator.
The three approximately equal periods of a normal human PREGNANCY. Each trimester is about three months or 13 to 14 weeks in duration depending on the designation of the first day of gestation.
Extraction of the FETUS by means of abdominal HYSTEROTOMY.
Analyses for a specific enzyme activity, or of the level of a specific enzyme that is used to assess health and disease risk, for early detection of disease or disease prediction, diagnosis, and change in disease status.
A developmental anomaly in which a mass of nonfunctioning lung tissue lacks normal connection with the tracheobroncheal tree and receives an anomalous blood supply originating from the descending thoracic or abdominal aorta. The mass may be extralobar, i.e., completely separated from normally connected lung, or intralobar, i.e., partly surrounded by normal lung.
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.
Postmortem examination of the body.
A congenital abnormality in which the CEREBRUM is underdeveloped, the fontanels close prematurely, and, as a result, the head is small. (Desk Reference for Neuroscience, 2nd ed.)
Conditions characterized by abnormal lipid deposition due to disturbance in lipid metabolism, such as hereditary diseases involving lysosomal enzymes required for lipid breakdown. They are classified either by the enzyme defect or by the type of lipid involved.
Species- or subspecies-specific DNA (including COMPLEMENTARY DNA; conserved genes, whole chromosomes, or whole genomes) used in hybridization studies in order to identify microorganisms, to measure DNA-DNA homologies, to group subspecies, etc. The DNA probe hybridizes with a specific mRNA, if present. Conventional techniques used for testing for the hybridization product include dot blot assays, Southern blot assays, and DNA:RNA hybrid-specific antibody tests. Conventional labels for the DNA probe include the radioisotope labels 32P and 125I and the chemical label biotin. The use of DNA probes provides a specific, sensitive, rapid, and inexpensive replacement for cell culture techniques for diagnosing infections.
Persistent flexure or contracture of a joint.
The care provided to women and their NEWBORNS for the first few months following CHILDBIRTH.
Congenital conditions in individuals with a male karyotype, in which the development of the gonadal or anatomical sex is atypical.
The human female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in humans.
A heterogeneous group of bone dysplasias, the common character of which is stippling of the epiphyses in infancy. The group includes a severe autosomal recessive form (CHONDRODYSPLASIA PUNCTATA, RHIZOMELIC), an autosomal dominant form (Conradi-Hunermann syndrome), and a milder X-linked form. Metabolic defects associated with impaired peroxisomes are present only in the rhizomelic form.
A developmental abnormality in which the spiral (aortopulmonary) septum failed to completely divide the TRUNCUS ARTERIOSUS into ASCENDING AORTA and PULMONARY ARTERY. This abnormal communication between the two major vessels usually lies above their respective valves (AORTIC VALVE; PULMONARY VALVE).
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.
A birth defect in which the URINARY BLADDER is malformed and exposed, inside out, and protruded through the ABDOMINAL WALL. It is caused by closure defects involving the top front surface of the bladder, as well as the lower abdominal wall; SKIN; MUSCLES; and the pubic bone.
A chronic, congenital ichthyosis inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Infants are usually born encased in a collodion membrane which sheds within a few weeks. Scaling is generalized and marked with grayish-brown quadrilateral scales, adherent at their centers and free at the edges. In some cases, scales are so thick that they resemble armored plate.
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
Positive test results in subjects who do not possess the attribute for which the test is conducted. The labeling of healthy persons as diseased when screening in the detection of disease. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
An umbrella term used to describe a pattern of disabilities and abnormalities that result from fetal exposure to ETHANOL during pregnancy. It encompasses a phenotypic range that can vary greatly between individuals, but reliably includes one or more of the following: characteristic facial dysmorphism, FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION, central nervous system abnormalities, cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction, BIRTH DEFECTS. The level of maternal alcohol consumption does not necessarily correlate directly with disease severity.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A syndrome characterized by abdominal wall musculature deficiency, cryptorchism, and urinary tract abnormalities. The syndrome derives its name from its characteristic distended abdomen with wrinkled skin.
A deficiency of blood coagulation factor IX inherited as an X-linked disorder. (Also known as Christmas Disease, after the first patient studied in detail, not the holy day.) Historical and clinical features resemble those in classic hemophilia (HEMOPHILIA A), but patients present with fewer symptoms. Severity of bleeding is usually similar in members of a single family. Many patients are asymptomatic until the hemostatic system is stressed by surgery or trauma. Treatment is similar to that for hemophilia A. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1008)
The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.
A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the presence of supernumerary digits.
Actual loss of portion of a chromosome.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Conditions resulting from abnormalities in the arteries branching from the ASCENDING AORTA, the curved portion of the aorta. These syndromes are results of occlusion or abnormal blood flow to the head-neck or arm region leading to neurological defects and weakness in an arm. These syndromes are associated with vascular malformations; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; TRAUMA; and blood clots.
A form of male HYPOGONADISM, characterized by the presence of an extra X CHROMOSOME, small TESTES, seminiferous tubule dysgenesis, elevated levels of GONADOTROPINS, low serum TESTOSTERONE, underdeveloped secondary sex characteristics, and male infertility (INFERTILITY, MALE). Patients tend to have long legs and a slim, tall stature. GYNECOMASTIA is present in many of the patients. The classic form has the karyotype 47,XXY. Several karyotype variants include 48,XXYY; 48,XXXY; 49,XXXXY, and mosaic patterns ( 46,XY/47,XXY; 47,XXY/48,XXXY, etc.).
Congenital structural abnormalities of the skin.
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)

Mutation screening in British 21-hydroxylase deficiency families and development of novel microsatellite based approaches to prenatal diagnosis. (1/2367)

21-hydroxylase deficiency is a recessively inherited disorder of steroidogenesis, resulting from mutations in the CYP21 gene. This 3.5 kb gene and a highly related CYP21P pseudogene reside on tandemly duplicated 30 kb segments of DNA in the class III HLA region, and the great majority of pathogenic mutations result from sequence exchanges involving the duplicated units. We now describe a comprehensive survey of CYP21 mutations in the British population, encompassing a screen for 17 different mutations in a total of 284 disease chromosomes. The most common mutations were as follows: large scale deletions/conversions (45% of the affected chromosomes), the intron 2 splice mutation (30.3%), R357W (9.8%), and I172N (7.0%). Mutations were detected in over 92% of the chromosomes examined, suggesting that accurate DNA based diagnosis is possible in most cases using the described strategy. In order to extend highly accurate prenatal diagnosis to all families where samples are available from a previously affected child, we have developed a linkage analysis approach using novel, highly informative microsatellite markers from the class III HLA region.  (+info)

Variations in genetic assessment and recurrence risks quoted for childhood deafness: a survey of clinical geneticists. (2/2367)

We report here the results of a questionnaire survey of consultant clinical geneticists in the United Kingdom to which we had an 81% response rate. In this questionnaire we asked about: (1) the nature of services currently offered to families with hearing impaired children, (2) what recurrence risks they quoted in isolated non-syndromic cases, and (3) what they might suggest for improving the range of genetic services available at present. We noted great variation both in these services and in the recurrence risks quoted in isolated cases. Based on the results of the questionnaire, we have proposed a protocol for the investigation of permanent childhood hearing impairment, which we believe to be both comprehensive and practical in an outpatient clinic setting. It is only by improving existing clinical and social understanding and knowledge of childhood hearing impairment that it will become possible to use recent molecular advances to develop comprehensive and consistent services for these families.  (+info)

Dilemmas in counselling females with the fragile X syndrome. (3/2367)

The dilemmas in counselling a mildly retarded female with the fragile X syndrome and her retarded partner are presented. The fragile X syndrome is an X linked mental retardation disorder that affects males and, often less severely, females. Affected females have an increased risk of having affected offspring. The counselling of this couple was complicated by their impaired comprehension which subsequently impaired their thinking on the different options. The woman became pregnant and underwent CVS, which showed an affected male fetus. The pregnancy was terminated. Whether nondirective counselling for this couple was the appropriate method is discussed and the importance of a system oriented approach, through involving relatives, is stressed.  (+info)

Prenatal features of ductus arteriosus constriction and restrictive foramen ovale in d-transposition of the great arteries. (4/2367)

BACKGROUND: Although most neonates with d-transposition of the great arteries (TGA) have an uncomplicated preoperative course, some with a restrictive foramen ovale (FO), ductus arteriosus (DA) constriction, or pulmonary hypertension may be severely hypoxemic and even die shortly after birth. Our goal was to determine whether prenatal echocardiography can identify these high-risk fetuses with TGA. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the prenatal and postnatal echocardiograms and outcomes of 16 fetuses with TGA/intact ventricular septum or small ventricular septal defect. Of the 16 fetuses, 6 prenatally had an abnormal FO (fixed position, flat, and/or redundant septum primum). Five of the 6 had restrictive FO at birth. Five fetuses had DA narrowing at the pulmonary artery end in utero, and 6 had a small DA (diameter z score of <-2.0). Of 4 fetuses with the most diminutive DA, 2 also had an abnormal appearance of the FO, and both died immediately after birth. One other fetus had persistent pulmonary hypertension. Eight fetuses had abnormal Doppler flow pattern in the DA (continuous high-velocity flow, n=1; retrograde diastolic flow, n=7). CONCLUSIONS: Abnormal features of the FO, DA, or both are present in fetuses with TGA at high risk for postnatal hypoxemia. These features may result from the abnormal intrauterine hemodynamics in TGA. A combination of restrictive FO and DA constriction in TGA may be associated with early neonatal death.  (+info)

Recurrence of Marfan syndrome as a result of parental germ-line mosaicism for an FBN1 mutation. (5/2367)

Mutations in the FBN1 gene cause Marfan syndrome (MFS), a dominantly inherited connective tissue disease. Almost all the identified FBN1mutations have been family specific, and the rate of new mutations is high. We report here a de novo FBN1mutation that was identified in two sisters with MFS born to clinically unaffected parents. The paternity and maternity were unequivocally confirmed by genotyping. Although one of the parents had to be an obligatory carrier for the mutation, we could not detect the mutation in the leukocyte DNA of either parent. To identify which parent was a mosaic for the mutation we analyzed several tissues from both parents, with a quantitative and sensitive solid-phase minisequencing method. The mutation was not, however, detectable in any of the analyzed tissues. Although the mutation could not be identified in a sperm sample from the father or in samples of multiple tissue from the mother, we concluded that the mother was the likely mosaic parent and that the mutation must have occurred during the early development of her germ-line cells. Mosaicism confined to germ-line cells has rarely been reported, and this report of mosaicism for the FBN1 mutation in MFS represents an important case, in light of the evaluation of the recurrence risk in genetic counseling of families with MFS.  (+info)

Subfertile men with constitutive chromosome abnormalities do not necessarily refrain from intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment: a follow-up study on 75 Dutch patients. (6/2367)

A follow-up study was performed to investigate the impact of the detection of a chromosome abnormality in infertile men who are candidates for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. In this collaborative study between clinical genetics centres and fertility clinics in the Netherlands, 75 ICSI couples of which the male partners had a chromosome abnormality were included. All couples were extensively counselled on the risk of having a chromosomally unbalanced child. Forty-two out of 75 couples chose to proceed with the ICSI treatment. So far, treatment has resulted in a pregnancy in 11 cases. Four of them opted to have invasive prenatal diagnosis. Despite the genetic risks related to a chromosome abnormality in infertile men, a small majority (56%) of the couples did not refrain from the ICSI treatment.  (+info)

Lack of knowledge in health professionals: a barrier to providing information to patients? (7/2367)

OBJECTIVE: To assess obstetricians' and midwives' knowledge of routine prenatal screening tests for fetal abnormality and factors associated with such knowledge. DESIGN: Questionnaire assessment of antenatal clinic staff. SETTING: Six hospitals within the United Kingdom (four district general hospitals in London, one district general hospital in Wales, and one teaching hospital in Wales), offering routine prenatal screening tests. SUBJECTS: 29 obstetricians and 97 midwives were invited to participate, of whom 21 and 70 respectively responded to the questionnaire. MAIN MEASURES: Knowledge of prenatal tests, according to 19 item multiple choice questionnaire, reluctance to disclose uncertainty, and clinical experience. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 72% (91/126). In all, 43% of midwives and 14% of obstetricians obtained correct responses on fewer than half the items. Reluctance to disclose uncertainty to patients was associated in obstetricians with having less knowledge about prenatal testing (r = -0.50; p < 0.025, Pearson product moment correlation) and in midwives with more clinical experience (r = 0.43; p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Lack of knowledge and greater clinical experience seem to be important barriers to providing patients with information about prenatal screening tests.  (+info)

Feasibility and acceptance of screening for fragile X mutations in low-risk pregnancies. (8/2367)

Fragile X syndrome is the second leading cause of mental retardation after Down syndrome. Most women carriers of the fragile X mutation are unaware of their condition. We critically evaluated whether screening pregnant women at low risk for FMR1 mutation would be feasible as a routine part of antenatal care in general practice. We also studied acceptance and attitudes to gene testing. From July 1995 until December 1996, a carrier test was offered at the Kuopio City Health Centre free of charge to all pregnant women in the first trimester following counselling given by midwives on fragile X syndrome. All women found to be carriers of FMR1 gene mutations underwent detailed genetic counselling and were offered prenatal testing. Attitudes towards the gene test were elicited by questionnaire. Most pregnant women (85%) elected to undertake the gene test. Six women were found to be carriers (a rate of 1 in 246), and all subsequently accepted prenatal testing. Three foetuses had a normal FMR1 gene, one had a large premutation, one a 'size mosaic' mutation pattern, and another a full mutation. This observational and interventional study demonstrates that antenatal screening provides an effective way of identifying carriers and incorporating prenatal testing into this process.  (+info)

Recent advancements in genetics have changed the field of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD). Since cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) was detected in maternal plasma in the 1990s, researchers have been trying to enhance detection and quantification techniques in order to utilize this DNA in early prenatal diagnosis. As technology advances, there are a number of concerns requiring discussion, including ethical considerations of non-invasive prenatal testing, commercial utilization, and implementation into prenatal screening protocols. This commentary introduces cffDNA, the techniques used for detection, and ethical considerations for the future.. KEYWORDS: non-invasive prenatal diagnosis; cell-free fetal DNA; chromosomal aneuploidy; genetic screening. Full text (PDF, 288KB). Lalani S, Lau W. Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis: A New Era. UBCMJ. 2013 4(2):29-31.. ...
The invention relates to a detection method performed on a maternal serum or plasma sample from a pregnant female, which method comprises detecting the presence of a nucleic acid of foetal origin in the sample. The invention enables non-invasive prenatal diagnosis including for example sex determination, blood typing and other genotyping, and detection of pre-eclampsia in the mother.
Thalassaemia is the most common autosomal recessive disorder. It has been identified as a global health problem and approximately 3-10% of the worlds population are thalassaemia carriers.1 In Malaysia, 4.5% of the population are β-thalassaemia carriers, and this disorder is present mainly in the Malays and Chinese.2 Couples who are both thalassaemia carriers possess a 25% risk of producing a child with β-thalassaemia major, a disorder that requires lifelong blood transfusions and expensive iron-chelation therapy to remove excess iron from the body. Affected children suffer a chronic illness and complications of β-thalassaemia major poses a heavy load on a countrys transfusion and paediatric services. The only cure is a successful bone marrow transplantation or gene therapy with supportive management.. Genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis play important roles for successful prevention programmes. Prenatal diagnosis can be performed using chorionic villi (CV) sampling or amniocentesis ...
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According to the latest report published by Acute Market Reports, Inc. Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Market - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2022, the non-invasive prenatal testing market was valued at USD 613.0 Mn in 2015, and is expected to reach USD 1,939.9 Mn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2016 to 2022.. Market Insights The global non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) market is experiencing double-digit growth facilitated by market drivers such as a rise in average maternity age, growing incidence of chromosomal abnormalities that demand early and non-invasive detection. Another major factor that aids in the growth of this market are the rise in healthcare expenditure.. Browse Full Report Originally Published by Acute Market Reports at https://www.acutemarketreports.com/report/non-invasive-prenatal-testing-market. Non-invasive prenatal testing is defined as a highly sensitive screening process that assists in detecting chromosomal abnormalities in the ...
The new era of NIPD for aneuploidies has opened new possibilities for the implementation of these technologies into clinical practice in the near future. Biotechnology companies that are partly or wholly dedicated to the development of NIPD tests have initiated large-scale clinical studies towards their implementation. In October 2011 one of the companies dedicated to the development of prenatal diagnostic tests announced the launch of its first NIPD test for trisomy 21, which is available in 20 major metropolitan regions across the United States (SEQUENOM Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) [113]. Their test (MaterniT21 test) is a LDT that analyzes circulating cell-free DNA extracted from a maternal blood sample using next-generation MPSS analysis. The test detects an increased representation of chromosome 21 material, which is associated with trisomy 21 [91].. A second biotechnology company (Aria Diagnostics Inc., San Jose, CA, USA) [114] has also developed an NGS-based approach [95]. According to the ...
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing for Chromosomal Abnormality using Maternal Plasma DNA Scientific Impact Paper No. 15 March 2014 Non-invasive Prenatal Testing for Chromosomal Abnormality using Maternal Plasma
Prenatal diagnosis has become a standard part of obstetrics care. Genetic diagnoses are established prenatally through the sampling of fetal genetic material by invasive methods such as amniocentesis...
Have different NGS platforms been evaluated for the purpose of noninvasive prenatal diagnosis? Are there notable differences?. Barry Hoffman: A number of NGS platforms have been evaluated for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), including those from Illumina, Ion Torrent, and Applied Biosystems. All 3 platforms clonally amplify the DNA fragments, either by emulsion-based PCR or solid-phase bridging PCR, before sequencing, which has the downside of introducing adenine-thymine (AT) guanine-cytosine (GC) bias that must be later corrected. The first 2 platforms use sequencing-by-synthesis mediated by DNA polymerase, while the latter employs synthesis-by-ligation mediated by DNA ligase. The nucleotides sequentially added to the single-stranded DNA template by the polymerase or ligase are identified by the analyzer to produce the sequence. In the case of the Ion Torrent analyzer, the 4 nucleotides are cyclically added one at a time, and the hydrogen ion that is released when one is incorporated is ...
GP Care offers the Harmony Non Invasive Prenatal Test to prospective mothers, who are 10 weeks pregnant or more, to test for chromosomal abnormalities in their baby.
An up-and-coming technology will soon allow genetic testing of a fetus with a simple maternal blood test early in the first trimester of the pregnancy by isolating cell-free fetal DNA in the mothers plasma (1). Currently, obtaining reliable diagnostic genetic information requires invasive testing with CVS or amniocentesis. Both carry a risk of miscarriage (2) and are performed between weeks 10 and 20 of the pregnancy. Women considering invasive testing must weigh the risk of losing a healthy fetus against the risk of bringing a fetus affected by a genetic condition to term. By eliminating the risk of miscarriage, this new technology promises tremendous benefits. It is a long-awaited achievement with the potential to revolutionise prenatal care.. At the same time, this technology is igniting an ethical debate regarding both its medical and non-medical uses. In the non-medical context, there are concerns that testing will lead society down a dangerous eugenic slippery slope where parents choose ...
The investigators have planned and developed the following approach: fetal cells are first enriched from blood of pregnant women, between 7 and 12 weeks gestation, employing the ISET (isolation by size of epithelial tumor cells) technique. Cells presumed to be of fetal origin are microdissected and subsequently genetically analyzed, using STR markers, to verify their fetal nature. The investigators then plan to test two strategies in order to assess the number of copies of chromosome 21. The first one involves the DNA of a single fetal cell to be analyzed with CGH (comparative genomic hybridization) array. In fact, our team has already developed an application of the metaphase CGH method to single cells isolated by ISET in which we were able to demonstrate the gain of chromosome 21 DNA in single fetal cells isolated from cord blood of a fetus with Down syndrome. The second strategy will be accomplished with the use of quantitative fluorescent PCR analysis of short tandem repeats (STRs), applied ...
Download Free exclusive Sample of this report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=B&rep_id=374. As per the report, the non-invasive nature, safety, and accuracy are the prime factors boosting the demand for non-invasive prenatal testing amongst expecting mothers and gynecologists. In addition, the increasing occurrence rate of babies detected with Down syndrome is another factor fuelling the growth of the market for non-invasive prenatal testing. The rising shift toward having a child at an advanced age and no risk of miscarriage involved in the use of NIPT will also positively impact the development of the market. On the other hand, the presence of other kinds of testing and screening methods and the increasing count of regulatory guidelines globally may impede the growth of the market in the coming years.. On the basis of test, the report segments the non-invasive prenatal testing market into BambniTest, Harmony, informaSeq, MaterniT21 PLUS, NIFTY, Panorama, ...
TheInfoList.com - (Cell-free_fetal_DNA) CELL-FREE FETAL DNA DNA (cffDNA) is fetal DNA DNA circulating freely in the maternal blood stream. It can be sampled by venipuncture on the mother. Analysis of cff DNA DNA provides a method of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis and testing. Cell free fetal DNA DNA shedding into maternal bloodstream cff DNA DNA originates from the trophoblasts making up the placenta
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Progenity has launched the Resura prenatal test for monogenic disease, a customizable, noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) for single-gene disorders. The test is available to families with known risk for monogenic disease such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease. The test, which was developed using droplet digital PCR, uses fetal cell-free DNA extracted from a sample of the mothers blood, and can be performed on disease-causing variants of all inheritance types, including recessive, dominant, and X-linked genetic mutations.
Over the years there has been steadfast increase in the quantity of patients with a prenatally detected structural congenital heart disease. Despite efforts to achieve the contrary, some of these pregnancies will end in intra-uterine death. In these patients the sole advantage of the prenatal diagnosis is the facilitation of ... read more thorough parental counseling concerning future pregnancies; additionally it might help parents better to cope with the loss of their child. The primary goal of prenatal detection of cardiac defects, however, is the enabling of better care in the immediate postnatal period and the most convincing justification for the efforts taken, would be to demonstrate that prenatally diagnosed patients have a better chance on a good outcome as a result of early initiation of therapy. This thesis shows that prenatal diagnosis of heart disease, both morphological and functional, may influence management of pregnancy and outcome for affected fetuses. It is the most important ...
In rare cases a fetal tissues biopsy can be performed.. The risk of pregnancy complications (spontaneous termination of a pregnancy or a fetal death) after chorion biopsy and placenta biopsy is 1% which is typical rate for the first trimester; for amniocentesis this rate is even lower - about 0.2%; for cerdocentesis it increases up to 3.3%.. Invasive prenatal techniques are available for the majority of monogenic diseases. All invasive testing techniques are used for this purpose. However, unlike the cytogenetic prenatal diagnostics including the karyotype study, the gene sequences or areas are examined. In case of monogenic diseases we provide all the invasive techniques for assesment of fetal cells. The samples are sent to professional laboratories specializing in particular molecular diagnostic techniques.. ...
FVV in ObGyn, 2014, 6 (1): 7-12 Preliminary report The first 3,000 Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT) with the Harmony test in Belgium and the Netherlands P.J. Willems 1, H. Dierickx 1, ES. Vandenakker
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The primary purpose of this study is to collect family triads from families affected by a genetic or microdeletion/duplication (MD/D) syndrome to further develop non-invasive prenatal testing based on fetal DNA isolated from maternal blood. To assist with the development of the test, we will need to collect blood samples from women whose child was diagnosed with a genetic or MD/D syndrome, a blood sample from that child as well as a blood sample from their confirmed unaffected siblings. Since the test is based on Nateras Parental Support™ technology, buccal or blood samples from the biological fathers will also be requested.. A recent abstract from a five year study on prenatal microarray testing revealed that 1.6% of women who present for routine prenatal indications have a positive microarray test. With the frequency of microdeletions and microduplications (MD/D) now known to be higher than previously thought, the field is likely to move toward offering invasive testing for microarray ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - This lifetime commitment. T2 - Public conceptions of disability and noninvasive prenatal genetic screening. AU - Steinbach, Rosemary J.. AU - Allyse, Megan. AU - Michie, Marsha. AU - Liu, Emily Y.. AU - Cho, Mildred K.. PY - 2016/2/1. Y1 - 2016/2/1. N2 - Recently, new noninvasive prenatal genetic screening technologies for Down syndrome and other genetic conditions have become commercially available. Unique characteristics of these screening tests have reignited long-standing concerns about prenatal testing for intellectual and developmental disabilities. We conducted a web-based survey of a sample of the US public to examine how attitudes towards disability inform views of prenatal testing in the context of these rapidly advancing prenatal genetic screening technologies. Regardless of opinion toward disability, the majority of respondents supported both the availability of screening and the decision to continue a pregnancy positive for aneuploidy. Individuals rationalized ...
Objective: To analyze trends in screening and invasive prenatal diagnosis of chromosome abnormalities (CA) over a 13-year period and correlate them to changes in the national prenatal screening policy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed Down syndrome (DS) screening tests and fetal karyotypes obtained by prenatal invasive testing (IT) in our fetal medicine unit between January 1999 and December 2011. Results: A total of 24,226 prenatal screening tests for DS and 11,045 invasive procedures have been analyzed. Over a 13-year period, utilization of non-invasive screening methods has significantly increased from 57% to 89%. The percentage of invasive procedures has declined from 49% to 12%, although the percentage of IT performed for maternal anxiety has increased from 22% to 55%. The percentage of detected CA increased from 2.5% to 5.9%. Overall, 31 invasive procedures are needed to diagnose 1 abnormal case, being 23 procedures in medical indications and 241 procedures in non-medical indications.
The US FDA has given Ikonisys clearance to market its automated scanning microscope-based test for prenatal genetic diagnosis. The Ikoniscope fastFISH amnio test system is an in vitro diagnostic for aiding in the detection of the most common chromosomal aneuploidies for chromosomes 21 (Downs syndrome), 18 (Edward syndrome), 13 (Patau syndrome) and for numerical aberrations for sex chromosomes X and Y. The test can provide a result within 24-36 hours. Commenting on the US approval, Ikonisys chairman and CEO Petros Tsipouras said: It will give us the opportunity to market our first product - to the largest market in the world.. ...
Riječ NIFTY je engleski akronim čije je značenje „neinvazivan fetalni test za trisomije (engl. NonInvasive Fetal TrisomY test). Test NIFTY je siguran i jednostavan neinvazivan prenatalni test ili NIPT-test (engl. NonInvasive Prenatal Test) koji otkriva određene kromosomske poremećaje već od 10. tjedna trudnoće.. Zahvaljujući najnaprednijoj tehnologiji za genetsko sekvenciranje, točnost testa NIFTY iznosi , 99 % za detekciju 3 najčešće trisomije: Downovog sindroma, Edwardsovog sindroma i Patauovog sindroma. Kako biste saznali više informacija o testu NIFTY, molimo Vas kliknite na donju poveznicu.. ...
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Prenatal diagnostic test is a non-invasive test for detecting the most common chromosomal abnormalities in women. Detect for example Downs Syndrome
Introduction. Introduction The speed and development of prenatal diagnosis techniques has been little short of explosive (De Crespigny and Savulescu, 2002 ). The importance of psychological and psychotherapeutic help for women and couples following the prenatal diagnosis of a malformation is clearly mentioned in the literature (Leither et al, 2002). Following the introduction of the alpha-feta protein screening for neural tube defects in the 1970s, low alpha-feta protein level for Downs Syndrome in the 1980s, multiple markers seen on ultrasound in the 1990s there is now, after the millennium, combined ultrasound and biochemistry for a more precise risk identification. These developments have radically changed the approach towards optimizing the sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values of screening (Evans et al 2002). The choice of words used to describe a condition or to inform women about the level of risk of an adverse event occurring may significantly affect how ...
08:33, 30 July 2010 (UTC)--Mark Hill 01:31, 29 July 2010 (UTC) Each Student should add the main topic they would like to work on in this course: Stem cells, Assisted Reproductive Technology or Prenatal Diagnosis. Simply cut n paste below to topic title (with your signature) and we will add up the total for each topic in Lab 2 next week. 4. Prenatal diagnosis --z3252833 03:08, 30 July 2010 (UTC) 4. Prenatal Diagnosis --z3288088 01:59, 29 July 2010 (UTC) 4. Prenatal Diagnosis --z3318446 11:57, 1 August 2010 (UTC) 2. Stem cells --z3265772 11:26, 3 August 2010 (UTC) 4. Prenatal Diagnosis--z3252635 08:36, 30 July 2010 (UTC) Assisted Reproductive Technology - --z3292208 08:04, 29 July 2010 (UTC) 4.Prenatal Diagnosis --z3254433 02:31, 2 August 2010 (UTC) Assisted Reproductive Technology--Navneet Ahuja 03:19, 2 August 2010 (UTC) 4. Prenatal diagnosis --Jenny Huang 23:18, 4 August 2010 (UTC) 3. Assisted Reproductive Technologies----z3291079 00:06, 4 August 2010 (UTC) Assisted reproductive ...
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Two leading European professional societies, the European Society of Human Genetics and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, have worked together since 2004 to evaluate the impact of fast research advances at the interface of assisted reproduction and genetics, including their application into clinical practice. In September 2016, the expert panel met for the third time. The topics discussed highlighted important issues covering the impacts of expanded carrier screening, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, voiding of the presumed anonymity of gamete donors by advanced genetic testing, advances in the research of genetic causes underlying male and female infertility, utilisation of massively parallel sequencing in preimplantation genetic testing and non-invasive prenatal screening, mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes, and additionally, issues related to cross-generational epigenetic inheritance following IVF and germline genome editing ...
The frequency of different polymorphic variants of the multi-allelic locus DXS52 (St14) of the human X chromosome, adjacent to the factor VIII gene, was evaluated by means of PCR for the heterogeneous population of India. It was shown that the heterozygosity index of this polymorphism in the studied population of 282 unrelated subjects was much higher (88%) than reported elsewhere. Two new alleles (1750 bp and 1420 bp) were detected during this study. Out of 65 families studied using this polymorphism for carrier detection and antenatal diagnosis, 58 were informative with this polymorphism, thus indicating that this polymorphism can serve as an important marker in the carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis of haemophilia A families.
Background : Non-deletional hemoglobin (Hb) H disease is the severest form of α- thalassemia ( thal ) compatible with post-natal life, which is caused by the interaction of an α-globin gene mutation with α 0 -thal. Therefore, it is important to identify rare α-globin gene mutations for the pre...
VARGAS I, Paula et al. Resultado de estudio prenatal invasivo para el diagnóstico de aneuploidía en el Hospital Sótero del Río. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2016, vol.81, n.2, pp.94-98. ISSN 0717-7526. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262016000200002.. Background: Malformations and aneuploidy are a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in Chile. Invasive techniques are offered to determine the fetal karyotype, when there is an abnormal finding in the ultrasound. Aims: To assess the local situation of prenatal genetic diagnosis to improve the management of this population. Methods: This is a retrospective and descriptive study of patients from october 2010 to march 2015, who had an amniocentesis for genetic testing due suspected fetal malformations or aneu-ploidy. Results: The sonographic findings most frequently found were: congenital heart disease, malformations of the central nervous system and early growth restrictions. 164 patients agree to perform invasive prenatal ...
A new opinion piece in The New England Journal of Medicine is titled A New Era in Noninvasive Prenatal Testing. It is free, so I commend you to read the whole thing. But this is the key section, A new, noninvasive prenatal test is poised to change the standard of care for genetic screening. Cell-free fetal DNA (cfDNA) testing requires only a maternal blood sample, can be performed as early as 9 weeks of gestation, and outperforms standard screening tests for trisomies 21, 18, and 13 in high-risk populations. Nine weeks is of course still in the 1st trimester.. While 60 percent of Americans support the legality of 1st trimester abortions, only 30 percent support the legality of those in the 2nd, and it is in that trimester that the abortion of a fetus with a trisomy abnormality now occurs because the various prenatal tests are at this stage. Mind you, I understand that despite what the public says a larger share of parents who receive positive results in that trimester abort the pregnancy ...
Vardit Ravitsky warns that routine Non-invasive Prenatal Screening can undermine womens reproductive autonomy and she calls for broad societal changes and policies that help promote individual choice. __________________________________________ A recent paper published in Genetics in Medicine, describes a new method for implementing non-invasive prenatal screening. Non-invasive prenatal screening analyzes cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood…
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Cell-free DNA highly accurate for prenatal diagnosis of trisomies 21 and 18 answers are found in the EE+ POEM Archive powered by Unbound Medicine. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Web.
Verinata Health Inc. (Redwood City, CA) has launched a non-invasive prenatal test that can detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities early in a pregnancy usin
Publications and research about prenatal diagnosis and treatment from the staff at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP.
Jeff Bird focuses on healthcare, including biotechnology and medical devices. Im most excited about saving lives and changing medicine. Examples include helping to develop the leading treatments for HIV (at Gilead), and bringing non-invasive prenatal testing to market (at Verinata), helping millions of women to reduce the need for amniocentesis. Recent Series A investments include Forty Seven Inc. (monoclonal antibody immuno-oncology therapies) and XIOS Therapeutics (small molecular immuno-oncology.) In the genomics space, Jeff is a co-investor with Illumina in Helix (consumer genomics marketplace) and GRAIL (cancer screening test). Jeff was CEO and an investor at Verinata Health (noninvasive prenatal diagnosis). After their acquisition by Illumina in early 2013, he served as their GM for a year. He is currently a board member at NuGen Technologies(research reagents), Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA,a spin-out of Cor/Millennium focused on cardiovascular therapeutics), Restoration Robotics ...
Introduction Nowadays, an important decision for pregnant women is whether to undergo prenatal testing for aneuploidies and which tests to uptake. We investigate the factors influencing womens choices between non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and invasive prenatal tests in pregnancies with elevated a priori risk of fetal aneuploidies. Methodology This is a mixed-method study. We used medical data (1st Jan 2015-31st Dec 2015) about women participating in further testing at Fetomaternal Medical Center at Helsinki University Hospital and employed Chi-square tests and ANOVA to compare the groups of women choosing different methods. Multinomial logistic regressions revealed the significant clinical factors influencing womens choice. We explored the underlying values, beliefs, attitudes and other psychosocial factors that affect womens choice by interviewing women with the Theory of Planned Behavior framework. The semi-structured interview data were processed by thematic analysis. Results
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Market is driven owing to shifting trend toward child bearing at advanced maternal age, North America to lead NIPT market due to major players are domiciled in the U.S. and relatively high awareness levels about NIPT in North America
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has one of the largest and most experienced maternal-fetal medicine teams in the country. The Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital and the Fetal Care Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis and therapy.
Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaithas IONA test. It will be the first complete non-invasive in vitro diagnostic product for prenatal screening to determine the likelihood of a trisomy affected pregnancy such as Down s syndrome. Sagentia will develop the custom clinical bioinformatics analysis application that performs the test analysis, computes test results and generates test reports.. As the first product of its type available to clinical laboratories who wish to offer their own Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), the IONA test accurately estimates the risk that a fetus is affected with Downs syndrome and other serious genetic conditions based on analysis of cell-free fetal DNA isolated from a sample of maternal blood. Compared to existing screening methods the IONA test has both a higher detection rate and a lower false positive rate, ...
DNA is found in the nuclei of human cells, within structures called chromosomes. To undergo DNA testing (testing for an adult) or non-invasive prenatal DNA testing (for a fetus), the person or expectant mother undergoing testing will have their blood drawn and analyzed for particular DNA sequences and mutations. While a pregnant woman does not have her childs cells in her bloodstream, detectable DNA fragments of the fetus are usually present in the mothers blood sample. Lab technicians use these fragments to analyze the unborn childs DNA for particular mutations or abnormalities. At the same time, they are also usually able to tell the sex of the baby ...
As the use of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) grows, there has been concern within the medical community that a poor understanding of this technique among clinicians and patients could negatively impact pregnancies. A review published today in AACCs The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine gives an expert overview of NIPSs many nuances, to arm healthcare providers with the information they need to ensure patients benefit from this revolutionary but complex technology.
Massively parallel sequencing of DNA molecules in the plasma of pregnant women has been shown to allow accurate and noninvasive prenatal detection of fetal trisomy 21. However, whether the sequencing approach is as accurate for the noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 13 and 18 is unclear due to the lack of data from a large sample set. We studied 392 pregnancies, among which 25 involved a trisomy 13 fetus and 37 involved a trisomy 18 fetus, by massively parallel sequencing. By using our previously reported standard z-score approach, we demonstrated that this approach could identify 36.0% and 73.0% of trisomy 13 and 18 at specificities of 92.4% and 97.2%, respectively. We aimed to improve the detection of trisomy 13 and 18 by using a non-repeat-masked reference human genome instead of a repeat-masked one to increase the number of aligned sequence reads for each sample. We then applied a bioinformatics approach to correct GC content bias in the sequencing data. With these measures, we ...
Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) is increasingly common. However, the current impact of prenatal diagnosis on neonatal outcomes is unclear. Between January 2004 and January 2008, a retrospective chart review of infants who underwent surgical repair of CHD before discharge at our institution was conducted. Obstetric and perioperative variables were recorded. Of 439 neonates, 294 (67%) were diagnosed prenatally (PREdx). Infants with PREdx had a lower mean birth weight (3.0 ± 0.6 vs. 3.1 ± 0.6 kg, p = 0.002) and gestational age (37.9 ± 2.1 vs. 38.6 ± 2.4 wk, p | 0.001) than those with postnatal diagnosis (POSTdx). Severe lesions were more likely to be PREdx: Neonates with single-ventricle (SV) physiology (n = 130 patients [31.2%]) had increased odds of PREdx (n = 113/130, odds ratio [OR] 4.7; 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.7-8.2, p | 0.001). PREdx was associated with decreased preoperative intubation (OR 0.62; 95% CI 0.42-0.95, p = 0.033), administration of antibiotics (OR 0.23; 95%
TY - JOUR. T1 - Analysis of cosegregation of intragenic DNA sequence variations as markers of maternal cell contamination in prenatal diagnosis of β-thalassemia. AU - Saadi, Abdul V.. AU - Girisha, Katta M.. AU - Gopinath, Puthiya M.. AU - Satyamoorthy, Kapaettu. PY - 2011/3. Y1 - 2011/3. N2 - Prenatal diagnosis of 3 HBB gene mutations causing β-thalassemia and hemoglobin D Punjab segregated in a South Indian nuclear family is reported along with a method identified as control for maternal cell contamination (MCC). Amplicons of the HBB gene from genomic DNA obtained from the blood of a thalassemic first child (proband), both parents, and a chorionic villus sample of their second pregnancy were directly sequenced. A test for MCC was performed by genotyping polymorphic microsatellite markers (D21S11 and D21S1270) by quantitative fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) and capillary gel electrophoresis. The pedigree analysis showed proband as a compound heterozygote of ...
Trisomy 8 mosaicism has a wide phenotypic variability, ranging from mild dysmorphic features to severe malformations. This report concluded a female pregnant woman with trisomy 8 mosaicism, and carefully cytogenetic diagnoses were performed to give her prenatal diagnostic information. This report also provides more knowledge about trisomy 8 mosaicism and the prenatal diagnostic for clinicians. In this present study, we reported one case of pregnancy woman with trisomy 8 mosaicism. Noninvasive prenatal testing prompted an abnormal Z-score, but further three dimension color ultrasound result suggested a single live fetus with no abnormality. The phenotypic of the pregnant woman was normal. Based on our results, there were no abnormal initial myeloid cells (| 10− 4), which suggested that the patient had no blood diseases. The peripheral blood karyotype of the patient was 47,XX,+ 8[67]/46,XX [13], and karyotype of amniotic fluid was 46, XX. The next generation sequencing (NGS) result suggested that the
The current morphologically based selection of human embryos for transfer cannot detect chromosome aneuploidies. So far, only biopsy techniques have been able to screen for chromosomal aneuploidies in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or screening (PGS) involves the biopsy of oocyte polar bodies or embryonic cells and has become a routine clinical procedure in many IVF clinics worldwide, including recent development of comprehensive chromosome screening of all 23 pairs of chromosomes by microarrays for aneuploidy screening. The routine preimplantation and prenatal genetic diagnosis (PND) require testing in an aggressive manner. These procedures may be invasive to the growing embryo and fetus and potentially could compromise the clinical outcome. Therefore the aim of this review is to summarize not only the new knowledge on preimplantation and prenatal genetic diagnosis in humans, but also on the development of potential noninvasive embryo and fetal testing
Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosome abnormalities using cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) in maternal serum has significantly influenced prenatal diagnosis of fetal aneuploidies since becoming clinically available in the fall of 2011. High sensitivity and specificity have been reported in multiple publications, nearly all of which have been sponsored by the commercial performing laboratories. Once results are returned, positive and negative predictive values (PPVs, NPVs) are the performance metrics most relevant to clinical management. The purpose of this report is to present independent data on the PPVs of NIPS in actual clinical practice. Charts were retrospectively reviewed for patients who had NIPS and were seen March 2012 to December 2013 in a tertiary academic referral center. NIPS results were compared to diagnostic genetic test results, fetal ultrasound results, and clinical phenotype/outcomes. The PPV was calculated using standard epidemiological methods.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anencephaly. T2 - Changes in prenatal detection and birth status, 1972 through 1990. AU - Limb, C. J.. AU - Holmes, L. B.. PY - 1994. Y1 - 1994. N2 - OBJECTIVE: We assessed at a large university hospital the effect of prenatal diagnosis on the birth of infants with anencephaly between 1972 and 1990. STUDY DESIGN: All 175 affected infants were identified by a postnatal Malformations Surveillance Program, which included stillborn infants and elective terminations in the second trimester. The affected infants were subdivided into those whose mothers had always planned delivery at this hospital (nontransfers) and those whose mothers had planned delivery elsewhere but were transferred after the prenatal detection of the fetal abnormality (transfers). RESULTS: In the 1970s half the infants were anencephaly were born alive; the average gestational age was 35.6 weeks, and only a few were diagnosed prenatally. By 1988 to 1990 all affected infants were diagnosed either by prenatal ...
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The NIPT by GenePlanet is a leading non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in the world. By November 2018, more than 5,000,000 samples were analyzed.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical utility and cost of non-invasive prenatal testing with cfDNA analysis in high-risk women based on a US population. AU - Song, Ken. AU - Musci, Thomas J.. AU - Caughey, Aaron B.. PY - 2013/8/1. Y1 - 2013/8/1. N2 - Objective: Evaluate the clinical and economic consequences of fetal trisomy 21 (T21) screening with non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in high-risk pregnant women. Methods: Using a decision-analytic model, we estimated the number of T21 cases detected, the number of invasive procedures performed, corresponding euploid fetal losses and total costs for three screening strategies: first trimester combined screening (FTS), integrated screening (INT) or NIPT, whereby NIPT was performed in high-risk patients (women 35 years or older or women with a positive conventional screening test). Modeling was based on a 4 million pregnant women cohort in the US. Results: NIPT, at a base case price of $795, was more clinically effective and less costly (dominant) over both FTS ...
A recent illuminating qualitative study by Zulueta and Boulton1 explores the practicalities of informed consent in routine antenatal HIV testing. Its results support what I have argued1 is inevitable with routine testing policies of this kind: that routine antenatal testing regimes are incompatible with requirements for informed consent. It has become clear that intervention could reduce the risk of transmitting HIV from mother to child from 15-20%2 to around 8%,3 or possibly as low as 2%.4,5 The evidence of this possibility produced a general trend towards introducing routine antenatal HIV screening in developed countries worldwide.6,7,8,9,10 The aim was to dramatically reduce the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child by encouraging universal antenatal HIV testing. The UK has been no exception, and in 1999 the government instructed health authorities to implement a policy of offering and recommending an HIV test to all pregnant women.11 ...
Prenatal Genetics Center is a non-invasive prenatal testing and research laboratory established by research scientists with extensive experience in human non-invasive DNA diagnostics. The Center was formed specifically to provide comprehensive, affordable, fast and accurate service using the latest advances in DNA-based technology. Working closely with the medical community allows the companys scientists to develop new techniques and apply DNA testing for various applications. The Center was the first company in the world that offers a non-invasive prenatal paternity test to the general public in year 2001.. For many years our scientists were researching new techniques to replace potentially dangerous invasive prenatal paternity tests. Traditional methods, particularly amniocentesis, are known for their risks to the unborn child and pregnant women. These risks include fetal injuries, infections, and miscarriages. Non-invasive prenatal technology offered by Prenatal Genetics Center for 16 years ...
United States Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Industry United States Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market is likely to reach nearly USD 1 Billi
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Objectives: To evaluate the impact of mode of delivery (MOD) on postnatal outcome for neonates with congenital heart disease (CHD), and to assess the effect of prenatal diagnosis of CHD on perinatal management.. Hypothesis: Mode of delivery can independently influence early outcomes in infants with congenital heart disease.. Methods: We retrospectively studied all infants admitted to a single institution for cardiac intervention over a 2-year period. Infants were grouped based on having a prenatal diagnosis of CHD (yes/no) and MOD (spontaneous labor, scheduled cesarean section (C/s) or induced labor). Multivariate logistic regression was used to evaluate independent predictors for MOD and early outcomes.. Results: 45 percent of patients received a prenatal diagnosis of CHD. Those with a prenatal diagnosis were more likely to undergo an induction of labor (22% vs. 4%, p,0.001), and tended to have more scheduled C/s (39% vs. 30%, p= 0.1). A prenatal diagnosis of CHD increased the likelihood for an ...
Instead of invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, definitive, noninvasive testing for fetal chromosomal abnormalities has long been the holy grail in obstetrics. It now appears practical to achieve prenatal genetic diagnosis using cell-free fetal dna in maternal blood.
OBJECTIVES: Targeted non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) tests for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 and sex chromosome aneuploidies and could be an alternative to traditional karyotyping. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of missing other abnormal karyotypes of probable phenotypic significance by NIPT. METHODS: This was a retrospective population-based analysis of all singleton pregnancies booked for combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) in Denmark over a 4-year period. Data concerning maternal demographics, cFTS and prenatal or postnatal karyotypes were collected from the Danish Fetal Medicine database. Karyotypes were classified according to whether the chromosomal anomaly would have been detected by NIPT and whether it was likely to affect phenotype. RESULTS: cFTS was completed in 193638 pregnancies. 10205 (5.3%) had cytogenetic or molecular analysis performed. Of these, 1122 (11.0%) had an abnormal karyotype, of which 262 (23.4%) would have been missed by NIPT, but would probably ...
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Currently, prenatal chromosomal abnormality screening is routinely based on first-trimester combined screening. When the result of the screening test indicates high risk for child´s birth with chromosomal pathology, definite diagnosis has to be confirmed by an invasive procedure. A negative aspect of screening is the falsepositive test result, which accounts for about 5% for the first-trimester combined test. This is the consequence of unnecessary invasive procedures with a potential procedure-related loss of normal fetuses. A new method of prenatal chromosomal abnormality screening is cell-free fetal DNA testing in maternal blood, which detects over 99% of Down syndrome cases and tests false-positive rate is less than 0.1%. Since this test has high specificity and sensitivity it will potentially reduce the need for invasive procedures and proves highly suitable for selecting women who would benefit from diagnostic invasive procedures. There are different possibilities for implementing the new ...
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In an attempt to improve the use of prenatal diagnosis ultrasound to diagnose the complete prenatal spectrum, Heartbeat, in collaboration with BLC Bank organized the logistics to help the pediatric cardiology team at Hotel-Dieu hospital develop seminars on prenatal screening of congenital cardiac anomalies. A total of 4 seminars were held in different regions of Lebanon (Keserwan, North, Beqaa, and South) grouping over 200 specialists. The conferences included up-to-date state-of-the-art presentations on fetal echography and echocardiography and were all by a dinner.. ...
Summary This project is at the interface between computer vision and linguistics: the aim is to have an algorithm generate relevant sentences that describe a scene given one or more images. Scene understanding has been one of the central goals in computer vision for many decades. It involves various individual tasks, such as object recognition, action understanding and 3D scene recovery. One simple definition of this task is to say scene understanding is equivalent to being able to generate meaningful natural language descriptions of a scene, an important problem in computational linguistics. Whilst even a child can do this with ease, the solution of this fundamental problem has remained elusive. This is because there has been a large amount of research in computer vision that is very deep, but not broad, leading to an in depth understanding of edge and feature detectors, tracking, camera calibration, projective geometry, segmentation, denoising, stereo methods, object detection etc. However, ...
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Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), the molecular genetics company, has announced it is initiating a clinical trial of a new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) for Downs syndrome.  Its microarray ...
Adding non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current prenatal testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches based on blood tests and amniocentesis, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. ...
Adding non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current prenatal testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches based on blood tests and amniocentesis, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. ...
We believe in innovative prenatal diagnosis, careful prenatal medicine, and modern obstetrical care to the highest international standards: we combine highly advanced medical technologies with gentle methods to give you the best possible start to parenthood. The Perinatal Center at the Heidelberg University Womens Hospital is one of the largest centers of its kind in Germany. Here obstetrician-gynecologists and specially trained pediatricians work closely together. In addition to the labor and delivery units, we have a neonatal intensive care unit in the same building, where premature infants from 23 weeks of gestation and sick newborns are cared for according to a unique concept of care. A pediatric specialist is present around the clock. The close collaboration under one roof between obstetrician-gynecologists, midwives, and pediatricians, together with counseling services for expectant parents, guarantees reliable and personal support beginning in pregnancy through delivery and afterwards. ...
For decades, OB-GYNs have offered prenatal tests to expectant moms to uncover potential issues, including Down syndrome, before they give birth. However, some tests, such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, carry health risks, including miscarriage. For some women, the risks can be greater than the potential benefits from information they would gain.. Evidence now suggests that women who are well-informed about the pros and cons are more likely to decline testing, even when the tests are free, indicating that the average mother-to-be might not have all the facts.. ...
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) offers pregnant women a new risk assessment tool for fetal aneuploidy that is superior to conventional screening tests. We conducted focus groups with women who were currently pregnant or had recently delivered in the past year to characterize their perspectives about NIPT and to explore factors they would consider during decision making about its use. Women identified accuracy, early timing, testing ease, and determination of fetal sex as advantages of NIPT over other screens, and the noninvasive method of NIPT as an advantage over diagnostic tests. False positive and false negative results, anxiety, cost and insurance coverage were seen as disadvantages of NIPT. Women who do not want fetal aneuploidy information most likely will not undergo NIPT, despite its advantages over other screening tests. However, given its advantages, the decision to have NIPT is straightforward for women who want genetic information about the fetus. Women emphasized the need to make
Results from a national study of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in women at high risk of having a baby with Downs syndrome will be presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Saturday).
Already sex determination and Rhesus factor diagnosis are nearing translation into clinical practice for high-risk individuals. The authors concluded that the analysis of cffNA may allow NIPD for a variety of genetic conditions and may in future form part of national antenatal screening programs for DS and other common genetic disorders.. Guidelines on prenatal screening from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (Rose, et al., 2020) state that: Prenatal genetic screening (serum screening with or without nuchal translucency [NT[ ultrasound or cell free DNA screening) and diagnostic testing (chorionic villus sampling [CVS] or amniocentesis options should be discussed and offered to all pregnant women regardless of maternal age or risk of chromosomal abnormality.. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2012) stated that non-invasive prenatal testing that uses cell-free fetal DNA from the plasma of pregnant women ...
AP Medical Writer. CHICAGO (AP) - For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong - with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.. Very rarely, these results may indicate cancer in in the women when follow-up testing shows the fetus is healthy.. The noninvasive tests are increasingly being used to detect fetal chromosome abnormalities, including Down syndrome. They test pregnant womens blood, which contain small amounts of fetal DNA. But cancer is among conditions that can cause results that mistakenly indicate an abnormality in the fetus, the researchers say. The results are not definitive, although smaller studies have had similar findings.. Some highlights from the research, published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.. THE DETAILS. The study involved blood tests from more than 100,000 women, processed over nearly three years by a Redwood City, California, laboratory. Nearly 4,000 women, or ...
Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., is a molecular diagnostics company committed to innovating together to improve patient care. The flagship product, the Harmony Prenatal Test, is a safe, highly accurate and affordable prenatal test for maternal and fetal health. Led by an experienced team, Ariosa is using its proprietary technology to perform a directed analysis of cell-free DNA in blood. The Harmony test equips pregnant women and their healthcare providers with reliable information to make decisions regarding their health, without creating unnecessary stress or anxiety.. The company was acquired by Roche in January 2015 with operations based in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.ariosadx.com.. Harmony™ NIPT samples are processed in the UK by The Doctors Laboratory. ...
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common cause of viral intra-uterine infection. The experience with prenatal diagnosis remains limited and is based on few reports of small numbers of cases. It is thus difficult to compare the accuracy of the different tests because the groups studied were small and heterogeneous. We describe here our experience on a series of 98 pregnancies leading to HCMV congenital infection, among which 71 have been tested by amniotic fluid (AF) sampling followed by culture and/or polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Independently of the delay between AF sampling and the first HCMV IgM positive result, the mean sensitivity of both culture and PCR was around 70 per cent. The best sensitivity (95.5 per cent) was obtained after a delay , or = 6 weeks in late pregnancy (, or = 23 weeks). The present study demonstrated clearly that the delay between AF puncture and the presumed date of seroconversion is more important for sensitivity than the technique used for the diagnosis ...
Background Despite the non-invasive nature of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), there is still a need for a separate informed consent process before testing. The objectives of this study are to...
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For prenatal diagnostic testing, a chromosome analysis and a Fluorescent insitu Hybridisation or FISH test is performed.. FISH test: FISH provides a rapid result for confirmation or to determine if a pregnancy is affected by chromosome conditions such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome or Patau syndrome. Unlike chromosome analysis, FISH only looks at a small number of chromosome changes and results are available within 24-48 hours.. Chromosome analysis: A FISH test will always be followed by confirmatory testing either by a chromosome microarray or a conventional karyotype. These additional tests provide results in 8-14 days and can offer more information than the FISH test.. For the investigation of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility a conventional chromosome analysis is performed. Results are typically available within 18 days.. ...
InteGens Multiplex Interphase Chromosome Profiling products for Pre/Post-natal detect all common aneuploidies - 13, 18, 21, X and Y along with the option to detect all chromosomes and all common microdeletions. Whereas most prenatal diagnostic tests require an invasive procedure (CVS or amniocentesis), our FISH probes can be used on intact isolated/enriched fetal cells found in the mothers blood. This is made possible by our partner labs technology, which can recover 44 fetal cells from as little as 2ml of blood. This allows for a non-invasive blood test without putting the pregnancy at risk for miscarriage.. Most clinical labs that perform noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) test for all common aneuploidies (13, 18, 21, X and Y) and some claim they can test for the ten common microdeletions. However, if they find a positive result, labs must then provide further confirmation by invasive procedure. Combining our partners fetal cell isolation technology with InteGens innovative probes, labs ...
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An analysis of the reports and materials provided by commercial laboratories offering noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) for genetic disorders finds that none of them fully meet the recommendations published by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). The report from a team of specialists in medical genetics is being published in the journal Genetics in Medicine.
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a simple blood test that can tell doctors more about your baby. Learn about the test thats making genetic screening safer.
Is a simple blood test (from 10 weeks of gestation), which provides pregnant women with an extremely accurate, early, screening test, checking for the most common chromosome and/or genetic conditions, including Down syndrome as well as the option of finding out the gender.. NIPT was introduced in 2013, and is now the gold standard in prenatal screening. NIPT doesnt replace the importance of a full 12-13 week obstetric ultrasound and should not be considered a replacement for CVS or amniocentesis .. Siles Health provides NIPT screening in combination with a complimentary ultrasound. The pre NIPT ultrasound is a quick scan to confirm the gestational age, that the pregnancy is ongoing and the number of embryos present. Upon completion of your pre NIPT scan you will be offered a consultation with one of our experienced Genetic counsellors.. The Genetic Counsellor will provide you with information about the NIPT screening options, so you can make a fully informed decision about which NIPT ...
In Belgium, samples for prenatal genetic diagnosis are analyzed by Chromosomal Microarray Analysis (CMA). The main challenge herein lies in the interpretation of copy number variants (CNVs) for which knowledge about postnatal outcome is limited. All Belgian genetic centers have agreed on prenatal CNV classification, but ambiguous situations still occur. The goal of our research is to 1) investigate genotype-phenotype correlations using clinical data of children with prenatally registered non-benign CNVs; 2) narrow down the prenatal genotype-phenotype correlation of frequently found known pathogenic CNVs and 3) focus on outcome in children with other than benign CNVs and renal/urogenital anomalies on ultrasound. To secure our goals, we have created a Belgian database for registration of prenatal CMA data. In the first year of my PhD, I developed the framework of this database, guided the genetic centers in importing their data and presented our first results at international conferences. Next, I ...
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"The utility of genome-wide cell-free DNA screening in the prenatal diagnosis of Pallister-Killian syndrome". Prenatal Diagnosis ... Because the prenatal diagnosis of PKS using the methods just cited is difficult, often indecisive, and/or best employed later ... Wang T, Ren C, Chen D, Lu J, Guo L, Zheng L, Liu Y, Chen H (2019). "Prenatal diagnosis of Pallister-Killian syndrome using cord ... literature review and approach to prenatal diagnosis". American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A. 176 (12): 2575-2586. doi: ...
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"Prenatal diagnosis of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency in a family with a previous fatal case of sudden ... Prenatal Diagnosis. 15 (1): 82-86. doi:10.1002/pd.1970150118. PMID 7740006. S2CID 24295134. Lindner, M.; Hoffmann, G. F.; ... prenatal testing Clague A; Thomas A (2002). "Neonatal biochemical screening for disease". Clin. Chim. Acta. 315 (1-2): 99-110. ... The serious impacts of a late diagnosis, combined with the high incidence (estimated at 1 - 3 per 1000 live births, and as high ...
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... invasive prenatal diagnosis for 'reassurance' in sporadic paternal age effect (PAE) disorders". Prenatal Diagnosis. 37 (9): 946 ... Autosomal dominant or X-linked familial disorders often prompt prenatal testing for germline mosaicism. This diagnosis may ... "Germline mosaicism in Rett syndrome identified by prenatal diagnosis". Clinical Genetics. 67 (3): 258-260. doi:10.1111/j.1399- ...
"Prenatal diagnosis of femur-fibula-ulna complex by ultrasonography in a male fetus at 24 weeks of gestation". Prenatal ... Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome is vital. Prenatal screening can reveal whether the child will have ... Diagnosis. 14 (6): 502-505. doi:10.1002/pd.1970140616. ISSN 0197-3851. PMID 7937589. S2CID 9457508. "WNT7A gene". Genetics Home ...
Prenatal diagnosis Organ transplantation Detect rejection after renal transplantation Diagnosis of cancer can be performed by ... Additionally, prenatal diagnosis and organ transplantation monitoring are other potential applications. Sensitivity and ... Prenatal Diagnosis. 15 (7): 641-646. doi:10.1002/pd.1970150709. PMID 8532624. S2CID 23932579. Botezatu, I.; Serdyuk, O.; ... Potential applications of prenatal DNA in urine include early sex determination (as hinted by the presence of male Y- ...
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... estimated rates of and indication for postnatal diagnosis with implications for prenatal counselling". Prenatal Diagnosis. 17 ( ... Klinefelter syndrome can be diagnosed as a coincidental prenatal finding in the context of invasive prenatal diagnosis ( ... of KS cases are found by prenatal diagnosis. The symptoms of KS are often variable, so a karyotype analysis should be ordered ... Bojesen A, Juul S, Gravholt CH (February 2003). "Prenatal and postnatal prevalence of Klinefelter syndrome: a national registry ...
If used for prenatal genetic diagnosis, fetal cells may be separated by centrifugation from the extracted sample and grown in a ... Their work opened the door to the prenatal diagnosis of aneuploidies. In 1972, R. G. Sutcliffe and D. J. H. Brock found that ... Amniocentesis is a medical procedure used primarily in the prenatal diagnosis of genetic conditions. It has other uses such as ... Levy B, Wapner R (February 2018). "Prenatal diagnosis by chromosomal microarray analysis". Fertility and Sterility. 109 (2): ...
Turnbull, C.; Lees, M.; Chitty, L. S. (Dec 2006). "Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of Malpuech syndrome". Prenatal Diagnosis. 26 ... "FACE - DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES - THE 18-23 WEEKS SCAN". Centrus.com.br. Archived from the original on November 21 ... Due to the relatively high rate of hearing impairment found with the disorder, it too may be considered in the diagnosis. ... a karyotype without this aberration present would favor a Malpuech syndrome diagnosis. Also, the karyotype of an individual ...
because Sequenom claimed more than it taught: "any diagnosis of any disease, disorder, or condition. . . . impermissible ... he panel's decision striking down Sequenom's noninvasive prenatal test strikes at the very heart of the patent system. ...
... prenatal diagnosis and preimplantation genetic diagnosis can be offered for future conceptions. Treatment targets the symptoms ... Diagnosis is typically achieved by observation of symptoms; however, genetic testing provides a full confirmation. The ... microcephaly, intestinal atresia and some of the eye abnormalities are observable on prenatal ultrasound. Brain MRI scans can ...
Prenatal diagnosis of pulmonary agenesis is yet to be reached satisfaction, due to the technical difficulties in ... Meller, Cesar; Morris, Katie; Desai, Tarak; Kilby, Mark (2012). "Prenatal Diagnosis of Isolated Right Pulmonary Agenesis Using ... Prenatal sonographic evaluation, also known as Biophysical profile is frequently used for prenatal testing. High frequency of ... "Prenatal Diagnosis of Bilateral Pulmonary Agenesis: a Case Report". Korean Journal of Radiology. 11 (1): 119-122. doi:10.3348/ ...
These diagnoses can lead to inadequate treatment. Postpartum psychosis is a rare psychiatric emergency in which symptoms of ... The summed cost of prenatal care, childbirth, and newborn care came to $30,000 for a vaginal delivery and $50,000 for a ... Pre-eclampsia is routinely screened for during prenatal care. Onset may be before, during, or rarely, after delivery. Around ... Vaginal delivery with and without complicating diagnoses and caesarean section with and without comorbidities or major ...
For the first time, an annual report on implementation of Prenatal Diagnosis Techniques (PNDT) Act was prepared and released. A ...
In the normal prenatal stages of fetal development, the fetus is exposed to testosterone - albeit more in male fetuses than ... However, unsolved diagnosis and malignancy still represent difficulties in the sex determination of these patients. Such ... "Ambiguous genitalia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic". www.mayoclinic.org. Retrieved 2021-04-01. Deligdisch-Schor, Liane ... These professionals are capable of providing first line (prenatal) and second line diagnostic (postnatal) tests to examine and ...
A clinical diagnosis of Roberts syndrome is made in individuals with characteristic prenatal growth retardation, limb ... A prenatal diagnosis of Roberts syndrome requires an ultrasound examination paired with cytogenetic testing or prior ... The specific characteristics that are looked for in the clinical diagnosis are listed below.[citation needed] Prenatal growth ... In cases of mild malformations, the following disorders should be considered in the differential diagnosis:[citation needed] ...
Prenatal testing: Prenatal testing is used to look for diseases and conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is born. This ... It is often used to confirm a particular diagnosis when a certain condition is suspected based on the subject's mutations and ... Prenatal testing can help a couple decide whether to abort the pregnancy. Like diagnostic testing, prenatal testing can be ... More invasive prenatal methods are slightly more risky for the fetus and involve needles or probes being inserted into the ...
Sleep is often a core focus for both diagnosis and management of PTSD with 70% of PTSD patients reporting insomnia or sleep ... Up until the age of 2 years, children who have been exposed to prenatal stress have shortened and disorganized sleeping ...
Prenatal testing also is available to determine whether the fetus will have the disease or is a carrier. There are no specific ... Diagnosis of the lipid storage disorders can be achieved through the use of several tests. These tests include clinical ...
is known for its research in the prenatal diagnostic field and its development of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis testing which ... Dhallan, Ravinder (2007). "A non-invasive test for prenatal diagnosis based on fetal DNA present in maternal blood: a ... "A non-invasive test for prenatal diagnosis based on fetal DNA present in maternal blood: a preliminary study" The Times " ... "A noninvasive test for prenatal diagnosis based on fetal DNA present in maternal blood: a preliminary study". The Lancet. 369 ( ...
Mégarbané A, Haddad S, Berjaoui L (Jul 1998). "Prenatal ultrasonography: clinical and radiological findings in a boy with ... as well as the extremely low rate of diagnosis-related pregnancy terminations throughout the region. The fibrocartilaginous ...
Cannabis use disorder is defined as a medical diagnosis in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ... A 2012 systematic review found although it was difficult to draw firm conclusions, there was some evidence that prenatal ... and contribute to increased diagnoses of cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases among tobacco smokers. Cannabis smoke ...
Prenatal testing is available to test for CLS of an offspring if a family member has been diagnosed with CLS. Coffin-Lowry was ... This testing can be used to confirm but not rule out the diagnosis of Coffin-Lowry syndrome because not all affected ... X-ray and neuroimaging studies may be helpful in confirming a diagnosis of Coffin-Lowry syndrome. Decreased ribosomal S6 kinase ... The family matching program facilitates community building and resource sharing for recent diagnoses. The Coffin-Lowry Syndrome ...
... on the ethics of prenatal diagnosis of genetically based disability. 1989 - Traveled to Japan as an official emissary of Mayor ...
MLPA has potential application in prenatal diagnosis both invasive and noninvasive. Recent studies have shown that MLPA (as ... Procter M, Chou LS, Tang W, Jama M, Mao R (2006). "Molecular diagnosis of Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes by methylation- ... Yau SC, Bobrow M, Mathew CG, Abbs SJ (1996). "Accurate diagnosis of carriers of deletions and duplications in Duchenne/Becker ... Gerdes T, Kirchhoff M, Lind AM, Larsen GV, Schwartz M, Lundsteen C (2005). "Computer-assisted prenatal aneuploidy screening for ...
February 2021). "Prenatal diagnosis of major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCA) in fetuses with pulmonary atresia with ... Liang L, Wang Y, Zhang Y (2022). "Prenatal Diagnosis of Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect and an Aberrant Ductus ... Hofbeck M, Rauch A, Leipold G, Singer H (March 1998). "Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal ... The Medindia Medical Review Team (9 April 2009). "Pulmonary Atresia - Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management". Medindia. ...
"Is the amelogenin gene reliable for sex identification in forensic casework and prenatal diagnosis?". Int J Legal Med. 116 (2 ...
The smart phone technology allows images and information to be relayed to Penn doctors for instantaneous diagnosis and second ... The initiative provides maternal education on the importance of prenatal care, safe deliveries, and postnatal care. GHI advises ...
Diagnosis of this disorder depends on blood tests demonstrating the absence of serum ceruloplasmin, combined with low serum ... If the CP mutations has been identified in a related individual, prenatal testing is recommended. Siblings of those affected by ... MRI scans can also confirm a diagnosis; abnormal low intensities can indicate iron accumulation in the brain. Children of ...
It may present at any age, even in the prenatal and neonatal periods, but peak incidence rates are childhood-onset at 5-14 ... "Craniopharyngioma - Childhood: Diagnosis , Cancer.Net". Cancer.Net. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2017-12-09. "Craniopharyngioma". UCLA ... In the adamantinomatous type, calcifications are visible on neuroimaging and are helpful in diagnosis. The papillary type ... and the overall survival rate was very poor with median survival being 6 months after diagnosis of malignancy. Although the ...
... it is generally seen as an important alternative to prenatal diagnosis. Prevention of secondary immunodeficiency involves ... Unfortunately, the diagnosis of hypogammaglobulinemia is often significantly delayed. In 2015, a journal article by McDermott ... SCID is considered a medical emergency and suspected cases require immediate specialist center referral for diagnosis and ... Primary immunodeficiencies usually have a delay of several years between initial clinical presentation and diagnosis. Some ...
Even though prenatal testing for Pearson syndrome is theoretically possible, analyzing and interpreting the results would be ... would confirm the diagnosis of Pearson Syndrome. Currently there are no approved therapies for Pearson Syndrome and patients ... Retrieved from: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/7343/pearson-syndrome#:~:text=Diagnosis%20of%20Pearson%20syndrome% ...
at Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Professional Edition GRIFFIN, ASHLEY HAGEN (May 18, 2019). "Measles and Immune Amnesia ... There is evidence that schizophrenia is associated with prenatal exposure to rubella, influenza, and toxoplasmosis infection. ... and using prenatal open houses and postpartum maternity ward visits as opportunities to vaccinate. Internet advertising, ...
Other campaigns included a program to reduce the infant mortality rate in 1970 directed at maternal and prenatal care. As of ... There is a commitment in Cuba to the triple diagnosis (physical/psychological/social) at all levels. Extensive involvement of " ... They perform a neighborhood health diagnosis biannually where community risk factors are evaluated to focus priorities for ...
There is an emerging literature on a wide range of prenatal risk factors, such as prenatal stress, intrauterine (in the womb) ... independent of ADHD diagnosis. Individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia who were prescribed stimulants ... Many are associated with prenatal development, prenatal stress and nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth. Later ones include ... A diagnosis of substance-induced psychosis is made if symptoms persist after drug use or intoxication has ended. A number of ...
This study looked at the timing of when mothers receive their babys CHD diagnosis, whether it is during pregnancy or after the ... called a prenatal diagnosis). Many times it is critical that a baby receives their CHD diagnosis during the mothers pregnancy ... In 2013, the journal Prenatal Diagnosisexternal icon published a CDC study that focused on mothers of babies with a congenital ... Prenatal diagnosis of nonsyndromic congenital heart defects. Prenat Diagn. 2014;34(3):214-222. ...
... and prenatal diagnosis) provides parents with the knowledge to make intelligent, informed decisions regarding possible ... Genetic counseling (and prenatal diagnosis) provides parents with the knowledge to make intelligent, informed decisions ... If a pregnancy occurs the couple may want to evaluate the fetus by prenatal diagnosis. ... The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any ...
Non-invasive screening for prenatal genetic diagnosis : report of a WHO temporary adviser / by J. L. Simpson  ... Report of a joint WHO/WFH meeting on the control of haemophilia : carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis  ... Current trends in early prenatal diagnosis : report of a WHO temporary adviser / by Bernadette Modell  ... Hereditary Diseases Programme; International Working Group on Non-Invasive Screening for Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis (‎1994 : ...
Prenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta improves survival and reduces morbidity ... Prenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta improves survival and reduces morbidity ... Prenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta improves survival and reduces morbidity ...
... all of which were concerned with non-invasive prenatal diagnosis ("NIPD"). Put simply, this involves a means of testing a ... Patents Court rules on non-invasive prenatal diagnosis patents. Patents Court rules on non-invasive prenatal diagnosis patents ...
Jaxons Story: Prenatal Diagnosis, Pregnancy Management and Postnatal Care of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Published on Aug ... This video follows one familys journey from prenatal diagnosis of CDH through delivery and CDH surgery to discharge home. ... After a full day of testing at CHOP, we met with Mark Johnson, MD, and went over the results of our prenatal testing. Dr. ... Watch this video tour to learn what to expect at your first visit to the Wood Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. ...
Prenatal diagnosis could be the key to preventing new cases of thalassemia. ... New Cases Of Thalassemia Can Be Prevented With Prenatal Diagnosis Personalised Printable Document (PDF). Please complete this ... "Taking prenatal counseling and tests, which can help early detection, pregnant women and their partners can take informed ... Owing to ignorance and lack of proper awareness, many people in India do not opt for diagnosis on time and hence end up ...
... () ... Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetus in Fetu with a Well Formed Skull: A Rare Case Report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4 ... In: The Textbook of Fetal and Prenatal Pathology, Blackwell Science, Boston, 409p. ...
The Pain and Promise of Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Diagnosis. The title was later changed to The Pain and Promise of Prenatal ... The Pain and Promise of Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Diagnosis. by Margaret Wahl , Saturday, June 30, 2007 ... Some parents noted that having the diagnosis so early allowed them to adjust to it, so that by the time the child began asking ... Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), available since the mid-1990s, requires IVF, followed by removal for analysis of one ...
Pre-Natal Diagnosis Take Action Blog Pin. Published February 19, 2018. .pdf { margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; } .pdf img{ ...
Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. / Harris, A.. In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol. 21, No. 5, 01.10.1979 ... Harris, A. / Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 1979 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. ... Harris, A 1979, Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis., Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 675- ... Harris A. Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 1979 Oct 1;21(5):675-676. ...
Diagnosis, and Discordance. View ORCID ProfileSusan Howell, Shanlee M Davis, Talia Thompson, Mariah Brown, Tanea Tanda, Karen ... Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Results for Participants of the eXtraordinarY Babies Study: Screening, Counseling, ... Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Results for Participants of the eXtraordinarY Babies Study: Screening, Counseling, ... Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Results for Participants of the eXtraordinarY Babies Study: Screening, Counseling, ...
Prenatal diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy by fetal muscle biopsy. ... Prenatal diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy by fetal muscle biopsy. Journal Article (Journal Article) ... Prenatal diagnosis and carrier detection for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) usually can be performed using DNA analysis. ... direct examination of muscle by dystrophin analysis may provide the only means of prenatal diagnosis. We present three cases ...
title = "Cell-based non-invasive prenatal testing (cbNIPT): an alternative to chorionic villus sampling to confirm diagnosis of ... Cell-based non-invasive prenatal testing (cbNIPT): an alternative to chorionic villus sampling to confirm diagnosis of ... Cell-based non-invasive prenatal testing (cbNIPT): an alternative to chorionic villus sampling to confirm diagnosis of ... Cell-based non-invasive prenatal testing (cbNIPT) : an alternative to chorionic villus sampling to confirm diagnosis of ...
... reported receiving a prenatal CHD diagnosis. Prenatal CHD diagnosis was positively associated with advanced maternal age, ... Prenatal CHD diagnosis was defined as affirmative responses to questions about abnormal prenatal ultrasounds and/or fetal ... Prenatal CHD diagnosis varied by time to NBDPS interview and NBDPS study site. Conclusions Further work is warranted to ... Prenatal diagnosis and prevalence of critical congenital heart defects: an international retrospective cohort study Cite ...
Prenatal Diagnosis of Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1977 ; Vol. 297, No. 18. pp. 968-973. ... Prenatal Diagnosis of Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Maurice J. Mahoney, Florence P. Haseltine, John C. Hobbins, Betty Q. ... Prenatal Diagnosis of Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. / Mahoney, Maurice J.; Haseltine, Florence P.; Hobbins, John C. et al. ... Mahoney, M. J., Haseltine, F. P., Hobbins, J. C., Banker, B. Q., Caskey, C. T., & Golbus, M. S. (1977). Prenatal Diagnosis of ...
Prenatal diagnosis is the most useful application as it offers prospective parents the assurance of having an unaffected child ... There is more or less a consensus regarding offering prenatal diagnosis for lethal/chronic disabling or difficult/expensive to ... Pretest and post test counseling is an integral part of prenatal diagnosis. All Pediatricians and Obstetricians should be ... Kabra M. Prenatal diagnosis. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2003 Jan; 70(1): 81-5. ...
An Ethical Analysis by The Presidents Council on Bioethics, USA The changing of moral focus of newborn screening An Ethical Analysis by The Presidents Council on Bioethics, USA Nearly four million newborns undergo genetic screening every year in the United States. Yet, the process of genetic screening and its ethical implications are not well understood by their parents. Public discussion and education about recent changes in public policy and screening techniques is insufficient for parents to make informed choices. One aim of this white paper is to provide the background information every parent needs in order to understand the issues and to make informed choices ...
... receiving the diagnosis, prenatal experience, experience in motherhood, and the importance of prenatal diagnosis. It was ... MACEDO, Marina Cruvinel e SILVA, Roberto Benedito Paiva e. Experience of mothers after prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip and ... The study aimed to know the experience of mothers from the prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip and palate to the birth of their ... Palavras-chave : cleft palate; prenatal diagnosis; maternal behavior; health personnel. · resumo em Português , Espanhol · ...
Prenatal diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital malformations : proceedings of the International Medical Congress / ... Perspectives in fetal diagnosis of congenital disorders : report of a WHO/Serono symposium, Geneva, Switzerland, 2-4 May 1984 ...
Summary of prenatal diagnosis of congenital Zika virus infection. Given the limitations in the available screening modalities ... Current CDC guidance regarding prenatal diagnosis is reviewed below;[2] as more data become available, understanding of the ... Special Considerations for the Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Zika Virus Infection While much has been learned about ... Diagnosis of Congenital Zika Virus Infection. *Updated Recommendations for Diagnosis, Clinical Evaluation, and Management of ...
Prenatal Screening for and Diagnosis of Down Syndrome (1996). Home Guidelines (1979-2006) Prenatal Screening for and Diagnosis ...
Prenatal diagnosis of Gómez-López-Hernández syndrome. Pomar, Leo; Rieder, Wawrzyniec; Dubruc, Estelle; Giuliano, Fabienne; ... As no known genetic causes have been identified and the classical triad is not applicable to prenatal imaging, prenatal ... In presence of a RES associated with cranio-facial abnormalities in prenatal (brachycephaly, turricephaly, low-set ears, ... Prenatal diagnosis of Gómez-López-Hernández syndrome. ... diagnosis of GLHS is based on neuro-imaging and the ...
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE WITH A DNA PROBE ... PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE WITH A DNA PROBE ...
De novo deletions of the 5q13 region and prenatal diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy [2]. Prenatal Diagnosis. 1995;15(1):93- ... De novo deletions of the 5q13 region and prenatal diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy [2]. In: Prenatal Diagnosis. 1995 ; Vol ... De novo deletions of the 5q13 region and prenatal diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy [2]. Prenatal Diagnosis, 15(1), 93-94. ... De novo deletions of the 5q13 region and prenatal diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy [2], Prenatal Diagnosis, vol. 15, no. 1 ...
Prenatal diagnosis * Neonate with a family history of a known immunologic disorder ... Improving Primary Immunodeficiency Care: Following Patient Journeys From Diagnosis to Treatment 0.25 CME Credits ... If present, these signs support the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. Jugular venous distention, tender hepatomegaly, and ...
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Moreover, sequencing depth of LP GS in prenatal diagnosis has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE:. The diagnostic performance of LP ... Validation and depth evaluation of low-pass genome sequencing in prenatal diagnosis using 387 amniotic fluid samples.. Qian, ... validations of LP GS as a prenatal diagnostic test for amniotic fluid are rare. ...
International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy - ICPD. July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm. ...

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