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Fetal medicine

Section Edited by Howard Berger

This section considers studies focused on the fetal complications of pregnancy, including but not limited to: fetal anomalies, assessment fetal well-being, fetal growth restriction, fetal interventions, and prenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Different strategies have been designed for clinical implementation of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing. We aimed to evaluate the performance of a contingent strategy based on conventional screening and offering ...

    Authors: María Ángeles Sánchez-Durán, Andrea Bernabeu García, Inés Calero, Jordi Ramis Fossas, Tamara Illescas, María Teresa Avilés, Nerea Maiz and Elena Carreras

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:274

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Non-invasive electrophysiological assessment (NIEA) is an evolving area in fetal surveillance and is attracting increasing research interest. There is however, limited data outlining its utility in evaluating ...

    Authors: Vinayak Smith, Amrish Nair, Ritesh Warty, Joel Arun Sursas, Fabricio da Silva Costa and Euan Morrison Wallace

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:230

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Expectant parents often have optimistic expectations of the obstetric ultrasound examination and are unprepared for a diagnosis of foetal anomaly. Research that gives voice to the experiences of immigrants fac...

    Authors: Tommy Carlsson, Banaz Balbas and Elisabet Mattsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:154

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Antenatal corticosteroids have been proven to prevent adverse outcomes including respiratory morbidities in preterm neonates before 34 weeks of gestation. Recently, it has been suggested that antenatal cortico...

    Authors: Subeen Hong, Seung Mi Lee, Dong Wook Kwak, Joongyub Lee, So Yeon Kim, Jeong Won Oh, Sohee Oh, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jin Hoon Chung and Jong Kwan Jun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:114

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Transient donor hydrops (TDH) is defined as donor hydrops developed within days after laser therapy for twin–twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) followed by resolution later. The purpose of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Wen-Fang Li and Po-Jen Cheng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:87

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  6. Content type: Research article

    When cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing is used as a secondary screening tool following combined first-trimester screening (cFTS), cFTS is used to estimate the prior risk for chromosome abnormalities. This study ai...

    Authors: Annisa Mak, Helena Lee, C. F. Poon, S. L. Kwok, Teresa Ma, K. Y. K. Chan, Anita Kan, Mary Tang and K. Y. Leung

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:55

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram (NIFECG) is an evolving technology in fetal surveillance which is attracting increasing research interest. There is however, only limited data outlining the reference range...

    Authors: Vinayak Smith, Senthuran Arunthavanathan, Amrish Nair, Diane Ansermet, Fabricio da Silva Costa and Euan Morrison Wallace

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:370

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently emerged as a teratogenic infectious agent associated with severe fetal cerebral anomalies. Other microorganisms (TORCH agents) as well as genetic disorders and toxic agents may l...

    Authors: Manon Vouga, David Baud, Eugénie Jolivet, Fatiha Najioullah, Alice Monthieux and Bruno Schaub

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:356

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Among the non-invasive screening methods for the identification of fetal aneuploidy, NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) shows the highest sensitivity and specificity in high-risk pregnancies. Due to the low ...

    Authors: So Yeon Kim, Seung Mi Lee, Jong Kwan Jun, You Jung Han, Min Hyoung Kim, Jae-Yoon Shim, Mi-Young Lee, Soo-young Oh, JoonHo Lee, Soo Hyun Kim, Dong Hyun Cha, Geum Joon Cho, Han-Sung Kwon, Byoung Jae Kim, Mi Hye Park, Hee Young Cho…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:307

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Gastroschisis is a congenital anomaly of the fetal abdominal wall, usually to the right side of umbilical insertion. It is often detected by routine antenatal ultrasound. Significant maternal and pediatric res...

    Authors: Sarah J. Melov, Irene Tsang, Ralph Cohen, Nadia Badawi, Karen Walker, Soundappan S. V. Soundappan and Thushari I. Alahakoon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:222

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Mirror syndrome (MS) is a rare obstetric condition usually defined as the development of maternal edema in association with fetal hydrops. The pathogenesis of MS remains unclear and may be misdiagnosed as pre-...

    Authors: Angel Chimenea, Lutgardo García-Díaz, Ana María Calderón, María Moreno-De Las Heras and Guillermo Antiñolo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:85

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Subclinical hypothyroidism is defined as an elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone level with a normal thyroxin level without signs or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Although it is well accepted that overt hypothyr...

    Authors: María Castillo Lara, Ángel Vilar Sánchez, Consuelo Cañavate Solano, Estefanía Soto Pazos, María Iglesias Álvarez, Carmen González Macías, Carmen Ayala Ortega, Luis Javier Moreno Corral and Juan Jesús Fernández Alba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:438

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