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1 PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS Prenat Diagn 2003; 23: Published online in Wiley InterScience ( DOI: /pd.526 Current awareness in prenatal diagnosis 1 BOOKS, REVIEWS & SYMPOSIA Screening for chromosomal defects by fetal nuchal translucency at 11 to 14 weeks Bindra R, Heath V, Nicolaides KH*// *KCL Hosp, Harris Birthright Res Ctr Fetal Med, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RX, England Clin Obstet Gynecol (3) Preimplantation genetic diagnosis Bui TH, Harper JC// Karolinska Hosp, Clin Genet Unit, Dept Mol Med, SE Stockholm, Sweden Clin Obstet Gynecol (3) The human fetal venous system: Normal embryologic, anatomic, and physiologic characteristics and developmental abnormalities (Review) Fasouliotis SJ, Achiron R, Kivilevitch Z, Yagel S*// *Hadassah Univ Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, POB 24035, IL Jerusalem, Israel J Ultrasound Med (10) Genetic therapies for the fetus Flake AW// Childrens Hosp Philadelphia, Ctr Fetal Diag & Therapy, Childrens Inst Surg Sci, Philadelphia, Pa 19104, Clin Obstet Gynecol (3) Medical management of the body of the dead fetus. Fetopathologist or fetus doctor? (French, English Abstract) Gelot A, Legros JR// Hop St Vincent de Paul, Ctr Diagnost Antenatal, FR Paris 14, France Arch Pediatr (9) Value of the perinatal autopsy: Critique Gordijn SJ, Erwich JJHM, Khong TY*// *Women s & Children s Hosp, Dept Histopathol, 72 King William Rd, Adelaide, SA, Australia Pediatr Dev Pathol (5) Prenatal diagnosis using fetal cells and cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood: What is currently feasible? Hahn S, Holzgreve W// Univ Basel, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Schanzenstr 46, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland Clin Obstet Gynecol (3) Dietary folate and the incidence and prevention of neural tube defects: A proposed triple intervention approach in Israel Kaluski DN, Amitai Y, Haviv A, Goldsmith R, Leventhal A// Minist Hlth, Publ Hlth Serv, Tel Aviv, Israel Nutr Rev (10) Anaesthesia for fetal surgery (Review) Myers LB, Cohen D, Galinkin J, Gaiser R, Kurth CD// Harvard Univ, Childrens Hosp, Sch Med, Dept Anesthesia, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, Ma 02115, Paediatr Anaesth (7) GENERAL INTEREST Three-dimensional fetal sonography: Use and misuse (Editorial) Benacerraf BR// Address not available. J Ultrasound Med (10) Fetal neurology as an example of prenatal involvement of the pediatrician (French, English Abstract) Billete-de-Villemeur T// Hop Trousseau, Serv Neuropediat, 26 Ave Dr Arnold Netter, FR Paris, France Arch Pediatr (9) Neurology of the fetus (French, English Abstract) Gelot A, Billette-de-Villemeur T, Esperandieu O// Hop St Vincent de Paul, Ctr Diagnost Antenatal, FR Paris 14, France Arch Pediatr (9) NORMAL FETAL DEVELOPMENT Reference intervals for fetal biometrical parameters Figueras F, Torrents M, Munoz A, Comas C, Antolin E, Echevarria M, Mallafre J, Carrera JM// Inst Univ Dexeus, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Passeig Bonanova 67, ES Barcelona, Spain Eur J Obstet Gyn Reprod Biol (1) Profile of trace element concentrations in the feto-placental unit in relation to fetal growth Osada H, Watanabe Y, Nishimura Y, Yukawa M, Seki K, Sekiya S// Chiba Univ Hosp, Univ Sch Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Chuo ku, Inohana, Chiba , Japan Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (10) GAMETOGENESIS AND PRE-IMPLANTATION DIAGNOSIS Preimplantation genetic diagnosis using FISH for carriers of Robertsonian translocations: The Portuguese experience Alves C, Sousa M, Silva J, Barros A// Univ Porto, Fac Med, Dept Genet, Alameda Prof Hernani Monteiro, PT Porto, Portugal Prenat Diagn (12) Meiotic chromosome pairing in fetal oocytes of trisomy 21 human females Barlow AL, Tease C, Hulten MA*// *Univ Warwick, Dept Biol Sci, Coventry CV4 7AL, England Cytogenet Genome Res (1-4) Chromosome analysis of spontaneous abortions after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) Causio F, Fischetto R, Sarcina E, Geusa S, Tartagni M// Univ Bari, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, Bari, Italy Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (1) Cytogenetic analysis of human blastocysts Clouston HJ, Herbert M, Fenwick J, Murdoch AP, Wolstenholme J*// *Inst Human Genet, Dept Cytogenet, Int Ctr Life, Cent Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3BZ, England Prenat Diagn (12) Studies on the integration of hepatitis B virus DNA sequence in human sperm chromosomes Huang JM, Huang TH*, Qiu HY, Fang XW, Zhuang TG, Qiu JW// *Shantou Univ, Coll Med, Dept Cell Biol & Med Genet, CN Shantou, Peoples Rep China Asian J Androl (3) Issues and concerns of couples presenting for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) Katz MG, Fitzgerald L, Bankier A, Savulescu J, Cram DS// Monash Univ, Monash Inst Reprod & Dev, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Prenat Diagn (12) Aneuploid and unbalanced sperm in two translocation carriers: Evaluation of the genetic risk Oliver-Bonet M, Navarro J, Carrera M, Egozcue J, Benet J// Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Fac Med, Dept Biol Cellular Fisiol & Immunol, Unitat Biol, ES Bellaterra, Spain Mol Hum Reprod (10) Effects of transmission of Y chromosome AZFc deletions Patsalis PC, Sismani C, Quintana-Murci L, Taleb-Bekkouche F, Krausz C, In order to keep subscribers up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, John Wiley & Sons are providing a current awareness service in each issue of the journal. The bibliography contains newly published material in the field of prenatal diagnosis. Each bibliography is divided into 17 sections: 1 Books, Reviews & Symposia; 2 General Interest; 3 Normal Fetal Development; 4 Gametogenesis and Pre-implantation Diagnosis; 5 First Trimester Diagnosis; 6 Second Trimester Diagnosis; 7 Fetal Diagnosis by Ultrasound and Other Imaging; 8 Maternal Screening; 9 Screening for Carriers of Genetic Abnormality; 10 Technological Developments; 11 Confined Placental Mosaicism and Uniparental Disomy; 12 Molecular Cytogenetics; 13 Fetal Cells in Maternal Circulation; 14 Fetal Therapy; 15 Psychosocial Aspects; 16 Epidemiology and Environmental Factors; 17 Developmental Pathology. Within each section, articles are listed in alphabetical order with respect to author. If, in the preceding period, no publications are located relevant to any one of these headings, that section will be omitted. Copyright 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

2 180 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS McElreavey K*// *Inst Pasteur, Dept Dev Biol, FR Paris, France Lancet (9341) Personal desires of patients and social obligations of geneticists: Applying preimplantation genetic diagnosis for non-medical sex selection Pennings G// Free Univ Brussels, Dept Philosophy, Pleinlaan 2, lokaal 5 C 442, BE-1050 Brussels, Belgium Prenat Diagn (12) Stage-specific expressed sequence tags obtained during preimplantation bovine development by differential display RT-PCR and suppression subtractive hybridization Ponsuksili S, Tesfaye D, El-Halawany N, Schellander K, Wimmers K*// *Univ Bonn, Inst Anim Breeding Sci, Endenicher Allee 15, DE Bonn, Germany Prenat Diagn (12) Real-time PCR with molecular beacons provides a highly accurate assay for detection of Tay-Sachs alleles in single cells Rice JE, Sanchez JA, Pierce KE, Wangh LJ*// *Brandeis Univ, Dept Biol, Waltham, Ma 02454, Prenat Diagn (12) Endoreduplication of the hyperhaploid maternal complement and abnormal pronuclear formation in a human zygote obtained after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (Case Report) Rosenbusch B, Glaeser B, Brucker C, Schneider M// Univ Ulm, Dept Gynecol & Obstet, Ctr Reprod Med, Prittwitzstr 43, DE Ulm, Germany Ann Genet Paris (3) Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for Huntington s disease with exclusion testing Sermon K, De Rijcke M, Lissens W, De Vos A, Platteau P, Bonduelle M, Devroey P, Van Steirteghem A, Liebaers I// AZ, VUB, Ctr Med Genet, Laarbeeklaan 101, BE-1090 Brussels, Belgium Eur J Human Genet (10) Combination of dithiothreitol and detergent treatment of spermatozoa causes paternal chromosomal damage Szczygiel MA, Ward WS// Univ Hawaii, John A Burns Sch Med, Inst Biogenesis Res, 1960 East West, Honolulu, Hi 96822, Biol Reprod (5) False-positive Y-microdeletion result for a fertile male caused by an alteration under a PCR primer Thornhill AR, Guenther AJ, Barbarotto GM, Session DR, Damario MA, Dumesic DA, Snow K// Mayo Clin, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Eisenberg 4W-20B, Rochester, Mn 55905, Int J Androl (6) FIRST TRIMESTER DIAGNOSIS Strategies for the isolation and detection of fetal cells in transcervical samples Bussani C, Cioni R, Scarselli B, Barciulli F, Bucciantini S, Simi P, Fogli A, Scarselli G// Univ Florence, Dept Gynecol Perinatol & Human Reprod, Viale Morgagni 85, IT Florence, Italy Prenat Diagn (12) Measurement of nuchal translucency as a single strategy in trisomy 21 screening: Should we use any other marker? Comas C, Torrents M, Munoz A, Antolin E, Figueras F, Echevarria M// Inst Univ Dexeus, Dept Obstet & Ginecol, Fetal Med Unit, Paseo Bonanova 67, ES Barcelona, Spain Obstet Gynecol (4) Rare and unexpected mutations among Iranian β-thalassemia patients and prenatal samples discovered by reverse-hybridization and DNA sequencing Najmabadi H, Pourfathollah AA, Neishabury M, Sahebjam F, Krugluger W, Oberkanins C// Social Welf & Rehabil Sci Univ, Genet Res Ctr, Daneshjoo Blvd, Koodakyar Ave, Evin, IR Tehran, Iran Haematologica (10) SECOND TRIMESTER DIAGNOSIS Prenatal diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis Antsaklis A, Daskalakis G*, Papantoniou N, Mentis A, Michalas S// *41 Delfon St, GR Egaleo, Athens, Greece Prenat Diagn (12) Prenatal diagnosis of the Dandy-Walker malformation and ventriculomegaly associated with partial trisomy 9p and distal 12p deletion Chen CP, Chang TY, Shih JC, Lin SP, Lin CJ, Wang W, Lee CC, Town DD, Pan CW, Tzen CY// Mackay Mem Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 92 Section 2 Chung-Shan Nth Rd, Taipei, Taiwan Prenat Diagn (12) Prenatal diagnosis of partial trisomy 3p and partial monosomy 11q in a fetus with a Dandy-Walker variant and trigonocephaly Chen CP, Tzen CY, Chang TY, Lin CJ, Wang W, Lee CC, Town DD, Chen LF, Lee MS// Mackay Mem Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Taipei, Taiwan Prenat Diagn (12) The use of lamellar body counts to predict fetal lung maturity in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus De Roche ME, Ingardia CJ, Guerette PJ, Wu AH, La Sala CA, Mandavilli SR// Hartford Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Hartford, Ct 06115, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Prenatal diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by detection of immunoglobulin M antibodies to the 70-kd heat shock protein in fetal serum Gerber S, Hohlfeld P, Witkin SS*// *Cornell Univ, Weill Med Coll, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Div Immunol & Infect Dis, 515 East 71st St, New York, NY 10021, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) The tap test: An accurate first-line test for fetal lung maturity testing Kuchenbecker WKH, Pistorius LR, Pattinson PC// Kalafong Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, MRC Maternal & Infant Hlth Care Strategies Res Unit, Pretoria, Rep Sth Africa S Afr Med J (9) Prenatal diagnosis of zygosity by fetal DNA analysis, a contribution to the management of multiple pregnancies: A series of 31 cases Levy R, Mirlesse V, Jacquemard F, Daffos F// Inst Puericulture Paris, Dept Fetal Med, 26 Blvd Brune, FR Paris, France Fetal Diagn Therapy (6) Predictive value of amniotic fluid cystatin C levels for the early identification of fetuses with obstructive uropathies Mussap M, Fanos V, Pizzini C, Marcolongo A, Chiaffoni G, Plebani M*// *Azienda Osped Padova, Serv Med Lab, via N Giustiniani 2, IT Padua, Italy BJOG (7) Prenatal detection of a paracentric inversion 16(q11.2q13) (Case Report) Perez C, Lloveras E, Zamora L, Melero C, Perez E, Plaja A// Lab Analisis, Gen Lab, Londres 45, ES Barcelona, Spain Ann Genet Paris (3) Molecular cytogenetic characterization of a 10p14 deletion that includes the DGS2 region in a patient with multiple anomalies Skrypnyk C, Goecke TO, Majewski F, Bartsch O*// *TU Dresden, Inst Klin Genet, Fetscherstr 74, DE Dresden, Germany Am J Med Genet (2) Prenatal diagnosis of a fetus with unbalanced translocation (4;13)(p16;q32) with overlapping features of Patau and Wolf-Hirschhorn syndromes Tapper JK, Zhang SL, Harirah HM, Panova NI, Merryman LS, Hawkins JC, Lockhart LH, Gei AB, Velagaleti GVN*// *Univ Texas, Med Branch, Childrens Hosp, Dept Pediat, 301 Univ Blvd, Galveston, Tx 77555, Fetal Diagn Ther (6) FETAL DIAGNOSIS BY ULTRASOUND AND OTHER IMAGING Does gestational sac volume predict the outcome of missed miscarriage managed expectantly? Acharya G, Morgan H// Univ Hosp Nth Norway, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Post Box 24, NO-9038 Tromso, Norway J Clin Ultrasound (9) Acardiac acephalus twins: A case report and review of literature Aggarwal N, Suri V, Saxena SV, Malhotra S, Vasishta K, Saxena AK// Postgrad Inst Med Educ & Res, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, IN Chandigarh, India Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (10) Value of transvaginal sonography in the evaluation of live monochorionic diamniotic twin ectopic pregnancy Baksu A, Baksu B, Goker N// Sisli Etfal Training & Res Hosp, Istanbul, Turkey J Clin Ultrasound (9) First trimester twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in a trichorionic quadru-

3 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS 181 plet pregnancy: A diagnostic challenge Berg C, Baschat AA, Geipel A, Germer U, Smrcek J, Krapp M, Gembruch U// Med Univ Lubeck, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Div Prenatal Med, Ratzeburger Allee 160, DE Lubeck, Germany Fetal Diagn Ther (6) The genetic sonogram: A method of risk assessment for Down syndrome in the second trimester Bromley B, Lieberman E, Shipp TD, Benacerraf BR// Diagnost Ultrasound Associates, 333 Longwood Ave, Boston, Ma 02115, J Ultrasound Med (10) Prenatal prediction of lethal pulmonary hypoplasia: The hyperoxygenation test for pulmonary artery reactivity Broth RE, Wood DC, Rasanen J, Sabogal JC, Komwilaisak R, Weiner S, Berghella V// Thomas Jefferson Univ, Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia, Pa 19107, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Sonographic features of ileal duplication cyst at 12 weeks Chen M, Lam YH*, Lin CL, Chan KW, Hui PW, Tang MHY, Lee CP, Khong PL// *St George s Bldg, Rm 204, 2 Ice Hse St, Central, Hong Kong, Peoples R China Prenat Diagn (12) Prenatal evaluation of facial clefts with two-dimensional and adjunctive three-dimensional ultrasonography: A prospective trial Chmait R, Pretorius D, Jones M, Hull A, James G, Nelson T, Moore T*// *Univ Calif San Diego, Div Reprod Med, San Diego, Ca 92103, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: Antenatal and postnatal imaging findings in the pediatric brain Dale ST, Coleman LT*// *Royal Children s & Women s Hosp, Dept Radiol, MRI Unit, Flemington Rd, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Am J Neuroradiol (9) Prenatal ultrasonographic appearance of esophageal atresia (Case Report) Delia A, Pighetti M, Nappi C// Univ Naples Federico II, Sch Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Via O Fragnito 60, IT Naples, Italy Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (1) Significance of fetal cardiac echography in the screening for congenital cardiopathies (French, English Abstract) Delprat A, Jimenez M*, Choussat A// *Hop Haut Leveque, Serv Cardiol Pediat, Ave Magellan, FR Pessac, France Arch Mal Coeur Vaisseaux (5) Real-time three-dimensional fetal echocardiography optimal imaging windows Deng J, Sullivan ID, Yates R, Vogel M, McDonald D, Linney AD, Rodeck CH, Anderson RH// UCL, Dept Med Phys, 1st Floor, Shropshire House, Capper St, London WC1E 6JA, England Ultrasound Med Biol (9) Longitudinal assessment of the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity in healthy fetuses and in fetuses at risk for anemia Detti L, Mari G*, Akiyama M, Cosmi E, Moise KJ, Stefor T, Conaway M, Deter R// *Univ Cincinnati, Dept Obstet Gynecol, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, Oh 45267, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Volume blood flow estimation in the normal and growth-restricted fetus Gardiner H, Brodszki J, Eriksson A, Marsal K// Univ London, Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Queen Charlotte s Hosp, Fac Med, London W12 0NN, England Ultrasound Med Biol (9) Sonographic diagnosis of caudal regression in the first trimester of pregnancy (Case Report) Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Tolaymat L, Martin D, Romaguera RL, Rodriguez MM, Izquierdo LA// Univ Miami, Sch Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Div Maternal Fetal Med, POB , Miami, Fl 33101, J Ultrasound Med (10) Prenatal sonographic findings of fetal megacalycosis (Case Report) Hill LM, MacPherson T, Romano L, Gahagan S// Univ Pittsburgh, Magee Women s Hosp, Sch Med, Dept Obstet Gynecol & Reprod Sci, Div Ultrasound, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213, J Ultrasound Med (10) The coincidence of fetal magnetocardiography and direct electrocardiography in a case of fetal atrial flutter due to intracardiac tumor Hosono T, Kanagawa T, Chiba Y, Kandori A, Tsukada K// Osaka Univ, Grad Sch Med, Dept Specif Organ Regulat, Div Obstet & Gynecol, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Osaka, Japan Fetal Diagn Therapy (6) Agenesis of the ductus venosus that is associated with extrahepatic umbilical vein drainage: Prenatal features and clinical outcome Jaeggi ET, Fouron JC, Hornberger LK, Proulx F, Oberhansli I, Yoo SJ, Fermont L// Hosp Sick Children, Div Cardiol, Fetal Cardiac Program, 555 Univ Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8 Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Doppler velocimetry for predicting outcome of pregnancies with decreased fetal movements Korszun P, Dubiel M, Kudla M, Gudmundsson S*// *Lund Univ, Univ Hosp Mas, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, SE Malmo, Sweden Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (10) Rate and predictors of spontaneous resolution of prenatally diagnosed primary nonrefluxing megaureter McLellan DL, Retik AB, Bauer SB, Diamond DA, Atala A, Mandell J, Lebowitz RL, Borer JG, Peters CA// Harvard Univ, Childrens Hosp, Sch Med, Dept Urol, Boston, Ma 02115, J Urol (5) Rate and predictors of spontaneous resolution of prenatally diagnosed primary nonrefluxing megaureter (Comment) Park JM// Univ Michigan, Dept Urol, Ann Arbor, Mi 48109, J Urol (5) 2180 Prenatal diagnosis of cerebral anomalies: Can we share the doubt? (French, English Abstract) Moutard ML// Hop St Vincent de Paul, Serv Neuropediat, 82 Ave Denfert Rochereau, FR Paris 14, France Arch Pediatr (9) Comparing bimanual pelvic examination to ultrasound measurement for assessment of gestational age in the first trimester of pregnancy Nichols M, Morgan E, Jensen JT// Oregon Hlth Sci Univ, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 3191 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd, Portland, Or 97201, J Reprod Med (10) Renal artery Doppler investigation of the etiology of oligohydramnios in post-term pregnancy Oz AU, Holub B, Mendilcioglu I, Mari G, Bahado-Singh RO*// *Univ Cincinnati, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, Oh 45267, Obstet Gynecol (4) Triplet placentas: Reference values for weights Pinar H, Stephens M, Singer DB, Boyd TK, Pflueger SMV, Gang DL, Roberts DJ, Sung CJ// Women & Infant s Hosp Rhode Island, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Div Perinatal & Pediat Pathol, 101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, Pediatr Dev Pathol (5) Prenatal diagnosis of sex differentiation disorders: The role of fetal ultrasound Pinhas-Hamiel O, Zalel Y, Smith E, Mazkereth R, Aviram A, Lipitz S, Achiron R// Sheba Med Ctr, Pediat Endocrinol & Neonatol Unit, IL Ramat Gan, Israel J Clin Endocrinol Metab (10) Use of tissue velocity imaging in the diagnosis of fetal cardiac arrhythmias Rein AJJT, O Donnell C, Geva T, Nir A, Perles Z, Hashimoto I, Li XK, Sahn DJ// Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Hadassah Med Ctr, Dept Cardiol, Div Pediat Cardiol, Unit Pediat Cardiol, IL Jerusalem, Israel Circulation (14) Grebe-Quelce-Salgado chondrodystrophy: Prenatal diagnosis of two new cases in unrelated families in Southern Brazil Rojas MVM, Goncalves LF// Clin Materno-Fetal, Avda Rio Branco 380/ 1103, BR Florianopolis, SC, Brazil Am J Med Genet (2) Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of dilated cavum vergae (Case Report) Sahinoglu Z, Uludogan M, Delikara MN// Zeynep Kamil Women s & Children s Hosp, Dept Perinatol, Istanbul, Turkey J Clin Ultrasound (6) An active ring X and haploinsufficiency of SHOX contribute to short stature, congenital anomalies, and developmental delay in a female Shago M, Sgro M, Barozzino T, Antinucci D, Chakraborty P, Chitayat D, Teshima I*// *Hosp Sick Children, Dept Pediat Lab Med, 555 Univ Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8 Am J Med Genet (3) Are placental lakes of any clinical significance? Thompson MO, Vines SK, Aquilina J, Wathen NC, Harrington K// KCL, Harris Birthright Res Ctr Fetal Med, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, England Placenta (8-9)

4 182 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS Prenatal diagnosis of atelosteogenesis type I at 21 weeks gestation Ueno K, Tanaka M, Miyakoshi K, Zhao C, Shinmoto H, Nishimura G, Yoshimura Y// Keio Univ Sch Med, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo , Japan Prenat Diagn (12) Prognostic value of uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in growth-restricted fetuses delivered near term Vergani P, Roncaglia N, Andreotti C, Arreghini A, Teruzzi M, Pezzullo JC, Ghidini A*// *Georgetown Univ Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) The normal offset of the tricuspid septal leaflet in the fetus Vettraino IM, Huang R, Comstock CH// William Beaumont Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Div Fetal Imaging, 3601 West 13th Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Mi 48073, J Ultrasound Med (10) Clinical and ultrasonographic weight estimation in large for gestational age fetus Weiner Z, Ben-Shlomo Z, Beck-Fruchter R, Goldberg Y, Shalev E*// *HA Emek Med Ctr, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, IL Afula, Israel Eur J Obstet Gyn Reprod Biol (1) Prenatal diagnosis and confirmation of the acrofacial dysostosis syndrome type Rodriguez Wessels MW, Den Hollander NS, Cohen-Overbeek TE, Lesnik-Oberstein MS, Nash RM, Wladimiroff JW, Niermeijer MF, Willems PJ// Erasmus Univ Rotterdam, Dept Clin Genet, Westzeedijk 112, NL-3016 AH Rotterdam, The Netherlands Amer J Med Genet (1) Symmetrical tetraphocomelia without associated congenital malformations: A nosological dilemma Witters I, Delattin P, Moerman P, Fryns JP// Univ Hosp Gasthuisberg, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Leuven, Belgium Am J Med Genet (2) Fetal akinesia deformation sequence: A study of 30 consecutive in utero diagnoses Witters I, Moerman P, Fryns JP// Address as above. Amer J Med Genet (1) Comparison of two-dimensional and three-dimensional sonography in evaluating fetal malformations Xu HX, Zhang QP, Lu MD*, Xiao XT// *Natl Sun Yat Sen Univ, Affiliated Hosp 1, Dept Med Ultrason, 58 Zhongshan 2 Rd, CN Guangzhou, Peoples Rep China J Clin Ultrasound (9) Intermittent double bubble sign in a case of congenital pyloric atresia Yoshizato T, Satoh S, Taguchi T, Suita S, Nakano H// Natl Kyushu Med Ctr, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Chuo ku, Jigyohama 1-8-1, Fukuoka , Japan Fetal Diagn Therapy (6) Longitudinal measurement of peak systolic velocity in the fetal middle cerebral artery for monitoring pregnancies complicated by red cell alloimmunisation: A prospective multicentre trial with intention-to-treat Zimmermann R, Durig P, Carpenter RJ, Mari G// Univ Zurich Hosp, Dept Obstet, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland BJOG (7) MATERNAL SCREENING Neonatal and maternal serum levels of soluble ICAM-1 in pre-eclamptic and normal pregnancies Aliefendioglu D, Erdem G, Tulek N, Yurdakok M// Cigdem Mahallesi PK Sitesi 46 15, TR Ankara, Turkey Am J Perinatol (6) Anticytomegalovirus IgG avidity in pregnancy: A 2-year prospective study Bodeus M, Van Ranst M, Bernard P, Hubinont C, Goubau P// Univ Catholique Louvain, Dept Microbiol, Virol Unit, Clos Chapelle Champs 30, UCL-ESP 3055, BE-1200 Brussels, Belgium Fetal Diagn Ther (6) Effect of fetal number on maternal serum uric acid concentration Cohen SB, Kreiser D, Erez I, Kogan I, Seidman DS, Schiff E// Polyclin Hotel Dieu, Dept Obstet Gynaecol & Reprod Med, 13 Blvd Charles de Gaulle, FR Clermont Ferrand 1, France Am J Perinatol (6) Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: Variations related to screening strategy used Jimenez-Moleon JJ, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Lunadel-Castillo JD, Garcia-Martin M, Lardelli-Claret P, Galvez-Vargas R// Univ Granada, Dept Prevent Med & Publ Hlth, Avda Madrid 11, ES Granada, Spain Eur J Endocrinol (6) Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in the subsequent pregnancy: Is it worthwhile? Lu GC, Luchesse A, Chapman V, Cliver S, Rouse DJ// St Lukes Perinatal Ctr, 2nd Floor OPC, 4401 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Mo 64111, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Maternal serum screening in triploidy McFadden DE, Hulait G, Lockitch G, Langlois S// Children s & Women s Hosp British Columbia, Dept Pathol & Med Genet, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, Brit Columbia, Canada V6H 3V4 Prenat Diagn (12) Antenatal screening for fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: Should we be doing it? Murphy MF, Williamson LM, Urbaniak SJ// John Radcliffe Hosp, Dept Haematol, Natl Blood Serv, Oxford, England Vox Sang (Suppl 1) 409 Relation between maternal serum adenosine deaminase and plasma adenosine levels in twin pregnancies Suzuki S, Yoneyama Y, Sawa R, Araki T// Tokyo Rinkai Hospital, Department Obstet & Gynecol, Edogawa ku, Rinkai cho, Tokyo , Japan Clin Biochem (5) Molecular weight forms of inhibin A, inhibin B and pro-αc in maternal serum, amniotic fluid and placental extracts of normal and Down syndrome pregnancies Thirunavukarasu PP, Lambert-Messerlian G, Robertson DM, Dawson G, Canick J, Wallace EM*// *Monash Univ, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Ctr Women s Hlth Res, Monash Med Ctr, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Prenat Diagn (12) First trimester maternal serum free human chorionic gonadotropin as a predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome Yaron Y, Ochshorn Y, Heifetz S, Lehavi O, Sapir Y, Orr-Urtreger A// Tel Aviv Sourasky Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Prenatal Diag Unit, 6 Weizmann St, IL Tel Aviv, Israel Fetal Diagn Ther (6) SCREENING FOR CARRIERS OF GENETIC ABNORMALITY What are Pakistani women s experiences of antenatal carrier screening for β-thalassaemia in the UK? Why it is difficult to answer this question? Ahmed S, Green J, Hewison J// Univ Leeds, Acad Unit Psychiat & Behav Sci, 15 Hyde Terrace, Leeds LS2 9LT, England Public Health (5) Informed choice to undergo prenatal screening: A comparison of two hospitals conducting testing either as part of a routine visit or requiring a separate visit Dormandy E, Hooper R, Michie S, Marteau TM*// *Guy s King s & St Thomas Sch Med, Psychol & Genet Res Grp, Thomas Guy Hse, Guy s Campus, London SE1 9RT, England J Med Screen (3) Highest heterogeneity for cystic fibrosis: 36 mutations account for 75% of all CF chromosomes in Turkish patients Kilinc MO, Ninis VN, Dagli E, Demirkol M, Ozkinay F, Arikan Z, Cogulu O, Huner G, Karakoc F, Tolun A*// *Bogazici Univ, Dept Mol Biol & Genet, TR Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey Am J Med Genet (3) Gender differences in psychosocial reactions to cystic fibrosis carrier testing Newman JE, Sorenson JR*, De Vellis BM, Cheuvront B// *Univ North Carolina, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Hlth Behav & Hlth Educ, 326 Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7400, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Am J Med Genet (2) Clinical studies: Carrier analysis and prenatal diagnosis of haemophilia A in North India Pandey GS, Phadke SR, Mittal B*// *Sanjay Gandhi Postgrad Inst Med Sci, Dept Med Genet, Raebareli Rd, IN Lucknow, India Int J Mol Med (5) Thalassaemia control by carrier screening: The Indian scenario Saxena A, Phadke SR// Sanjay Gandhi Postgrad Inst Med Sci, Dept Med

5 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS 183 Genet, Raebareli Rd, IN Lucknow, India Curr Sci (3) TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS Iterative, spectrophotometric method for determination of amniotic fluid bilirubin concentrations: Comparison with the Liley method Egberts J, Van den Heuvel B, Duiser HJ, Van Dam W, Lentjes EGWM, Kanhai HHH// Leiden State Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Obstet, Lab Obstet, Albinusdreef 2, NL-2333 AA Leiden, The Netherlands Clin Chem (11) Fetal magnetoencephalography in intrauterine growth retarded pregnancies Kotini A, Koutlaki N, Anninos P, Liberis V, Hatzimihael A, Anastasiadis P*// *Democritus Univ Thrace, Gen Hosp Alexandroupolis, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Dimitras 19, GR Alexandroupolis, Greece Prenat Diagn (12) Computerised intrapartum diagnosis of fetal hypoxia based on fetal heart rate monitoring and fetal pulse oximetry recordings utilising wavelet analysis and neural networks Salamalekis E, Thomopoulos P, Giannaris D, Salloum I, Vasios G, Prentza A, Koutsouris D// 30 Roumelis St, GR Athens, Greece BJOG (10) CONFINED PLACENTAL MOSAICISM AND UNIPARENTAL DISOMY Origin of amnion and implications for evaluation of the fetal genotype in cases of mosaicism Robinson WP, McFadden DE, Barrett IJ, Kuchinka B, Penaherrera MS, Bruyere H, Best RG, Pedreira DAL, Langlois S, Kalousek K// Univ British Columbia, Dept Med Genet, BC Res Inst Children & Womens Hlth, 950 West 28th Ave, Rm 3086, Vancouver, Brit Columbia, Canada V5Z 4H4 Prenat Diagn (12) FETAL THERAPY The role of antenatal corticosteroid in an extremely preterm fetus with reversed end diastolic flow velocity in umbilical artery Al Hinai AM, Mathew M// Sultan Qaboos Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, POB 38, Muscat, Oman Saudi Med J (9) 1143 Congenital syphilis: Missed opportunities for prenatal intervention Chudomirova K, Mihajlova E, Ivanov I, Lasarov S, Stefanova P// Higher Med Inst, Clin Dermatol & Venereol, 1 Gen Stoletov Str, BG-4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Sex Transm Infect (3) Prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung Duncombe G, Dickinson JE, Kikiros CS// King Edward Mem Hosp Women, Perth, WA, Australia Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Simultaneous use of intrapartum fetal pulse oximetry and amnioinfusion in meconium stained amniotic fluid Halvax L, Szabo I, Vizer M, Csermely T, Ertl T// Univ Pecs, Fac Med, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Edesanyak u 17, HU-7624 Pecs, Hungary Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (2) A new method to determine the feto-placental volume based on dilution of fetal haemoglobin and an estimation of plasma fluid loss after intrauterine intravascular transfusion Hoogeveen M, Meerman RH, Pasman S, Egberts J*// *Leiden Univ Med Ctr, Lab Obstet, Albinusdreef 2, NL-2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands BJOG (10) Benefits of term delivery in infants with antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis Huang J, Kurkchubasche AG, Carr SR, Wesselhoeft CW, Tracy TF, Luks FI*// *Brown Med Sch, Div Pediat Surg, 2 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, Obstet 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1) S29-S31 Folic acid supplementation use among women who contact a teratology information service Stepanuk KM, Tolosa JE, Lewis D, Myers V, Royds C, Sabogal JC, Librizzi R// Thomas Jefferson Univ, 50 New Jersey Perinatal Co-operat, Div Maternal Fetal Med, Philadelphia, Pa 19107, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS Deprivation and stillbirth risk in rural and urban areas Dickinson HO, Hutton JL, Greaves LH, Dummer TJB, Parker L// Univ Newcastle, Royal Victoria Infirm, Dept Child Hlth, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, England Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol (3) Psychological aspects of pregnancy interruption in fetal cerebral malformations (French, English Abstract) Legros JP// Hop Cochin, Ctr Med Foetale, 82 Ave Denfert Rochereau, FR Paris 14, France Arch Pediatr (9) Physical partner abuse during pregnancy: A risk factor for low birth weight in Nicaragua Valladares E, Ellsberg M, Pena R, Hogberg U, Persson LA// Umea Univ, Dept Publ Hlth & Clin Med, SE Umea, Sweden Obstet Gynecol (4) Psychosocial thriving during late pregnancy: Relationship to ethnicity, gestational weight gain, and birth weight Walker LO, Kim M// Univ Texas, Sch Nursing, 1700 Red River St, Austin, Tx 78701, J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs (3) Parental decisions to abort or continue a pregnancy with an abnormal finding after an invasive prenatal test Zlotogora J// Ministry Hlth, Publ Hlth Serv, Dept Commun Genet, Bldg 67, Sheba Med Ctr, IL Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Prenat Diagn (12) EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Detection of human parvovirus B19 infection in first-trimester fetal loss Amstey MS// 220 Alexander St, Suite 604, Rochester, NY 14607, Obstet Gynecol (4) 831 Detection of human parvovirus B19 infection in first-trimester fetal loss (Reply) Broliden K// Huddinge Univ Hosp, Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Virol, Stockholm, Sweden Obstet Gynecol (4) Fetal heart rate and survival of the very premature newborn Ayoubi JM, Audibert F, Vial M, Pons JC, Taylor S, Frydman 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6 184 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS Oncken C, Kranzler H, Campbell W// Univ Connecticut, Sch Med, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, Ct 06030, Obstet Gynecol (4) 829 Effect of prenatal exposure to anticonvulsant drugs on dermal ridge patterns of fingers Bokhari A, Coull BA, Holmes LB*// *MGH, Genet & Teratol Unit, Warren 801, 55 Fruit St, Boston, Ma 02114, Teratology (1) Vitamins, fever and birth defects: Consistent interaction or persistent bias? (Commentary) Christensen K// Univ Sthn Denmark, Inst Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Sdr Blvd 23A, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark Epidemiology (6) Male gender predisposes to prolongation of pregnancy Divon MY, Ferber A, Nisell H, Westgren M// Lenox Hill Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, 100 East 77th St, New York, NY 10021, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) Impact of including elective pregnancy terminations before 20 weeks gestation on birth defect rates Ethen MK, Canfield MA// Texas Dept Hlth, Texas Birth Defects Monitoring Div, 1100 West 49th St, Austin, Tx 78756, Teratology (Suppl 1) S32-S35 Spontaneous abortions in couples declining multifetal pregnancy reduction Evans MI, Wapner RJ, Ayoub MA, Shalhoub AG, Feldman B, Yaron Y// Med Coll Penn & Hahnemann Univ, Dept Obstet & Gynecol & Human Genet, Mail Stop 496, 245 Nth 15th St, Philadelphia, Pa 19102, Fetal Diagn Therapy (6) Vigorous leisure activity and pregnancy outcome? Evenson KR, Siega-Riz AM, Savitz DA, Leiferman JA, Thorp JM// Univ Nth Carolina Chapel Hill, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, 137 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Epidemiology (6) Decreasing prevalence of neural tube defects in Utah, Feldkamp M, Friedrichs M, Carey JC// Univ Utah, Dept Pediat, Hlth Sci Ctr, Div Med Genet, 50 Nth Med Dr, Salt Lake City, Ut 84132, Teratology (Suppl 1) S23-S28 Pregnancy outcome distribution and prenatal diagnosis of autosomal abnormalities, Hawaii, Forrester MB, Merz RD*// *Hawaii Birth Defects Program, 76 Nth King St 208, Honolulu, Hi 96817, Teratology (Suppl 1) S7-S11 Descriptive epidemiology of anal atresia in Hawaii, Forrester MB, Merz RD*// *Address as above. Teratology (Suppl 1) S12-S16 Modeling birthweight and gestational age distributions: Additive vs. multiplicative processes Gage TB// Univ Albany - SUNY, Albany, NY 12222, Am J Hum Biol (6) Impact of prothrombotic mutations and family history on the occurrence of intra-uterine fetal deaths Grandone E, Colaizzo D, Brancaccio V, Ciampa A, Di Minno G, Margaglione M// IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Unit, Viale Cappuccini, IT San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy Haematologica (10) Fetal tobacco syndrome and perinatal outcome Habek D, Habek JC, Ivanisevic M, Djelmis J// Zeleno Polje 9, HR Osijek, Croatia Fetal Diagn Therapy (6) A multiple source methodology for the surveillance of fetal alchohol syndrome: The fetal alcohol syndrome surveillance network (FASSNet) Hymbaugh K, Miller LA, Druschel CM, Podvin DW, Meaney FJ, Boyle CA// Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Natl Ctr Birth Defects & Dev Diabil, MS F-49, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Ga 30341, Teratology (Suppl 1) S41-S49 Surveillance methods, public health applications, and epidemiologic research using population-based birth defects registries Kirby RS, Canfield MA// Univ Wisconsin, Sch Med, Milwaukee, Wi 53201, Teratology (Suppl 1) S1-S2 Low and very low birth weight after use of assisted reproductive technology Kovalevsky G, Coutifaris C// Univ Penn, Med Ctr, Philadelphia, Pa 19104, N Engl J Med (18) 1451 Low and very low birth weight after use of assisted reproductive technology Davies MJ// Univ Adelaide, Adelaide, Sa 5005, Australia N Engl J Med (18) 1451 Low and very low birth weight after use of assisted reproductive technology (Reply) Schieve LA, Meikle SF, Ferre C// Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Atlanta, Ga 30341, N Engl J Med (18) 1452 Why are babies getting bigger? 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Lewis DF, Fontenot MT, Robichaux AG, Stedman CM, Jaekle RK, Evans AT// Univ Kentucky, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Chandler Med Ctr, Div Maternal Fetal Med, 800 Rose St, Lexington, Ky 40536, J Reprod Med (10) Demographics of the UK cystic fibrosis population: Implications for neonatal screening McCormick J, Green MW, Mehta G, Culross F, Mehta A// Ninewells Hosp, UK CF Database, Tayside Inst Child Hlth, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland Eur J Human Genet (10) The outcome and analysis of 40 cases of fetal gastroschisis Malas NO, Al Ghoweri AS, Shwyiat RM// POB 555, JO Amman, Jordan Saudi Med J (9) The effects of quinine and chloroquine antimalarial treatments in the first trimester of pregnancy McGready R, Thwai KL, Cho T, Samuel, Looareesuwan S, White NJ, Nosten F// Shoklo Malaria Res Unit, POB 46, TH Mae Sot, Thailand Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2) Classification of drugs for teratogenic risk: An anachronistic way of counseling Merlob P, Stahl B// Rabin Med Ctr, Teratol Informat Serv, Beilinson Campus, IL Petah Tiqwa, Israel Teratology (2) Birth weight and fetal death in the United States: The effect of maternal diabetes during pregnancy Mondestin MAJ, Ananth CV, Smulian JC, Vintzileos AM// Univ Med & Dent New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Med Sch, Div Maternal Fetal Med, New Brunswick, NJ, Am J Obstet Gynecol (4) The biology of foetal development and injury Moscoso G// Univ London, St George s Hosp, Sch Med, Early Human Dev Res Unit, London SW17 0RE, England Lupus (10) Regional bias in birth defect prevalence rates for Arkansas: Influence of incomplete ascertainment along surveillance system borders Mosley BS, Simmons CJ, Cleves MA, Hobbs CA// Univ Arkansas Med Sci, Arkansas Children s Hosp, Inst Res, Little Rock, Ar 72211,

7 CURRENT AWARENESS IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS 185 Teratology (Suppl 1) S36-S40 Determinants of weight and length of Indonesian neonates Muslimatun S, Schmidt MK, West CE*, Schultink W, Gross R, Hautvast JGAJ// *Wageningen Univ, Div Human Nutr & Epidemiol, POB 8129, NL-6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands Eur J Clin Nutr (10) Validation of a birth weight prediction equation based on maternal characteristics Nahum GG, Stanislaw H// Duke Univ Med Ctr, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Durham NC 27710, J Reprod Med (9) Swimming and birth weight Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Northstone K, Golding J// Univ London, Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Royal Sch Mines, Dept Environm Sci & Technol, London SW7 2BP, England Epidemiology (6) Revised clinical presentation of parvovirus B19: Associated intrauterine fetal death Norbeck O, Papadogiannakis N, Petersson K, Hirbod T, Broliden K, Tolfvenstam T// Huddinge Univ Hosp, Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Virol, SE Stockholm, Sweden Clin Infect Dis (9) In utero DNA damage from environmental pollution is associated with somatic gene mutation in newborns Perera F, Hemminki K, Jedrychowski W, Whyatt R, Campbell U, Hsu YZ, Santella R, Albertini R, O Neill JP// Columbia Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, 60 Haven Ave, New York, NY 10032, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev (10) Reference values for transverse cerebellar diameter throughout gestation Pinar H, Burke SH, Huang CW, Singer DB, Sung CJ// Women & Infant s Hosp Rhode Island, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Div Perinatal & Pediat Pathol, 101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, Pediatr Dev Pathol (5) Low vitamin B 12 level as a risk factor for very early recurrent abortion Reznikoff-Etievant MF, Zittoun J, Vaylet C, Pernet P, Milliez J// Hop St Antoine, Serv Gynecol Obstet, 184 rue Faubourg St Antoine, FR Paris, France Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (2) Prospective risk of stillbirth in multiple-gestation pregnancies: A population-based analysis Sairam S, Costeloe K, Thilaganathan B// St George s Hosp Med Sch, Acad Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Feto Maternal Med Unit, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, England Obstet Gynecol (4) Maternal periconceptional vitamins: Interactions with selected factors and congenital anomalies? 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