Liat Gindes

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OBJECTIVE Isolated levocardia is a rare type of situs inversus in which the heart is in the normal levo position, but the abdominal viscera are in the dextro position. We aim to describe our experience with prenatal diagnosis and management in fetuses with isolated levocardia. METHODS Of all the cases referred to our tertiary ultrasound unit, 3 cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the third trimester on fetal outcome. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Four perinatal departments in tertiary hospitals in Israel. POPULATION Twenty-eight women with primary CMV infection acquired after 25 weeks of gestation. METHODS Prenatal evaluation included(More)
BACKGROUND Fluctuations in spontaneous pregnancy rates have been observed in the general population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether pregnancy rates fluctuate over time in a homogeneous assisted reproduction treatment unit. METHODS The study sample consisted of 3522 consecutive assisted reproduction cycles conducted from January 1996 to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the nature of central nervous system (CNS) anomalies diagnosed during the third trimester following a normal anatomy scan at 21-24 weeks of gestation. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of all pregnant women referred to the fetal medicine unit at Sheba Medical Center between 2005 and 2011 due to fetal CNS(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, and congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defects. Recently, 4-dimensional ultrasonography (4DUS) with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) has been introduced for fetal echocardiography. Accumulating evidence indicates that 4DUS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to evaluate the ability of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound for demonstrating the palate of fetuses at high risk for cleft palate. METHOD Fifty-seven fetuses at high risk for cleft palate were referred for specialist ultrasound at 12-40 weeks' gestation. A detailed assessment of palate was made using both(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish the normality of the fetal vermis, ie, the time of appearance of the primary fissure, as well as its measurements between 18 and 26 weeks' gestation, using 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography. METHODS A prospective cross-sectional study of normal singleton pregnancies was conducted. Examinations were(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability to depict the 4-chamber and 3-vessel and trachea views of the fetal heart using 3-dimensional sonography. METHODS Three-dimensional color Doppler volumes of the fetal heart were acquired prospectively in 31 fetuses between 19 and 25 gestational weeks. The initial plane consisted of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the outcomes of pregnancy and newborn following an event of maternal medical compromise during pregnancy. METHODS A retrospective study was performed on all patients hospitalized following an event of medical compromise during pregnancy. Medical compromise was divided to acute or chronic bleeding, major or complicated operations, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of various new models of 3- and 4-dimensional (3D and 4D) ultrasound (US) applications in prenatal assessment of fetal cardiac anomalies. METHODS Volume data sets of 81 fetuses with fetal cardiac anomalies, as previously diagnosed by 2D US, were acquired by 3D and cine 4D using spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC)(More)