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Recurrent abortion

Ashley Moffett, Olympe Chazara, Francesco Colucci, Martin H Johnson
A distinctive type of (uterine) natural killer (NK) cell is present in the uterine decidua during the period of placental formation. Uterine NK cells express members of the killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) family that bind to parental HLA-C molecules on the invading placental trophoblast cells. The maternal KIR genes and their fetal ligands are highly variable, so different KIR/HLA-C genetic combinations occur in each pregnancy. Some women only possess inhibitory KIR genes, whereas other women also express activating KIR genes...
September 5, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Jagdish C Mohan, Vishwas Mohan, Madhu Shukla, Arvind Sethi
Hypoplastic right heart syndrome is a rare cyanotic congenital heart disease with under-development of the right ventricle, tricuspid, and pulmonary valves leading to right-to-left shunting of the blood through inter-atrial septal defect. Perinatal mortality is high with very few patients surviving to adulthood without corrective surgery. This report describes a 26-year-old young woman, who had recurrent abortions and stillbirths and detected to have marked cyanosis with hypoplastic right heart, sub-arterial ventricular septal defect, absent pulmonary valve, non-compaction of the left ventricle, and bicuspid aortic valve with aortic regurgitation...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Chenchit Chayachinda, Thanapa Rekhawasin
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the predictors of the adverse reproductive outcomes in patients who had been hospitalised with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The retrospective cohort study was conducted by contacting all the patients admitted with PID or tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) during January 2004 and December 2011. Those who were sexually active and aged 14-40 years were included. The exclusion criteria were no intention to conceive or undergoing hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, bilateral complete or partial salpingectomy...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Anna Maria Pinto, Valentina Imperatore, Laura Bianciardi, Margherita Baldassarri, Paolo Galluzzi, Simone Furini, Giovanni Centini, Alessandra Renieri, Francesca Mari
Orofacial clefts are the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies and can occur as an isolated defect or be associated with other anomalies such as posterior fossa anomalies as a part of several genetic syndromes. We report two consecutive voluntary pregnancy interruptions in a nonconsanguineous couple following the fetal ultrasound finding of cleft lip and palate and posterior fossa anomalies confirmed by means of post-termination examination on the second fetus. The quantitative fluorescent PCR, the karyotype, and the comparative genomic hybridization-array analysis after amniocentesis were normal...
October 4, 2016: Clinical Dysmorphology
Yongsheng Zhu, Hong Lu, Zhenghao Huo, Zhanbin Ma, Jie Dang, Wei Dang, Lin Pan, Jing Chen, Huijun Zhong
Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a common health problem that affects women of reproductive age. Recent studies have indicated that microRNAs are important factors in miscarriage. This study investigated the role of miR-16 in regulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and the pathogenesis of RSA. In this report, clinical samples revealed that miR-16 expression was significantly elevated in the villi and decidua of RSA patients. In vitro, miR-16 upregulation inhibited human umbilical vein endothelial cell proliferation, migration and tube formation...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Fu Mei, Xu Kehui, Xu Wenming
Dicer, an RNAse III endonuclease, is critical for the biogenesis of small noncoding RNAs (microRNAs), including the biogenesis of microRNAs and small interfering RNAs, which transcriptionally and post-transcription ally regulate mRNA expression through binding to target mRNA and leading to subsequent mRNA degradation. Recent studies show that Dicer plays important roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. It has been attracted more and more attention in the reproductive field. In the male reproduction field, mouse model shows that Dicer is critical for the development of spermatogenic cell, sperm maturation, sperm motility and morphology...
July 20, 2016: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
Si-Wei Wang, Song-Yang Zhong, Li-Jun Lou, Ze-Fu Hu, Hua-Yu Sun, Hai-Yan Zhu
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of passive immunotherapy using intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). Live birth rates were analysed and binary data were calculated using risk ratio and 95% confidence interval. Meta-analysis of 11 studies showed that the difference in the live birth rate between the IVIG treatment and placebo groups was on the margin of significance (RR = 1.25, 95% CI 1.00 to 1.56, P = 0.05). Both cumulative and trial sequential meta-analyses indicated potential beneficial effect of IVIG but the evidence was inconclusive...
September 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Liqiong Zhu, Hui Chen, Meilan Liu, Yu Yuan, Zhaohua Wang, Ying Chen, Jing Wei, Fang Su, Jianping Zhang
Regulatory T cells (Treg) and T helper 17 cells (Th17) are 2 distinct subsets of CD4(+) T cells, which are mutually antagonistic in the immune response. Recently, dysregulation of these 2 cell subsets have been described in the pathogenesis of unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the Treg/Th17 balance was perturbed in URSA patients and to explore contributing factors. We found that the proportion of Treg cells and expression of forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) messenger RNA (mRNA) were significantly lower in URSA patients than in healthy controls...
October 2, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Chun-Yan Wang, Shu-Guang Wang, Jia-Li Wang, Li-Ying Zhou, Hong-Jun Liu, Yi-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the possible associations of miRNA-27a and Leptin polymorphisms with the risk of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between May 2013 and April 2015 at Shenzhen Longhua New District Central Hospital, we randomly recruited 138 RSA patients as the case group and another 142 normal pregnancy women as the control group. We used denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC) to determine the genotypes and allele frequencies of miRNA-27a rs895819 A/G and Leptin rs7799039 G/A...
October 2, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Zahra Moudi, Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam
In the present study, an embedded design was applied in order to conduct a one-year cross-sectional audit of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and foetal outcomes affected by β-thalassemia major (β-TM) in a prenatal diagnosis (PND) setting. In addition, we explored the decisions regarding pregnancy termination among women whose pregnancy (or child) was affected by β-TM. In the quantitative phase, the available data in the clients' medical records were analysed, while the qualitative phase was performed using a grounded theory method...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
Juan Jesús Fernández-Alba, Carmen González-Macías, Angel Vilar Sánchez, Pilar Tajada Cepero, Raquel Garrido Teruel, María José García-Cabanillas, Luis Javier Moreno-Corral, Rafael Torrejón Cardoso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) in pregnant women with protein S (PS) deficiency who received low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women seen from January 2002 to December 2011. The study cohort comprised a total of 328 patients with PS deficiency, who received prophylactic enoxaparin during pregnancy. The control cohort included 11 884 pregnant women without significant past medical history...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Jian-Ling Chen, Jian-Ming Yang, Ya-Zhe Huang, Ying Li
PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate the clinical curative effect of lymphocyte active immunotherapy (LAI) on unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHODS: A total of 749 RSA patients who received medical service in our hospital from October 2009 to June 2013 were enrolled into this study. These patients were randomly divided into two groups: LAI group (treatment group) and routine progesterone for maintenance tocolysis group (control group). A comparative analysis on the pregnancy outcomes in these two groups was conducted...
September 24, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Luigi Nappi, Alessandro Pontis, Felice Sorrentino, Pantaleo Greco, Stefano Angioni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of office hysteroscopic metroplasty using a 980nm diode laser. STUDY DESIGN: 18 patients were treated for septate uterus between 2013 and 2016. The indications for hysteroscopic metroplasty were recurrent abortion in 11 of the women and primary infertility in the other seven. We used a 5mm-office hysteroscope with a diode laser fibre. After exploration of the cavity, the septum was divided with use of the laser fibre...
August 31, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Oner Aynıoglu, Hatice Isik, Ahmet Sahbaz, Husnu Alptekın, Ulku Bayar
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a serious problem in the reproductive age women. We aimed to study the role of anticoagulant therapy on pregnancy complications and perinatal outcomes in pregnant patients with histories of RPL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-three pregnants, with RPL history and thrombophilia positivity, were grouped into two as 89 treated with anticoagulant therapy and 64 non-treated. Treated and untreated groups were compared for pregnancy complications, delivery weeks, abortion rates, fetal birth weights, APGAR scores, live birth rates, and newborn intensive care admission rates...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Malik Asif Humayun, Mike Masding
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July 2016: Clinical Diabetes: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
Mei-Tsz Su, Pei-Yin Tsai, Hui-Ling Tsai, Yi-Chi Chen, Pao-Lin Kuo
Endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) is an important regulator for embryo implantation and placental development, and is clinically associated with several obstetric disorders related to insufficient or inappropriate trophoblast invasion, such as recurrent abortion, preeclampsia, and intrauterine fetal growth restriction. This study was performed to identify the microRNAs targeting EG-VEGF, and evaluate the regulatory effect on trophoblast biology. miR-346 and miR-582-3p were initially identified via bioinformatic tools, and their specific binding sites on the EG-VEGF 3'UTR were further confirmed using dual luciferase and a co-transfection assays...
September 13, 2016: BioFactors
Dina M R Dakhly, Yomna A Bayoumi, Mohamed Sharkawy, Sherine H Gad Allah, Mohamed A Hassan, Hisham M Gouda, Ahmed T Hashem, Dina L Hatem, Mona F Ahmed, Waleed El-Khayat
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of intralipid supplementation in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) and elevated natural killer cell activity undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection. METHODS: Between February 10, 2013, and April 30, 2015, a double-blind randomized controlled study was conducted at a center in Egypt. Women with unexplained secondary infertility, RSA, and elevated levels of natural killer cells (>12%) were enrolled and randomly assigned to receive intralipid (2mL diluted at 20% in 250mL saline) or saline (250mL) infusion on the day of oocyte retrieval using random numbers and sealed envelopes...
August 30, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Jyothis Purushothaman, Kochuthresia J Puthumana, Aswath Kumar, Susheela J Innah, Sareena Gilvaz
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a common acquired autoimmune disorder defined by a low platelet count secondary to accelerated platelet destruction or impaired thrombopoesis by anti-platelet antibodies. Thrombopoietin (TPO)-mimetic drugs such as eltrombopag and romiplostim have been used successfully in many nonpregnant individuals with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) but studies based on its effects in pregnancy are limited. A 27-year-old multigravida who is a known case of ITP with bad obstetric history was referred to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at 26 weeks of gestation with complaints of mucosal bleeding and recurrent abortions...
July 2016: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Alexandre Delamou, Bettina Utz, Therese Delvaux, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Asm Shahabuddin, Akoi Koivogui, Alain Levêque, Wei-Hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise the evidence on pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa and to identify the existing knowledge gaps. METHODS: A scoping review of studies reporting on pregnancy and childbirth in women who underwent repair for obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa was conducted. We searched relevant articles published between 1 January 1970 and 31 March 2016, without methodological or language restrictions, in electronic databases, general Internet sources and grey literature...
September 6, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
Yinglin Liu, Yukun Liu, Xuejiao Li, Xuedan Jiao, Rui Zhang, Jianping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine peak serum levels of the β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) for prediction of early pregnancy outcomes among women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHODS: In a retrospective study, the medical records of pregnant women with a history of RSA treated at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, China, between January 2011 and July 2013 were reviewed. Serum β-hCG had been measured twice weekly from 5 to 13weeks of pregnancy, and pregnancy was monitored by transvaginal ultrasonography to 13(+6)weeks...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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