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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210518/epstein-barr-virus-induced-mononucleosis-as-an-imitator-of-severe-preeclampsia
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S Allison Staley, Marcela C Smid, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Elizabeth M Stringer
Background In pregnancy, conditions presenting with hematologic abnormalities, transaminitis, and proteinuria pose diagnostic challenges in pregnancy. Case We present the case of an 18-year-old woman, G1P0, at 33 weeks' gestation with fever of unknown cause, who developed progressively elevated liver enzymes, proteinuria, and thrombocytopenia, due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Conclusion Acute infection with EBV should be included in the differential diagnosis of preeclampsia with severe features, particularly in the setting of fever...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210016/oxidative-stress-marker-and-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
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Dragica Draganovic, Nenad Lucic, Dragica Jojic
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is a state of extremely increased oxidative stress. Hence, research and test of role and significance of oxidative stress in hypertensive disturbance in pregnancy is very important. AIM: Aims of this research were to determine a level of thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) as oxidative stress marker in blood of pregnant woman with pregnancy induced hypertension and to analyze correlation of TBARS values with blood pressure values in pregnancy induced hypertensive pregnant women...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209494/effect-of-early-onset-preeclampsia-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-fifth-decade-of-life
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Anouk Bokslag, Pim W Teunissen, Constantijn Franssen, Floortje van Kesteren, Otto Kamp, Wessel Ganzevoort, Walter J Paulus, Christianne J M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, in particular early-onset preeclampsia, are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. These women have a more than two-fold increased risk to die from cardiovascular diseases. Most studies focused on identification of risk factors shortly after pregnancy. Less is known on the prevalence of risk factors or actual signs of cardiovascular disease 5 - 20 years later. The presence of hypertension or metabolic syndrome can be seen as an opportunity for preventive interventions to reduce the development of severe cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction and stroke...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208948/abducens-nerve-palsy-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Sayedeh Reyhaneh Yousefi, Shokrollah Zandi
Headache, blurring of vision and confusion are neurologic symptoms of preeclampsia. Whereas abducens nerve palsy during pregnancy is an extremely rare condition, we report here a 40-year-old patient with diplopia, blurring of vision and abducens nerve palsy in the 39(th) week of pregnancy with history of hypertension (HTN). No specific pathology was found. Symptoms of abducens nerve palsy were resolved spontaneously by controlling blood pressure after delivery.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208084/hypomethylation-of-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-2-in-human-placenta-of-preeclampsia
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Xirong Xiao, Xiang Tao, Yongxiang Wang, Lisha Zhu, Yunzhen Ye, Haiyan Liu, Qiongjie Zhou, Xiaotian Li, Yu Xiong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression, DNA methylation status and its regulatory mechanism of tissue factor pathway inhibitor 2 (TFPI-2) in human placenta tissues of preeclampsia (PE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the mRNA and protein expression and the promoter methylation levels of TFPI-2 in the PE placentas compared with those in the normal pregnant (NP) women. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry, western blot, and Sequenom MassARRAY were used for placenta tissue detection...
February 8, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202440/exposure-to-placental-ischemia-impairs-postpartum-maternal-renal-and-cardiac-function-in-rats
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Nina D Paauw, Jaap A Joles, Frank T Spradley, Bhavisha Bakrania, Zsuzsanna K Zellenger, Arie Franx, Marianne C Verhaar, Joey P Granger, A Titia Lely
INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of preeclampsia (PE) have an increased risk to develop cardiovascular and renal diseases later in life, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are unknown. In rats, we assessed whether placental ischemia results in long-term effects on the maternal cardiovascular and renal systems using the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure (RUPP) model for PE. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats received either a SHAM or RUPP operation at gestational day 14...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199996/importance-of-timing-first-trimester-placental-growth-factor-and-use-of-serial-first-trimester-placental-growth-factor-measurements-in-screening-for-preeclampsia
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Beatrice Mosimann, Sofia Amylidi-Mohr, Katrin Höland, Daniel Surbek, Lorenz Risch, Luigi Raio
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to test whether the performance of first-trimester placental growth factor (PlGF) in screening for preterm preeclampsia (PE) is gestational age dependent and to assess the value of serial first-trimester PlGF measurements in discriminating women at risk for PE. METHODS: PlGF was measured in women with singleton pregnancies at their first antenatal visit at 8+0 to 10+6 and additionally at 11+0 to 14+0 weeks of gestation. The difference in absolute values of serial PlGF measurements was expressed as Δ-PlGF...
February 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199380/the-effects-of-pravastatin-on-the-normal-human-placenta-lessons-from-ex-vivo-models
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Adelina Balan, Irit Szaingurten-Solodkin, Shani S Swissa, Valeria Feinshtein, Mahmoud Huleihel, Gershon Holcberg, Doron Dukler, Ofer Beharier
INTRODUCTION: Research in animal models and preliminary clinical studies in humans support the use of pravastatin for the prevention of preeclampsia. However, its use during pregnancy is still controversial due to limited data about its effect on the human placenta and fetus. METHODS: In the present study, human placental cotyledons were perfused in the absence or presence of pravastatin in the maternal reservoir (PraM). In addition, placental explants were treated with pravastatin for 5, 24 and 72 h under normoxia and hypoxia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197344/from-bad-to-worse-paraganglioma-diagnosis-during-induction-of-labor-for-coexisting-preeclampsia
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Sasima Dusitkasem, Blair H Herndon, Dalton Paluzzi, Joseph Kuhn, Robert H Small, John C Coffman
Pheochromocytomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors that rarely occur in pregnancy. The diagnosis of these tumors in pregnancy can be challenging given that many of the signs and symptoms are commonly attributed to preeclampsia or other more common diagnoses. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are essential in optimizing maternal and fetal outcomes. We report a rare case of a catecholamine-secreting tumor in which diagnosis occurring at the time labor was being induced for concomitant preeclampsia with severe features...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193710/potential-for-mirnas-as-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets-in-preeclampsia
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EDITORIAL
Liliya M Yamaleyeva, Sarah H Lindsey
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February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193709/testosterone-represses-estrogen-signaling-by-upregulating-mir-22-a-mechanism-for-imbalanced-steroid-hormone-production-in-preeclampsia
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Xuan Shao, Yanlei Liu, Ming Liu, Yongqing Wang, Liying Yan, Hao Wang, Liyang Ma, Yu-Xia Li, Yangyu Zhao, Yan-Ling Wang
Preeclampsia, a multisystem syndrome occurring during mid- to late gestation in humans, is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Patients usually present with high circulating testosterone and reduced estradiol production, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Revealing the mechanism that modulating the imbalance of testosterone and estradiol in preeclampsia is of great value in understanding the cause of the disease. The placenta is the predominant source of steroid hormone production during gestation, and we observed markedly increased 17β-HSD3 (17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3) levels and downregulated aromatase expression, the key enzymes responsible for synthesis of testosterone and estradiol, respectively, in preeclamptic placentas compared with controls...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192933/absolute-quantification-of-uric-acid-in-human-urine-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-with-the-standard-addition-method
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Chloe Westley, Yun Xu, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Andrew J Carnell, Nicholas J Turner, Royston Goodacre
High levels of uric acid in urine and serum can be indicative of hypertension and the pregnancy related condition, preeclampsia. We have developed a simple, cost-effective, portable surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) approach for the routine analysis of uric acid at clinically relevant levels in urine patient samples. This approach, combined with the standard addition method (SAM), allows for the absolute quantification of uric acid directly in a complex matrix such as that from human urine. Results are highly comparable and in very good agreement with HPLC results, with an average <9% difference in predictions between the two analytical approaches across all samples analyzed, with SERS demonstrating a 60-fold reduction in acquisition time compared with HPLC...
February 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188842/vitamin-d-supplementation-during-pregnancy-improvements-in-birth-outcomes-and-complications-through-direct-genomic-alteration
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REVIEW
Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
Pregnancy represents a time of rapid change, including dramatic shifts in vitamin D metabolism. Circulating concentrations of the active form of vitamin D-1,25(OH)2D skyrocket early in pregnancy to levels that would be toxic to a nonpregnant adult, signaling a decoupling of vitamin D from the classic endocrine calcium metabolic pathway, likely serving an immunomodulatory function in the mother and her developing fetus. In this review, we summarize the unique aspects of vitamin D metabolism and the data surrounding vitamin D requirements during this important period...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188789/biomarker-identification-and-pathway-analysis-of-preeclampsia-based-on-serum-metabolomics
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Tingting Chen, Ping He, Yong Tan, Dongying Xu
Preeclampsia presents serious risk of both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Biomarkers for the detection of preeclampsia are critical for risk assessment and targeted intervention. The goal of this study is to screen potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of preeclampsia and to illuminate the pathogenesis of preeclampsia development based on the differential expression network. Two groups of subjects, including healthy pregnant women, subjects with preeclampsia, were recruited for this study. The metabolic profiles of all of the subjects' serum were obtained by liquid chromatography quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
February 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188592/redirecting-reproductive-immunology-research-toward-pregnancy-as-a-period-of-temporary-immune-tolerance
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Norbert Gleicher, Vitaly A Kushnir, David H Barad
Referring to two recent publications, we here propose that clinical reproductive immunology has for decades stagnated because reproductive medicine, including assisted reproduction (AR), has failed to accept embryo implantation as an immune system-driven process, dependent on establishment of maternal tolerance toward the implanting fetal semi-allograft (and complete allograft in cases of oocyte donation). Pregnancy represents a biologically unique period of temporary (to the period of gestation restricted) tolerance, otherwise only known in association with parasitic infections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186592/-association-study-between-834-7g-a-and-1332c-t-polymorphisms-in-the-growth-arrest-specific-6-gene-and-risk-of-severe-preeclampsia-in-chinese-population
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Liyan Ye, Linbo Guan, Ping Fan, Xinghui Liu, Rui Liu, Jinxin Chen, Yue Zhu, Xin Wei, Yu Liu, Huai Bai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between polymorphisms of the growth arrest specific 6 (GAS6) gene and severe preeclampsia in a South West Han Chinese population. METHODS: Blood samples from 167 patients with severe preeclampsia and 312 normal pregnant women as controls from Han Chinese in Chengdu area were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphisms. RESULTS: C and T allele frequencies for +1332C/T site were 85...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185352/lnc-dc-mediates-the-over-maturation-of-decidual-dendritic-cells-and-induces-the-increase-in-th1-cells-in-preeclampsia
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Wen Zhang, Yang Zhou, YiLing Ding
PROBLEM: Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy-related disease that involves an imbalance of the immune reaction, which is dominated by T helper1 (Th1) cells; however, the mechanism is unclear. METHOD OF STUDY: We used flow cytometry, RT-PCR and western blotting to detect Th1 cells in the blood and mature dendritic cells, lnc-DC (a long non-coding RNA that is specifically expressed in DCs and can mediate dendritic cell maturation by phosphorylating STAT3) and p-STAT3 (phosphorylated transducer and activator of transcription 3) in the deciduas of normal pregnancies and preeclampsia patients...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182660/first-trimester-screening-of-circulating-c19mc-micrornas-and-the-evaluation-of-their-potential-to-predict-the-onset-of-preeclampsia-and-iugr
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Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Katarina Ivankova, Ladislav Krofta
OBJECTIVES: A nested case control study of a longitudinal cohort comparing pregnant women enrolled at 10 to 13 gestational weeks was carried out to evaluate risk assessment for preeclampsia and IUGR based on circulating placental specific C19MC microRNAs in early pregnancy. METHODS: The expression of placental specific C19MC microRNAs (miR-516b-5p, miR-517-5p, miR-518b, miR-520a-5p, miR-520h, and miR-525-5p) was determined in plasma samples from pregnancies that subsequently developed preeclampsia (n = 21), IUGR (n = 18), and 58 normal pregnancies using real-time PCR and comparative Ct method relative to synthetic Caenorhabditis elegans microRNA (cel-miR-39)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181672/endometriosis-increases-the-risk-of-obstetrical-and-neonatal-complications
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Janne Foss Berlac, Dorthe Hartwell, Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Øjvind Lidegaard
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to assess obstetrical complications and neonatal outcomes in women with endometriosis as compared to women without endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National cohort including all delivering women and their newborns in Denmark 1997-2014. Data were extracted from the Danish Health Register and the Medical Birth Register. Logistic regression analysis provided odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Sub-analyses were made for primiparous women with a singleton pregnancy and for women with endometriosis who underwent gynecological surgery before pregnancy...
February 9, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178739/methamphetamine-consumption-during-pregnancy-effects-on-child-health
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Jürgen Dinger, Patricia Hinner, Jörg Reichert, Mario Rüdiger
Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy represents an emerging health care problem. The consequences are not only of relevance to the pregnant women, but also their unborn child. It is associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia and hypertension, fetal demise, preterm delivery, and intrauterine growth restriction. The deleterious effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on the developing fetal brain may lead to long-term neuro-developmental and behavioral problems.Given the current evidence, abuse of methamphetamine during pregnancy must be of utmost concern to health care professionals and to policy-makers...
February 8, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
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