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Miastenia gravis

Maximiliano Fuentealba, Miguel Troncoso, Joaquin Vallejos, Sebastian Ponce, Nelson Villablanca, Pablo Melita
Cervical incompetence it's a dilatation of the cervix during the third trimester of pregnancy that ends with the interruption of it. The incidence in Chile is about 0.1-2% of the total pregnancies and it's one of the causes of preterm birth. A 34 years old pregnant patient. Timectomized at age 18 to treat her miastenia gravis, previously trated with medication, had 4 previous preterm labours all of them under 25 weeks and vaginal births. All fetuses died postpartum. A cerclage was made during the third, fourth and fifth pregnancies...
September 2013: Ginecología y Obstetricia de México
Ljiljana Todorović Dilas, Tijana Icin, Jovanka Novaković Paro, Ivana Bajkin
INTRODUCTION: Autoimmune diseases are chronic conditions initiated by the loss of immunological tolerance to self-antigens. They constitute heterogeneous group of disorders, in which multiple alterations in the immune system result in a spectrum of syndromes that either target specific organs or affect the body systematically. Recent epidemiological studies have shown a possible shift of one autoimmune disease to another or the fact that more than one autoimmune disease may coexist in a single patient or in the same family...
March 2011: Medicinski Pregled
M Padilla Parrado, J M Morales Puebla, M A Díaz Sastre, M A Caro García, C I Cabeza Alvarez, J M Velázquez Pérez, L M Menéndez Loras
A case of severe miastenia beginning with dyspnea, secondary to a bilateral larynx paralysis in aduction is presented. During the evolution of the severe miastenia the affectation of the larynx musculature does not result infrequent, but however, after having realized a bibliographic revision, the infrequency resulting in this disease of the beginning through a bilateral larynx paralysis in aduction was verified. A wide exposition of the clinic case, methods of exploration to obtain the diagnosis of severe miastenia, and the different treatment options actually in use to control these disease, are realized...
2006: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
Raquel Mega, Fátima Coelho, Teresa Pimentel, Rui Ribero, Novo de Matos, António Araújo
AIMS: Evaluation of thymectomy cases between 1990-2003, in a General Surgery Department. Evaluation of the therapeutic efficacy in Miastenia Gravis patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study based on evaluation of data from Serviço de Cirurgia, Neurologia and Consult de Neurology processes, between 1990-2003, of 15 patients submitted to total thymectomy. RESULTS: 15 patients, aged 17 to 72, 11 female and 4 male. Miastenia Gravis was the main indication for surgery, for uncontrollable symptoms or suspicion of thymoma...
July 2005: Acta Médica Portuguesa
M Mocanu, S Botea, C T Dragomir
Starting from the existence of some autoimmune diseases (i.e. bronchial asthma or miastenia gravis) we asked ourselves if some plasmatic factors do exist, influencing the receptor--mediator relations in cardiovascular system during some illnesses having unknown etiology, as arterial hypertension. For this reason, in this work was tested the hypothesis that, in some chronic cardiovascular diseases would exist factors circulating and affecting the functions of the cellular membranes of the arterial wall, particularly of the smooth muscle cells and myocardial cells...
January 1991: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
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