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Thrombophilia in pregnancy

Samuel James Alexander Dobson, Kanna Mannadiar Jayaprakasan
We conducted a retrospective review into the role of commonly prescribed conventional adjuvant treatments in improving live birth rates after recurrent miscarriage (RM). Data from 301 couples attending the RM clinic in two Tertiary teaching hospitals were analysed with their live birth rate following a further pregnancy and a prevalence of conditions investigated in RM being the main outcomes measured. We found that 26% of women had explained RM and 74% had unexplained RM. Adjuvant versus conservative management did not improve the live birth rates in those with unexplained RM (68...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mohammad Taghi Kardi, Elham Yousefian, Azra Allahveisi, Sanaz Alaee
Background: Maternal thrombophilia has been identified as a risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between prothrombin G20210A and factor V Leiden (FVL) polymorphisms in women with RPL and a control group of parous women in Isfahan province of Iran. Methods: We studied 250 women with idiopathic RPL and 116 control cases. Prothrombin and FVL different genotypes were determined using polymerase chain reaction and reverse hybridization technique...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
Silvia Perés Wingeyer, Federico Aranda, Sebastián Udry, José Latino, Gabriela de Larrañaga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thrombophilia might increase the risk of suffering from obstetric complications by adversely affecting the normal placental vascular function. Our aim was to study the distributions of five thrombosis-associated genetic variants: factor V Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, -675 4G/5G PAI-1, 10034C/T gamma fibrinogen and 7872C/T factor XI and the frequencies of the deficiencies of protein C, S and antithrombin in Argentinian patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and, therefore, to analyse their association with the risk and timing of RPL and the risk of suffering other vascular obstetric pathologies...
March 6, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Fernanda Spadotto Baptista, Maria Rita de Figueiredo Lemos Bortolotto, Fabiola Roberta Marim Bianchini, Vera Lucia Jornada Krebs, Marcelo Zugaib, Rossana Pulcinelli Vieira Francisco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether thrombophilia worsens maternal and foetal outcomes among patients with severe preeclampsia (PE). METHOD: From October 2009 to October 2014, an observational retrospective cohort study was performed on pregnant women with severe PE diagnosed before 34 weeks of gestation and their newborns hospitalized at the Clinics Hospital, FMUSP. Patients who had no heart disease, nephropathies, pre-gestational diabetes, gestational trophoblastic disease, foetal malformation, or twin pregnancy and who underwent thrombophilia screening during the postnatal period were included...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Federico Aranda, Sebastián Udry, Silvia Perés Wingeyer, Lea Christina Amshoff, Nadja Bogdanova, Peter Wieacker, José Omar Latino, Arseni Markoff, Gabriela de Larrañaga
PURPOSE: Annexin A5 (ANXA5) is a protein abundantly expressed in normal placenta where it contributes to the healthy outcome of a pregnancy. Lower ANXA5 levels have been observed in M2/ANXA5 haplotype carrying chorion. Consequently, this study aimed to assess the potential association of M2 maternal carrier status with the risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), the timing of miscarriages, and other obstetric complications, for the first time in a population from Latin America. METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective recruitment of RPL patients with post hoc analysis...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Marcelo Borges Cavalcante, Manoel Sarno, Marla Niag, Kleber Pimentel, Ivana Luz, Bianca Figueiredo, Tatiana Michelon, Simone Lima, Isabela Nelly Machado, Edward Araujo Júnior, Ricardo Barini
PROBLEM: To evaluate the predictors of successful pregnancies in women with a history of recurrent miscarriages (RMs) having undergone lymphocyte immunotherapy (LIT). METHOD OF STUDY: Retrospective, multicenter, observational study which involved 702 pregnant women with history of RM treated with LIT. Comparative analysis of women with a history of RM having undergone LIT and experienced treatment success vs those having experienced treatment failure along with the analysis of the association between the number of prior miscarriages and the efficacy of LIT...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Leslie Skeith
When should a patient with a known thrombophilia or prior venous thromboembolism (VTE) receive low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period? Accurately predicting thrombotic and bleeding risks and knowing what to do with this information is at the heart of decision-making in these challenging scenarios. This article will explore the concept of a risk threshold from clinician and patient perspectives and provide guidance for the use of antepartum and postpartum LMWH prophylaxis in women with a known thrombophilia or prior VTE...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Asim Khan, Paris Hosseini, Branimir Nevajda, Sami Khan
A nine-week pregnant 33-year-old female presented with sudden-onset right-sided hemiparesis, hemisensory loss, dysarthria and homonymous hemianopia. She was known to have eleven previous miscarriages and used recreational drugs. A CT-head was unremarkable. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with an acute thromboembolic infarct and chose alteplase after counselling. During thrombolysis an ultrasound identified a foetus with no concerning features.  A post-thrombolysis CT revealed a left-sided posterior cerebral infarct...
December 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
C Antza, R Cifkova, V Kotsis
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a worldwide health problem for women and their infants complicating up to 10% of pregnancies and associated with increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. In Europe, 2.3-3% of pregnancies are complicated by preeclampsia. Gestational diabetes, obesity, no previous or multiple births, maternal age less than 20 or greater than 35years old and thrombophilia can be some of the possible factors related to increased risk for hypertension in pregnancy. Complications of hypertension during pregnancy affect both mothers and their infants...
November 21, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Luci Maria SantAna Dusse, Marcos Vinícius Ferreira Silva, Letícia Gonçalves Freitas, Milena Soriano Marcolino, Maria das Graças Carvalho
The term 'economy class syndrome' refers to the occurrence of thrombotic events during long-haul flights that mainly occur in passengers in the economy class of the aircraft. This syndrome results from several factors related to the aircraft cabin (immobilization, hypobaric hypoxia and low humidity) and the passenger (body mass index, thrombophilia, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy, cancer), acting together to predispose to excessive blood coagulation, which can result in venous thromboembolism...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Alan Lucerna, James Espinosa, Lindsey Ackley, Philip Carhart, Douglas Stranges, Risha Hertz
Pulmonary embolus (PE) and deep vein thrombosis are diagnoses that are commonly made in the emergency department. Well known risk factors for thromboembolic events include immobility, malignancy, pregnancy, surgery, and acquired or inherited thrombophilias, obesity, cigarette smoking, and hypertension. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who watched TV and developed leg swelling and was found to have PE and DVT.
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
Amanda M Kleiman, Jessica L Sheeran, Mohamed Tiouririne
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of peripartum death in the United States during pregnancy. The presence of concomitant diagnoses may complicate or conflict with the management of the primary cardiovascular diagnosis and further complicate pregnancy and delivery. We describe the management of a 29-year-old, gravida 5, para 1 woman with severe peripartum cardiomyopathy during this and a previous pregnancy complicated by multiple endocrine neoplasia type and factor V Leiden thrombophilia, limiting therapeutic options and contributing to considerable perioperative management challenges...
October 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
F Nanne Croles, Kazem Nasserinejad, Johannes J Duvekot, Marieke Jha Kruip, Karina Meijer, Frank Wg Leebeek
Objective  To provide evidence to support updated guidelines for the management of pregnant women with hereditary thrombophilia in order to reduce the risk of a first venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy. Design  Systematic review and bayesian meta-analysis. Data sources  Embase, Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar from inception through 14 November 2016. Review methods  Observational studies that reported on pregnancies without the use of anticoagulants and the outcome of first VTE for women with thrombophilia were eligible for inclusion...
October 26, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Sayaka Kamijima, Akiko Sekiya, Mao Takata, Haruka Nakano, Morika Murakami, Tomonori Nakazato, Hidesaku Asakura, Eriko Morishita
Inherited antithrombin (AT) deficiency is one of the most clinically significant forms of congenital thrombophilia and follows an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. We analyzed SERPINC1 in a patient who developed deep-vein thrombosis and low AT activity during pregnancy, and identified a novel missense mutation c.259A>G (p.Asn87Asp; N87D). Surprisingly, analysis of the parents' DNA showed that they did not possess this mutant, and thus, it may have been due to a de novo mutation. We also expressed this mutant AT protein in COS-1 cells and compared its intracellular localization and intracellular and extracellular antigen levels with that of wild-type AT...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
Hiroko Tsuda
Idiopathic thrombosis involves a group of inherited thrombophilia predisposed to severe thrombosis of early onset and associated with an adverse outcome due to recurrence, and therefore, requires long-term anticoagulation therapy. The causative factors of a predisposition to thrombosis include immobility, dehydration, infection, surgery, injury, cancer, pregnancy, and estrogen use. The inherited deficiencies of antithrombin (AT), protein C (PC), and protein S (PS) are specified as "Specific Pediatric Chronic Diseases...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
R Robeva, D Tanev, S Andonova, M Nikolova, A Tomova, Ph Kumanov, A Savov, R Rashkov, Zl Kolarov
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease associated with different reproductive complications in the affected women. Inherited thrombophilias are genetic factors increasing the risk for thromboembolism and recurrent pregnancy loss, but their influence on other reproductive disturbances in SLE patients has not been completely clarified. Two hundred and twenty-three Caucasian women (112 with SLE and 111 controls) were included in the study. Complete reproductive history of all SLE patients was carefully obtained...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
Nicholas Cox, Stacy A Johnson, Sara Vazquez, Ryan P Fleming, Matthew T Rondina, David Kaplan, Stephanie Chauv, Gabriel V Fontaine, Scott M Stevens, Scott Woller, Daniel M Witt
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend against routine use of thrombophilia testing in patients with acute thromboembolism. Thrombophilia testing rarely changes acute management of a thrombotic event. OBJECTIVE: To determine appropriateness of thrombophilia testing in a teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One academic medical center in Utah. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who received thrombophilia testing between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Jihad Drissi, Ayman Hachi, Laila Adlani, Jaouad Kouach, Driss Moussaoui, Mohamed Dehayni
We report the case of a 25-year old primipara whose pregnancy was complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (ICHT) associated with visual impairment in the first quarter. She underwent lumboperitoneal shunt without obstetric consequences. This study aimed to determine the features of this rare pathological entity whose pathophysiological mechanism is poorly elucidated. It would be caused by poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the arachnoid granulations. Major risk factors are: obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, thrombophilia and hyperfibrinolyse...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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