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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525542/semiparametric-model-and-inference-for-spontaneous-abortion-data-with-a-cured-proportion-and-biased-sampling
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Jin Piao, Jing Ning, Christina D Chambers, Ronghui Xu
Evaluating and understanding the risk and safety of using medications for autoimmune disease in a woman during her pregnancy will help both clinicians and pregnant women to make better treatment decisions. However, utilizing spontaneous abortion (SAB) data collected in observational studies of pregnancy to derive valid inference poses two major challenges. First, the data from the observational cohort are not random samples of the target population due to the sampling mechanism. Pregnant women with early SAB are more likely to be excluded from the cohort, and there may be substantial differences between the observed SAB time and those in the target population...
May 18, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521326/the-yield-of-abdominal-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-elevated-liver-enzymes-during-the-second-and-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Aya Mohr-Sasson, Eyal Schiff, Ramy Rahamim Suday, Zehava Hayman, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Anat Kalter-Farber, Roy Mashiach, Yoav Yinon, Moti Dulitzki, Eyal Sivan, Shali Mazaki-Tovi
AIMS: To determine the clinical yield of abdominal ultrasound in the evaluation of elevated liver enzymes (ELEs) in the second and the third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all pregnant women admitted to a single tertiary care center was conducted between April 2011 and January 2015 with ELE. Inclusion criteria included gestational age above 24 weeks and ELEs, abdominal ultrasound report, and live fetus. Exclusion criteria included known maternal liver disease, structural or chromosomal fetal anomalies, and positive serology for viral hepatitis...
May 19, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483615/severe-mesenteric-ischemia-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Andrea Padricelli, Anna Maria Giribono, Doriana Ferrara, Flavia Spalla, Umberto Bracale, Luca Del Guercio, Giuseppe Servillo, Carlo Ruotolo, Umberto Marcello Bracale
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), either primary or secondary form, is considered an autoimmune disease with presence of at least one clinical and one laboratory abnormalities as defined by The Sydney criteria. Clinical criteria include vascular thrombosis of venous, artery, small vessel in any organ and recurrent pregnancy pathologies. Mesenteric ischemia is a rare and threatening manifestation of APS. We herein report a case of 34-years old pregnant woman referred to our Emergency Room with thoracic and abdominal acute pain...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480786/ultraviolet-a1-irradiation-therapy-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#4
H McGrath
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus, SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies, which bind to antigens and are deposited within tissues to fix complement, resulting in widespread systemic inflammation. The studies presented herein are consistent with hyperpolarized, adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-deficient mitochondria being central to the disease process. These hyperpolarized mitochondria resist the depolarization required for activation-induced apoptosis. The mitochondrial ATP deficits add to this resistance to apoptosis and also reduce the macrophage energy that is needed to clear apoptotic bodies...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473031/-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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Maria Christine Krog, Astrid Marie Kolte, Karen Husby, Pia Egerup, Elisabeth Clare Larsen, Ole Bjarne Christiansen, Henriette Svarre Nielsen
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as three or more consecutive pregnancy losses, and it affects 2-3% of couples trying to conceive. RPL is a multifactorial disorder, and only few evidence-based treatments are available. It is associated with an increased prevalence of stress and major depression, and also with immunogenetic markers, autoimmunity and an increase of the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. Immunology seems to be a key element in RPL, and further research is needed to understand the pathogenesis of this heterogeneous condition in order to develop personalized treatment...
April 24, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471597/women-s-issues-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Emmanouil Papadakis, Anastasia Banti, Anna Kioumi
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune systemic disease characterized by vascular thrombosis (arterial or venous) and/or pregnancy complications associated with the occurrence of autoantibodies, specifically lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies, and/or anti-β2 glycoprotein-I antibodies confirmed at least twice over a 12 week period according to the 2006 Sydney criteria. Antiphospholipid antibodies are encountered  in the general population with a reported prevalence of 1% to 5%  However, APS is far more infrequent with a prevalence of 40-50/100,000 persons and an incidence of about 5 new patients/100,000 persons...
September 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463088/the-relationship-between-social-support-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-hughes-syndrome
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Sofia Georgopoulou, Sofia Efraimidou, Sara Jane MacLennan, Fowzia Ibrahim, Thomas Cox
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) is recognised as a systemic autoimmune disease defined by recurrent thromboembolic events and/or pregnancy morbidity. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. This study aims to explore the relationship between social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with APS. METHODS: A total of 270 patients with a clinical diagnosis of APS participated in a cross-sectional online questionnaire survey...
May 2, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458935/successful-management-of-acquired-hemophilia-a-associated-with-bullous-pemphigoid-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Quentin Binet, Catherine Lambert, Laurine Sacré, Stéphane Eeckhoudt, Cedric Hermans
Background. Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare condition, due to the spontaneous formation of neutralizing antibodies against endogenous factor VIII. About half the cases are associated with pregnancy, postpartum, autoimmune diseases, malignancies, or adverse drug reactions. Symptoms include severe and unexpected bleeding that may prove life-threatening. Case Study. We report a case of AHA associated with bullous pemphigoid (BP), a chronic, autoimmune, subepidermal, blistering skin disease. To our knowledge, this is the 25th documented case of such an association...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432736/severe-primary-autoimmune-thrombocytopenia-itp-in-pregnancy-a-national-cohort-study
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A Care, S Pavord, M Knight, Z Alfirevic
OBJECTIVE: To quantify UK incidence of severe ITP in pregnancy, determine current treatment strategies and establish maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with severe ITP in pregnancy. DESIGN: A prospective national cohort study SETTING: United Kingdom POPULATION: Women with severe ITP; defined as platelets <50 x 10(9) /l in pregnancy or antenatal treatment of isolated low platelets. METHODS: Data collected via United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) between 1(st) June 2013-31(st) January 2015 from all UK Consultant led obstetric units...
April 22, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416508/hus-and-atypical-hus
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T Sakari Jokiranta
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy characterized by intravascular hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney failure. HUS is usually categorized as typical, caused by shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) infection, atypical HUS (aHUS), usually caused by uncontrolled complement activation, or secondary HUS with a coexisting disease. In recent years, a general understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms driving HUS has increased. Typical (i.e. STEC-HUS) follows a gastrointestinal infection with STEC, while aHUS is associated primarily with mutations or autoantibodies leading to dysregulated complement activation...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414788/patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-before-20-weeks-of-pregnancy-have-a-higher-risk-of-miscarriage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yibing Zhang, Haoyu Wang, Xifeng Pan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and the risk of miscarriage before 20 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: Literature databases were searched, including the PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and Cochrane databases, from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 2015. The following search terms were used: subclinical hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid dysfunction, thyroid hypofunction, subclinical thyroid disease, thyroid dysfunction, pregnancy loss, abortion and miscarriage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410127/oxidative-stress-major-executioner-in-disease-pathology-role-in-sperm-dna-damage-and-preventive-strategies
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Shilpa Bisht, Rima Dada
Oxidative stress (OS) has been implicated in a wide array of diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune diseases, complex lifestyle diseases and cancer. OS is caused by an imbalance in production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and antioxidant defenses in the cell which results in the damage of cellular components, inactivate essential metabolic enzymes and disrupt signal transduction pathways. OS induces peroxidative damage to the sperm plasma membrane, DNA fragmentation in sperm nuclear/mitochondrial genome and causes dysregulation in levels of mRNAs/transcripts...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405983/reproductive-health-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-experience-from-government-hospital-in-western-india
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Rushabh Kothari, Amruta Digole, Sandip Kamat, Y S Nandanwar, Yojana Gokhale
AIM: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which affects the reproductive health of women pertaining to disease or its treatment. However, Indian data is limited. Objective is to study menstrual disturbances and maternal and fetal outcome during pregnancy in SLE patients. METHODS: This retrospective and prospective observational study was conducted for a period of 18 months from March 2012 to September 2013 in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. The study included serial recruitment of SLE patients fulfilling inclusion criteria...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398429/antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ryan E O'Leary, Jennifer L Hsiao, Scott D Worswick
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by a thrombotic event and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of persistently elevated antiphospholipid (aPL) antibody titers, which are most prevalent in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus but also have been associated with other autoimmune, malignant, and infectious diseases. In contrast to the clear correlation between high aPL antibody titers and thrombotic events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, the pathogenic role of these autoantibodies in association with other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is not as well defined...
March 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393598/-zika-virus-infection-in-pregnancy
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Gabriella Varjasi, Róbert Póka
The Zika virus is a flavivirus spread by mosquitoes. Its primary vectors are the Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus. Before 2007 it sporadically caused benign morbidity. Since 2015, it started spreading "explosively" in America, especially in Brazil. In August 2016 they reported cases from New York and Poland, too. Most of the infections don't produce any symptoms, but can cause grave complications. The most important lesion is microcephalia that forms in fetuses. Microcephalia's most serious consequence is mental retardation, which puts great burden on both the family and the society...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391390/corticosteroids-in-the-management-of-acute-multiple-sclerosis-exacerbations
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I Smets, L Van Deun, C Bohyn, V van Pesch, L Vanopdenbosch, D Dive, V Bissay, B Dubois
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system characterized in the majority of the patients by a relapsing-remitting disease course. For decades high-dosage corticosteroids (CS) are considered the cornerstone in the management of acute MS relapses. However, many unanswered questions remain when it comes to the exact modalities of CS administration. In this review on behalf of the Belgian Study Group for MS we define the efficacy of CS in reducing MS-related morbidity and examine whether the effect is different according to type of CS, route of administration, cumulative dosage, timing of initiation and disease course...
April 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390568/outcomes-in-children-born-to-women-with-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Évelyne Vinet, Sasha Bernatsky
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the most prevalent autoimmune rheumatic diseases, predominantly occurring in women during childbearing years. Research has focused on assessing the risk of immediate complications during SLE and RA pregnancies, with studies documenting a higher risk of adverse obstetric outcomes, such as preterm births and infants small for gestational age. Until recently, little was known regarding the long-term health of children born to affected women. We present a review of the current evidence regarding the risk of adverse health outcomes in SLE and RA offspring, and potential mechanisms involved in their pathogenesis...
May 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390564/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Aisha Lateef, Michelle Petri
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with a strong female predilection. Pregnancy remains a commonly encountered but high-risk situation in this setting. Both maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity are still significantly increased despite improvements in outcomes. Maternal morbidity includes higher risk of disease flares, preeclampsia and other pregnancy-related complications. Fetal issues include higher rates of preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction, and neonatal lupus syndromes...
May 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386140/an-ever-challenging-relationship-lupus-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Andra Bălănescu, Teodora Donisan, Dinu Bălănescu
Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease with an unknown etiology and an autoimmune pathogenesis, and its clinical manifestations can involve multiple organs through polymorphic biological changes. Nowadays, pregnancy is possible for most patients with SLE, and good outcomes can be expected for both mother and child. This became possible as a consequence of increasingly better monitoring and treatment of pregnant women with SLE. The following article outlines the problems associated with fertility, course of pregnancy, and breastfeeding in women with SLE...
2017: Reumatologia
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