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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
#4
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
#10
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381288/maternal-urinary-phthalates-and-sex-specific-placental-mrna-levels-in-an-urban-birth-cohort
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Jennifer J Adibi, Jessie P Buckley, Myoung Keun Lee, Paige L Williams, Allan C Just, Yaqi Zhao, Hari K Bhat, Robin M Whyatt
BACKGROUND: Prenatal urinary concentrations of phthalates in women participants in an urban birth cohort were associated with outcomes in their children related to neurodevelopment, autoimmune disease risk, and fat mass at 3,5,7, and 8 years of life. Placental biomarkers and outcomes at birth may offer biologic insight into these associations. This is the first study to address these associations with candidate genes from the phthalate and placenta literature, accounting for sex differences, and using absolute quantitation methods for mRNA levels...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375935/estriol-emerging-clinical-benefits
#14
Emad S Ali, Cheyenne Mangold, Alan N Peiris
OBJECTIVE: Estriol is the main estrogen in pregnancy, but has received less attention outside gestation. It is well known that pregnancy has an immunosuppressive effect on many autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, thyroiditis, uveitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Emerging evidence indicates that estriol has potential immunomodulatory benefits for many disease states including autoimmune, inflammatory, and neurodegenerative conditions. In this review, we discuss emerging roles for estriol in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, cancer, hyperlipidemia, vascular disease, and multiple sclerosis...
April 3, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372806/multiple-immune-disorders-after-natalizumab-discontinuation-after-the-ciris-the-siris
#15
E K Van Obberghen, M Cohen, F Rocher, C Lebrun-Frenay
Natalizumab (NTZ) is an effective treatment for patients with highly active relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). However, when the therapy must be interrupted, it is important to anticipate the withdrawal to avoid reactivation or disease rebound. Described here is the case of a 35-year-old woman, with a past history of beta thalassemia, bulimia and asthma, who was diagnosed with MS at age 26. She was treated initially with first-line subcutaneous (sc) immunomodulatory treatments. However, due to liver toxicity, interferon beta-1a sc was interrupted and replaced by glatiramer acetate treatment, which was well tolerated and used for several years...
March 31, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333653/association-of-transient-hyperthyroidism-and-severity-of-hyperemesis-gravidarum
#16
Nor Zila Hassan Malek, Aida Kalok, Zainal Abidin Hanafiah, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail
Background Transient non-immune hyperthyroidism in early pregnancy is hyperthyroidism diagnosed for the first time in early pregnancy, without evidence of thyroid autoimmunity or clinical findings of Grave's disease and resolved spontaneously as the pregnancy progressed. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is the commonest cause with 66%-73% of women with severe HG were found to have elevated thyroid function. Materials and methods We conducted a cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of transient hyperthyroidism in patients with hyperemesis gravidarum and its relation to the severity of nausea and vomiting...
March 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331377/management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy-challenges-and-solutions
#17
REVIEW
Caroline L Knight, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting women, particularly those of childbearing age. SLE provides challenges in the prepregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods for these women, and for the medical, obstetric, and midwifery teams who provide their care. As with many medical conditions in pregnancy, the best maternal and fetal-neonatal outcomes are obtained with a planned pregnancy and a cohesive multidisciplinary approach. Effective prepregnancy risk assessment and counseling includes exploration of factors for poor pregnancy outcome, discussion of risks, and appropriate planning for pregnancy, with consideration of discussion of relative contraindications to pregnancy...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326845/the-use-of-biologics-in-pregnant-patients-with-rheumatic-disease
#18
Monika Østensen
An increasing number of female patients with autoimmune diseases are treated with biologic drugs. Concerns in regard to safety of biologics during pregnancy arise in patients who have not completed their families. Areas covered: A review of the literature dealing with child outcomes of pregnancies exposed to biologics shows that TNF inhibitors (TNFi) are the best studied in regard to human pregnancy. In studies comparing exposed pregnancies to disease-matched controls no increased risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, prematurity or congenital malformations has been observed...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321344/pituitary-adenoma-and-hyperprolactinemia-accompanied-by-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis
#19
Sebahattin Destek, Vahit Onur Gul, Serkan Ahioglu, Kursat Rahmi Serin
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, and its etiology remains not fully elucidated. IGM is observed more often in patients with autoimmune disease. Hyperprolactinemia is observed during pregnancy, lactation, and a history of oral contraceptive use. A 39-year-old patient with no history of oral contraceptive use presented with complaints such as redness, pain, and swelling in her left breast. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a suspicious inflamed mass lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306346/risk-factors-for-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-multivariate-approach-in-a-case-control-study
#20
Irini Chatziralli, Stamatina A Kabanarou, Efstratios Parikakis, Alexandros Chatzirallis, Tina Xirou, Panagiotis Mitropoulos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the potential risk factors associated independently with central serous retinopathy (CSR) in a Greek population, using multivariate approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the study were 183 consecutive patients diagnosed with CSR and 183 controls, matched for age. All participants underwent complete ophthalmological examination and information regarding their sociodemographic, clinical, medical and ophthalmological history were recorded, so as to assess potential risk factors for CSR...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
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