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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771756/thyrotropin-receptor-antibodies-an-overview
#1
Anupam Kotwal, Marius Stan
PURPOSE: Thyroid autoimmunity affects approximately 5% of the population, and its investigation relies heavily on the use of autoantibodies. Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) autoantibodies (TRAb) play a central role in the evaluation of Graves disease (GD), Graves ophthalmopathy (GO) and pretibial myxedema (PTM). However, there is still controversy regarding overall TRAb assay diagnostic accuracy and their prognostic utility. METHODS: We reviewed and analyzed the literature reporting TRAb assays and their clinical utility...
May 2, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752553/influence-of-early-life-parental-severe-life-events-on-the-risk-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children-the-dipis-study
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Markus Lundgren, Katarina Ellström, Helena Elding Larsson
AIMS: Stress and severe life events (SLEs) modify autoimmune disease susceptibility. Here, we aimed to establish if SLEs reported by parents during the first 2 years of life influence the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) using data from the prospective Diabetes Prediction in Skåne (DiPiS) study. METHODS: Prospective questionnaire data recorded at 2 months (n = 23,187) and 2 years of age (n = 3784) from the DiPiS cohort of children were included in the analysis...
May 12, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727207/the-impact-of-autoimmunity-related-early-ovarian-aging-on-icsi-cycle-outcome
#3
Gulay Beydilli Nacak, Enis Ozkaya, Cigdem Yayla Abide, Bulent Emre Bilgic, Belgin Devranoglu, Reyyan Gokcen Iscan
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (Anti-TPO) on the in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcome in women with poor ovarian reserve but normal thyrotropin levels. A total of 300 patients with poor ovarian reserve undergoing ICSI cycle from April 2015 to December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Subjects were divided into two groups: Group 1: Women with early ovarian aging, Group 2: Women with age related poor ovarian reserve. All subjects underwent anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO) analysis...
May 4, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720579/congenital-esophageal-atresia-and-microtia-in-a-newborn-secondary-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-exposure-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Musaed Mohammed Alsebayel, Faisal Abdulrahman Abaalkhail, Faisal Mohammed Alsebayel, Dema A Alissa, Ahmed Hamdan Al-Jedai, Hussien Elsiesy
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection in combination with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids. It has a different toxicity profile than tacrolimus and cyclosporine.  Gastrointestinal tract disturbances are the most common adverse effects. The use of MMF in pregnant women, however, holds great risk of miscarriage and fetal development defects such as external ear malformation, ocular anomalies, cleft lip and palate, and abnormality of distal limbs, heart, esophagus, and kidneys...
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718478/developmental-exposure-to-a-mixture-of-23-chemicals-associated-with-unconventional-oil-and-gas-operations-alters-the-immune-system-of-mice
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Lisbeth A Boulé, Timothy J Chapman, Sara E Hillman, Christopher D Kassotis, Colleen O'Dell, Jacques Robert, Steve N Georas, Susan C Nagel, B Paige Lawrence
Chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations have the potential to cause adverse biological effects, but this has not been thoroughly evaluated. A notable knowledge gap is their impact on development and function of the immune system. Herein, we report an investigation of whether developmental exposure to a mixture of chemicals associated with UOG operations affects the development and function of the immune system. We used a previously characterized mixture of 23 chemicals associated with UOG, and which was demonstrated to affect reproductive and developmental endpoints in mice...
May 1, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706030/preconception-management-of-thyroid-dysfunction
#6
Onyebuchi E Okosieme, Ishrat Khan, Peter N Taylor
Uncorrected thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy has well recognised deleterious effects on fetal and maternal health. The early gestation period is one of critical fetal vulnerability during which maternal thyroid dysfunction may have lasting repercussions. Accordingly, a pragmatic preconception strategy is key for ensuring optimal thyroid disease outcomes in pregnancy. Preconception planning in women with hypothyroidism should pre-empt and mirror the adaptive changes of the thyroid gland by careful levothyroxine dose adjustments to ensure adequate fetal thyroid hormone delivery in pregnancy...
April 29, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689494/angiogenic-factors-in-pregnancies-of-women-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Karoline Mayer-Pickel, Christina Stern, Katharina Eberhard, Uwe Lang, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Mila Cervar-Zivkovic
OBJECTIVES: An imbalance of angiogenic placental factors such as endoglin, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1(sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. This study aimed to evaluate serum levels of sFlt-1, PlGF and endoglin in women with primary and secondary antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) longitudinally through pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum levels of sFlt-1, PlGF and endoglin were measured prospectively at 4-week intervals (from gestational weeks 12-36) in 17 women with primary APS (PAPS), 18 women with secondary APS (SAPS), and 23 women with SLE...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669399/the-impact-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-on-the-clinical-phenotype-of-antiphospholipid-antibody-positive-patients-results-from-antiphospholipid-syndrome-alliance-for-clinical-trials-and-international-networking-aps-action-clinical-database-and-repository
#8
Ozan Unlu, Doruk Erkan, Medha Barbhaiya, Danieli Andrade, Iana Nascimento, Renata Rosa, Alessandra Banzato, Vittorio Pengo, Amaia Ugarte, Maria Gerosa, Lanlan Ji, Maria Efthymiou, D Ware Branch, Guilherme Raires de Jesus, Angela Tincani, H Michael Belmont, Paul R Fortin, Michelle Petri, Esther Rodriguez, Guillermo J Pons-Estel, Jason S Knight, Tatsuya Atsumi, Rohan Willis, Stephane Zuily, Maria G Tektonidou
OBJECTIVE: Although systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common autoimmune disease associated with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), limited data exist on the impact of SLE on the clinical phenotype of aPL-positive patients. The primary objective was to compare the clinical, laboratory, and treatment characteristics of aPL-positive patients with or without SLE. METHODS: A secure web-based data capture system stores patient demographics, and aPL-related clinical and laboratory characteristics...
April 18, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663372/regulatory-t-and-t-helper-17-cells-their-roles-in-preeclampsia
#9
REVIEW
Arezoo Hosseini, Sanam Dolati, Vida Hashemi, Meghdad Abdollahpour-Alitappeh, Mehdi Yousefi
Regulatory T (Treg) cells have been identified as key immune regulators and are important to fetal survival within the maternal uterus. T helper 17 (Th17) cells have also emerged as a new subset of effector helper T cells and play significant roles in host defense against extracellular pathogens, autoimmune conditions, and inflammatory chronic diseases. Recent findings have provided strong support for the contribution of Th17 and Treg cells to successful pregnancy. Disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia (PE) and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) are associated with low frequencies of Treg cells and high levels of Th17 cells...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660063/five-successful-pregnancies-with-antenatal-anakinra-exposure
#10
Chelsey J F Smith, Christina D Chambers
Objectives: Our aim is to add to the limited existing prospective data on IL-1 inhibitor use in pregnancy. Methods: Data were obtained from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy Project, a prospective cohort study of pregnancy outcomes in the USA and Canada. Eligible women were enrolled prior to 19 weeks' gestation between 2004 and 2017. Outcomes were obtained by maternal interview and medical record abstraction. Results: Five pregnancies with anakinra exposure were identified, all resulting in full-term singleton live births with no major or long-term complications...
April 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657192/what-we-do-and-do-not-know-about-women-and-kidney-diseases-questions-unanswered-and-answers-unquestioned-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-woman-s-day
#11
EDITORIAL
Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644934/management-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-in-pregnancy-a-comment-from-the-italian-society-of-endocrinology-sie-and-the-italian-thyroid-association-ait-to-the-2017-ata-guidelines-the-italian-way
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Mario Rotondi, Luca Chiovato, Furio Pacini, Luigi Bartalena, Paolo Vitti
The 2017 ATA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and the Postpartum were published six years after the previous ones. They provide comprehensive clinical recommendations for the whole spectrum of thyroid diseases as well as for optimal iodine intake during pregnancy, post-partum and lactation. The present position statement mainly regards the recommended flow-chart for therapeutic decision making in pregnant women being diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism. The major biochemical and clinical situations and the corresponding therapeutic indications will be commented...
April 12, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627782/pemphigoid-gestationis-successfully-treated-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin
#13
Filipa Tavares Almeida, Rita Sarabando, Joana Pardal, Celeste Brito
Pemphigoid gestationis (PG), also known as herpes gestationis , is a rare autoimmune blistering disease specific to pregnancy, which usually presents in the second or third trimesters and, in 15%-25% of cases, during the immediate postpartum period.1 Although the ethiopathogeny of PG is not fully clarified, most patients develop antibodies against a 180 kDa transmembrane hemidesmosomal protein (BP180; BPAG2; collagen XVII).2 PG has a strong association with human leucocyte antigens DR3 and DR4.3 We report a case of a 29-year-old female patient with PG successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620424/pemphigoid-gestationis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Stephanie Cohen, Lindsay C Strowd, Rita O Pichardo
Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare autoimmune disease associated with pregnancy. Clinically, it presents with severe pruritus that precedes the appearance of vesiculobullous lesions. It usually begins on the trunk and spread rapidly to other parts of the body. Mucosal lesions and facial involvement are rare. In this article, we are discussing three cases of PG. We will discuss clinical-pathological features and management.
April 5, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620217/effect-and-mechanism-of-the-a%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-gp-i-rh%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-gp-i-complex-on-jeg%C3%A2-3-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
#15
Xiumin Lu, Lei Ren, Wenjing Zhang, Yanhong Liu
Antiphospholipid antibody (aPL)‑mediated antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease. Upon binding to aPL, the primary antigen of aPL, β2‑glycoprotein I (β2‑GP I), induces abnormal immune function, which further activates downstream signaling pathways in the cell and eventually leads to APS. The present study aimed to determine whether β2‑GP I antigen and anti‑β2‑glycoprotein I antibody (aβ2‑GP I), which belong to the aPL class of antibodies, may affect human chorionic epithelium cell (JEG‑3) proliferation, migration and invasion...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605070/nonviral-or-drug-induced-etiologies-of-acute-liver-failure
#16
REVIEW
Russell Rosenblatt, Robert S Brown
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare but highly fatal condition. The most common causes include drug-induced and viral hepatitis, but other less common etiologies, especially autoimmune hepatitis, Budd-Chiari syndrome, and Wilson disease, need to be considered. Because diagnosis is frequently tied to potential for reversibility of ALF and prognosis, early identification in a timely manner is crucial. Other causes of ALF are more easily recognizable based on specific circumstances, such as ALF in pregnancy or ischemic hepatitis...
May 2018: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602290/what-we-do-and-do-not-know-about-women-and-kidney-diseases-questions-unanswered-and-answers-unquestioned-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-woman-s-day
#17
G B Piccoli, M Alrukhaimi, Z-H Liu, E Zakharova, A Levin, World Kidney Day Steering Committee
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population; it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
March 1, 2018: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594141/what-we-do-and-do-not-know-about-women-and-kidney-diseases-questions-unanswered-and-answers-unquestioned-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-women-s-day
#18
EDITORIAL
Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10$ of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
February 2018: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557614/women-and-kidney-diseases-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-woman-s-day
#19
Giorgina B Piccoli, Zhi-Hong Liu, Adeera Levin
Chronic Kidney Disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552348/what-we-do-and-do-not-know-about-women-and-kidney-diseases-questions-unanswered-and-answers-unquestioned-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-woman-s-day
#20
EDITORIAL
Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Background: Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: It is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus giving an occasion to reflect on open questions on the importance of kidney health in women for the present and the future generations. Objectives: In this review, we summarize some aspects that are unique to women's kidney health, offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community, and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
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