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thrombophilia genetics

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
Jessica M Page, Robert M Silver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current evidence regarding the most useful tests for evaluation of potential causes of stillbirth. RECENT FINDINGS: Stillbirth remains one of the most devastating obstetric complications. Recent advances include work investigating the highest yield diagnostic tests for determining a cause of death in stillbirths. Placental pathology and fetal autopsy improve the diagnostic yield when combined with maternal clinical history. Additional tools include genetic evaluation, and testing for antiphospholipid antibodies and fetal-maternal hemorrhage based on the clinical scenario...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Andrey Ziyatdinov, Miquel Vázquez-Santiago, Helena Brunel, Angel Martinez-Perez, Hugues Aschard, Jose Manuel Soria
BACKGROUND: Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping in genetic data often involves analysis of correlated observations, which need to be accounted for to avoid false association signals. This is commonly performed by modeling such correlations as random effects in linear mixed models (LMMs). The R package lme4 is a well-established tool that implements major LMM features using sparse matrix methods; however, it is not fully adapted for QTL mapping association and linkage studies. In particular, two LMM features are lacking in the base version of lme4: the definition of random effects by custom covariance matrices; and parameter constraints, which are essential in advanced QTL models...
February 27, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
Salvatore De Rosa, Biagio Arcidiacono, Eusebio Chiefari, Antonio Brunetti, Ciro Indolfi, Daniela P Foti
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common metabolic disorder predisposing to diabetic cardiomyopathy and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), which could lead to heart failure through a variety of mechanisms, including myocardial infarction and chronic pressure overload. Pathogenetic mechanisms, mainly linked to hyperglycemia and chronic sustained hyperinsulinemia, include changes in metabolic profiles, intracellular signaling pathways, energy production, redox status, increased susceptibility to ischemia, and extracellular matrix remodeling...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Chingiz Asadov, Zohra Alimirzoeva, Tahira Mammadova, Gunay Aliyeva, Shahla Gafarova, Jeyhun Mammadov
β-Thalassemia intermedia is a clinical condition of intermediate gravity between β-thalassemia minor, the asymptomatic carrier, and β-thalassemia major, the transfusion-dependent severe anemia. It is characterized by a significant clinical polymorphism, which is attributable to its genetic heterogeneity. Ineffective erythropoiesis, chronic anemia, and iron overload contribute to the clinical complications of thalassemia intermedia through stepwise pathophysiological mechanisms. These complications, including splenomegaly, extramedullary erythropoiesis, iron accumulation, leg ulcers, thrombophilia, and bone abnormalities can be managed via fetal hemoglobin induction, occasional transfusions, chelation, and in some cases, stem cell transplantation...
January 29, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Heiko Rühl, Sara Reda, Jens Müller, Johannes Oldenburg, Bernd Pötzsch
Antithrombin (AT) activity tests are used for diagnosing hereditary AT deficiency, a main genetic determinant of thrombophilia. They are either based on inhibition of thrombin (FIIa) or activated factor X (FXa). FXa-based assays have been suggested to be preferable to FIIa-based assays due to their higher sensitivity for certain AT deficiency causing mutations. To assess the performance of these two methods in a real-world scenario, 745 consecutively collected samples from patients referred to our institute during a 3-month period for thrombophilia testing were analysed...
February 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Elvira D'Andrea, Tyra Lagerberg, Corrado De Vito, Erica Pitini, Carolina Marzuillo, Azzurra Massimi, Maria Rosaria Vacchio, Paola Grammatico, Paolo Villari
We evaluated whether genetic tests with evidence of clinical and personal utility (i.e. APC and BRCA1/2 tests) are associated with higher satisfaction and a more positive perception of care experience than those with undefined utility (i.e. tests for thrombophilia). A cross-sectional survey was performed through telephone interviews to patients tested for deleterious variants in APC or BRCA1/2 genes, or for inherited thrombophilia (FV Leiden and/or FIIG20210A) during a 5-year period (2008-2012). Three aspects of patient experience were assessed: effective communication through pre- and post-test genetic counselling; collaboration between caregivers on the management of patient care; and impact of genetic testing on quality of life...
January 26, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
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Hereditary thrombophilia is a blood coagulation disorder that increases the risk of venous thromboembolism, due to several genetic risk factors. Factor V Leiden(FVL) is the most common contributing factor to thrombophilia in the Caucasian population but very rare in Asian population and concurrent occurrence of antithrombin(AT) deficiency and FVL in Chinese Han population is even more rare. We report the case of a 22-year-old female who experienced recurrent intracranial venous thromboses, furthermore, color Doppler ultrasound showed multiple extracranial thromboses...
December 25, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Abrar Ahmad, Ashfaque A Memon, Jan Sundquist, Peter J Svensson, Bengt Zöller, Kristina Sundquist
Multiple genetic variations have been identified in FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated) gene. Among them, FTO rs9939609 polymorphism is shown to be associated with the risk of primary venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, its role in recurrent VTE is not known. The aim of our study was to investigate the association between FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and the risk of VTE recurrence in a prospective follow-up study in both male and female patients. FTO rs9939609 polymorphism (T/A) was analyzed in the Malmö thrombophilia study (MATS, followed for ~10 years) by using TaqMan PCR...
January 8, 2018: Gene
Ewa Wypasek, Marek Karpinski, Martine Alhenc-Gelas, Anetta Undas
Protein S (PS) is a vitaminK-dependent glycoproteinwhich plays an important role in the regulation of blood coagulation. PS deficiency has been found in 1.5-7% of thrombophilic patients. Here, we report the first Polish case with PS deficiency caused by the p.Arg451* in the PROS1 gene detected in a 21-year-old man with trauma-induced venous thromboembolism. To our knowledge, we provided the review of all the available data on this mutation (a total of 56 cases). The proband, his mother and his sister were screened for thrombophilia...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
Eun-Ju Lee, Daniel J Dykas, Andrew D Leavitt, Rodney M Camire, Eduard Ebberink, Pablo García de Frutos, Kavitha Gnanasambandan, Sean X Gu, James A Huntington, Steven R Lentz, Koen Mertens, Christopher R Parish, Alireza R Rezaie, Peter P Sayeski, Caroline Cromwell, Noffar Bar, Stephanie Halene, Natalia Neparidze, Terri L Parker, Adrienne J Burns, Anne Dumont, Xiaopan Yao, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar, Jean M Connors, Allen E Bale, Alfred Ian Lee
Genetics play a significant role in venous thromboembolism (VTE), yet current clinical laboratory-based testing identifies a known heritable thrombophilia (factor V Leiden, prothrombin gene mutation G20210A, or a deficiency of protein C, protein S, or antithrombin) in only a minority of VTE patients. We hypothesized that a substantial number of VTE patients could have lesser-known thrombophilia mutations. To test this hypothesis, we performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) in 64 patients with VTE, focusing our analysis on a novel 55-gene extended thrombophilia panel that we compiled...
July 11, 2017: Blood Advances
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
Junfu Luo, Wenwen Zhang, Qingfu Zeng, Weimin Zhou, Qing Cao, Wei Zhou
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) remains a serious clinical problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Some DVT cases are caused by inherited thrombophilia derived from genetic aberrations and several disease-causing genes have been identified so far. Among them, HRG is an uncommon one with limited related reports. Here, we reported on a family with early-onset DVT where acquired risky conditions were excluded. Whole exome sequencing revealed a novel heterozygous single base pair substitution in exon 2 of HRG gene resulting in a conserved residue replacement of the protein (c...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Juan Arnaez, Gemma Arca, Ana Martín-Ancel, Thais Agut, Alfredo Garcia-Alix
The objective of this study was to evaluate the heritability of neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) in relation to family history of thromboembolic event, maternal diseases, and thrombophilia in both parents ( F5G1691A, F2G20210A, and MTHFRC677 T mutations). Forty-two consecutive infants ≥36 weeks of gestation <28 days of life with acute symptomatic NAIS and their parents, as well as 129 controls, were prospectively recruited. Information on maternal data (age, body mass index, oral contraception, migraine, epilepsy, hypertension, and immune disease) and a 3-generation pedigree regarding myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, cerebrovascular event, and deep vein thrombosis were obtained...
January 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Maria Concetta Giofrè, Francesca Napoli, Daniela La Rosa, Alessia Caruso, Natascia Laganà, Lucia Orlando Settembrini, Antonino Saitta, Antonio Giovanni Versace
BACKGROUND Thrombophilia is a predisposition to thrombosis. Genetic causes include antithrombin III, protein C, protein S, factor V Leiden, prothrombin 20210A allele, and MTHFR mutations. Other genetic factors causing thrombosis and pulmonary embolism have been identified in recent studies, including 4G/4G polymorphism of the PAI-1 gene. CASE REPORT A patient with a personal and family history of recurrent thrombosis and pulmonary embolism was admitted to our Internal Medicine Department. After the most common acquired risk factors for thromboembolism were ruled out, the patient and her family members underwent genetic diagnostic testing...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Su Yeon Lee, Eun Kyoug Kim, Min Sun Kim, Sun Hye Shin, Haseong Chang, Shin Yi Jang, Hee-Jin Kim, Duk-Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Hereditary thrombophilia (HT) is a genetic predisposition to thrombosis. Asian mutation spectrum of HT is different from Western ones. We investigated the incidence and clinical characteristics of HT in Korean patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS: Among 369 consecutive patients with thromboembolic event who underwent thrombophilia tests, we enrolled 222 patients diagnosed with unprovoked VTE. The presence of HT was confirmed by DNA sequencing of the genes that cause deficits in natural anticoagulants (NAs)...
2017: PloS One
Christos Yapijakis
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a severe multifactorial condition with various clinical manifestations that may include headache, papilledema, seizures, focal deficits, coma and death. The mortality rate of untreated CVT is up to 50%, but it drops to 10% when CVT is properly treated. Prevention of CVT is feasible through healthy lifestyle, genetic counseling, molecular genetic analysis for common thrombophilia-related mutations, and prophylactic anticoagulative medication.
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Nikoletta R Czobor, György Roth, Zsolt Prodán, Daniel J Lex, Erzsébet Sápi, László Ablonczy, Mihály Gergely, Edgar A Székely, János Gál, Andrea Székely
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of postoperative chylothorax in children with congenital heart disease is a rare and serious complication in cardiac intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of our study was to identify the perioperative characteristics, treatment options, resource utilization and long term complications of patients having chylothorax after a pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively assessed for the presence of chylothorax between January 2002 and December 2012 in a tertiary national cardiac center...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
T E van Mens, U N Joensen, Z Bochdanovits, A Takizawa, J Peter, N Jørgensen, P B Szecsi, J C M Meijers, H Weiler, E Rajpert-De Meyts, S Repping, S Middeldorp
STUDY QUESTION: Is the thrombophilia mutation factor V Leiden (FVL) associated with an increased total sperm count? SUMMARY ANSWER: Carriers of FVL have a higher total sperm count than non-FVL-carriers, which could not be explained by genetic linkage or by observations in a FVL-mouse model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FVL has a high prevalence in Caucasians despite detrimental health effects. Carriers have been shown to have higher fecundity, which might partly explain this evolutionary paradox...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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