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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428943/pathogenic-variant-in-nlrp7-19q13-42-associated-with-recurrent-gestational-trophoblastic-disease-data-from-early-embryo-development-observed-during-in-vitro-fertilization
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E Scott Sills, Alexandra J Obregon-Tito, Harry Gao, Thomas K McWilliams, Anthony T Gordon, Catharine A Adams, Rima Slim
OBJECTIVE: To describe in vitro development of human embryos derived from an individual with a homozygous pathogenic variant in NLRP7 (19q13.42) and recurrent hydatidiform mole (HM), an autosomal recessive condition thought to occur secondary to an oocyte defect. METHODS: A patient with five consecutive HM pregnancies was genomically evaluated via next generation sequencing followed by controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, embryo culture, and preimplantation genetic screening...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413543/primary-intracranial-choriocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-ring-enhancing-lesion-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mayur Sharma, Vernon Velho, Rachana Binayake, Chandranath Tiwari
We report here a rare case of primary intracranial choriocarcinoma without evidence of tumor elsewhere, presenting as a ring-enhancing lesion managed successfully in our institute (Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India). A 22-year-old, right-handed housewife presented with complaints of headache, vomiting, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and right upper limb weakness of short duration. On neurological examination, the patient was conscious, cooperative, well-oriented in time, place, and person...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401076/presentation-of-placental-site-trophoblastic-tumor-with-amenorrhea
#3
Fariba Behnamfar, Safoura Rouholamin, Mahboubeh Esteki
Placental site throphoblastic tumor (PSTT) is a rare manifestation of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia that may complicate any type of pregnancy. The disease is unique from other type, and is defined by slow growth, low human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) serum levels, the late-onset metastatic potential, and most significantly, insensitivity to chemotherapy. We describe a case of a 31-year-old woman with prolonged amenorrhea and slightly elevated serum beta hCG (βhCG) level, referred for termination of abnormal pregnancy...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390821/the-added-value-of-hysterectomy-in-the-management-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
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Y K Eysbouts, L F A G Massuger, J IntHout, C A R Lok, F C G J Sweep, P B Ottevanger
BACKGROUND: Despite the undoubted effectiveness of chemotherapeutic treatment in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), problems related to toxicity of chemotherapy and chemo-resistant disease have led to reconsideration of the use of hysterectomy. Aim of the present study was to evaluate indications for and outcome of hysterectomy in patients with GTN in a nation-wide cohort. METHODS: Between 1977 and 2012, we identified all patients diagnosed with GTN and treated with hysterectomy from the Dutch national databases...
April 5, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382860/dysregulation-of-lncrnas-in-placenta-and-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
#5
Xuejing Song, Xiucui Luo, Quansheng Gao, Yuhuan Wang, Qing Gao, Wei Long
Preeclampsia, a gestational disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria twenty weeks into pregnancy, is one of the leading causes of fetal and maternal mortality. Although multiple genetic and environmental factors are found to be related to the preeclampsia risk, the pathogenic pathways remain largely undefined. The placenta plays a critical role in the fetal development by carrying out the barrier, fetal-maternal exchange, and endocrine functions during pregnancy. Accumulated data indicated that the expression of multiple long noncoding RNA (LncRNA) is dysregulated in preeclamptic placentas...
April 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381180/follow-up-of-gestational-trophoblastic-disease-neoplasia-via-quantification-of-circulating-nucleic-acids-of-placental-origin-using-c19mc-micrornas-hypermethylated-rassf1a-and-sry-sequences
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Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Ladislav Krofta, Filip Hron
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of placental-specific markers, extracellular fetal DNA (sex-determining region Y and hypermethylated RASSF1A sequences) and circulating C19MC microRNAs (miR-516-5p, miR-517-5p, miR-518b, miR-520a-5p, miR-520h, miR-525, and miR-526a) for the diagnosis and consecutive follow-up of gestational trophoblastic disease/neoplasia. Increased levels of extracellular fetal DNA and C19MC microRNAs were detected in patients with active disease when compared with the period when the patients reached remission of the disease...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379296/relaxin-treatment-reduces-angiotensin-ii-induced-vasoconstriction-in-pregnancy-and-protects-against-endothelial-dysfunction
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Sarah A Marshall, Chen Huei Leo, Jane E Girling, Marianne Tare, Sally Beard, Natalie J Hannan, Laura J Parry
The peptide relaxin has gained considerable attention as a new vasoactive drug, largely through its beneficial therapeutic effects in cardiovascular disease. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that relaxin treatment alleviates systemic vascular dysfunction characteristic of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy. We investigated vascular effects and mechanisms of relaxin action in: i) pregnant relaxin-deficient (Rln-/-) mice with enhanced responses to angiotensin II (AngII), and ii) arteries pre-incubated ex vivo in trophoblast conditioned media (TCM) to induce endothelial dysfunction...
April 3, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377901/unusual-presentation-of-invasive-mole-a-case-report
#8
Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Andisheh Maghsoudnia
BACKGROUND: Invasive mole is responsible for most cases of localized gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Gestational trophoblastic disease describes a number of gynecologic tumors that originate in trophoblastic layer including hydatidiform mole (complete or partial), invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor and epitheloid trophoblastic tumor. Invasive mole may arise from any pregnancy event although in most cases is diagnosed after molar pregnancy. Overall cure rate in low risk patients is nearly 100% and in high-risk patient 90%...
January 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371633/ovarian-torsion-and-spontaneous-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-in-a-twin-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Núria Gil Navarro, Emma Garcia Grau, Sílvia Pina Pérez, Laia Ribot Luna
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is extremely rare in spontaneous pregnancies. Spontaneous OHSS can result from glycoprotein hormones stimulating follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHR). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a twin pregnancy in which ovarian torsion and hemoperitoneum complicating OHSS were treated with left adnexectomy and aspiration. The only trigger for spontaneous OHSS in this case was high levels of chorionic gonadotropin hormone...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365860/low-molecular-weight-hyaluronan-induces-migration-of-human-choriocarcinoma-jeg-3-cells-mediated-by-rhamm-as-well-as-by-pi3k-and-mapk-pathways
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Marilina Mascaró, Matías A Pibuel, Silvina L Lompardía, Mariangeles Díaz, Elsa Zotta, Maria I Bianconi, Néstor Lago, Silvina Otero, Gustavo Jankilevich, Elida Alvarez, Silvia E Hajos
Hyaluronan (HA) is the major glycosaminoglycan present in the extracellular matrix. It is produced by some tumours and promotes proliferation, differentiation and migration among others cellular processes. Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is composed by non-tumour entities, such as hydatidiform mole (HM), which is the most common type of GTD and also malignant entities such as choriocarcinoma (CC) and placental site trophoblastic tumour (PSTT), being CC the most aggressive tumour. Although there is a growing understanding of GTD biology, the role of HA in the pathogenesis of this group of diseases remains largely unknown...
April 1, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345753/outcomes-of-women-diagnosed-and-treated-for-low-risk-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia-at-the-queensland-trophoblast-centre-qtc
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Lisanne Verhoef, David Baartz, Shona Morrison, Karen Sanday, Andrea Janet Garrett
BACKGROUND: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is classified as a highly curable group of pregnancy-related malignancies; however, approximately 15% will be persistent and require chemotherapy. Up to 25% of these women will develop resistance and 2% will develop disease relapse after initial chemotherapy. Despite the need for further chemotherapy in these women, cure rates are high. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of women diagnosed with low-risk GTN, assessing the type of treatment, the number of chemotherapy cycles received, development of resistance or disease relapse, survival, and to assess the feasibility of changing to a new drug regimen...
March 27, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329740/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-regression-curves-after-partial-or-complete-molar-pregnancy-in-flanders-are-they-different-from-regression-curves-from-the-eighties
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Sien Delattre, Sileny Han, Philippe Moerman, Jaak Billen, Frédéric Goffin, Kathleen Scharpé, Ignace Vergote
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We updated human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) regression curves created in the eighties after evacuation of complete and partial molar (CM and PM, respectively) pregnancies using modern hCG assays. We created similar curves for patients in need of chemotherapy (gestational trophoblastic neoplasia [GTN]). METHODS: A total of 126 patients who were diagnosed with gestational trophoblastic disease from 1990 to 2014 were included. We compared curves from 2 groups, CM and PM, with historical ones...
March 23, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318556/natural-killer-cells-in-placentation-and-cancer-implications-for-hypertension-during-pregnancy
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Heather Yvonne Small, Denise C Cornelius, Tomasz J Guzik, Christian Delles
Hypertension during pregnancy is the most common medical condition encountered during gestation. Despite this, knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie the disease and the development of new therapies are limited. Hypertension during pregnancy and some forms of cancer confer an increased risk to the development of cardiovascular disease later in life; one mechanism which may link these conditions is the involvement of natural killer (NK) cells. Whilst immunology and immunotherapy are well-developed areas in oncology; the complex mechanisms of the immune system in health and disease at the maternal-fetal interface are less well-defined...
March 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287945/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-clinical-and-imaging-features
#14
Akram M Shaaban, Maryam Rezvani, Reham R Haroun, Anne M Kennedy, Khaled M Elsayes, Jeffrey D Olpin, Mohamed E Salama, Bryan R Foster, Christine O Menias
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a spectrum of both benign and malignant gestational tumors, including hydatidiform mole (complete and partial), invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor. The latter four entities are referred to as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). These conditions are aggressive with a propensity to widely metastasize. GTN can result in significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Early diagnosis of GTD is essential for prompt and successful management while preserving fertility...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272653/we-can-diagnose-it-if-we-consider-it-diagnostic-pitfall-for-placenta-placental-mesenchymal-dysplasia
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Havva Serap Toru, Esra Çobankent Aytekin, Cem Yaşar Sanhal, Sezin Yakut, Zafer Çetin, İbrahim İnanç Mendilcioğlu, Hadice Elif Peştereli
Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is an increasingly recognizable abnormality. Early cases have been confused with partial hydatidiform mole. Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is probably under-diagnosed because of being an unfamiliar clinical entity and also mistaken for gestational trophoblastic disease due to the similar sonographic findings of two entities. In this report, we describe the clinical, gross, and histopathological findings of placental mesenchymal dysplasia in two cases. The 33-week-preterm baby of a 26-year-old woman with cardiovascular disease and 342 gram placenta and the 19-week fetus with trisomy 21 of a 40 year-old woman were terminated...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262230/placental-hemostasis-and-sterile-inflammation-new-insights-into-gestational-vascular-disease
#16
Shrey Kohli, Berend Isermann
Activation of the coagulation and inflammatory systems are physiologically occurring during pregnancy. However, excess activation of either system is well documented in gestational vascular diseases (GVD). GVD are placenta-mediated pregnancy complications and a major cause of feto-maternal morbidity and mortality. The causal relevance of excess coagulation and inflammatory responses for GVD remains largely unknown. Deciphering the causal relationship of excess coagulation and inflammation in GVD may allow conceptualizing new therapeutic approaches to combat GVD...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259870/c-rel-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma-cells-via-pi3k-akt-signaling
#17
Yoko Sekiya, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kimihiro Nishino, Kenichi Nakamura, Tomomi Kotani, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
OBJECTIVE: Choriocarcinoma is the most common epithelial cancer among gestational trophoblastic diseases (GTDs); the mechanism of trophoblastic carcinogenesis is unknown. This study aimed to examine the expression of NF-κB family proteins in GTDs and placental tissues as well as the roles of c-Rel in choriocarcinoma. METHODS: We examined the expression of NF-κB family proteins in normal placenta and hydatidiform mole tissues as well as extravillous trophoblast (EVT) and choriocarcinoma cell lines by Western blot and immunohistochemistry...
2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246515/efficacy-of-prophylactic-uterine-artery-embolization-before-obstetrical-procedures-with-high-risk-for-massive-bleeding
#18
Heung Kyu Ko, Ji Hoon Shin, Gi Young Ko, Dong Il Gwon, Jin Hyung Kim, Kichang Han, Shin-Wha Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactic uterine artery embolization (UAE) before obstetrical procedures with high risk for massive bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 29 female patients who underwent prophylactic UAE from June 2009 to February 2014 was performed. Indications for prophylactic UAE were as follows: dilatation and curettage (D&C) associated with ectopic pregnancy (cesarean scar pregnancy, n = 9; cervical pregnancy, n = 6), termination of pregnancy with abnormal placentation (placenta previa, n = 8), D&C for retained placenta with vascularity (n = 5), and D&C for suspected gestational trophoblastic disease (n = 1)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217684/extrauterine-epithelioid-trophoblastic-tumor-in-hysterectomized-woman
#19
Ji-Hye Kim, Sun Kyung Lee, Soo Hyun Hwang, Jung-Sun Kim, Gun Yoon, Yoo-Young Lee, Tae-Joong Kim, Chel Hun Choi, Byoung-Gie Kim, Duk-Soo Bae, Jeong-Won Lee
Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT) is a very rare variant of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) which arises in reproductive age women with prior gestational history. Although abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of ETT, there are no reported pathognomonic symptoms of ETT because of its rarity. ETT is similar to placental site trophoblastic tumor in terms of its slow growing characteristic and microscopic findings. Therefore, it could be misdiagnosed as placental site trophoblastic tumor or other types of GTD...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193709/testosterone-represses-estrogen-signaling-by-upregulating-mir-22-a-mechanism-for-imbalanced-steroid-hormone-production-in-preeclampsia
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Xuan Shao, Yanlei Liu, Ming Liu, Yongqing Wang, Liying Yan, Hao Wang, Liyang Ma, Yu-Xia Li, Yangyu Zhao, Yan-Ling Wang
Preeclampsia, a multisystem syndrome occurring during mid- to late gestation in humans, is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Patients usually present with high circulating testosterone and reduced estradiol production, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Revealing the mechanism that modulating the imbalance of testosterone and estradiol in preeclampsia is of great value in understanding the cause of the disease. The placenta is the predominant source of steroid hormone production during gestation, and we observed markedly increased 17β-HSD3 (17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3) levels and downregulated aromatase expression, the key enzymes responsible for synthesis of testosterone and estradiol, respectively, in preeclamptic placentas compared with controls...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
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