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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648621/differential-expression-of-circulating-th1-th2-th17-cytokines-in-serum-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-infected-women-undergoing-incomplete-spontaneous-abortion
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Priya Prasad, Namita Singh, Banashree Das, Sheikh Raisuddin, Mridu Dudeja, Sangita Rastogi
The study aimed to elucidate role of Th1/Th2/Th17 cytokines in the immunopathogenesis of spontaneous abortion in Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct)-positive first-trimester aborters. Endometrial curettage tissue and serum were collected from 145 aborters (spontaneous abortion (SA) group, n = 85; recurrent miscarriage (RM) group, n = 60) and 120 controls attending Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi (India). Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect Ct plasmid/MOMP, while commercial cytometric bead array kit was utilized to estimate circulating serum cytokines...
June 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639334/uterine-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-idiopathic-recurrent-miscarriage
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Ruben-J Kuon, Maja Weber, Julia Heger, Isabel Santillán, Kilian Vomstein, Christin Bär, Thomas Strowitzki, Udo R Markert, Bettina Toth
PROBLEM: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are major players during implantation and early pregnancy. The aim of our study was to analyze uNK cell concentration in the endometrium of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage (iRM) patients and fertile controls. METHOD OF STUDY: Out of n=130 couples with ≥3 consecutive, clinical RM screened according to a standardized diagnostic protocol, n=58 patients with iRM were identified. Endometrial biopsies were investigated in patients and n=17 fertile women (controls) via immunohistochemistry...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605668/association-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-variants-786-t-c-intron-4-b-a-vntr-and-894-g-t-with-idiopathic-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-a-case-control-study-with-haplotype-and-in-silico-analysis
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Alireza Azani, Asghar Hosseinzadeh, Roya Azadkhah, Ali Akbar Poursadegh Zonouzi, Ahmad Poursadegh Zonouzi, Younes Aftabi, Hourieh Khani, Leida Heidary, Shahla Danaii, Nasrin Bargahi, Nasser Pouladi, Sayed Mostafa Hosseini
OBJECTIVE(S): Many lines of evidence suggest that reduced production of nitric oxide (NO) due to single nucleotide polymorphisms in endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene may affect the implantation and maintenance of pregnancy. Accordingly, our objective was to investigate whether the eNOS polymorphisms (-786 T>C, intron 4 b/a VNTR and 894 G>T) and haplotypes may be associated with increased susceptibility to recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). STUDY DESIGN: A total of 130 women with a history of two or more unexplained consecutive first trimester miscarriages and 110 ethnically matched women with at least two normal pregnancies and no history of pregnancy loss were included in the study as cases and controls, respectively...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589438/obstetrical-history-of-women-with-cerebral-vein-thrombosis-outcome-of-the-pregnancies-before-and-after-the-thrombotic-event
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Daniela Poli, Caterina Cenci, Sophie Testa, Oriana Paoletti, Elena Silvestri, Emilia Antonucci
Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a rare disease usually affecting young people, especially women, with a high prevalence of thrombophilic defects. It is known that thrombophilia is associated with pregnancy complications; therefore, a high rate of complications could be expected in women with the previous CVT who become pregnant. This study examined the whole obstetric history of women who suffered from CVT to evaluate the incidence of pregnancy complications during their entire lifespan. We prospectively followed consecutive patients with CVT, limiting the analysis to females and their obstetrical history...
June 6, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585734/immunological-function-of-vitamin-d-during-human-pregnancy
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Jin-Lu Ji, Kahinho P Muyayalo, Yong-Hong Zhang, Xiao-Hui Hu, Ai-Hua Liao
The well-established classic role of vitamin D is implicated in the regulation of the balance between calcium and phosphorus. Furthermore, vitamin D is also involved in many non-classic physiological processes, mainly including the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and immune function, participation in the inflammatory response and maintenance of genome stability function. During pregnancy, vitamin D receptor and its metabolic enzymes are expressed at the placenta and decidua, indicating the potential role in the mechanism of immunomodulation at the maternal-fetal interface...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580572/the-impact-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-on-obstetric-outcomes-among-unexplained-recurrent-miscarriages-complicated-with-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-gene-polymorphism
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Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Numan Cim, Deniz Dirik, Hanim Guler Sahin, Erdal Kara, Ramazan Esen
OBJECTIVES: The association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphisms and unexplained recurrent miscarriage is elusive. The recommendations for improving pregnancy outcomes in these patients keep changing based on the available evidence. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of low molecular weight heparin on obstetric outcomes of recurrent miscarriage patients complicated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 121 patients with a history of recurrent miscarriage complicated by methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphisms, retrospectively...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574291/temperature-sensitive-heparin-modified-poloxamer-hydrogel-with-affinity-to-kgf-facilitate-the-morphologic-and-functional-recovery-of-the-injured-rat-uterus
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He-Lin Xu, Jie Xu, Si-Si Zhang, Qun-Yan Zhu, Bing-Hui Jin, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Xue-Qing Wu, Jian Xiao, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Endometrial injury usually results in intrauterine adhesion (IUA), which is an important cause of infertility and recurrent miscarriage in reproductive women. There is still lack of an effective therapeutic strategy to prevent occurrence of IUA. Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a potent repair factor for epithelial tissues. Here, a temperature-sensitive heparin-modified poloxamer (HP) hydrogel with affinity to KGF (KGF-HP) was used as a support matrix to prevent IUA and deliver KGF. The rheology of KGF-HP hydrogel was carefully characterized...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559342/follistatin-is-critical-for-mouse-uterine-receptivity-and-decidualization
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Paul T Fullerton, Diana Monsivais, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Martin M Matzuk
Embryo implantation remains a significant challenge for assisted reproductive technology, with implantation failure occurring in ∼50% of in vitro fertilization attempts. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying uterine receptivity will enable the development of new interventions and biomarkers. TGFβ family signaling in the uterus is critical for establishing and maintaining pregnancy. Follistatin (FST) regulates TGFβ family signaling by selectively binding TGFβ family ligands and sequestering them...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556124/uterine-adenomyosis-and-infertility-review-of-reproductive-outcome-after-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-and-surgery
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REVIEW
Margit Dueholm
This review includes an analysis of the clinical studies evaluating reproductive outcome and adenomyosis, and a review of studies on reproductive outcome and surgical treatment options for adenomyosis. Strict diagnostic criteria and classification of disease are needed for an image diagnosis of adenomyosis. Studies of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) populations and women with surgically treated deep endometriosis have suggested that adenomyosis has a negative impact on reproductive outcome, although there are substantial variations between studies...
June 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516786/association-of-angiogenic-cytokines-vegf-a-and-vegf-c-and-clinical-characteristic-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-miscarriage
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A Bagheri, P Kumar, A Kamath, P Rao
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent miscarriage (RM) defined as 2 or more spontaneous miscarriage before 20 weeks of gestation, affects at least 1 % of couples trying to conceive. In over 50 % of cases, the cause of the loss of pregnancy remains unexplained. Reduced expression of Angiogenic factors such as: vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) and VEGF-C has been linked with spontaneous miscarriage, likely due to defective foetal and placental angiogenesis. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationships between serum level of VEGF-A and VEGF-C with clinical characteristic in women with URM and compare to pregnant and healthy women...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513460/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-female-infertility-and-in-vitro-fertilization
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Joanna Wojsiat, Jerzy Korczyński, Marta Borowiecka, Halina Małgorzata Żbikowska
Infertility problem involves many couples of reproductive age. It has been estimated that in Poland 0.7-1.0 million pairs require treatment, while for more than half of them assisted reproduction is the only recommended and effective method. Infertility affects 13 to 15% of the world's population. A major concern is the age-related decline in female fertility even more that often a decision about pregnancy is taken at later age. Recent studies show that increased production of reactive oxygen species is an important factor in etiopathogenesis of pregnancy and affects female reproduction...
May 9, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508414/cervical-cerclage-placed-before-14%C3%A2-weeks-gestation-in-women-with-one-previous-midtrimester-loss-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Margaret E Harpham, Charles S Algert, Christine L Roberts, Jane B Ford, Antonia W Shand
BACKGROUND: Cervical cerclage is used in an attempt to reduce recurrence risk of preterm birth, but evidence for use is limited. AIMS: To compare pregnancy outcomes among women with a single previous midtrimester delivery when managed with or without a cervical cerclage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Population-based cohort study of all women in New South Wales, Australia with a singleton pregnancy ending in birth/miscarriage ≥14 and <28 weeks, between 2003 and 2011...
May 16, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501365/why-natural-killer-cells-are-not-enough-a-further-understanding-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-and-human-leukocyte-antigen
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REVIEW
Diana Alecsandru, Juan A García-Velasco
The immune system's role in recurrent reproductive failure is a controversial issue in assisted reproduction. Most studies into immune system implication in reproduction have focused on finding markers of peripheral blood and less on the uterine environment. Peripheral blood natural killer cells have become an "immune study core" for women with recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure, based on the mistaken notion that they cause reproductive failure by killing or "rejecting" the embryo. Maternal-fetal tolerance begins at the uterine level, so successful adaptation to the fetus occurs after a complicated process...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494269/medical-conditions-associated-with-recurrent-miscarriage-is-bmi-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Mushi J Matjila, Anne Hoffman, Zephne M van der Spuy
BACKGROUND: In contrast to sporadic miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage (RM) is a rare entity which affects 1% of couples attempting conception. It is distressing for couples and healthcare professionals as the aetiology is unclear with limited treatment options. Apart from anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), the strength of associations between RM and commonly investigated endocrine, autoimmune, thrombophilic and uterine structural abnormalities remains uncertain and variable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of commonly investigated medical conditions associated with RM...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466568/physiological-and-pathological-angiogenesis-in-endometrium-at-the-time-of-embryo-implantation
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Xiaoyan Chen, Gene Chi Wai Man, Yingyu Liu, Fangrong Wu, Jin Huang, Tin Chiu Li, Chi Chiu Wang
Embryo establishes contact with the endometrium during implantation. Proper endometrial vascular development and maintenance at the time of embryo implantation is crucial for successful pregnancy. Vascular development at the maternal-embryo interface can be regulated by various cell types, of which uterine natural killer (uNK) cells play an important role. Abnormal angiogenesis and uNK cell number/function may lead to reproductive failure, particularly in women with recurrent miscarriage (RM) and women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF) after IVF-ET treatment, which are the important clinical hurdles in reproductive medicine to overcome...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463907/placenta-previa-increta-in-an-unscarred-uterus-with-marked-thinning-of-myometrium-in-the-entire-uterus-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Namita Mittal, Maylene Pineda, Boon Lim, Elizabeth Carey
A 36-yr-old woman, G5P2, who had a background history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was found to have placenta previa and placenta accreta on second trimester ultrasound scan. She had previous 3 spontaneous miscarriages but there was no history of gynecologic interventions. Apart from SLE, there was no other explanation for her recurrent miscarriage. The patient had ongoing thrombocytopenia in this pregnancy. The patient was taken for elective lower uterine segment cesarean section at 36 wk+5 d gestation...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451773/correlation-between-three-dimensional-power-doppler-and-morphometric-measurement-of-endometrial-vascularity-at-the-time-of-embryo-implantation-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-miscarriage
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Xiaoyan Chen, Sotirios H Saravelos, Yingyu Liu, Jin Huang, Chi Chiu Wang, Tin Chiu Li
Power Doppler in combination with three-dimensional (3D-PD) ultrasonography has been used as a noninvasive tool to evaluate the vascularity. However, it is unclear whether 3D-PD can accurately reflect endometrial vascularization and replace the invasive endometrial biopsy. This study aims to investigate the correlation between 3D-PD and micro vessel morphometric measurement of endometrial vascularity. Twenty-five women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage were recruited for 3D-PD and endometrial biopsy on precisely day LH + 7...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449286/full-dilatation-cesarean-section-a-risk-factor-for-recurrent-second-trimester-loss-and-preterm-birth
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Helena A Watson, Jenny Carter, Anna L David, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
INTRODUCTION: A previous cesarean section at full dilatation (FDCS) is a risk factor for preterm birth. To provide insight on the risk to subsequent pregnancies, this cohort study compares the outcomes of pregnant women with a previous preterm birth associated either with a prior FDCS or a prior term vaginal delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified women attending two inner-city preterm surveillance clinics (Guy's and St Thomas Hospital and University College London Hospital, London, UK) who had a spontaneous late miscarriage (14(+0) -23(+6) weeks) or sPTB (<37weeks) following a term pregnancy, and then a further pregnancy for analysis...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441552/natural-killer-cell-activity-in-women-with-recurrent-miscarriage-etiology-and-pregnancy-outcome
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Yasuhiko Ebina, Yukari Nishino, Masashi Deguchi, Yoko Maesawa, Yuki Nakashima, Hideto Yamada
This study aimed to evaluate whether natural killer (NK) cell activity was associated with the etiology of recurrent miscarriage (RM), and to evaluate the predictive value of NK cell activity for outcomes of following pregnancies in women with RM. Peripheral NK cell activity was measured in 160 non-pregnant women with a history of two or more miscarriages. This activity was compared according to the etiology of RM and to pregnancy outcomes in women who became pregnant. NK cell activity in women with unexplained RM was significantly higher than that in those with known etiologies of RM...
April 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432284/treatment-with-recombinant-factor-xiii-tretten-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-factor-xiii-deficiency
#20
Nizar Abdel-Samad
BACKGROUND Factor XIII deficiency is associated with recurrent miscarriages in women. CASE REPORT In this report, we present a patient with factor XIII deficiency and some comorbidities who had had previous miscarriages. She began treatment with factor XIII subunit A (XIII-A) replacement treatment Recombinant factor XIII (Tretten) at a dose of 2500 units monthly and was able, for the first time, to carry a pregnancy almost to term. Although she experienced some obstetrical complications, she delivered a healthy baby...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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