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recurrent miscarriage

F Popescu, C R Jaslow, W H Kutteh
STUDY QUESTION: Will the addition of 24-chromosome microarray analysis on miscarriage tissue combined with the standard American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) evaluation for recurrent miscarriage explain most losses? SUMMARY ANSWER: Over 90% of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) will have a probable or definitive cause identified when combining genetic testing on miscarriage tissue with the standard ASRM evaluation for recurrent miscarriage...
March 12, 2018: Human Reproduction
Subramanian Kannan, Shriraam Mahadevan, Alben Sigamani
Background: Small cross-sectional studies are published on the trimester-specific normal ranges of thyrotropin and thyroxine levels in Indian women from various parts of the country. Objective: We sought to review the published literature on thyroid function tests in normal pregnant Indian women to see if the pooled data from various studies can define normative data and hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Methods: We retrieved 56 studies from online databases with detailed search using multiple search terms...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Rulin Dai, Yuan Pan, Yan Fu, Qian Liu, Weifeng Han, Ruizhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the roles of male genetic factors, including Y chromosome microdeletions and chromosomal heteromorphism, in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) in Northeast China. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated 1072 male patients from Northeast China whose wives had a history of two or more consecutive miscarriages. We also selected 971 infertile and 200 fertile men as control groups. Semen analysis was carried out by computer-assisted sperm analysis...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Valentina Bruno, Judit Svensson-Arvelund, Marie Rubér, Göran Berg, Emilio Piccione, Maria C Jenmalm, Jan Ernerudh
Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is widely used in recurrent miscarriage treatment. The anti-coagulant effects are established, while immunological effects are not fully known. Our aim was to assess LMWH effects on activation and polarization of central regulatory immune cells from healthy women, and on placenta tissues from women undergoing elective abortions. Isolated blood monocytes and T helper (Th) cells under different activation and polarizing conditions were cultured with or without LMWH. Flow cytometry showed that LMWH exposure induced increased expression of HLA-DR and CD206 in macrophages...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mayte E van Alebeek, Myrthe de Vrijer, Renate M Arntz, Noortje A M M Maaijwee, Nathalie E Synhaeve, Hennie Schoonderwaldt, Maureen J van der Vlugt, Ewoud J van Dijk, Roel de Heus, Loes C A Rutten-Jacobs, Frank-Erik de Leeuw
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The study goal was to investigate the prevalence of pregnancy complications and pregnancy loss in women before, during, and after young ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack. METHODS: In the FUTURE study (Follow-Up of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke Patients and Unelucidated Risk Factor Evaluation), a prospective young stroke study, we assessed the occurrence of pregnancy, miscarriages, and pregnancy complications in 223 women aged 18 to 50 years with a first-ever ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack...
March 6, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Sharon Daniel, Reut Rotem, Gideon Koren, Eitan Lunenfeld, Amalia Levy
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous abortions are the most common complication of pregnancy. Clotrimazole and miconazole are widely used vaginal-anti-mycotic agents used for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis. A previous study has suggested an increased risk of miscarriage associated with these azoles, which may lead health professionals to refrain from their use even if clinically indicated. The aim of the current study was to assess the risk for spontaneous abortions following first trimester exposure to vaginal-anti-mycotics...
March 3, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kevin Marron, John F Kennedy, Conor Harrity
Background: Raised intracellular cytokine ratios (CKR) are proposed as a significant risk factor for adverse reproductive outcome. An elevated cytokine ratio, such as between TNFa and/or IFNg to IL-10 is associated with recurrent miscarriage (RM). The use of pharmacological immunomodulators such as TNFα inhibitors in these patients is controversial and not generally recommended due to a lack of conclusive data supporting their use. We evaluated whether the use of anti-oxidants/dietary supplements as an alternative could positively influence CKR's in ART patients...
2018: Fertility Research and Practice
Linlin Liu, Xiaowu Huang, Enlan Xia, Xiaoyu Zhang, Tin-Chiu Li, Yuhuan Liu
This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a national training centre for hysteroscopy between January 2012 and December 2014 to compare the clinical outcome of two doses of oestradiol valerate (4 mg and 10 mg daily) in the prevention of recurrence of adhesions after hysteroscopic adhesiolysis. A total of 176 women who suffered from Asherman syndrome with moderate to severe intrauterine adhesions were included: 91 subjects received a 10 mg daily dose of oestradiol and 85 subjects received a 4 mg daily dose of oestradiol in the postoperative period...
March 5, 2018: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
Hein Bogers, Evelyne M van Uitert, Sharon van Ginkel, Elisabeth D H van der Mooren, Irene A L Groenenberg, Paul H C Eilers, Niek Exalto, Eric A P Steegers, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
Embryonic growth is often impaired in miscarriages. It is postulated that derangements in embryonic growth result in abnormalities of the embryonic curvature. This study aims to create first trimester reference charts of the human embryonic curvature and investigate differences between ongoing pregnancies and miscarriages. Weekly ultrasonographic scans from ongoing pregnancies and miscarriages were used from the Rotterdam periconceptional cohort and a cohort of recurrent miscarriages. In 202 ongoing pregnancies and 33 miscarriages, first trimester crown rump length and total arch length were measured to assess the embryonic curvature...
March 1, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Federico Aranda, Sebastián Udry, Silvia Perés Wingeyer, Lea Christina Amshoff, Nadja Bogdanova, Peter Wieacker, José Omar Latino, Arseni Markoff, Gabriela de Larrañaga
PURPOSE: Annexin A5 (ANXA5) is a protein abundantly expressed in normal placenta where it contributes to the healthy outcome of a pregnancy. Lower ANXA5 levels have been observed in M2/ANXA5 haplotype carrying chorion. Consequently, this study aimed to assess the potential association of M2 maternal carrier status with the risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), the timing of miscarriages, and other obstetric complications, for the first time in a population from Latin America. METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective recruitment of RPL patients with post hoc analysis...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Saeed Baradwan, Dina Shafi, Amira Baradwan, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Dania Al-Jaroudi
Background: Hysteroscopic adhesiolysis anatomically restores the uterine cavity in cases of Asherman's syndrome (AS); however, the extent of endometrial fibrosis could determine the pregnancy outcome. Objectives: To determine whether endometrial thickness could influence pregnancy outcome of hysteroscopic adhesiolysis in women with a history of AS. Subjects and methods: This was a retrospective cohort study that included 41 women who attended Women's Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City from December 2008 to December 2015, presented with a history of infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss, and were diagnosed with intrauterine adhesions and treated by hysteroscopic adhesiolysis...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
T Meuleman, J Drabbels, J M M van Lith, O M Dekkers, E Rozemuller, M Cretu-Stancu, F H J Claas, K W M Bloemenkamp, M Eikmans
HLA-G expressed by trophoblasts at the fetal-maternal interface and its soluble form have immunomodulatory effects. HLA-G expression depends on the combination of DNA polymorphisms. We hypothesized that combinations of specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of HLA-G play a role in unexplained recurrent miscarriage. In a case control design, 100 cases with at least three unexplained consecutive miscarriages prior to the 20th week of gestation were included. Cases were at time of the third miscarriage younger than 36 years, and they conceived all their pregnancies from the same partner...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Inmaculada Moreno, Ettore Cicinelli, Iolanda Garcia-Grau, Marta Gonzalez, Davide Bau, Felipe Vilella, Dominique DE Ziegler, Leonardo Resta, Diana Valbuena, Carlos Simon
BACKGROUND: Chronic endometritis is a persistent inflammation of the endometrial mucosa caused by bacterial pathogens such as Enterobacteriaceae, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma. Although chronic endometritis can be asymptomatic, it is found in up to 40% of infertile patients and is responsible for repeated implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage. Diagnosis of chronic endometritis is based on hysteroscopy of the uterine cavity, endometrial biopsy with plasma cells being identified histologically, while specific treatment is determined based on microbial culture...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Qin'e Fan, Juanjuan Zhang, Yu Cui, Chaoyun Wang, Yongjun Xie, Qiurong Wang, Libing Wu
The current study was aimed to investigate the association of CLTA-4/Foxp3 polymorphisms and chromosomal abnormalities with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) risk in a Chinese Han population. Altogether, 1284 RSA women and 1046 women with normal pregnancy were incorporated in this study. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was implemented to genotype the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located within CTLA4 and Foxp3. Moreover, the cytogenetic diagnosis was performed in line with the standards of G banding karyotype...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
Stavroula Stavrou, Michael Gratz, Eileen Tremmel, Christina Kuhn, Simone Hofmann, Helene Heidegger, Mina Peryanova, Kerstin Hermelink, Stefan Hutter, Bettina Toth, Doris Mayr, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke, Aurelia Vattai
OBJECTIVES: Thyroid hormones play an important role in the maintenance of pregnancy. Their derivates, endogenous amines, act via binding to the trace amine-associated receptor (TAAR1). The aim of our study was to analyse the regulation of TAAR1, serine/threonine kinase (pGSK3β) and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) in placentas of healthy pregnancies, spontaneous (SM) and recurrent miscarriages (RM) and to investigate the influence of thyroid hormone derivates on TAAR1 expression in trophoblast model cells in vitro ...
February 2018: Endocrine Connections
Gabriella S Antoniotti, Melinda Coughlan, Lois A Salamonsen, Jemma Evans
STUDY QUESTION: Do obese levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) within the uterine cavity detrimentally alter tissue function in embryo implantation and placental development? SUMMARY ANSWER: Obese levels of AGEs activate inflammatory signaling (p65 NFκB) within endometrial epithelial cells and alter their function, cause endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endometrial stromal cells and impair decidualization, compromise implantation of blastocyst mimics and inhibit trophoblast invasion...
February 20, 2018: Human Reproduction
Marcelo Borges Cavalcante, Manoel Sarno, Marla Niag, Kleber Pimentel, Ivana Luz, Bianca Figueiredo, Tatiana Michelon, Simone Lima, Isabela Nelly Machado, Edward Araujo Júnior, Ricardo Barini
PROBLEM: To evaluate the predictors of successful pregnancies in women with a history of recurrent miscarriages (RMs) having undergone lymphocyte immunotherapy (LIT). METHOD OF STUDY: Retrospective, multicenter, observational study which involved 702 pregnant women with history of RM treated with LIT. Comparative analysis of women with a history of RM having undergone LIT and experienced treatment success vs those having experienced treatment failure along with the analysis of the association between the number of prior miscarriages and the efficacy of LIT...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Ai Sakamoto, Yasuhiko Kamada, Kotaro Kubo, Toru Hasegawa, Sayoko Kotani, Mikiya Nakatsuka, Yuji Hiramatsu
Establishing whether miscarriages result from fetal aneuploidy or other factors is important for treating recurrent pregnancy loss. We examined the relationship between fetal heart rate (FHR) before miscarriage in the early first trimester and fetal karyotype, analyzing 223 pregnant women with recurrent pregnancy loss. Among the pregnancies, 110 resulted in live births regarded as normal karyotype (the Norm-group). The other 113 pregnancies ended in miscarriage, and we categorized them into groups based on fetal karyotype, determined by chorionic villus sampling: the Misc-NK (normal karyotype) group, n=35 euploid cases; the Misc-CA1 (chromosomal abnormality) group, n=18 cases of aneuploidy with trisomies 13/18/21, Turner's syndrome, or Klinefelter's syndrome; and the Misc-CA2 subgroup, n=60 cases of other aneuploidies excluding those in the Misc-CA1 group...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Carlo Ticconi, Maria V Capogna, Federica Martelli, Barbara Borelli, Valentina Bruno, Raffaella Ergasti, Roberto Sorge, Emilio Piccione, Adalgisa Pietropolli
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between recurrent miscarriage (RM) and ectopic pregnancy (EP). METHODS: In this case-control retrospective study, the clinical cards of women followed as outpatients in the RM and low-risk pregnancy offices of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit at the Policlinico Tor Vergata University Hospital were carefully reviewed for the occurrence of EP. RESULTS: Overall, 598 women with RM and 2043 normal women without RM (controls) were included in the study...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Toshifumi Suzuki, Mahdiyeh Behnam, Firooze Ronasian, Mansoor Salehi, Masaaki Shiina, Eriko Koshimizu, Atsushi Fujita, Futoshi Sekiguchi, Satoko Miyatake, Takeshi Mizuguchi, Mitsuko Nakashima, Kazuhiro Ogata, Satoru Takeda, Naomichi Matsumoto, Noriko Miyake
Recurrent pregnancy loss is newly defined as more than two consecutive miscarriages. Recurrent pregnancy loss occurs in <5% of total pregnancies. The cause in approximately 40-60% of recurrent pregnancy loss cases remains elusive and must be determined. We investigated two unrelated Iranian consanguineous families with recurrent pregnancy loss. We performed exome sequencing using DNA from a miscarriage tissue and identified a homozygous NOP14 missense variant (c.[136C>G];[136C>G]) in both families...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
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