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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338207/evaluation-of-failed-immunotherapy-among-patients-with-negative-apla-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-by-serum-anticardiolipin-antibodies-and-mononuclear-cell-of-tim-1
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J Li, D Xu, H-L Li
OBJECTIVE: The present study is aimed to analyze the expression of serum anticardiolipin antibody (ACA) and mononuclear cells of Tim-1 among the patients with negative anti paternal lymphocyte antibody (APLA) recurrent spontaneous abortion conducted by lymphocyte immunotherapy resulting in failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 58 patients with negative APLA recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) who was diagnosed for the first time and received lymphocyte immunotherapy in our hospital were selected continuously...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337825/expression-of-twist-in-the-first-trimester-trophoblast-and-decidual-tissue-of-women-with-recurrent-pregnancy-losses
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Jin Hee Ahn, Hye Ran Park, Chan-Woo Park, Dong-Wook Park, Joanne Kwak-Kim
PROBLEM: In this study, we aim to investigate if the expression of TWIST in the first-trimester placenta and decidua has any association with spontaneous abortion (SAB) and recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL). METHODS: Expression of TWIST was measured in the first-trimester trophoblast and decidual tissues using RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. Women with a pregnancy loss comprised the study group (AB group) including women with two or more recurrent pregnancy loses (RPL group), and women with a spontaneous abortion who had no history of previous pregnancy losses (SAB group)...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336786/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-optimizes-treatment-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-is-associated-with-reduced-mortality
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Marvin A H Berrevoets, Ilse J E Kouijzer, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Marcel J R Janssen, Lioe-Fee De Geus-Oei, Heiman F L Wertheim, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jaap Ten Oever, Wim J G Oyen, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
Metastatic infection is an important complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Early diagnosis of metastatic infection is crucial, as specific treatment is required. However, metastatic infection can be asymptomatic and difficult to detect. In this study, we investigated the role of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in patients with SAB for detection of metastatic infection and its consequences for treatment and outcome. Methods: All patients with SAB at Radboud university medical center were included between January 2013 and April 2016...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336198/augmented-oxidative-stress-in-infertile-women-with-persistent-chlamydial-infection
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Jelena Tošić-Pajić, Dragana Šeklić, Jelena Radenković, Snežana Marković, Jelena Čukić, Dejan Baskić, Suzana Popović, Milos Todorovic, Predrag Sazdanović
There is established association between oxidative stress, infections of genital tract and fertility. Genital tract infections may provoke increased production of free radicals and generate oxidative stress that can be involved in pathophysiology of a number of reproductive diseases and complications during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine connection between oxidative stress and infertility associated with persistent chlamydial infection. Serum samples of infertile women with tubal factor infertility (TFI), women with multiple spontaneous abortions (MSA) and fertile women was screened for C...
March 20, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332560/evaluating-genetic-susceptibility-to-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-african-americans-using-admixture-mapping
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D D Cyr, A S Allen, G-J Du, F Ruffin, C Adams, J T Thaden, S A Maskarinec, M Souli, S Guo, D M Dykxhoorn, W K Scott, V G Fowler
The incidence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is significantly higher in African American (AA) than in European-descended populations. We used admixture mapping (AM) to test the hypothesis that genomic variations with different frequencies in European and African ancestral genomes influence susceptibility to SAB in AAs. A total of 565 adult AAs (390 cases with SAB; 175 age-matched controls) were genotyped for AM analysis. A case-only admixture score and a mixed χ(2)(1df) score (MIX) to jointly evaluate both single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and admixture association (P<5...
March 23, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332242/bilateral-oblique-facial-clefts-rudimentary-eyes-and-hydrocephalus-in-an-aborted-equine-foetus
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J S Agerholm, H G Pedersen, F J McEvoy, S Heegaard
Knowledge of congenital malformations and their causes in horses is generally sparse. Such conditions require more scientific attention to improve their diagnostics and inform prevention strategies. Here, a unique syndrome of bilateral oblique facial clefts (meloschisis), rudimentary eyes and hydrocephalus is reported in an equine foetus spontaneously aborted at gestation day 224. The cause of abortion was considered to be intrauterine death caused by umbilical cord torsions and subsequent compromised blood flow, but the aetiology of the malformation could not be determined...
March 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326845/the-use-of-biologics-in-pregnant-patients-with-rheumatic-disease
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Monika Østensen
An increasing number of female patients with autoimmune diseases are treated with biologic drugs. Concerns in regard to safety of biologics during pregnancy arise in patients who have not completed their families. Areas covered: A review of the literature dealing with child outcomes of pregnancies exposed to biologics shows that TNF inhibitors (TNFi) are the best studied in regard to human pregnancy. In studies comparing exposed pregnancies to disease-matched controls no increased risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, prematurity or congenital malformations has been observed...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326079/differences-in-ureolytic-bacterial-composition-between-the-rumen-digesta-and-rumen-wall-based-on-urec-gene-classification
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Di Jin, Shengguo Zhao, Nan Zheng, Dengpan Bu, Yves Beckers, Stuart E Denman, Christopher S McSweeney, Jiaqi Wang
Ureolytic bacteria are key organisms in the rumen producing urease enzymes to catalyze the breakdown of urea to ammonia for the synthesis of microbial protein. However, little is known about the diversity and distribution of rumen ureolytic microorganisms. The urease gene (ureC) has been the target gene of choice for analysis of the urea-degrading microorganisms in various environments. In this study, we investigated the predominant ureC genes of the ureolytic bacteria in the rumen of dairy cows using high-throughput sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322887/staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-data-from-the-prospective-instinct-cohort
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Insa Joost, Achim Kaasch, Christine Pausch, Gabriele Peyerl-Hoffmann, Christian Schneider, Reinhard E Voll, Harald Seifert, Winfried V Kern, Siegbert Rieg
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are considered to be at increased risk of severe infections. We here describe the clinical characteristics, course and outcome of RA patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). METHODS: We conducted a post hoc analysis of data from a German bi-centre prospective SAB cohort study (period 2006-2014). Patients were followed-up for one year. Primary and secondary outcomes were survival time and osteoarticular infection (OAI)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322267/exposure-of-pregnant-mice-to-triclosan-impairs-placental-development-and-nutrient-transport
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Xinyuan Cao, Xu Hua, Xiaoli Wang, Ling Chen
Triclosan (TCS) is associated with spontaneous abortions and fetal growth restriction. Here, we showed that when pregnant mice were treated with 8 mg/kg TCS (8-TCS mice) on gestational days (GD) 6-18 fetal body weights were lower than controls. Placental weights and volumes were reduced in 8-TCS mice. The placental proliferative cells and expression of PCNA and Cyclin D3 on GD13 were remarkably decreased in 8-TCS mice. The decreases in activities and expression of placental System A amino acid or glucose transporters on GD14 and GD17 were observed in 8-TCS mice...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318080/hepatitis-e-and-pregnancy-current-state
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REVIEW
María Teresa Pérez-Gracia, Beatriz Suay-García, María Luisa Mateos-Lindemann
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for more than 50% of acute viral hepatitis cases in endemic countries. Approximately 2 billion individuals live in hepatitis E-endemic areas and, therefore, are at risk of infection. According to World Health Organization, HEV causes about 20.1 million infections and 70 000 deaths every year. In developing countries with poor sanitation, this disease is transmitted through contaminated water and is associated with large outbreaks, affecting hundreds or thousands of people...
March 20, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315754/hepatitis-b-and-htlv-1-co-infection-in-the-northern-territory-australia
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Ian Marr, Jane Davies, Rob W Baird
OBJECTIVE: To establish the relationship of Hepatitis B and HTLV-1 serological markers in the Northern Territory, Australia. METHODS: A retrospective serological study of patients, presenting to public healthcare facilities, in the Northern Territory between 2008 and 2015, was performed to determine presence and relationships of serological markers of Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and Human T-cell Leukemic virus 1 (HTLV-1). RESULTS: There were 740 individual cases of serological positive HTLV-1 identified over 8 years in the Northern Territory...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315715/sab-mediates-mitochondrial-dysfunction-involved-in-imatinib-mesylate-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Tara P Chambers, Luis Santiesteban, David Gomez, Jeremy W Chambers
Imatinib mesylate is an effective treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Although imatinib mesylate is highly tolerable, it has been implicated in severe congestive heart failure in mouse models and patients. A hallmark of imatinib mesylate-induced cardiotoxicity is mitochondrial dysfunction. The mitochondrial scaffold Sab has been implicated in facilitating signaling responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction in a c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK)-dependent manner. We examined the impact of Sab-mediated signaling on imatinib mesylate cardiotoxicity in H9c2 rat cardiomyocyte-like cells...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306725/maternal-vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-studies
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A Kofi Amegah, Moses K Klevor, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Three previous reviews on the association of vitamin D insufficiency in pregnancy with preterm birth (PTB) and stillbirth were limited in scope and deemed inconclusive. With important new evidence accumulating, there is the need to update the previous estimates and assess evidence on other clinically important outcomes such as spontaneous abortion and Apgar score. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the quality and strength of the available evidence on the relations between vitamin D nutritional status, and pregnancy and birth outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302748/smc5-6-is-required-for-the-formation-of-segregation-competent-bivalent-chromosomes-during-meiosis-i-in-mouse-oocytes
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Grace Hwang, Fengyun Sun, Marilyn O'Brien, John J Eppig, Mary Ann Handel, Philip W Jordan
SMC complexes include three major classes: cohesin, condensin, and SMC5/6. However, the localization pattern and genetic requirements for the SMC5/6 complex during mammalian oogenesis had not previously been examined. In mouse oocytes, the SMC5/6 complex is enriched at the pericentromeric heterochromatin, and also localizes along chromosome arms during meiosis. The infertility phenotypes of females with a Zp3-Cre-driven conditional knockout (cKO) of Smc5 demonstrated that maternally expressed SMC5 protein is essential for early embryogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301909/thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-gene-polymorphism-tafi1040c-t-in-women-with-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
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Nabil ElDanasori, Nelly Abulata, Iman A Shaheen, Alaa M ElGendy, Waleed El-Khayat
Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is defined as 3 or more consecutive pregnancy failures. Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a plasma zymogen that regulates both fibrinolysis and inflammation. The TAFI 1040C/T polymorphism could alter the circulating levels of TAFI with a reduced capacity to remove the fibrin clots from the circulation; therefore, it could be considered a molecular risk factor for RSA. The TAFI 1040C/T polymorphism was studied in 50 patients with RSA by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique and compared to 50 age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers as a control group to verify its possible association with RSA...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299234/different-sonographic-faces-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Charu Chanana, Nishant Gupta, Itisha Bansal, Kusum Hooda, Pranav Sharma, Mohit Gupta, Darshan Gandhi, Yogesh Kumar
Vaginal bleeding in the first trimester has wide differential diagnoses, the most common being a normal early intrauterine pregnancy, with other potential causes including spontaneous abortion and ectopic pregnancy. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is approximately 2% of all reported pregnancies and is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Clinical signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are often nonspecific. History of pelvic pain with bleeding and positive β-human chorionic gonadotropin should raise the possibility of ectopic pregnancy...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298799/case-of-neurological-complication-following-subarachnoid-block-in-a-patient-with-unsuspected-coagulopathy
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Arun Mathur, C Venkatesh Nagappa
Subarachnoid block (SAB) is an extensively used regional anesthesia technique for many surgeries. Neurological complications are rare following spinal anesthesia. We are reporting neurological complication in a patient the following appendectomy under SAB with unsuspected coagulopathy. The complication was noticed early and managed conservatively with a high dose of intravenous steroid and improved drastically in a short period.
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298162/expression-and-significance-of-dendritic-cells-and-th17-treg-in-serum-and-placental-tissues-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Xiaotong Zhu
PURPOSE: Dendritic cells (DCs) are involved in immune system, which can also regulate the differentiation of T helper 17 (Th17) and regulatory T cells (Treg). DCs and Th17/Treg participate in preeclampsia and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA), but there is still lack of research in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). The aim was to evaluate the expression and significance of CD83(+)DCs, CD1a(+)DCs, interleukin-17 (IL-17) and IL-35 in serum and placental tissues of patients with ICP...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297732/frequency-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-products-of-conception
#20
Thaís Mesquita Alves Teles, Carolina Maria Marques de Paula, Mariana Gontijo Ramos, Helena B B L Martins da Costa, Cyntia Roberta Almeida Andrade, Sarah Abreu Coxir, Maria Lectícia Firpe Penna
Purpose To describe the frequencies of chromosomal abnormalities found in abortion material, and to observe its correlation to maternal age. Methods A retrospective study was conducted based on data obtained from the databank of a medical genetics laboratory in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. A total of 884 results from products of conception analysis were included, 204 of which were analyzed by cytogenetics, and 680 by molecular biology based on quantitative fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR)...
March 15, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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