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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935971/prevalence-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-status-of-hbv-care-among-rural-women-who-planned-to-conceive-in-china
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Yuanyuan Wang, Hong Zhou, Long Zhang, Qiuyue Zhong, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Man Zhang, Yanjie Huang, Anqi Wang, Kenrad Nelson, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Zuoqi Peng, Ya Zhang, Xiaona Xin, Hongguang Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Jihong Xu, Xiaoli Liu, Yan Wang, Xu Ma
Globally, one third of prevalent chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection (HBV) occurred in China. Assessing the prevalence of CHB infesction and status of HBV-related services among pre-conception women will provide insight into risks of mother to child transmission (MTCT). A cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Free Pre-pregnancy Checkups (NFPC) program in 2010-2014 was conducted. A standardized questionnaire which collected demographic information and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) which tested serological HBV markers were applied...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935848/clinical-relevance-of-silent-red-blood-cell-autoantibodies
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Francesca R Mauro, Fabio Trastulli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Gianluca Giovannetti, Costantino Riemma, Marika Porrazzo, Sara Pepe, Gioia Colafigli, Maria D Caputo, Maria S De Propris, Anna R Guarini, Gabriella Girelli, Serelina Coluzzi, Robin Foà
To evaluate the clinical significance of RBC autoantibodies in the absence of clinical signs of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHIA), we retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 60 subjects with silent RBC autoantibodies (IgG, 24; IgM, 35; IgG+IgM, 1) diagnosed and followed at our institute. Asymptomatic RBC autoantibodies were detected in 5 (8.3%) pregnant females, 34 (56.7%) healthy individuals (blood donors, 32; subjects with abnormal agglutination of blood samples, 2) and 21 (35%) patients screened prior to surgery (benign disorders, 16; tumors, 5)...
September 21, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935430/-health-care-needs-and-barriers-in-seeking-medical-care-for-global-health-and-sexual-and-reproductive-health-among-students-from-f%C3%A3-lix-houphou%C3%A3-t-boigny-university-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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M Inghels, P A Coffie, J Larmarange
BACKGROUND: In Ivory Coast, little is known about health needs and health access barriers among young people. The aim of this study was to describe health provision, health needs and barriers when seeking medical care, with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, and the acceptability of a medical examination for students attending their first year at the Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. METHODS: We conducted a representative cross-sectional study among second year students who were selected by two-stage equiprobable random sampling...
September 18, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931691/vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-variable-transmission-bottleneck-and-evidence-of-mid-gestation-in-utero-infection
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Sébastien Fauteux-Daniel, Ariane Larouche, Virginie Calderon, Jonathan Boulais, Chanel Béland, Doris G Ransy, Marc Boucher, Valérie Lamarre, Normand Lapointe, Isabelle Boucoiran, Armelle Le Campion, Hugo Soudeyns
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth. However, the timing and precise biologic mechanisms that are involved in this process are incompletely understood, as are the determinants that influence transmission of particular HCV variants. Here we report results of a longitudinal assessment of HCV quasispecies diversity and composition in 5 cases of vertical HCV transmission, including 3 women coinfected with HIV-1. The population structure of HCV variant spectra based on E2 envelope gene sequences (nucleotide positions 1491-1787), including hypervariable regions 1 and 2, was characterized using next-generation sequencing and median joining network analysis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930194/developmental-programming-of-obesity-and-liver-metabolism-by-maternal-perinatal-nutrition-involves-the-melanocortin-system
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Paul Cordero, Jiawei Li, Vi Nguyen, Joaquim Pombo, Nuria Maicas, Marco Novelli, Paul D Taylor, Anne-Maj Samuelsson, Manlio Vinciguerra, Jude A Oben
Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to metabolic dysfunction and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Melanocortin-4 receptor (Mc4r)-deficient mouse models exhibit obesity during adulthood. Here, we aim to determine the influence of the Mc4r gene on the liver of mice subjected to perinatal diet-induced obesity. Female mice heterozygous for Mc4r fed an obesogenic or a control diet for 5 weeks were mated with heterozygous males, with the same diet continued throughout pregnancy and lactation, generating four offspring groups: control wild type (C_wt), control knockout (C_KO), obese wild type (Ob_wt), and obese knockout (Ob_KO)...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930193/different-effects-of-maternal-low-isoflavone-soy-protein-and-genistein-consumption-on-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-of-21-day-old-male-rat-offspring
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Anna Han, Sae Bom Won, Young Hye Kwon
Amino acid composition and isoflavone are alleged contributors to the beneficial effects of soy protein isolate (SPI) on lipid metabolism. Therefore, we investigated the contributing component(s) of SPI in a maternal diet to the regulation of lipid metabolism in offspring. We also determined serum parameters in dams to investigate specific maternal cues that might be responsible for this regulation. Female rats were fed either a casein (CAS), a low-isoflavone SPI, or a casein plus genistein (GEN, 250 mg/kg) diet for two weeks before mating, as well as during pregnancy and lactation...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924228/an-expanded-role-for-heterozygous-mutations-of-abcb4-abcb11-atp8b1-abcc2-and-tjp2-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Peter H Dixon, Melissa Sambrotta, Jennifer Chambers, Pamela Taylor-Harris, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros Nicolaides, A S Knisely, Richard J Thompson, Catherine Williamson
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) affects 1/140 UK pregnancies; with pruritus, hepatic impairment and elevated serum bile acids. Severe disease is complicated by spontaneous preterm delivery and stillbirth. Previous studies have reported mutations in hepatocellular transporters (ABCB4, ABCB11). High throughput sequencing in 147 patients was performed in the transporters ABCB4, ABCB11, ATP8B1, ABCC2 and tight junction protein 2 (TJP2). Twenty-six potentially damaging variants were identified with the following predicted protein changes: Twelve ABCB4 mutations - Arg47Gln, Met113Val, Glu161Gly, Thr175Ala, Glu528Glyfs*6, Arg590Gln, Ala601Ser, Glu884Ter, Gly722Ala, Tyr775Met (x2), Trp854Ter...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923316/different-combinations-of-maternal-and-postnatal-diet-are-reflected-in-changes-of-hepatic-parenchyma-and-hepatic-tnf-alpha-expression-in-male-rat-offspring
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Željka Perić Kačarević, Anđela Grgić, Darija Šnajder, Nikola Bijelić, Tatjana Belovari, Olga Cvijanović, Valerija Blažičević, Radivoje Radić
Obesity is related to increased TNF-alpha production in different tissues. TNF-alpha is connected to mitochondrial dysfunction in the liver and also development of fatty infiltration of the liver. Also, postnatal change from normal to high-fat diet causes a significant increase in TNF-alpha serum levels. The aim of this research was to determine how maternal diet and switching male offspring to a different dietary regime after lactation influences rat liver. Ten female Sprague Dawley rats at nine weeks of age were randomly divided in two groups and fed either standard laboratory chow or high-fat diet during six weeks, and then mated with the same male subject...
September 15, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921801/complications-symptoms-quality-of-life-and-pregnancy-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Kais Zakharia, Anilga Tabibian, Keith D Lindor, James H Tabibian
Cholestatic liver diseases (CLDs) encompass a variety of disorders of bile formation and/or flow which generally result in progressive hepatobiliary injury and ultimately end-stage liver disease. Many patients with CLD are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 years, a particularly productive period of life professionally, biologically, and in other respects; it is not surprising, thus, that CLD is often associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and uncertainty regarding implications for and outcomes of pregnancy...
September 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913146/fetomaternal-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-hepatitis-e-infection-still-an-important-fetomaternal-killer-with-an-unresolved-mystery-of-increased-virulence-in-pregnancy
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Namrata Kumar, Vinita Das, Anjoo Agarwal, Amita Pandey, Smriti Agrawal
OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis is a prevalent infection in developing countries. While hepatitis B and C are deepening their roots in the developed world, hepatitis A and E are common in the developing world. The uniqueness of hepatitis is in its transformation from a relatively self-limiting disease in the non-pregnant state, to a highly virulent disease during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, for a period of six months from June 2016 to November 2016 [probably during an endemic peak of hepatitis E virus (HEV)] to observe the clinical outcomes in HEV-infected pregnant women...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903504/spontaneous-viral-load-decline-and-subsequent-clearance-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-in-postpartum-women-correlates-with-favorable-interleukin-28b-gene-allele
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Mohamed Hashem, Ravi Jhaveri, Doa'a A Saleh, Sahar A Sharaf, Fatma El-Mougy, Lobna Abdelsalam, Michelle D Shardell, Hesham El-Ghazaly, Samer S El-Kamary
Background: Postpartum hepatitis C viral (HCV) load decline followed by spontaneous clearance has been previously described. Herein we identify predictors for viral decline in a cohort of HCV-infected postpartum women. Methods: Pregnant women at Cairo University were screened for anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA, and viremic women were tested for quantitative HCV RNA at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months postpartum. Spontaneous clearance was defined as undetectable viremia twice at least 6-months apart...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893207/hepatitis-b-virus-and-hiv-co-infection-among-pregnant-women-in-rwanda
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Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Helene Balisanga, Samuel S Malamba, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Eric Remera, David J Riedel, Steve Kanters, Sabin Nsanzimana
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects people worldwide but the local burden especially in pregnant women and their new born babies is unknown. In Rwanda HIV-infected individuals who are also infected with HBV are supposed to be initiated on ART immediately. HBV is easily transmitted from mother to child during delivery. We sought to estimate the prevalence of chronic HBV infection among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic (ANC) in Rwanda and to determine factors associated with HBV and HIV co-infection...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888122/interferon-%C3%AF-induced-gene-expression-in-bovine-hepatocytes-during-early-pregnancy
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B Ruhmann, K Giller, A K Hankele, S E Ulbrich, M Schmicke
Interferon-tau (IFNτ) is the conceptus derived specific early pregnancy signal in bovidae. Locally, IFNτ induces an IFNτ specific gene expression (ISG) in endometrial cells and by this it averts luteolysis of the corpus luteum (CL) by suppressing prostaglandin production. Moreover, it was shown that IFNτ also induces ISG in the liver in pregnant sheep and in liver biopsies from Holstein Friesian heifers on Day 18 of pregnancy. The objective of the present study was to confirm increased hepatic ISG in vivo on Day 18 of pregnancy and to prove if hepatocytes and not non-parenchymal cells react to IFNτ by using immunohistochemistry and primary bovine hepatocytes stimulated in vitro with recombinant bovine IFNτ...
July 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882581/premature-ovarian-senescence-and-high-miscarriage-rate-impair-fertility-in-women-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Aimilia Karampatou, Xue Han, Loreta A Kondili, Gloria Taliani, Alessia Ciancio, Filomena Morisco, Rosina Maria Critelli, Enrica Baraldi, Veronica Bernabucci, Giulia Troshina, Maria Guarino, Simonetta Tagliavini, Federica D'Ambrosio, Laura Bristot, Laura Turco, Stefano Rosato, Stefano Vella, Tommaso Trenti, Isabella Neri, Antonio La Marca, Shivaji Manthena, Andrea S Goldstein, Savino Bruno, Yanjun Bao, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez, Erica Villa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Premenopausal Hepatitis C Virus positive (HCV+) women have failing ovarian function.We thus investigated reproductive history,risk of infertility and pregnancy outcomes in HCV+ women of childbearing age. METHODS: Three different groups were studied:1) Clinical cohort:100 HCV+ women with chronic liver disease (CLD), age matched with 50 HBV+ women with CLD and with 100 healthy women consecutively observed in 3 Italian Gastroenterology Units;2) 1998 HCV+ women enrolled in the Italian Platform for the Study of Viral Hepatitis Therapies (PITER);3) 6...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876308/the-need-to-promote-sexual-health-in-america-a-new-vision-for-public-health-action
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Jessie V Ford, Megan B Ivankovich, John M Douglas, Edward W Hook, Lynn Barclay, Joycelyn Elders, David Satcher, Eli Coleman
Sexual health is considered to be a state of wellness with physical, emotional, mental, and social dimensions. Sexual health can contribute to our overall well-being in each of these dimensions. However, despite the intrinsic importance and positive aspects of sexuality in our lives, the United States presently faces significant challenges related to the sexual health of its citizens, including human immunodeficiency virus, other sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis, unintended pregnancies, sexual violence, sexual dysfunction, and cancers in reproductive tracts with serious disparities among the populations affected...
June 28, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871471/impact-of-maternal-nutrition-in-hepatitis-e-infection-in-pregnancy
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Ashok Kumar, Sheetal Sharma, Premashish Kar, Sarita Agarwal, Siddhartha Ramji, Syed Akhtar Husain, Sudha Prasad, Shashi Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The basis of host response in hepatitis E virus (HEV)-related liver disease during pregnancy-is still unclear. The study aims to evaluate anthropometric parameters and biochemical nutritional parameters in hepatitis E infection during pregnancy and correlate it with severity of the disease. METHODS: A total of consecutive 267 pregnant women with jaundice were recruited. The jaundiced patients were classified as acute viral hepatitis (AVH) or acute liver failure (ALF)...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871187/prolonged-fasting-elicits-increased-hepatic-triglyceride-accumulation-in-rats-born-to-dexamethasone-treated-mothers
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Lucas Carminatti Pantaleão, Gilson Murata, Caio Jordão Teixeira, Tanyara Baliani Payolla, Junia Carolina Santos-Silva, Daniella Esteves Duque-Guimaraes, Frhancielly S Sodré, Camilo Lellis-Santos, Juliana Camargo Vieira, Dailson Nogueira de Souza, Patrícia Rodrigues Gomes, Sandra Campos Rodrigues, Gabriel Forato Anhe, Silvana Bordin
We investigated the effect of dexamethasone during the last week of pregnancy on glucose and lipid metabolism in male offspring. Twelve-week old offspring were evaluated after fasting for 12-hours (physiological) and 60-hours (prolonged). Physiological fasting resulted in glucose intolerance, decreased glucose clearance after pyruvate load and increased PEPCK expression in rats born to dexamethasone-treated mothers (DEX). Prolonged fasting resulted in increased glucose tolerance and increased glucose clearance after pyruvate load in DEX...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859232/pregnancy-in-wilson-disease-management-and-outcome
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Jan Pfeiffenberger, Sandra Beinhardt, Daniel N Gotthardt, Nicola Haag, Clarissa Freissmuth, Ulrike Reuner, Annika Gauss, Wolfgang Stremmel, Michael L Schilsky, Peter Ferenci, Karl Heinz Weiss
Introduction Wilson disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism causing toxic hepatic and neural copper accumulation. Clinical symptoms vary widely, from asymptomatic disease to acute liver failure or chronic liver disease without or with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Continuation of specific medical treatment for WD is recommended during pregnancy, but reports of pregnancy outcomes in WD patients are sparse. Patients and methods In a retrospective, multicenter study, 282 pregnancies in 136 WD patients were reviewed...
August 31, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856289/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-b-in-2017
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Robert Flisiak, Waldemar Halota, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Jacek Juszczyk, Piotr Małkowski, Małgorzata Pawłowska, Anna Piekarska, Krzysztof Simon, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz, Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska
The therapeutic goal which is currently unfrequent but realistic in HBV infected patients is sustained HBsAg clearance. It is preceded by the loss or significant suppression of HBV replication and leads to inhibition of the progression of liver fibrosis, normalization of biochemical indicators of liver damage, reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, prolongation of survival, prevention of HBV infection in the transplanted organ in post-transplant patients, enhancement of the quality of life, inhibition or reversal of extrahepatic changes associated with HBV infection, and halting of the spread of HBV infections...
June 2017: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855630/ppar%C3%AE-activation-protects-against-cholestatic-liver-injury
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Qi Zhao, Rui Yang, Jing Wang, Dan-Dan Hu, Fei Li
Intrahepatic cholestasis induced by drug toxicity, bile salt export pump (BSEP) deficiency, or pregnancy frequently causes cholestatic liver damage, which ultimately may lead to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. Here, the preventive and therapeutic effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) signaling activated by fenofibrate was evaluated on cholestatic liver damage. Metabolomic analysis revealed that alpha-naphthyl isothiocyanate (ANIT)-induced intrahepatic cholestasis resulted in the accumulation of serum long-chain acylcarnitines and triglyceride, and the reduced expression of four fatty acid β-oxidation (β-FAO) relevant genes (Cpt1b, Cpt2, Mcad and Hadha), indicating the disruption of β-FAO...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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