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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723858/maternal-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-hospital-based-case-control-study-in-wuhan-china
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Zhihua Wan, Aifen Zhou, Huiping Zhu, Xiaofang Lin, Dan Hu, Songxu Peng, Bin Zhang, Yukai Du
GOALS: To examine the impact of maternal hepatitis B virus infection on pregnancy outcomes. BACKGROUND: Studies regarding hepatitis B virus infection and pregnancy outcomes are limited with inconsistent results, and none of them have evaluated the effect of maternal viral load in pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes. STUDY: A hospital-based case-control study was conducted. In total, 1728 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive women who delivered consecutively at Wuhan Women and Children Medical and Healthcare Center, Wuhan, China, from June 2008 to May 2015, were compared with 1497 HBsAg-negative women giving birth in the same hospital during the same period who were randomly identified and selected from the computerized medical record database in parallel...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723855/four-year-outcomes-after-cessation-of-tenofovir-in-immune-tolerant-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Aric J Hui, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Rosita Suk-Yi Chan, Angel Mei-Ling Chim, Angeline Oi-Shan Lo, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan
GOALS: To study the long-term outcome after cessation of antiviral therapy in immune-tolerant patients. BACKGROUND: Experience in the treatment of immune-tolerant chronic hepatitis B is scanty. Some immune-tolerant patients may receive temporary antiviral therapy, such as for prevention of vertical transmission at pregnancy or prophylaxis for chemotherapy. STUDY: This was a follow-up study of a phase 2 trial at 2 centers. Immune-tolerant patients received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and/or emtricitabine for 4 years and were followed for another 4 years after treatment cessation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721347/peliosis-hepatis-complicating-pregnancy-a-rare-entity
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Muhammad Osama Butt, Nasir Hassan Luck, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare, benign condition of the liver characterized by the presence of blood-filled lacunar spaces in the parenchyma. It usually has a chronic presentation and is a rare cause of portal hypertension reported in adult patients. Its etiology is diverse and ranges from infectious agents to tumors to toxic substances and anabolic steroids; however, the cause remains unclear in 25-50% of patients. Similarly, the symptomatology and imaging findings are diverse. Biopsy is the definitive test to diagnose the condition...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718809/maternal-choline-supplementation-alters-fetal-growth-patterns-in-a-mouse-model-of-placental-insufficiency
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Julia H King, Sze Ting Cecilia Kwan, Jian Yan, Kevin C Klatt, Xinyin Jiang, Mark S Roberson, Marie A Caudill
Impairments in placental development can adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. The bioactive nutrient choline may mitigate some of these impairments, as suggested by data in humans, animals, and human trophoblasts. Herein, we investigated the effects of maternal choline supplementation (MCS) on parameters of fetal growth in a Dlx3+/- (distal-less homeobox 3) mouse model of placental insufficiency. Dlx3+/- female mice were assigned to 1X (control), 2X, or 4X choline intake levels during gestation. Dams were sacrificed at embryonic days E10...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709749/the-brown-fat-secreted-adipokine-neuregulin-4-is-decreased-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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S Kralisch, A Hoffmann, J Kratzsch, M Blüher, M Stumvoll, M Fasshauer, T Ebert
AIMS: Neuregulin 4 has recently been recognized as a novel adipokine secreted by brown adipose tissue (BAT), with beneficial effects on murine insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis. Yet, thus far, neither regulation of neuregulin 4 in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) nor its longitudinal changes in the peripartum period have been elucidated. METHODS: Circulating neuregulin 4 levels were measured by ELISA in 74 women with GDM and 74 healthy, gestational-age-matched controls...
July 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706365/obstetric-outcome-in-women-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Pinky Jena, C N Sheela, Rao Preethi Venkatachala, Harshad Devarbhavi
AIM: This study determines the prevalence, causes and outcome of pregnancy in women with chronic liver diseases in a tertiary level teaching institute in Southern India. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records was carried out between December 2010 and May 2015 in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gastroenterology including pregnant women diagnosed to have chronic liver diseases prenatally or during pregnancy. RESULTS: The frequency of chronic liver disease in pregnancy was 50 among 10,823 deliveries (0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699096/hepatitis-c-cascade-of-care-among-pregnant-women-on-opioid-agonist-pharmacotherapy-attending-a-comprehensive-prenatal-program
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Kimberly Page, Lawrence Leeman, Steven Bishop, Sandra Cano, Ludmila N Bakhireva
Background Given the large increases in opioid use among pregnant women and associations with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, screening pregnant women who are on (opioid agonist) pharmacotherapy for HCV infection has potential to inform medical care for these mothers as well as their newborns. We investigated the HCV testing cascade among pregnant women on pharmacotherapy in order to describe exposure and infection rates and to identify opportunities that would improve care. Methods Secondary analyses of laboratory results were performed for HCV testing, including anti-HCV, viremia (RNA) and genotype...
July 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697498/effect-of-histone-deacetylase-hdac3-on-cytokines-il-18-il-12-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Yong Shao, Jing Chen, Jiao Zheng, Cai-Ru Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The pathogenesis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the possible effect of HDAC3 (histone deacetylase) on cytokines IL-18, IL-12 and TNF-α in ICP. METHODS: Serum levels of cytokines IL-18, IL-12 and TNF-α, bile acids and hepatic function parameters were measured. The expression of HDAC3 in the placenta was determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC), western blotting and RT-PCR...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689333/the-ribavirin-pregnancy-registry-an-interim-analysis-of-potential-teratogenicity-at-the-mid-point-of-enrollment
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Susan M Sinclair, Judith K Jones, Richard K Miller, Michael F Greene, Paul Y Kwo, Willis C Maddrey
INTRODUCTION: Significant teratogenic effects have been demonstrated in all animal species exposed to ribavirin. Ribavirin is prescribed for chronic hepatitis C and is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and in the male sexual partners of women who are pregnant. Both sexes are advised to avoid pregnancy for 6 months after exposure. The Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry was established in 2003 to monitor pregnancy exposures to ribavirin for signals of possible human teratogenicity. METHODS: This voluntary registry enrolls pregnant women with prenatal exposure to ribavirin...
July 8, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680836/ongoing-transmission-of-hcv-should-cesarean-section-be-justified-data-mining-discovery
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Abd Elrazek, Samy Saab, Mahmoud Foad, Elsayed A Elgohary, Mohammad M Sallam, Abdallah Nawara, Ali Ismael, Samar S Morsi, Altaher Salah, Mohamed Alboraie, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Marwa Zayed, Hossam Elmasry, Tamer Z Salem
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Over the past few decades, cesarean section (CS) rates are steadily increasing in most of the middle- and high-income countries. However, most of the pregnant women (particularly undergoing CS) are not screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV); hence, neonates born to HCV-positive mother could be a source of future HCV infection. In this study, the role of the CS and other surgical interventions in HCV transmission in Egypt, the highest endemic country of HCV-4, was investigated...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680463/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-1-virus-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Rachel Lee, Manju Nair
A nulliparous woman presented at 21 weeks' gestation with a 72-h history of a rash on her left arm. Initially isolated to the forearm, it had quickly spread, becoming multiple itchy fluid-filled blisters. Blood tests showed mild neutrophilia and raised CRP. Skin swabs demonstrated the presence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) DNA. There was no history of previous HSV1 exposure. There is scant literature on uncomplicated cutaneous HSV1 since the majority is oral/genital. The incidence of transmission varies and is dependent on site of infection and immunological status...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677866/increased-incidence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-male-rat-offspring-exposed-to-fluoxetine-during-fetal-and-neonatal-life-involves-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-augmented-de-novo-hepatic-lipogenesis
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Nicole E De Long, Daniel B Hardy, Noelle Ma, Alison C Holloway
Up to 10% of women take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy. Children exposed to SSRIs in utero have an increased risk of being overweight suggesting that fetal exposure to SSRIs can cause permanent metabolic changes. We have previously shown in rats that fetal and neonatal exposure to the SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine results in metabolic perturbations including increased hepatic triglyceride content; a hallmark of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the mechanism(s) underlying the fluoxetine-induced increase in intrahepatic triglyceride content...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672941/ectopic-pregnancy-in-the-liver-incidentally-diagnosed-by-imaging-a-case-report
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Ye-Yu Cai, En-Hua Xiao, Quan-Liang Shang, Li-Zhi Xiao
The present report describes the case of a 31-year-old woman diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy in the liver. The patient presented with amenorrhea for 40 days and abdominal distention for 27 days. A liver mass had been detected 6 days prior to presentation. Using ultrasound (US), a hyperechoic mass with a fluid sonolucent area was detected in the right hepatic lobe. Examination by computed tomography (CT) revealed the presence of a mass in the right hepatic lobe with a slightly low-density peripheral region and an oval central portion of lower density in the plain scan; the enhanced scan revealed a significantly enhanced peripheral region and a non-enhanced central portion...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663682/hepatitis-e-virus-induced-acute-liver-failure-with-scrub-typhus-coinfection-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Nipun Verma, Megha Sharma, Manisha Biswal, Sunil Taneja, Nitya Batra, Abhay Kumar, Radha K Dhiman
Coinfections contribute significantly to diagnostic challenges of acute febrile illnesses, especially in endemic areas. The confusion caused by overlapping clinical features impedes timely management. Herein, we report an unusual, previously unreported case of a pregnant woman suffering from a coinfection of scrub typhus and hepatitis E virus. A 25-year-old, 31-week pregnant woman presented with jaundice for 5 days and altered sensorium for 2 days. She had features of both viral acute liver failure (ALF) and tropical infections mimicking ALF, including hyperbilirubinemia, coagulopathy, anemia, thrombocytopenia, intravascular hemolysis, and hepatosplenomegaly...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662284/estimate-of-vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-pakistan-in-2007-and-2012-birth-cohorts
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Lenka Benova, Susanne Faissal Awad, Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad
Despite a combination of high Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence, a large adult population and high fertility, no published estimates of the scale and contribution of vertical transmission to HCV incidence in Pakistan exist. The objective of this study was to estimate the number of new HCV infections occurring in Pakistan as a result vertical transmission. We adapted a published mathematical model based on HCV antibody and viremia prevalence, fertility rates, risk of HCV vertical transmission and children mortality rates to estimate the number of infections in the 2007 and 2012 birth cohorts nationally and in four sub-national regions...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661549/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-review-of-current-knowledge-and-updated-recommendations-for-management
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Charlotte M Page, Brenna L Hughes, Eleanor H J Rhee, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: An estimated 1% to 2.5% of pregnant women in the United States are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries approximately a 6% risk of mother-to-infant transmission. Objectives: The aims of this article are to review the current evidence on HCV in pregnancy and to provide updated recommendations for management. Evidence Acquisition: Original research articles, review articles, and guidelines on HCV in general and specifically in pregnancy were reviewed, as were drug safety profiles from the Food and Drug Administration...
June 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660149/mechanisms-and-prevention-of-vertical-transmission-in-chronic-viral-hepatitis
#17
REVIEW
Marianna G Mavilia, George Y Wu
Vertical transmission (VT) is the primary route of transmission of viral hepatitis in children. The rate of VT ranges from 1-28% with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 3-15% with hepatitis C virus (HCV). VT for both viruses can occur during the intrauterine or peripartum period. VT of HBV primarily occurs by intrauterine transmission (IUT). Hepatitis B surface antigen is unable to cross the placenta and, therefore, relies on processes like transplacental leakage, placental infection, cellular transmission by peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and germline transmission...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654602/a-morphometric-study-of-the-newborn-ear-and-an-analysis-of-factors-related-to-congenital-auricular-deformities
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Hui Zhao, Limin Ma, Xiangdong Qi, Jianzeng Qin, Baoming Yin, Mei Zhong, Yanjun He, Chenghong Wang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of neonatal ear deformities varies widely in the literature, and the incidence of those that correct spontaneously is largely unknown. To address these questions, the authors analyzed the auricles of 1500 newborns from the Pearl River Delta within the first 7 days of life and again at 30 days of age. METHODS: Using a combination of direct measurement and digital image measurement, the authors measured physiognomic ear length, physiognomic ear breadth, morphologic ear length, vertical distance between head and ear, and auriculocephalic angle of the newborns...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654554/baseline-hepatitis-b-virus-titer-predicts-initial-postpartum-hepatic-flare-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jinfeng Liu, Jing Wang, Caijing Qi, Furong Cao, Zhen Tian, Dandan Guo, Taotao Yan, Qian Li, Shujuan Yang, JianJun Fu, Xianmei Tang, Xiaoni Kou, Na Liu, Zicheng Jiang, Yingren Zhao, Tianyan Chen
BACKGROUND AND GOALS: A series of changes in the immune system occur during pregnancy and puerperium. Currently, we aim to characterize both the natural changes in liver inflammation and its association with hepatitis B viremia during this special period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) gravidas were recruited and followed up to 52 weeks postpartum. Virological and biochemical parameters were assessed throughout the period. RESULTS: A total of 1097 CHB mothers had finished the entire follow-up including 451 accepting telbivudine, 178 accepting tenofovir, and 468 without antiviral therapy...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653441/prior-pregnancy-and-antenatal-rubella-sero-negativity-evidence-of-persistent-maternal-immunologic-alteration
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Terence T Lao, Annie S Y Hui, Daljit S Sahota
PROBLEM: It is unclear if the immunologic alterations induced by pregnancy could persist. METHOD OF STUDY: Antenatal rubella sero-negativity was correlated with gravidity, abortions and parity in 112 083 gravidae managed during 1997-2015, with further analysis stratified for factors known to influence rubella serology. RESULTS: The 10.2% sero-negative gravidae had different characteristics, and the incidence showed significant difference and positive trend (P<...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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