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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905292/the-effect-of-iron-deficiency-on-the-temporal-changes-in-the-expression-of-genes-associated-with-fat-metabolism-in-the-pregnant-rat
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Susan M Hay, Harry J McArdle, Helen E Hayes, Valerie J Stevens, William D Rees
Iron is essential for the oxidative metabolism of lipids. Lipid metabolism changes during gestation to meet the requirements of the growing fetus and to prepare for lactation. The temporal effects of iron deficiency during gestation were studied in female rats fed complete or iron-deficient diets. Plasma triglycerides were elevated in the iron-deficient group throughout gestation. There were time-dependent changes in the triglyceride content of the maternal liver, falling at the midpoint of gestation and then increasing on d21...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899042/hepatic-rhythmicity-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-is-disrupted-in-perinatal-and-adult-mice-models-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
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Junpei Soeda, Paul Cordero, Jiawei Li, Angelina Mouralidarane, Esra Asilmaz, Shuvra Ray, Vi Nguyen, Rebeca Carter, Marco Novelli, Manlio Vinciguerra, Lucilla Poston, Paul D Taylor, Jude A Oben
We investigated the regulation of hepatic ER stress in healthy liver and adult or perinatally programmed diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Female mice were fed either obesogenic or control diet before mating, during pregnancy and lactation. Post-weaning, offspring from each maternal group were divided into either obesogenic or control diet. At six months, offspring were sacrificed at 4-h intervals over 24 h. Offspring fed obesogenic diets developed NAFLD phenotype, and the combination of maternal and offspring obesogenic diets exacerbated this phenotype...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898721/hepatitis-b-virus-infections-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-clinic-at-deder-hospital-eastern-ethiopia
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Abdi Umare, Berhanu Seyoum, Tesfaye Gobena, Tamirat Haile Mariyam
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious public health problem worldwide. Reports have shown that 68,600 people die of HBV infection and more than 300,000 deaths due to liver cancer secondary to hepatitis B every year globally. Women who are infected with HBV can vertically transmit the infection to their infants. This study aims to determine the prevalence of HBV infection and associated factors among pregnant women. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women who attended antenatal care clinic (ANC) for routine pregnancy check-up between 18 March 2015 and 15 May 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898593/coinfection-with-hiv-and-hepatitis-c-virus-in-229-children-and-young-adults-living-in-europe
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OBJECTIVE: To characterize children, adolescents and young adults infected with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) vertically or before age of 18 years and living in Europe regarding mode of acquisition, HCV genotype, clinical status and treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study using pooled data from 11 European paediatric HIV cohorts. METHODS: Patients aged more than 18 months and less than 25 years, with HIV/HCV acquired vertically or in childhood, were included...
January 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891271/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-with-severe-elevation-of-bile-acids-in-the-setting-of-acute-hepatitis-c-infection
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Megan L Lawlor, Agatha S Critchfield
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a complication of pregnancy resulting in elevation of serum bile acid levels. ICP is often associated with underlying liver disease, including hepatitis C. Bile acids in relationship to the acute infection of hepatitis C virus have not yet been delineated in the literature. A 26-year-old gravida 4 para 2103 with dichorionic, diamniotic twin gestation and history of intravenous drug abuse developed ICP in the setting of acute hepatitis C infection. In addition to clinical symptoms of pruritus and right upper quadrant pain, she developed severe elevation in bile acids, 239 micromol/L, and transaminitis aspartate aminotransferase 1033 U/L, and alanine aminotransferase 448 U/L...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887022/case-report-successful-open-resection-of-a-symptomatic-giant-liver-haemangioma-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
#6
Angus Hann, Edoardo Osenda, Jon A Reade, Demetrius Economides, Dinesh Sharma
Liver haemangiomas are consistently reported to be the commonest benign liver tumours and are most often incidental findings in asymptomatic individuals. Large lesions can become symptomatic, spontaneously rupture or result in a consumptive coagulopathy known as Kasabach-Merrit Syndrome. It is believed that the female sex hormones, particularly oestrogen, have an influence on haemangioma development and growth. The optimal management of large haemangiomas during the hyperoestrogenic state of pregnancy is poorly described in the current literature...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885460/contraceptive-considerations-for-women-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Aparna Sridhar, Carrie A Cwiak, Andrew M Kaunitz, Rebecca H Allen
Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to assist women with chronic gastrointestinal disorders in order to optimize their health prior to pregnancy. Women, whether with chronic conditions or not, and their infants are more likely to be healthy when pregnancies are planned. Achieving a planned pregnancy at the ideal time or preventing pregnancy altogether requires the use of appropriate contraceptives. There is a broad range of contraceptives available to women in the USA, and the majority of women with digestive diseases will be candidates for all effective methods...
November 24, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882766/-rupture-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-in-the-37th-week-of-pregnanacy-case-report
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M Velíšková, R Vlk, M J Halaška, G Minajev, T Krejčí, L Rob
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of spontaneous hepatic rupture associated with undiagnosed focal nodular hyperplasia of a patient in the third trimester of pregnancy. Additionally, we provide a brief review of literature. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Prague. RESULTS: We report the case of a 29 year old patient with otherwise physiological pregnancy, who was hospitalized with pain in left hypochondrium...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869421/-gestational-alloimmune-liver-disease-a-case-report
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Sara Laliena Aznar, Inés Martínez Redondo, María J Oliván Del Cacho, María Martínez Del Moral, Raquel Pinillos Pisón
Gestational alloimmune liver disease, previously known as neonatal hemochromatosis, is characterized by severe liver disease in neonatal period, associated with intra and extrahepatic iron accumulation. It is postulated an alloimmune origin, which has opened new opportunities in the treatment and prevention during risk pregnancies, changing the prognosis of this pathology. We report the case of a newborn that presents early liver failure, with clinical and analytical features compatible with gestational alloimmune liver disease...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868334/consensus-on-the-standardization-of-terminology-in-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-and-related-thrombotic-microangiopathies
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M Scully, S Cataland, P Coppo, J de la Rubia, K D Friedman, J Kremer Hovinga, B Lämmle, M Matsumoto, K Pavenski, E Sadler, R Sarode, H Wu
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) are two important acute conditions to diagnose. Thrombotic Microangiopathy is a broad pathophysiological process that leads to microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and involves capillary and small vessel platelet aggregates. The most common cause being disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which may be differentiated by abnormal coagulation. Clinically, a number of conditions present with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia (MAHAT), including cancer, infection, transplantation, drugs, autoimmune disease and pre-eclampsia and HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelet count) syndrome in pregnancy...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867410/closed-gastroschisis-vanishing-midgut-and-extreme-short-bowel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
F A Dennison
Gastroschisis alone has excellent survival rates. Occasionally reported is closed gastroschisis, leading to vanishing small bowel and extreme short bowel syndrome. It is believed that the abdominal wall defect can contract or close in utero, which leads to strangulation of the eviscerated bowel and the rare "vanishing gut syndrome." This has a very poor prognosis with mortality as high as 70%. An 18-year-old primigravid patient's 13 week scan diagnosed a large gastroschisis affecting the fetus. After counselling, she decided to continue with the pregnancy...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866601/assessment-of-state-perinatal-hepatitis-b-prevention-laws
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Lindsay A Culp, Lisa Caucci, Nancy E Fenlon, Megan C Lindley, Noele P Nelson, Trudy V Murphy
INTRODUCTION: Identifying pregnant women with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for post-exposure prophylaxis of their infants is critical to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HBV infection. HBV infection in infancy results in premature death from chronic liver disease or cancer in 25% of affected infants. Universal screening of pregnant women for HBV infection is the standard of care, and in many states is supported by laws for screening and reporting these infections to public health...
December 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864326/both-maternal-and-offspring-elovl2-genotypes-determine-systemic-dha-levels-in-perinatal-mice
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Anna M Pauter, Sofia Trattner, Amanda Gonzalez-Bengtsson, Emanuela Talamonti, Abolfazl Asadi, Olga Dethlefsen, Anders Jacobsson
The molecular details relevant to dietary supplementation of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in mothers as well as in their offspring are not clear. The polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) elongase Elongation of very long-chain 2 (ELOVL2) is a critical enzyme in the formation of DHA in mammals. In order to address the question regarding the origin of DHA during perinatal life we have used DHA deficient Elovl2-ablated mice as a model system to analyse the maternal impact on the DHA level in their offspring of various genotypes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861172/liver-subcapsular-hematoma-a-rare-cause-of-sudden-unexpected-death
#14
Dorra Oualha, Abir Aissaoui, Meriam Belhaj, Mohamed Amin Mesrati, Adnene Moussa, Nidhal Haj Salem, Abdelfateh Zakhama, Ali Chadly
The spontaneous subcapsular hematoma of the liver is very rare. There are only a few reported cases in the literature.Most reported cases of liver hematoma often occur during pregnancy as part of the hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome. The other causes may be due to amylosis, rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma, adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hemorrhagic cyst, or hemopathy. Idiopathic spontaneous subscapular hematoma is a rare and often fatal condition.We report a case of a 43-year-old woman having Steinert disease who died because of a fatal spontaneous liver hemorrhage occurring without any traumatism...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854396/maternal-cardiac-function-after-hellp-syndrome-an-echocardiographic-study
#15
Rossana Orabona, Enrico Vizzardi, Edoardo Sciatti, Federico Prefumo, Ivano Bonadei, Adriana Valcamonico, Marco Metra, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate maternal hemodynamics in asymptomatic women with a pregnancy complicated by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and compare it with patients with a previous preeclampsia (PE) and controls with uncomplicated pregnancies. METHODS: Women with a history of PE (n = 60) or HELLP syndrome (n = 49) and matched healthy controls (n = 60) underwent an echocardiographic examination 6 months-4 years after delivery, recording left ventricular (LV) dimensions, ejection fraction (LVEF) and mass, right ventricular (RV) tricuspid annular plane systolic movement (TAPSE) and fractional area changing (FAC)...
November 10, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853271/foetal-programming-by-methyl-donor-deficiency-produces-steato-hepatitis-in-rats-exposed-to-high-fat-diet
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Anaïs Bison, Aude Marchal-Bressenot, Zhen Li, Ilef Elamouri, Eva Feigerlova, Lu Peng, Remi Houlgatte, Bernard Beck, Gregory Pourié, Jean-Marc Alberto, Remy Umoret, Guillaume Conroy, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Jean-Louis Guéant, Rosa-Maria Guéant-Rodriguez
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a manifestation of metabolic syndrome, which emerges as a major public health problem. Deficiency in methyl donors (folate and vitamin B12) during gestation and lactation is frequent in humans and produces foetal programming effects of metabolic syndrome, with small birth weight and liver steatosis at day 21 (d21), in rat pups. We investigated the effects of fetal programming on liver of rats born from deficient mothers (iMDD) and subsequently subjected to normal diet after d21 and high fat diet (HF) after d50...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848226/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-setting-of-complement-amplifying-conditions-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-treatment-with-eculizumab
#17
REVIEW
Arif Asif, Ali Nayer, Christian S Haas
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare, genetic, progressive, life-threatening form of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) predominantly caused by dysregulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. Complement-amplifying conditions (CACs), including pregnancy complications [preeclampsia, HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome], malignant hypertension, autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and others, are associated with the onset of TMA in up to 69 % of cases of aHUS...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847654/the-case-for-improved-interprofessional-care-fatal-analgesic-overdose-secondary-to-acute-dental-pain-during-pregnancy
#18
Sarah K Y Lee, Rocio B Quinonez, Alice Chuang, Stephanie M Munz, Darya Dabiri
Prenatal oral health extends beyond the oral cavity, impacting the general well-being of the pregnant patient and her fetus. This case report follows a 19-year-old pregnant female presenting with acute liver failure secondary to acetaminophen overdose for management of dental pain following extensive dental procedures. Through the course of her illness, the patient suffered adverse outcomes including fetal demise, acute kidney injury, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and septic shock before eventual death from multiple organ failure...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836638/maternal-bisphenol-a-exposure-alters-rat-offspring-hepatic-and-skeletal-muscle-insulin-signaling-protein-abundance
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Kristina D Galyon, Farnoosh Farshidi, Guang Han, Michael G Ross, Mina Desai, Juanita K Jellyman
BACKGROUND: The obesogenic and diabetogenic effects of the environmental toxin bisphenol A during critical windows of development are well recognized. Liver and skeletal muscle play a central role in the control of glucose production, utilization, and storage. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that maternal bisphenol A exposure disrupts insulin signaling in rat offspring liver and skeletal muscle. We determined the protein expression of hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin signaling molecules including insulin receptor beta, its downstream target insulin receptor substrate 1 and glucose transporters (glucose transporter 2, glucose transporter 4), and hepatic glucose-regulating enzymes phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and glucokinase...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832434/monitoring-of-venus-transgenic-cell-migration-during-pregnancy-in-non-transgenic-rabbits
#20
N Lipták, O I Hoffmann, A Kerekes, G Iski, D Ernszt, K Kvell, L Hiripi, Z Bősze
Cell transfer between mother and fetus were demonstrated previously in several species which possess haemochorial placenta (e.g. in humans, mice, rats, etc.). Here we report the assessment of fetal and maternal microchimerism in non-transgenic (non-TG) New Zealand white rabbits which were pregnant with transgenic (TG) fetuses and in non-TG newborns of TG does. The TG construct, including the Venus fluorophore cDNA driven by a ubiquitous cytomegalovirus enhancer, chicken ß-actin promoter (CAGGS), was previously integrated into the rabbit genome by Sleeping Beauty transposon system...
November 10, 2016: Transgenic Research
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