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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641055/long-term-safety-evaluation-of-natalizumab-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Marinella Clerico, Carlo Alberto Artusi, Alessandra Di Liberto, Simona Rolla, Valentina Bardina, Pierangelo Barbero, Stefania Federica De Mercanti, Luca Durelli
Introduction Natalizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody highly effective in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Important concerns about its safety have been pointed out because of the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), caused by the opportunistic John-Cunningham virus (JCV). Areas covered This review analyzes all the safety aspects related to the use of natalizumab in MS patients. Fatigue and allergic reactions are not-severe adverse events (AEs) occurring more frequently than placebo and no differences in serious AEs (SAE) have been observed comparing to interferon-β1a during clinical trials...
June 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635455/chemicals-in-cigarette-smoke-shown-to-damage-foetal-liver-cells
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Chemicals in cigarette smoke constitute a risk to the foetus if the mother smokes during pregnancy, and can damage foetal liver cells, a study has shown.
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631509/comparison-of-quince-with-vitamin-b6-for-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Effat Jafari-Dehkordi, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Jaleh Aliasl, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Omid Sadeghpour, Farnaz Sohrabvand, Bagher Minaei, Roshanak Ghods
This trial was performed to compare quince (Cydonia oblonga) fruit with vitamin B6 on 76 pregnant women with a gestational age of 6-14 weeks and mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting (NVP) (40 in the quince and 36 in the B6 group). The 'Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis' (PUQE-24) scale was used to examine the severity of NVP. The quince syrup (1 tablespoon/TDS) or vitamin B6 tablets (20 mg/TDS) were used as intervention for 1 week. The mean (±SD) age was 27.5 (±5.2) years. The score of the PUQE was decreased from 9...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630397/fetal-hypotrophy-is-an-important-marker-in-diagnosis-of-preeclampsia-in-pregnant-patients-after-solid-organ-transplantation
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Anna Cyganek, Bronisława Pietrzak, Filip A Dąbrowski, Zoulikha Jabiry-Zieniewicz, Marcin Chlebus, Mirosław Wielgos, Barbara Grzechocińska
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to use a multidisciplinary approach to define the importance of fetal growth disturbances in pregnant patients after renal or liver transplantation in diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS We assessed 108 pregnancies in patients with renal or liver transplants. Statistical analysis included Pearson's chi-square test and Fisher's exact test. RESULTS In the renal transplant (RTR) group, preeclampsia was diagnosed in 40% according to ISSHP. In the liver transplant (LTR) group, ISSHP guidelines allow this diagnose in 14...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628798/maternal-liver-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-stores-are-increased-via-higher-serum-unesterified-dha-uptake-in-pregnant-long-evans-rats
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Adam H Metherel, Alex P Kitson, Anthony F Domenichiello, R J Scott Lacombe, Kathryn E Hopperton, Marc-Olivier Trépanier, Shoug M Alashmali, Lin Lin, Richard P Bazinet
Maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) supplies the developing fetus during pregnancy; however, the mechanisms are unclear. We utilized pregnant rats to determine rates of DHA accretion, tissue unesterified DHA uptake and whole-body DHA synthesis-secretion. Female rats maintained on a DHA-free, 2% α-linolenic acid diet were either:1) sacrificed at 56 days for baseline measures, 2) mated and sacrificed at 14-18 days of pregnancy or 3) or sacrificed at 14-18 days as age-matched virgin controls. Maternal brain, adipose, liver and whole body fatty acid concentrations was determined for balance analysis, and kinetic modeling was used to determine brain and liver plasma unesterified DHA uptake and whole-body DHA synthesis-secretion rates...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626188/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-complicated-with-pregnancy-induced-hemophagocytic-syndrome
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Hideto Takada, Naoki Kimura, Yoko Yoshihashi-Nakazato, Kimito Kawahata, Hitoshi Kohsaka
A 35-year-old woman with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) was admitted at 11 weeks' gestation with a persistent fever. Laboratory studies revealed pancytopenia, elevated liver enzymes, and hyperferritinemia. Bone marrow aspiration confirmed the diagnosis of hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS). She had no findings of infection or active systemic lupus erythematosus. The administration of high-dose corticosteroids resolved the clinical and laboratory findings. She delivered a healthy baby at 35 weeks' gestation. This case suggests that DLE can be a predisposing factor for pregnancy-induced HPS...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619255/infant-nutrition-and-maternal-obesity-influence-the-risk-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-adolescents
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Oyekoya T Ayonrinde, Wendy H Oddy, Leon A Adams, Trevor A Mori, Lawrence J Beilin, Nicholas de Klerk, John K Olynyk
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The pathway to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adolescents may have its origins in adiposity gains, nutrition and sedentary lifestyle established during childhood. There is inadequate knowledge regarding the associations between infant nutrition and subsequent NAFLD. We examined the association of maternal factors and infant nutrition, with the subsequent diagnosis of NAFLD in adolescents. METHODS: Adolescents aged 17years in the Western Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Cohort study had fatty liver assessment using liver ultrasound...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611150/effects-of-stress-during-pregnancy-on-hepatic-glucogenic-capacity-in-rat-dams-and-their-fetuses
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Kathryn L Franko, Alison J Forhead, Abigail L Fowden
Stress during pregnancy is associated with metabolic dysfunction in the adult offspring in human and other animals. However, little is known about the metabolic effects of pregnancy stress on the mothers and fetuses during pregnancy itself. This study aimed to determine the consequences of the common experimental procedures of injection and single housing in pregnant rats on fetal and maternal hepatic glucogenic capacities. On day (D) 20 of pregnancy, feto-placental weights and the glycogen content and activities of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) of fetal and maternal liver were measured in rats pair or single housed from D1 with or without saline injection from D15 to D19...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608585/effect-of-dietary-conjugated-linoleic-acid-on-vitamin-a-status-of-lactating-rats-and-their-offspring
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J O Zeitz, E Most, K Eder
The absorption and metabolism of vitamin A is linked with that of lipids. It is known that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) affects the lipid metabolism in growing and lactating animals. In the present study, the hypothesis was investigated that dietary CLA influences vitamin A status of lactating rats and their pups during the suckling period. For this purpose, Wistar Han rats were fed either a control diet (control group, n = 14) or a diet containing 0.87% of cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 (1:1) CLA (CLA group, n = 14) during pregnancy and lactation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603431/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-pregnancy-potential-adverse-events-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant condition with a prevalence of ~1 in 5,000 individuals. The pathophysiology of this condition centers on the lack of capillary beds between arterioles and venules, leading to direct contact between these vessels. This results in telangiectases on characteristic locations such as the face, fingers, mouth, and nasal mucosa. Visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are also observed in many patients, and these are most commonly seen in the brain, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598448/fetal-ductus-venosus-pulsatility-index-and-diameter-during-second-and-third-trimester-of-gestation
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P Pokharel, M A Ansari
INTRODUCTION: The ductus venosus is a small funnel shaped vessel found posterior to the fetal liver connecting the intra-abdominal umbilical vein and the inferior vena cava. It is one of the three physiological shunts in the fetus. The main objective of this study is to construct the reference table and normogram for fetal ductus venosus Pulsatility Index and diameter with gestational age. METHODS: This was a prospective cross sectional study conducted during August 2011 to July 2012 taking 294 uncomplicated pregnancies using systemic random sampling method...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592723/chondroma-of-the-sternum-growing-in-a-pregnant-patient-a-case-report
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Stefanie Braun, Henner Weichhardt, Dirk Uhlmann
PURPOSE: Benign tumors are known to grow or develop sometimes during pregnancy. We present a case report about a young woman with a growing sternal tumor. METHODS: After her second pregnancy, a 32-year-old female presented with a rapid growing sternal tumor. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a tumor measuring 10 × 8 × 7 cm with an intrathoracic bulk, compressing the heart and the upper margin of the liver. RESULTS: Resection of the tumor was performed uneventfully...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579016/executive-summary-of-the-gesida-national-aids-plan-consensus-document-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-adults-infected-by-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-updated-january-2017
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Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all patients infected by HIV-1. The objective of ART is to achieve an undetectable plasma viral load (PVL). Initial ART should be based on a combination of 3 drugs, including 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (tenofovir in either of its two formulations plus emtricitabine or abacavir plus lamivudine) and another drug from a different family. Four of the recommended regimens, all of which have an integrase inhibitor as the third drug (dolutegravir, elvitegravir boosted with cobicistat or raltegravir), are considered preferential, whereas a further 3 regimens (based on elvitegravir/cobicistat, rilpivirine, or darunavir boosted with cobicistat or ritonavir) are considered alternatives...
May 31, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575098/mir-148a-mediated-estrogen-induced-cholestasis-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-role-of-pxr-mrp3
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Zhou-Zhou Rao, Xiao-Wen Zhang, Yi-Ling Ding, Meng-Yuan Yang
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is an idiopathic liver disease while the biochemical characteristic is the elevated level of total bile acid (TBA). The present study investigated whether miR-148a mediates the induced effect of estrogen on the development of ICP and the proper mechanism: PXR/MRP3 signal pathway. mRNA expression was detected by qPCR, protein expression was detected by western blotting, the concentration of estrogen and TBA were detected by reagent kit respectively. In the cinical research, it was found that miR-148a expression was positive related with the concentration of TBA in the serum of ICP patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574590/pregnancy-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation-in-finland
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Mirjami Mattila, Helena Kemppainen, Helena Isoniemi, Päivi Polo-Kantola
Pregnancy after liver transplantation (LT) is possible but associated with increased risk of obstetrical complications. We report here for the first time the pregnancy outcomes after LT in Finland MATERIAL AND METHODS: All of the 25 pregnancies ending in deliveries after LT in Finland in 1998-2015 were analyzed. The data were collected from the mothers' medical records. The main outcome measures included pregnancy complications and the mode of the delivery. Neonatal outcome measures were birth weight, 5 minute Apgar score and umbilical artery pH RESULTS: There were 26 infants born...
June 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569254/maternal-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-affects-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-early-life-of-offspring-rat
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Yanhong Huang, Tingting Ye, Chongxiao Liu, Fang Fang, Yuanwen Chen, Yan Dong
We investigated whether maternal over-nutrition during pregnancy and lactation affects the offspring's lipid metabolism at weaning by assessing liver lipid metabolic gene expressions and analysing its mechanisms on the development of metabolic abnormalities. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with standard chow diet (CON) or high-fat diet (HFD) for 8 weeks, and then continued feeding during gestation and lactation. The offspring whose dams were fed with HFD had a lower birth weight but an increased body weight with impaired glucose tolerance, higher serum cholesterol, and hepatic steatosis at weaning...
June 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567318/hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelets-severe-fetal-growth-restriction-postpartum-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-craniotomy-a-rare-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Shadi Rezai, Justin Faye, Alexander Hughes, Mon-Lai Cheung, Joel R Cohen, Judy A Kaia, Paul N Fuller, Cassandra E Henderson
Introduction. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is a relatively uncommon but traumatic condition occurring in the later stage of pregnancy as a complication of severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. Prompt brain computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a multidisciplinary management approach are required to improve perinatal outcome. Case. A 37-year-old, Gravida 6, Para 1-0-4-1, Hispanic female with a history of chronic hypertension presented at 26 weeks and 6 days of gestational age...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561253/obstetric-disorders-in-the-icu
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Daniela N Vasquez, Lauren Plante, María N Basualdo, Gustavo G Plotnikow
Pregnant and postpartum patients represent a challenge to critical care physicians, as two patients in one have to be cared for and because specific obstetric disorders, not universally covered in formal critical care training, need to be managed. Pregnancy also alters physiologic norms, so that the critical care physician may either fail to recognize a value as abnormal in pregnancy or mistakenly identify as abnormal a value within the normal range for a pregnant woman. In this article, we will review the most frequent obstetric causes of admission of pregnant/postpartum patients to the intensive care unit (hypertensive disease of pregnancy, obstetric hemorrhage, and obstetric sepsis) along with their diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, and recommended treatment...
April 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558118/mosquito-borne-diseases-as-a-global-health-problem-implications-for-pregnancy-and-travel
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Khady Diouf, Nawal M Nour
Importance: Mosquitoes are the most common disease vectors worldwide. A combination of factors, including changes in public health policy, climate change, and global travel, has led to the resurgence and spread of these diseases in our modern world. Pregnant women are vulnerable to a number of these illnesses, and obstetricians are likely to encounter pregnant travelers who have been exposed. Objective: This review was conducted to summarize knowledge of mosquito-borne diseases and their relevance in pregnancy...
May 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
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