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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138200/assessing-the-consequences-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-offspring-s-cardiovascular-health-mysweetheart-cohort-study-protocol-switzerland
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Stefano Di Bernardo, Yvan Mivelaz, Adina Mihaela Epure, Yvan Vial, Umberto Simeoni, Pascal Bovet, Sandrine Estoppey Younes, Arnaud Chiolero, Nicole Sekarski
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a state of glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. GDM carries prenatal and perinatal risks as well as long-term risks for the mother and her child. GDM may be involved in the foetal programming of long-term cardiovascular health. However, evidence is sparse and the effect of GDM on cardiovascular health is unknown. To address these issues, we will conduct MySweetHeart Cohort study. The objectives are to assess the effect of GDM on offspring's cardiovascular health early in life by using surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132070/sixteen-year-history-of-rituximab-therapy-for-1085-pemphigus-vulgaris-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Soheil Tavakolpour, HamidReza Mahmoudi, Kamran Balighi, Robabeh Abedini, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune disease due to the production of pathogenic autoantibodies directed against desmoglein 1 and 3, usually affecting both skin and mucous membranes. Recently, rituximab, a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody which targets the CD20 molecules have been regarded as a promising treatment for PV. In this study, a systematic review was conducted to conclude on how and which PV patients could benefit from rituximab infusion. Search in PubMed results in 114 relevant studies, which met the criteria...
November 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116459/neonatal-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Federica Vanoni, Sebastiano A G Lava, Emilio F Fossali, Riccardo Cavalli, Giacomo D Simonetti, Mario G Bianchetti, Marie-Ange Bozzini, Carlo Agostoni, Gregorio P Milani
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon syndrome, which is caused by transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies to Sjögren's syndrome A or B autoantigens. The clinical presentation includes distinctive cutaneous lesions resembling those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatobiliary disease, and cytopenias, which disappear with the clearance of maternal autoantibodies. The most severe presentation is a total atrioventricular heart block, which begins during the second trimester of gestation and is irreversible...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112671/travel-characteristics-and-pretravel-health-care-among-pregnant-or-breastfeeding-u-s-women-preparing-for-international-travel
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Stefan H F Hagmann, Sowmya R Rao, Regina C LaRocque, Stefanie Erskine, Emily S Jentes, Allison T Walker, Elizabeth D Barnett, Lin H Chen, Davidson H Hamer, Edward T Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To study characteristics and preventive interventions of adult pregnant and breastfeeding travelers seeking pretravel health care in the United States. METHODS: This cross-sectional study analyzed data (2009-2014) of pregnant and breastfeeding travelers seen at U.S. travel clinics participating in Global TravEpiNet. Nonpregnant, nonbreastfeeding adult female travelers of childbearing age were used for comparison. We evaluated the prescription of malaria chemoprophylaxis and antibiotics for this population as well as the administration of three travel-related vaccines: hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107136/maternal-hypercholesterolemia-enhances-oxysterol-concentration-in-mothers-and-newly-weaned-offspring-but-is-attenuated-by-maternal-phytosterol-supplementation
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Jerad H Dumolt, Sandhya K Radhakrishnan, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Khuong Le, Mulchand S Patel, Richard W Browne, Todd C Rideout
In hypercholesterolemic pregnancies, the maternal environment is characterized by excessive levels of atherogenic lipids that may increase cardiovascular disease risk in mothers and their offspring. We examined the influence of maternal hypercholesterolemia and phytosterol (PS) intervention on the concentration and metabolism of oxysterols, bioactive oxygenated cholesterol derivatives that regulate arterial health and lesion progression, in mothers and their newly weaned offspring. Twenty-one female apoE(-/-) mice were randomly assigned to three different diets throughout gestation and lactation: (1) chow, (2) high cholesterol (CH; 0...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094446/pre-pregnancy-liver-enzyme-levels-and-risk-of-preeclampsia-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Geum Joon Cho, Ho Yeon Kim, Jong Heon Park, Ki-Hoon Ahn, Soon-Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Preeclampsia is a serious multi-systemic disorder leading to maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes. However, little is known about the early markers of this disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pre-pregnancy liver function and the development of preeclampsia. METHODS: We enrolled 192,571 Korean women who had their first delivery between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2014, and had undergone a national health screening examination through the National Health Insurance Corporation during 1-2 years before delivery...
November 2, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082653/telbivudine-therapy-for-gravidas-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-and-patients-at-risk-of-renal-impairment
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J Liu, T Chen, Y Zhao
Hepatitis B virus infection is currently the most important cause of chronic viral hepatitis worldwide and is one of the most frequent causes of end-stage liver disease. With the international implementation of the hepatitis B vaccine and combined prophylaxis for infants born to HBsAg(+) mothers, the prevalence of hepatitis B has decreased remarkably. However, intra-uterine transmission has become a critical bottleneck for eliminating hepatitis B infection. The efficacy of nucleos(t)ide analogs on inhibiting hepatitis B replication has been widely confirmed, and the quality of life and the survival of individuals with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) have improved to a great degree...
November 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082650/prospective-cohort-study-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-telbivudine-used-throughout-pregnancy-in-blocking-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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W Yi, M-H Li, Y Xie, J Wu, Y-H Hu, D Zhang, Y Zhang, W-H Cao
Women with chronic hepatitis B should maintain nucleotide analogue treatment to prevent disease progression during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of telbivudine used throughout pregnancy for preventing hepatitis B virus (HBV) mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). From January 2012 to June 2014, women who were receiving telbivudine therapy and became pregnant were enrolled in group A at 28 weeks of gestation. Pregnant women with an HBV DNA level >10(6)  IU/mL were enrolled in either group B (telbivudine started at 28 weeks of gestation) or group C (control group without treatment)...
November 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073129/receipt-of-selected-preventive-health-services-for-women-and-men-of-reproductive-age-united-states-2011-2013
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Karen Pazol, Cheryl L Robbins, Lindsey I Black, Katherine A Ahrens, Kimberly Daniels, Anjani Chandra, Anjel Vahratian, Lorrie E Gavin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Receipt of key preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age (i.e., 15-44 years) can help them achieve their desired number and spacing of healthy children and improve their overall health. The 2014 publication Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) establishes standards for providing a core set of preventive services to promote these goals. These services include contraceptive care for persons seeking to prevent or delay pregnancy, pregnancy testing and counseling, basic infertility services for those seeking to achieve pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STD) services, and other preconception care and related preventive health services...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072864/increased-risk-for-mother-to-infant-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-among-medicaid-recipients-wisconsin-2011-2015
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Theresa Watts, Lauren Stockman, Justin Martin, Sheila Guilfoyle, James M Vergeront
State surveillance during the last 10 years reveals a nationwide increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among young adults (1). The proportion of infants born to HCV-infected women is also increasing nationally (2). To estimate the proportion of infants born to HCV-infected women and the frequency of confirmed HCV infection in their infants, maternal name and date of birth from HCV reports in the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) were linked to Wisconsin Medicaid data for 2011-2015 births...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046229/fetal-overnutrition-and-adolescent-hepatic-fat-fraction-the-exploring-perinatal-outcomes-in-children-study
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Anna Bellatorre, Ann Scherzinger, Elizabeth Stamm, Mercedes Martinez, Brandy Ringham, Dana Dabelea
OBJECTIVE: To determine if fetal overnutrition resulting from maternal obesity or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with increased liver fat during adolescence, adjusting for past and current metabolic risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: Data come from a historical prospective cohort study (Exploring Perinatal Outcomes in Children) of 254 mother-child pairs in Colorado who participated in 2 research visits at T1 (mean age 10.4, SD = 1.5 years) and at T2 (mean age 16...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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/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/28921801/complications-symptoms-quality-of-life-and-pregnancy-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
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/28882581/premature-ovarian-senescence-and-a-high-miscarriage-rate-impair-fertility-in-women-with-hcv
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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 & AIMS: Premenopausal women who are HCV positive (HCV+) have failing ovarian function, which is likely to impact their fertility. Thus, we investigated the reproductive history, risk of infertility, and pregnancy outcomes in women of childbearing age who were HCV+. METHODS: Three different groups were studied: (1) Clinical cohort: 100 women who were HCV+ and also had chronic liver disease (CLD), age matched with 50 women who were HBV+ with CLD and with 100 healthy women; all women were consecutively observed in three gastroenterology units in hospitals in Italy; (2) 1,998 women who were HCV+ and enrolled in the Italian Platform for the Study of Viral Hepatitis Therapies (PITER); (3) 6,085 women, who were mono-infected with HCV, and 20,415 women, who were HCV-, from a large de-identified insurance database from the USA...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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)...
November 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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/28818054/comparison-of-the-trapezius-and-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-predictor-of-good-intubating-conditions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefan Soltesz, Christian Stark, Karl G Noé, Michael Anapolski, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: Adequate muscle relaxation is important for ensuring optimal conditions for intubation. Although acceleromyography of the adductor pollicis muscle is commonly used to assess conditions for intubation, we hypothesized that acceleromyography of the trapezius is more indicative of optimal intubating conditions. The primary outcome was the difference between both measurement sites with regard to prediction of good or acceptable intubating conditions. METHODS: Neuromuscular blockade after injection of rocuronium 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus, which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. Hepatitis C virus can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birthweight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding hepatitis C virus in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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