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induction of abortion

Ashraf Alyasin, Shayesteh Mehdinejadiani, Marzieh Ghasemi
Routinely, a bolus of 5.000-10.000 IU human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used for the final follicular maturation and ovulation as a standard method. HCG has the same effect of luteinizing hormone (LH) with long half-life. It has the long lutheotrophic effect which increases the risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS). Recently, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) trigger has been used for the induction of final follicular maturation and ovulation with the aim of reducing the OHSS risk...
September 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Swati Bhattacharyya, Wenxia Wang, Lauren Van Duyn Graham, John Varga
BACKGROUND: The ubiquitin-editing cytosolic enzyme A20, the major negative regulator of toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated cellular inflammatory responses, has tight genetic linkage with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Because recent studies implicate endogenous ligand-driven TLR signaling in SSc pathogenesis, we sought to investigate the regulation, role and mechanism of action of A20 in skin fibroblasts. METHOD: A20 expression and the effects of forced A20 expression or siRNA-mediated A20 knockdown on fibrotic responses induced by transforming growth factor-ß (TGF-ß) were evaluated was evaluated in explanted human skin fibroblasts...
October 3, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Magdalena Paterka, Jan Oliver Voss, Johannes Werr, Eva Reuter, Sophia Franck, Tina Leuenberger, Josephine Herz, Helena Radbruch, Tobias Bopp, Volker Siffrin, Frauke Zipp
Counter-balancing regulatory mechanisms, such as the induction of regulatory T cells (Treg), limit the effects of autoimmune attack in neuroinflammation. However, the role of dendritic cells (DCs) as the most powerful antigen-presenting cells, which are intriguing therapeutic targets in this context, is not fully understood. Here, we demonstrate that conditional ablation of DCs during the priming phase of myelin-specific T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) selectively aborts inducible Treg (iTreg) induction, whereas generation of T helper (Th)1/17 cells is unaltered...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
Zahra Dehbashi, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Mahdi Afshari
BACKGROUND: Each year, more than forty million abortions are occurred whole of the world. Misoprostol is a prostaglandin analogue with a strong uterotonic effect. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of Misoprostol in first trimester abortion through two sublingual and vaginal routes of administration. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 52 consecutive women in first trimester candidate for pregnancy termination because of fetal IUFD or missed abortion in sonography reports...
July 24, 2016: Materia Socio-medica
Gretchen Sisson, Katrina Kimport
CONTEXT: Popular entertainment may reflect and produce-as well as potentially contest-stigma regarding abortion provision. Knowledge of how providers are portrayed on-screen is needed to improve understanding of how depictions may contribute to the stigmatization of real providers. METHODS: All abortion provision plotlines on American television from 2005 to 2014 were identified through Internet searches. Plotlines were assessed in their entirety and coded for genre, abortion provision space, provider characteristics, method and efficacy of provision, and occurrence of violence...
September 29, 2016: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
R Q Yang, Z Y Liu, J L Zhang, Y Nan, L M Fan
Objective: To investigate the relationship among the prenatal ultrasound, prognosis and chromosome results of fetal bowel dilatation. And in order to further improve the positive rate of prenatal chromosome examination operation, and reduce the risk of missed diagnosis. Methods: Ninety fetuses who were diagnosed as fetal bowel dilatation by prenatal ultrasound from June 2013 to December 2015 in the Second hospital of Jilin University were enrolled. Chromosomes were examined by amniotic cavity puncture or umbilical cord blood puncture...
September 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Prasanna Latha Akkenapally
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness, success rate and induction to abortion interval between administration of misoprostol only and mifepristone with misoprostol in second trimester abortions (14-20 weeks) . MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted by dividing women approaching for second trimester termination, into two groups each consisting of 100 women. Group-I received only misoprostol; 600 mcg initial vaginal insertion followed by 400 mcg sublingually every 3 h until termination...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Gaurav Shyam Desai, Abhishek Chandavarkar, Sriram Gopal, Ganpat Sawant, Shyam V Desai
CONTEXT: Intravaginal placement of misoprostol has been used extensively to terminate second trimester pregnancies. Intracervical misoprostol is an alternative method of termination of pregnancy for women in this period of gestation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of combined intracervical and intravaginal misoprostol in the management of mid-trimester medical termination of pregnancy and to compare it with intravaginal misoprostol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB approved prospective study, twenty-two women (mean age 25...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Jiao Fan, Yiping Zhong, Cuina Chen
LABELED PROBLEM: Antinuclear antibody (ANA) could cause reproductive failure. But treatment for women with antinuclear antibody was controversial. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-three ANA+ women with one-time in vitro fertilization (IVF) implantation failure were divided into two groups randomly. The study group comprised 60 sero-positive for antinuclear antibody. These patients were treated with prednisone (10 mg/day) and aspirin (100 mg/day) starting 3 months before induction of ovulation in 60 IVF cycles...
November 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Christian Kranjec, John Doorbar
The aetiologic association between infection with certain human papillomavirus (HPV) types, high-grade squamous neoplasia, and cancer at different epithelial sites is well established. In this review we briefly discuss recent breakthroughs in the regulation of squamous epithelia in homeostasis and disease, and provide a view of how these discoveries modify our understanding of how HPV-induced neoplasia in squamous epithelia is triggered. Taken together, these observations highlight how HPVs have evolved the ability to inactivate the products of genes that are frequently mutated in non-HPV-associated pre-neoplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of sun-exposed skin, and introduce a Darwinian model of clonal evolution of HPV-infected cells...
September 3, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
Karan Kohli, Anika Janssen, Reinhold Förster
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) have been shown to induce tolerance to innocuous antigens. Their migratory properties allow them to take up antigens from the periphery and transport them to the draining lymph nodes or to the thymus. However, pDC-T-cell interaction in the primary and secondary lymphoid organs still remains poorly defined. In this study, we show that resting pDCs loaded with exogenous antigen could induce tolerance when transferred intralymphatically into a single lymph node of wild-type C57BL/6 mice...
September 4, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
Mara Buchbinder, Dragana Lassiter, Rebecca Mercier, Amy Bryant, Anne Drapkin Lyerly
BACKGROUND: Laws governing abortion provision are proliferating throughout the United States, yet little is known about how these laws affect providers. We investigated the experiences of abortion providers in North Carolina practicing under the 2011 Women's Right to Know Act, which mandates that women receive counseling with specific, state-prescribed information at least 24 hours prior to an abortion. We focus here on a subset of the data to examine one strategy by which providers worked to minimize moral conflicts generated by the counseling procedure...
2016: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
Nosha Farhadfar, Sonia Cerquozzi, Michael R Hessenauer, Mark R Litzow, William J Hogan, Louis Letendre, Mrinal M Patnaik, Ayalew Tefferi, Naseema Gangat
Management of acute leukemia during pregnancy presents a considerable challenge. Herein, we review our experience of 23 patients diagnosed with acute leukemia; during pregnancy at the Mayo Clinic between 1962 and 2016. Ten (43.4%), seven (30.4%), and six (26.2%) patients were diagnosed in first, second, and third trimester, respectively. In approximately, 50% (n = 11) therapeutic terminations or spontaneous abortions occurred. Fifty percent (2/4) of patients diagnosed during either first or second trimester who delayed chemotherapy by greater than one week died during induction therapy...
August 26, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Nafiye Karakaş Yılmaz, Ayla Sargın, Selçuk Erkılınç, İrfan Özer, Yaprak Engin-Üstün
To evaluate the effect of solely intrauterine insemination on perinatal outcomes Methods: A total of 3830 OI/IUI cycles between January 2007 and December 2012 were included to the study. 358 pregnancies following intrauterine insemination were encountered during the study period. Data from 246 pregnancies conceived through OI/IUI treatment were available. A total of 438 singletons with no maternal risk constituted the control group . The two groups were compared according to perinatal outcomes Results: There was a statistically significant difference between the groups in first trimester abortion and intrauterine demise...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Tommy Carlsson, Gunnar Bergman, Anna-Malin Karlsson, Barbro Wadensten, Elisabet Mattsson
OBJECTIVE: to explore experiences described by posters in Swedish virtual communities before, during and after termination of pregnancy due to a fetal anomaly. DESIGN: cross-sectional qualitative study of messages in virtual communities. The messages were purposefully selected in 2014 and analyzed with inductive qualitative manifest content analysis. SETTING: two large and active Swedish virtual communities. SAMPLE: 1623 messages from 122 posters (112 females, 1 male, and 9 did not disclose their sex), written between 2008 and 2014...
October 2016: Midwifery
Martine D Freeman, Nurit Porat, Nathan Rojansky, Matan Elami-Suzin, Orit Winograd, Assaf Ben-Meir
OBJECTIVE: To compare the physical and emotional effects of two medical protocols for induced abortion during the second trimester. METHODS: The present study was part of a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing mifepristone followed by oxytocin or misoprostol that was conducted at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, from January 10, 2009, to February 22, 2012. Inclusion criteria were pregnancy (14-24weeks), epidural analgesia, and medical induction of abortion (either elective or following missed abortion)...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Hend Shalaby, Reda Hemida, Hanan Nabil, Mohammad Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract in the developing countries have a poor prognosis due to limited experience in antenatal and postnatal management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 3-year retrospective study was carried out from January 2011 to December 2013. The following data were collected and analyzed: maternal age, gravidity, parity, gestational age at diagnosis, and ultrasonography findings. Final diagnosis after birth, the performed surgeries, follow-up data, as well as survival at one year were also analyzed...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Katrina A MacFarlane, Mary Lou O'Neil, Deniz Tekdemir, Angel M Foster
INTRODUCTION: In 1983, abortion without restriction as to reason was legalized in Turkey. However, at an international conference in 2012 the Prime Minister condemned abortion and announced his intent to draft restrictive abortion legislation. As a result of public outcry and protests, the law was not enacted but media reports suggest that barriers to abortion access have since worsened. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to conduct a qualitative study exploring women's recent abortion experiences in Istanbul, Turkey...
July 29, 2016: Contraception
K Menzler, S Fuest, I Immisch, S Knake
BACKGROUND: On average, female patients with epilepsy have 0.9 children, which is below the birth rate of healthy women. One reason is insufficient counselling. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current data relevant to counselling pregnant women with epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Discussion of research and recommendations concerning seizure control during pregnancy, pregnancy and birth complications, congenital malformations, and breastfeeding...
September 2016: Der Nervenarzt
Sheeba Marwah, Supriya Gupta, Neera Parothi Batra, Vidhu Bhasin, Veena Sarna, Nirlep Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Missed miscarriages, occurring in upto 15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies are a cause of concern for the patients. Though many researchers in the past have compared the surgical and medical approaches in management of such patients, only a few have executed an appraisal of two routes of misoprostol at equal dosages in treatment of first trimester missed miscarriages. AIM: To compare the efficacy of misoprostol by vaginal and oral route, for the management of first trimester missed abortion; and to recognize the utility of misoprostol for cervical dilation prior to any surgical termination of pregnancy...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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