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treatment of cholestasis of pregnancy

Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Jin Yan
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a specific pregnancy-related disorder without standard medical therapies. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the most used medicine, but the efficacy and safety of UDCA remain uncertain. Several meta-analyses had been made to assess the effects of UDCA in ICP. However, the samples were not large enough to convince obstetricians to use UDCA. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects and safety of UDCA in patients with ICP, which included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Nalini Sharma, S Panda, Ahanthem Santa Singh
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence, maternal, and perinatal outcomes in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with active management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational study included 48 cases diagnosed as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Medical treatment and active management (fetal surveillance and termination of pregnancy at 37-38 weeks) were offered to all. Maternal and perinatal outcomes are studied. RESULTS: Incidence of ICP was 2...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Song Zhaoyi, Shi Qingyun
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a disorder of bile acid (BA) synthesis, excretion, and metabolism, with systemic accumulation of BAs, which can lead to prematurity, fetal distress, and intrauterine death. Here, we investigate the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha and cytochrome P450 oxysterol 7alpha-hydroxylase by exposing to 17α-ethynylestradiol with or without the estrogen receptor signaling pathway in pregnant rats with intrahepatic cholestasis. In vivo and in vitro evidences showed that estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) may be the key point of occurrence and development of intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnant rats...
September 14, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Mu-Jun Chang, Yan-Jiao Xu, Wen-Xi He, Cheng-Liang Zhang, Xi-Ping Li, Dong Liu
AIMS: Although the intimate relationship between liver and gut has been previously reported in physiological and pathological conditions, intestinal involvement in the process of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy has been unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the intestinal changes in 17α-ethynylestradiol-induced rat model. METHODS: Liver injury was assessed by hematoxylin and eosin staining and measurement of serum biochemical parameters. Intestinal transit was determined by a method using ink...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
C Guth, U Beuers, K Beckh
Intermittent cholestatic liver disease may indicate an inherited deficiency of bile salt transport proteins. Episodes of cholestasis may start during pregnancy or during use of oral contraceptives or other medication. We describe the case of a 22-year-old mother with increasing jaundice and severe pruritus two weeks after starting hormonal contraception. A few months before she was suffering from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). Liver biopsy showed bland cholestasis with canalicular bile plugs...
September 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Jamie E Moscovitz, Bo Kong, Kyle Buckley, Brian Buckley, Grace L Guo, Lauren M Aleksunes
The farnesoid X receptor (Fxr) controls bile acid homeostasis by coordinately regulating the expression of synthesizing enzymes (Cyp7a1, Cyp8b1), conjugating enzymes (Bal, Baat) and transporters in the ileum (Asbt, Ostα/β) and liver (Ntcp, Bsep, Ostβ). Transcriptional regulation by Fxr can be direct, or through the ileal Fgf15/FGF19 and hepatic Shp pathways. Circulating bile acids are increased during pregnancy due to hormone-mediated disruption of Fxr signaling. While this adaptation enhances lipid absorption, elevated bile acids may predispose women to develop maternal cholestasis...
November 1, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Asit Mittal
Cholestatic itch is a feature of numerous hepatobiliary disorders such as primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, the inherited form of cholestasis, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Although undervalued by physicians, cholestatic itch can be a source of great discomfort to the patient and significantly affects quality of life. Many pruritogens such as bile salts, opioids, serotonin, and histamine have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cholestatic itch, but no causative link has ever been established...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
Antonín Parízek, Patrik Simják, Andrej Cerný, Alena Sestinová, Anna Zdenková, Martin Hill, Michaela Dusková, Radovan Vlk, Zuzana Kokrdová, Michal Koucký, Libor Vítek
UNLABELLED:  Background and aims. Patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) benefit from ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment. Since there is still certain reluctance to use UDCA in pregnant women, mainly due to warnings in the official SPC information in respective drug leaflets, our objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of UDCA during pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our retrospective multicentric study was performed on 191 consecutive pregnant women with ICP treated with UDCA...
September 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Chuan Wang, Yi Zhang, Yalan Zhan, Chunyan Luo, Yifei Li, Dajian Qiu, Dezhi Mu, Hongyu Duan, Kaiyu Zhou, Yimin Hua
INTRODUCTION: Placental P-glycoprotein (P-gp) plays a significant role in controlling transplacental digoxin transfer rate. Investigations on P-gp regulation in placenta of women with different pregnant pathological states are of great significance to individualized transplacental digoxin treatment for fetal heart failure (FHF). This study aimed to explore the effect of 17α-ethynylestradiol induced intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) on placental P-gp in mice. METHODS: ICP model in mice was induced by subcutaneous injection of 17α-ethynylestradiol dissolved in propylene glycol once daily from E12...
August 2016: Placenta
Abhishek Thakur, Subhash C Mandal, Sugato Banerjee
A predominant number of diseases affecting women are related to female hormones. In most of the cases, these diseases are reported to be associated with menstrual problems. These diseases affect female reproductive organs such as the breast, uterus, and ovaries. Estrogen is the main hormone responsible for the menstrual cycle, so irregular menstruation is primarily due to a disturbance in estrogen levels. Estrogen imbalance leads to various pathological conditions in premenopausal women, such as endometriosis, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, poly cysts, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, etc...
June 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Caroline Ovadia, Catherine Williamson
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, also known as obstetric cholestasis, is a pruritic condition of pregnancy characterized by an underlying elevation in circulating bile acids and liver derangement, and associated with adverse fetal outcomes, such as preterm labor and stillbirth. Limited understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and mechanisms involved in adverse outcomes has previously restricted treatment options and pregnancy management. Recent advances in these research fields provide tantalizing targets to improve the care of pregnant women affected by this condition...
May 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
Giacomo Corrado, Valentina Tabanelli, Roberto Biffi, Giuseppe Petralia, Andrea Tinelli, Fedro A Peccatori
We report the first case of sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen diagnosed during pregnancy, discussing differential diagnosis, immunohistochemical profile and treatment. A G2P1 37-year-old woman presented during the 19th week of gestation because of pruritus at lower limbs. To exclude cholestasis, an abdominal ultrasound and whole body magnetic resonance were performed and a single solid lesion with intrinsic vascularization was identified. Therefore, at 22 weeks gestation, after normal fetal assessment, the patient was referred for a splenectomy...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Zhong Chen, Lingqing Hu, Mudan Lu, Zongji Shen
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a severe liver disorder occurring specifically in pregnancy, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 were found to be elevated in ICP patients. Using ethinylestradiol-induced ICP rats as the model, we examined the effect of resveratrol on ICP symptoms such as bile flow rate, serum enzymatic activities, and TBA concentration, as well as MMP levels, and compared with the known ICP drug ursodeoxycholic acid. Both MMP-2 and MMP-9 were upregulated in ICP rats, and resveratrol treatment could inhibit the elevation of both MMPs, whereas ursodeoxycholic acid did not exhibit any effect...
April 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Sebastián Sepúlveda Marín, Valeria Contreras Maragaño, Claudio Vera
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition associated with fetal morbidity and mortality. Ursodeoxycholic acid has been proposed as a treatment alternative, but its use remains controversial. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified three systematic reviews including eight randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table following the GRADE approach. We concluded ursodeoxycholic acid reduces prematurity risk and need for admission in neonatal intensive care units...
2016: Medwave
Francisca Schultz, Alveera Hasan, Anita Alvarez-Laviada, Michele Miragoli, Navneet Bhogal, Sarah Wells, Claire Poulet, Jenny Chambers, Catherine Williamson, Julia Gorelik
Bile acids are elevated in the blood of women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and this may lead to fetal arrhythmia, fetal hypoxia and potentially fetal death in utero. The bile acid taurocholic acid (TC) causes abnormal calcium dynamics and contraction in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), a drug clinically used to treat ICP, prevents adverse effects of TC. During development, the fetus is in a state of relative hypoxia. Although this is essential for the development of the heart and vasculature, resident fibroblasts can transiently differentiate into myofibroblasts and form gap junctions with cardiomyocytes in vitro, resulting in cardiomyocyte depolarization...
January 2016: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Andreas E Kremer, Barbara Namer, Ruth Bolier, Michael J Fischer, Ronald P Oude Elferink, Ulrich Beuers
Pruritus is a preeminent symptom in patients with chronic cholestatic liver disorders such as primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. More than two-thirds of these patients experience itching during the course of their disease. This symptom is also frequently observed in patients with other causes of cholestasis such as cholangiocarcinoma, inherited forms of cholestasis and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, but may accompany almost any other liver disease. The pathogenesis of pruritus of cholestasis remains largely elusive...
2015: Digestive Diseases
Annarosa Floreani, Maria Teresa Gervasi
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is characterized by maternal pruritus, and elevated serum transaminases and bile acids. Genetic defects in at least 6 canalicular transporters have been found. Association studies stress the variability of genotypes, different penetrance, and influence of environmental factors. Serum autotaxin is a sensitive, specific, and robust diagnostic marker. Elevated maternal bile acids correlate with fetal complications. Long-term sequelae for mothers include the gallstone risk and chronic liver disease...
February 2016: Clinics in Liver Disease
B Zhou, C-H Wang, R-B Ding, J-G Chen, Y-H Che, Y-X Deng
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the relationship between the internal oxidation-reduction system and fetal distress in pregnant patients with intrahepatic cholestasis in order to provide a new basis for clinical treatment and research. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From March 2012 to March 2015, eighty patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) were selected and divided into two groups: the distressed group (n = 31) and non-distressed group (n = 49). We compared the two groups for differences in MDA, SOD, NO level, GSH level, venous blood and total bile acid level...
October 2015: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
M Doret
OBJECTIVES: To propose guidelines for clinical practice for routine postnatal visit and after pathological pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bibliographic searches were performed with PubMed and Cochrane databases, and within international guidelines references. RESULTS: Postpartum visit should be planned 6 to 8 weeks after delivery and can be performed by an obstetrician, a gynecologist, a general practitioner or a midwife, when after normal pregnancy and delivery (Professional consensus)...
December 2015: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
L Zhang, X-H Liu, H-B Qi, Z Li, X-D Fu, L Chen, Y Shao
OBJECTIVE: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a special complication of pregnancy characterized by skin pruritus, abnormal liver function tests and bile acids. To compare the efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) monotherapy with their combined effect on intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Singleton pregnancies with ICP in five tertiary medical centers were randomly divided into three treatment groups: oral UDCA 4×250 mg daily (Group 1, n = 41), intravenous SAMe 1000 mg daily (Group 2, n = 38), and a combination of both drugs (Group 3, n = 41) until delivery...
October 2015: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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