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OBJECTIVE Human fetuin/alpha(2)-HS-glycoprotein (AHSG) is a 49 kDa serum and tissue protein which is a natural inhibitor of insulin receptor signaling. We investigated serum AHSG levels during pregnancy and whether the protein is involved in insulin resistance observed in healthy pregnant women and patients with gestational diabetes. DESIGN One hundred(More)
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the diverse nature of the disease, have many types of eye movement disorders, particularly internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO). The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of a quantitative statistical saccade test analysis for identification of INO in MS patients. Sixty MS patients and 50 volunteers(More)
Eleven patients with liver cirrhosis who had a pregnancy between 1974 and 1992 are reported. Prior to pregnancy 2 patients were splenectomized, 1 of them also had an unsuccessful mesocaval shunt and therefore underwent sclerotherapy. Furthermore, 3 patients were managed by injection sclerotherapy, 6 patients had episodes of hepatocellular failure and 5 had(More)
A hypertensive patients with thrombocytopenia is reported who had two pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and cesarean deliveries without hemorrhage. During her first pregnancy corticosteroids were given for presumed autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Thereafter she was splenectomised. Ten years later May-Hegglin anomaly and renal failure were diagnosed. One(More)
This is a report on pregnancy complicated by multiple myeloma. Severe refractory anemia was present throughout the pregnancy and multiple myeloma was diagnosed in the second trimester. The anemia ceased after delivery but recurred one year later along with other signs of disease progression. The infant remained healthy after a 2-year follow-up.
The authors report on 17 pregnancies of 7 patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension (EPH). Before conception all patients underwent splenectomy, in 5 of them portosystemic shunts were performed and 3 women received esophageal sclerotherapy as well. Three patients had esophageal varices before and throughout the pregnancy, and in 1 patient pregnancy was(More)
As there is only little information on pregnancy complicated by hereditary spherocytosis, we report on 8 patients with this disorder who had a total of 19 pregnancies. 10 pregnancies occurred in patients before splenectomy, and 9 occurred after splenectomy. There were 13 term births, 4 spontaneous abortions and 2 therapeutic abortions. Of the 19(More)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with pregnancy is a rare condition. Authors report a patient treated with corticosteroids for bronchial asthma who was afflicted by placental abruption at 24 weeks' gestation. The abruption was preceded by developing herpes zoster and by deteriorating respiratory symptoms. The induced labor was followed by anuria, acute(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess 11-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 (11β-HSD2) gene expression patterns in human placental samples from intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) pregnancies using normal pregnancy as control. STUDY DESIGN We compared 11-β-HSD2 gene expression in placental samples from all IUGR pregnancies treated in our clinic between January 1, 2010 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The apoptotic genes Bax and Bcl-2 are both involved in the pathogenesis of preterm delivery in conjunction with additional factors. We characterized gene expression patterns of these apoptotic regulatory genes as well as relevant environmental factors. DESIGN A gene expression study with evaluation of clinical data. SETTING Semmelweis(More)