Could an obscure type of herpes virus trigger female infertility?

Conclusion Unexplained infertility causes distress for thousands of couples trying for a baby. It can be hard to accept that doctors can find no reason for a couple's inability to get pregnant, and many couples spend a lot of time and money trying fertility treatments. Finding a potential cause for unexplained infertility could raise a lot of people's hopes. This study has interesting results, but it was very small and needs to be replicated on a larger scale to be sure the results hold true. We also need to remember that this study cannot show causation – it can't tell us whether the virus is a cause of infertility, only that it seems to be more common in women with infertility not otherwise explained. Having said that, these women had unexplained infertility and there is still a lot that we don't know about them. The researchers say that they didn't have endometriosis, any problems with ovulation or any structural abnormalities of the reproductive system. However, we don't know any more than that, such as exploration of male factors for infertility, how long the woman/couple had been trying to conceive, prior miscarriages, or the success of future fertility treatment. We also know nothing about the control group – such as how they were recruited or why womb samples were taken – other than that they'd had a baby. They may have had problems conceiving themselves for all we know. Overall, it can't be said that the women with infertilit...
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We present a report of a 29-year-old woman with non-dipper type refractory hypertension due to the vascular compression of the medulla oblongata. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension at 17 years of age and underwent emergency Caesarean section at 26 weeks of gestation during 2 pregnancies due to severe high blood pressure. We suspected medullary compression by the curved posterior inferior cerebellar artery as the cause of her intractable hypertension, and she underwent Jannetta's decompression surgery. After the surgery, her blood pressure swiftly decreased to almost within the normal range, and her blood pressure ...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Background: Firearm access poses a danger to older persons with cognitive impairment; their families and caregivers; visitors, such as grandchildren; and potentially others. Given that 91% of firearm deaths among older U.S. adults in 2017 resulted amo...
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Wonder if I could get some coding wizards to assist - just looking for most RVU 14 yo pt comes in with mom, dad, step mom. Pt spends alternating weeks with mom and then dad. Been having worsening messages from dad who has never come to a clinic visit. Recent was essentially, what the F are you doing putting my son on Risperdal; it causes infertility? Mom has new step son that was in that same day and told her about continued issues with dad's messages. I am reaching the point where... CPT coding assistance
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For me its OBGyn. I get the feeling many of these women see their pregnancy and baby as their saving grace from mediocrity.. the world is overpopulated as it is but she thinks she is the next New York socialite throwing baby showers and waddling around with her hand on her belly. Annoying!
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Conclusion(s)There is a higher incidence of cardiac arrest in pregnancy compared to both previous estimates in the Netherlands and recently established figures in the United Kingdom. Main causes of maternal cardiac arrest are potentially preventable and/or treatable complications of pregnancy. Insufficient use of critical elements of obstetric resuscitation identifies the need for enhanced obstetric emergency training for obstetric and non-obstetric first responders.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion(s)From a reproductive point of view, there does not seem to be any reason to recommend the increase or the decrease in general physical activity in males from infertile couples. However, additional studies are needed to investigate the relationship between weightlifting and sperm quality.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): P. Amaro, L. Duminil, S. Bonneau, T. Piardi, J. Cousson, R. Gabriel, O. Graesslin, E. Raimond
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Herpes zoster is viewed as indicator of immunosuppression. Sometimes is also a maker for HIV, malignancy. Young adult suffered from herpes zoster is less common than old patient. There are some studies found that ocular involvement in young adult may suspect HIV infection. However, there are no answers whether early onset herpes zoster (20-49 year old) association malignancy or not. The study used non-sample claims data of the National Health Insurance of Taiwan in 2000-2010. 121104 patients newly diagnosed early onset HZ is included and randomly selected non-HZO cohort (N=484416) frequency matched by sex, age and diagnosi...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
As gut bacteria influence systemic immunity, we questioned whether vitiligo development is affected by microbial colonization of the developing gut. In arthritis-prone mice, neomycin but not ampicillin favors colonization of gut bacteria that activate Th17, enhancing antibody-mediated ankle thickening. Vitiligo, instead involves CD8 T cell-mediated depigmentation, therefor the same treatments might affect depigmentation differently. Pregnant vitiligo-prone FH mice received either ampicillin or neomycin-enriched drinking water, or normal water ad libitum.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Innate Immunity, Microbiology, and Microbiome Source Type: research
Epidermal Langerhans cells (LCs) are skin-resident dendritic cells (DCs). Despite intense efforts, the exact phenotype of the epidermal LC precursors during human ontogeny has not been fully determined yet. The aim of this study was to further characterize the phenotype of LC precursors in human embryonic epidermis and to compare it with LCs in healthy adult skin by flow cytometry. After legal termination of pregnancy, the trunk skin at early embryonic [9-14 weeks estimated gestational age (EGA)], fetal (17-24 weeks EGA) and late prenatal (30 weeks EGA) stages were studied.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Innate Immunity, Microbiology, and Microbiome Source Type: research
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