Editorial: severe outcomes are rare in pregnancy in autoimmune hepatitis —Authors' reply

Alimentary Pharmacology&Therapeutics,Volume 48, Issue 9, Page 1018-1019, November 2018.
Source: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: There is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective than placebo at preventing infantile colic; however, daily crying time appeared to reduce with probiotic use compared to placebo. There were no clear differences in adverse effects.We are limited in our ability to draw conclusions by the certainty of the evidence, which we assessed as being low across all three outcomes, meaning that we are not confident that these results would not change with the addition of further research. PMID: 30865287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion The results obtained from this research shows, in general, the fragility in the social and political infrastructure necessary to improve the living conditions of populations, particularly those that depend on family agriculture in drought prone areas. The conditions of social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities presented in the region can be amplified by the drought process, and can aggravate the impacts resulting drought events, thus disadvantaging the population of this region, as shown in the Fig. 1. The general perception of the interviewees of the health sector shows an agreement with what is found...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates a high prevalence of all forms of viral hepatitis in Somalia and it also indicates that chronic HBV was the commonest cause of chronic liver disease. This highlights needs for urgent public health interventions and strategic policy directions to controlling the burden of the disease. PMID: 30228786 [PubMed - in process]
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Summer may be winding down, but travel isn’t! Getting ready for a big trip abroad can be a lot of work — especially for people with health concerns. This travel tips checklist can pave the way for a smooth journey. Before your trip   Check for travel advisories You should be aware of health or political circumstances relevant to your destination(s). The US Department of State has a number of resources for the traveler, including postings on health and security alerts for specific countries.   Check the CDC’s traveler health information There is a wealth of information here, includ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: June 2018Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Volume 42, Issue 3Author(s): Halil Yildiz, Bernard Vandercam, Xave Thissen, Mina Komuta, Nicolas Lanthier, Frederic Debieve, Geraldine DahlqvistSummaryHemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but severe and potentially fatal syndrome that can occur during pregnancy. A 36 years-old woman, at 29 weeks of gestation, presented with itchiness and jaundice since a week. On clinical examination she was apyrexial and frankly icteric. Laboratory data showed evidence of acute hepatitis. A complete work-up was made excluding viral he...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) weakens the human immune system and destroys the important cells that fight disease and infection. A person can get HIV when bodily fluids — including blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, or vaginal fluids of a person with the virus — come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue. HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, or when a contaminated needle or syringe comes into direct contact with the bloodstream. There is no cure for HIV, but with proper medical care the virus and its effects can be controlled. HIV transmission can be reduced by consist...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health HIV Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
Neha Gautam, Shriya Ganju, Sunite A Ganju, Sohini Walia, Anil Kanga KumarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2018 36(1):121-123Hepatitis E infection (HEV) in pregnant females, especially in the third trimester is associated with poor foetomaternal outcomes. However, the mechanisms of severe liver injury remain obscure. In a recent HEV outbreak in North India, six pregnant females were detected to be positive for HEV infection with concomitant hepatitis A infection in three pregnant females. None of the pregnant females were positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. The mortality was 50% in pregnant females....
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundFew data exist regarding use of nucleos(t)ide analogs started in early pregnancy for mothers with active chronic hepatitis  B (CHB). We assessed the safety and efficacy of lamivudine/telbivudine initiated in the first trimester versus no treatment in mothers with active CHB.MethodsWe retrospectively enrolled 94 mothers newly diagnosed with active CHB in the first trimester of pregnancy. Patients with or without antiviral therapy were followed until postpartum week  28. All newborns received immunoprophylaxis. The primary endpoint was the safety of mothers and infants. The secondary endpoints wer...
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study 51% of patients were female, with a mean age of 6.52 years among all patients. Six of the 140 patients (4.2%) scanned for HBV among the patients enrolled in the study were HBsAg and anti-HBc total positive and anti-HBs negative. Three patients (2.1%) were HBsAg negative, and anti-HBc total and anti-HBs positive, which indicated they had previously recovered from an HBV infection. HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HBc total data for 140 patients (81.9%), anti-HCV data for 109 patients (63.8%), anti-HIV data for 88 patients (51.5%) and HAV IgG data for 86 patients (50.3%) were obtained. Due to migration from regions in Syr...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2017 Source:Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology Author(s): Halil Yildiz, Bernard Vandercam, Xave Thissen, Mina Komuta, Nicolas Lanthier, Frederic Debieve, Geraldine Dahlqvist Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but severe and potentially fatal syndrome that can occur during pregnancy. A 36 years-old woman, at 29 weeks of gestation, presented with itchiness and jaundice since a week. On clinical examination she was apyrexial and frankly icteric. Laboratory data showed evidence of acute hepatitis. A complete work-up was made excluding viral he...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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