B Veszprémi

University of Pécs, Pécs, Baranya megye, Hungary

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Publications (8)11.49 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a multifunctional and pleiotropic neuropeptide. PACAP has diverse effects in the endocrine system, among others, it plays important roles in oogenesis, implantation and development of the nervous system. However, it is not known whether PACAP is present in the fluids of the human reproductive organs. The aim of the present study was to determine, by means of mass spectrometry and radioimmunoassay, whether PACAP is present in human amniotic fluid, ovarian follicular fluid and cervico-vaginal fluid. Samples were obtained from healthy adult volunteers. Our MALDI TOF and MALDI TOF/TOF spectrometry results show that PACAP38 is present in all of the follicular fluid samples, and PACAP-like immunoreactivity was also measured by radioimmunoassay. However, we did not find the characteristic peak representing the unmodified 38 amino acid form of the peptide in normal cervico-vaginal smear and amniotic fluid samples. Furthermore, we analyzed other body fluids for comparison, such as human nasal fluid, saliva and aqueous humor. PACAP was not found in these latter samples. In summary, the present study provides evidence for the presence of PACAP in human follicular fluid, suggesting a role in oocyte function, but determination of the exact physiological significance awaits further investigation.
    Biological Mass Spectrometry 02/2011; 46(2):189-94. · 3.41 Impact Factor
  • Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 10/2010; 36(S1):274-275. · 3.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In a retrospective study, the authors examined the occurrence of hydrops in foetal and neonatal cases in a five-year period. During this time, the clinical and pathologic diagnosis of hydrops was established in 28 cases. In three cases, the hydrops was caused by Rh incompatibility, and in 25 cases non-immune hydrops was discovered by clinical and pathologic examination. The cause of hydrops was recognised in 25 cases and no underlying disease was discernible in three. In 12 cases, the pregnancy was spontaneously terminated. Artificial abortion was performed in four cases. In this series, four hydropic newborns died on the first week of their life. The average age in artificial abortion was 16-20 gestational week and 24 in spontaneous abortion or stillbirth. Pathologic examination revealed increased weight, oedema, ascites, and hydrothorax in all cases. In half of the cases, there was also hydropericardium. Hepatosplenomegaly, cardiomegaly, pulmonary hypoplasia, increased extramedullary hemopoiesis, and placenta oedema were seen in all the cases. Causes of the non-immune hydrops were cardiac malformation in 4 cases, chromosome anomaly in 3, cystic hygroma in 2, skeletal anomaly in 1, foeto-foetal transfusion in 3, infection in 7 and sacrococcygeal teratoma in 1 case. In two cases, the underlying disease was reported to be of maternal origin. Comparing the clinical and pathologic findings there were only three cases with absolute agreement. The underlying disease revealed by pathologic examination was regarded to be significant from respect of inheritance, therapeutic approach, and further management in 10 cases. The authors emphasise the importance of pathologic examinations in foetal hydrops and point out the significance of clinico-pathological collaboration in the decision about further management of hydropic foetuses.
    Orvosi Hetilap 04/2007; 148(10):457-63.
  • L Kaiser, M Vizer, A Arany, B Veszprémi
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    ABSTRACT: Our objective was to present a comprehensive description of the clinicopathological findings of 173 abortions, including 121 therapeutic and 52 spontaneous ones in the period between 1992 and 1998. In all of these fetuses pathological examination was carried out. It was complemented when indicated by immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, flow cytometry, and X-ray examination. In the 121 therapeutic abortions the distribution of malformations was: 45 central nervous system anomalies (37%), 12 genitourinary anomalies (10%), 25 gastrointestinal anomalies (21%), two respiratory system anomalies (1.65%), eight cardiac anomalies (6.6%) and 28 other anomalies (17.2%) as revealed by autopsy. From the clinically selected 52 spontaneous abortions, major malformations were seen in 15/52 cases. With the comparison of the pathological and clinical findings in 121 therapeutic abortions, the percentage of cases with correct clinical designation and no missed anomalies amounted for 49%. However in 51% additional or different lethal, severe, or major malformations were revealed or excluded by fetopathological examinations. In 4% the clinical observation and diagnosis were modified, but without implications for the therapeutic termination of pregnancy. The clinical indication could not be supported in another 3% of the cases.
    Prenatal Diagnosis 01/2001; 20(12):970-5. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In a retrospective study from 210 foetal autopsies carried out in a period between 1992 and 1999 fifteen hydropic foetuses were found. The cause of the hydrops was shown to be Rh incompatibility in one case only. The cause of hydrops was not discernible in one case. In the others pathological examination clarified the cause and pathomechanism of non-immune hydrops. One isolated cystic hygroma, one monochorionic twin pregnancy with twin to twin transfusion, one case of sacrococcygeal teratoma and 4 cases of congenital heart diseases were reported. Postmortem interphase cytogenetic examination showed X0 monosomy in 2 cases. In further 4 foetuses pathognomic viral inclusions in the proerythroblasts raised the probability of parvovirus B19 infection what was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and electronmicroscopic examination. The occurrence of the parvovirus B19 associated cases of foetal hydrops was shown to be higher (4/15) in this series than in the literature. The accumulation of cases in 1998 is suggestive of an outbreak. The prenatal diagnostic implications and the attempts on further management are also discussed.
    Orvosi Hetilap 08/2000; 141(30):1661-5.
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 01/2000; 70. · 1.84 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Authors measured the dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA) and serotonin (5-HT) contents of amniotic fluid between 19 and 21 weeks with fluorimetric method. The amniotic fluid samples were obtained by transabdominal amniocenteses performed due to elevated maternal serum-alphafetoprotein levels and suspect ultrasound findings. They considered as normal values the average of 30 amniotic fluid samples obtained from pregnant women who gave birth to healthy babies at term. The mean values (mean+SE) of normal cases were 136.6 + 20.2 nmol/l for DA, 29.5 + 9.4 nmol/l for NA and 72.6 + 4.9 nmol/l for 5-HT. Against these values, in cases of open spina bifida the level of NA showed no significant difference, the DA level was higher (p < 0.05) and the 5-HT level was also higher (p < 0.001). The DA level was found higher (p < 0.05) in cases of intrauterine retardation as well, however there was no difference in the NA and 5-HT levels in these cases. In cases of preterm deliveries, none of the above parameters showed differences. Authors suggest that in cases of spina bifida the measurement of 5-HT in the amniotic fluid can be a complementary diagnostic method. They also state that no prognosis about the outcome of pregnancies can be expected from such examinations.
    Orvosi Hetilap 04/1993; 134(14):745-7.
  • B Veszprémi, Z Baranyai, L Klujber, A Arany
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    ABSTRACT: Transcervical chorionic villus sampling with ultrasound guidance at the 11-th week of pregnancy was made at a woman with the history of one lethal case of Sandhoff disease. The total hexosaminidase and the hexosaminidase A were determined. At the 16-th week amniocentesis was performed and the characteristic enzymes were determined from the amniotic cell culture. The results of the examinations made possible to advise the patient to carry out the pregnancy. The examinations after delivery confirmed the newborn to be a carrier.
    Orvosi Hetilap 05/1992; 133(14):857-8.