Lowering Cytokines

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Reply RE: Lowering Cytokines Posted on: Sep 26, 2015 at 7:06am
Dear Dr. Braverman,

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I have my first DE IVF transfer in 5 weeks.

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I have a teenager, TTC 4 years with new husband, 5 mc in 4 years, most recent 2 mc had chromosomal problem. As issue was egg quality, we are at DE now.

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Cytokines were 50.9 in July and after weeks on high dose Omega 3, they were 65 on 8 Sept.

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I have chosen to take Intralipids and not to take Humira.

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I will have Intralipids week before transfer, week of transfer and then if a positive test, I will continue as advised.

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Can I please ask if in your opinion, Intralipids are in any way effective at lowering Cytokines.

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With 5 weeks to go what would your advise be.

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Kind regards


Dr. Braverman

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RE: Lowering Cytokines Posted on: Sep 26, 2015 at 7:43am
How were the cytokines measured? Were the the simple TNF/IL10 and INFg/IL10 ratios or true serum cytokines. First Humira should not even be a consideration if not true serum cytokines and Intralipids as a rule do not lower high levels of serum cytokines. If you have only had the ratios then there is no way to know what therapy you need.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

SQ

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Reply RE: Lowering Cytokines Posted on: Sep 26, 2015 at 8:42am

Thank you for your response, please confirm if you can see my attached results.

Kind regards

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Lowering Cytokines Posted on: Sep 26, 2015 at 9:00am
no I do not . Best would be to fill out a consult request on the website and we will schedule a free consult to review your entire case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.