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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650601/multiple-sclerosis-in-an-acupuncture-practice
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe autoimmune demyelinating disease that affects nervous system, has high morbidity and mortality and no effective targeted therapies are available. We present a case of 66-year-old female patient who has been treated by both conventional and Chinese traditional medicine after diagnosis was confirmed in 2008 as MS and antiphospholipid syndrome associated with CNS vasculitis. After diagnosis with clinical image confirmed with CT and MRI scan, where demyelinating zones were present, she started pharmacological therapy without major improvement...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647939/non-criteria-or-seronegative-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Luis J Jara, Gabriela Medina, Polita Cruz-Cruz, Javier Olivares-Rivera, Carolina Duarte-Salazar, Miguel A Saavedra
Obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (Obs-APS) is one of the most commonly identified causes of recurrent pregnancy loss and its accurate diagnosis is a requirement for optimal treatment. Some patients do not fulfill the revised Sapporo classification criteria, the original APS classification criteria, and are considered to be non-criteria Obs-APS. In these patients with non-criteria, there is controversy about their inclusion within the spectrum of APS and eventually their treatment as having Obs-APS. A subset of patients may also have clinical characteristics of Obs-APS even though lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin antibodies, and anti-β2-glycoprotein I (aβ2GPI) antibodies are consistently negative...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647870/prothrombotic-genetic-risk-factors-in-patients-with-very-early-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Loukianos S Rallidis, Argyri Gialeraki, Georgios Tsirebolos, Stylianos Tsalavoutas, Maria Rallidi, Efstathios Iliodromitis
The contribution of prothrombotic genetic risk factors in the pathogenesis of premature acute myocardial infarction (MI) is controversial. We examined the prevalence of prothrombotic polymorphisms (G1691A of factor V gene [FV Leiden] and G20210A of prothrombin [FII] gene), deficiencies of natural anticoagulants (protein C, protein S and antithrombin III) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in patients with early ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI). We recruited 255 consecutive patients who had survived a STEMI ≤ 35 years of age (224 men)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645246/igmk-paraprotein-from-gammopathy-patient-can-bind-to-cardiolipin-and-interfere-with-coagulation-assay-a-case-report
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Xin-Yao Wu, Yu-Feng Yin, Jia-Lin Teng, Li-Wei Zhang, Cheng-de Yang
BACKGROUND: The monoclonal gammopathies are a group of plasma-cell proliferative disorders characterized by the secretion of monoclonal immunoglobulin (M protein or paraprotein). Some rare cases have revealed the specific affinity of paraprotein as autoantibody. Here we report a patient with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) accompanied by a remarkable increase of anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) and an extensively decreased coagulation factor activity, however, without any clinical signs of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and bleeding...
June 23, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644259/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-a-distinctive-constellation-of-neurological-manifestations-blue-toes-red-valves-white-retinal-spots
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Brandon T Nokes, Oana M Dumitrascu, Fadi E Shamoun, Cumara B OʼCarroll
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) encompasses a hypercoagulable state with a markedly increased risk for cerebrovascular complications. In addition to the classic stroke features of APS, however, there are numerous recently described "non-criteria" neurological conditions such as headaches, seizures, and cognitive impairment. We present a case of APS with uncommon neurological manifestations.
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638691/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-treated-with-rituximab-a-case-report
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Atalay Doğru, Yunus Ugan, Mehmet Şahin, Nermin Karahan, Şevket Ercan Tunç
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare and fatal condition that is characterized by diffuse venous and/or arterial thromboembolism within a short period of time and histopathological confirmation of small-vessel occlusion in at least one organ or tissue in the presence of positive antiphospholipid antibodies. Here we report the case of a 19-year-old woman with CAPS. During the first week of her hospitalization, she was diagnosed with CAPS on the basis of skin necrosis, pulmonary artery thrombosis, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and positive lupus anticoagulant...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638678/detailed-features-of-hematological-involvement-and-medication-induced-cytopenia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-single-center-results-of-221-patients
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Hava Üsküdar Teke, Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Cengiz Korkmaz
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may affect a number of systems, with the hematological system being one of the most common. Our aim is to determine the existence of cytopenia at diagnosis or during follow-up of our SLE patients as well as the associated factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cohort of SLE patients that had been followed-up in the Department of Rheumotology from 1998 to 2015 was retrospectively assessed. Clinical and laboratory findings about the patients were recorded...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632503/the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-children
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Ellen J L Go, Kathleen M O'Neil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the difficult syndrome of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, emphasizing new developments in the diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Few recent publications directly address pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Most articles are case reports or are data from adult and pediatric registries. The major factors contributing to most pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome include infection and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, but complement activation also is important in creating diffuse thrombosis in the microcirculation...
June 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631067/antibodies-against-complement-components-relevance-for-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-biomarkers-of-the-disease-and-biopharmaceuticals
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REVIEW
Mirjana Bećarević
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Laboratory criterion for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL Abs). Complement system has a role in mediating aPL Abs-induced thrombosis in animal models. The importance of antibodies against complement components (potential biomarkers of APS) and the importance of antibodies with beneficial anti-complement effects in APS (as biopharmaceuticals) are reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Antibodies against complement components described in APS patients, so far, are anti-C1q and anti-factor H Abs, although anti-factor B Abs and anti-C5a Abs were described in animal models of APS...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630236/european-evidence-based-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-share-initiative
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Noortje Groot, Nienke de Graeff, Tadej Avcin, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Paul Brogan, Pavla Dolezalova, Brian Feldman, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Pekka Lahdenne, Stephen D Marks, Liza McCann, Seza Ozen, Clarissa Pilkington, Angelo Ravelli, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Yosef Uziel, Bas Vastert, Nico Wulffraat, Sylvia Kamphuis, Michael W Beresford
Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a rare, multisystem and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder with significant associated morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines are sparse and management is often based on clinical expertise. SHARE (Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe) was launched to optimise and disseminate management regimens for children and young adults with rheumatic diseases like cSLE. Here, we provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of cSLE...
June 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628799/a-novel-2-stage-approach-that-detects-complement-activation-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Jacob H Rand, Xiao-Xuan Wu, Lucia R Wolgast, Victor Lei, Edward M Conway
INTRODUCTION: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is marked by autoantibodies that recognize anionic phospholipids in a cofactor-dependent manner. A role for complement has been implicated in the pathophysiology, however, elevations of complement activation markers have not been consistently demonstrated in clinical studies. We therefore designed a proof-of-principle study to determine whether complement activation might be detectable in APS by first exposing plasmas to phospholipid vesicles...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620416/antiphospholipid-syndrome-multiple-manifestations-in-a-single-patient-a-high-suspicion-is-still-needed
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Shiksha Kedia, Gwenalyn Garcia, Jean Paul Atallah
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder with clinical and laboratory features of vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The pathophysiology is thought to involve the activation of endothelial cells, monocytes, platelets, and complement by aPLs. Disease can range from asymptomatic to rapidly fatal catastrophic APS. We present a case of a 34-year-old male referred for pancytopenia and splenomegaly. On examination, he had decreased sensation and 4/5 power in the left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619369/mechanisms-of-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-new-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Chary Lopez-Pedrera, M Ángeles Aguirre-Zamorano, Carlos Pérez-Sánchez
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are 2 highly related autoimmune-rheumatic diseases associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular (CV) diseases. Despite the great progresses made in understanding the pathological mechanisms leading to CV diseases in those pathologies, there is still the unmet need to improve long term prognosis. CV diseases in SLE and APS is thought to happen as the result of a complex interaction between traditional CV risk factors, immune deregulation and disease activity, including the synergic effect of cytokines, chemokines, adipokines, proteases, autoantibodies, adhesion receptors, oxidative stress and a plethora of intracellular signalling molecules...
June 12, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619037/ifn-%C3%AE-1-with-th17-axis-cytokines-and-ifn-%C3%AE-define-different-subsets-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Vilija Oke, Susanna Brauner, Anders Larsson, Johanna Gustafsson, Agneta Zickert, Iva Gunnarsson, Elisabet Svenungsson
BACKGROUND: Interferon (IFN)-α is thought to have a pivotal role in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and type III IFNs (IFN-λ) were recently also associated with SLE. In this study, we measured levels of IFN-α, IFN-λ1, and related cytokines, such as IL-17A, IL-23, and interferon-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), in a Karolinska University Hospital cohort of patients with SLE and control subjects. The objective of the study was to investigate if cytokine measurements could identify different subsets of patients with active SLE and higher disease damage...
June 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618893/corrigendum-to-the-chronic-damage-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-driven-by-flares-glucocorticoids-and-antiphospholipid-antibodies-results-from-a-monocentric-cohort
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613222/laboratory-evaluation-of-hypercoagulable-states-in-patients-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-who-are-less-than-56-years-of-age
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Qingyun Liu, J Michael Lahey, Rachel Karlen, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the results of early tests for hypercoagulability are correlated with the development of central retinal vein occlusion risk factors later in life and to evaluate the necessity of these tests in younger patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series. From January 1995 to December 2014, 55 patients aged below 56 years with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) were enrolled in the study. Laboratory evaluations for homocysteine, activated protein C resistance, protein C activity, protein S activity, antithrombin III activity, antiphospholipid antibodies, and anticardiolipin antibodies were obtained at the onset of CRVO...
April 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609801/hydroxychloroquine-to-improve-pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-hypatia-protocol-a-multinational-randomized-controlled-trial-of-hydroxychloroquine-versus-placebo-in-addition-to-standard-treatment-in-pregnant-women-with-antiphospholipid
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Karen Schreiber, Karen Breen, Hannah Cohen, Soren Jacobsen, Saskia Middeldorp, Sue Pavord, Lesley Regan, Dario Roccatello, Susan E Robinson, Savino Sciascia, Paul T Seed, Linda Watkins, Beverley J Hunt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604464/liver-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rachel C Steckelberg, Zarah D Antongiorgi, Randolph H Steadman
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired thrombophilic disorder characterized by autoantibodies to cell membrane phospholipids. While altered coagulation can complicate end-stage liver disease, there are few reports describing the perioperative management for liver transplantation in recipients with a preexisting hypercoagulable disorder, such as APS. We present a patient with a history of APS, Budd-Chiari syndrome with cirrhosis, hepatopulmonary syndrome, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia who underwent liver transplantation complicated by hepatic artery thrombosis...
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593703/effect-of-ethnicity-on-clinical-presentation-and-risk-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-roma-and-caucasian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Victoria Manzano-Gamero, Alfredo J Pardo-Cabello, José A Vargas-Hitos, Mónica Zamora-Pasadas, Nuria Navarrete-Navarrete, José M Sabio, Laura Jáimez-Gámiz, Raquel Ríos-Fernandez, Norberto Ortego-Centeno, M Mar Ayala-Gutierrez, Enrique de Ramón, Agustín Colodro-Ruíz, Luisa Micó-Giner, María J Castillo-Palma, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Juan de Dios Luna-Del Castillo, Juan Jiménez-Alonso
AIM: To determine if there are ethnic differences in the prevalence of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), clinical presentation and autoantibody profile between Roma and Caucasian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted including data from Roma and Caucasian SLE patients consecutively attending six hospitals in Spain. Socio-demographic characteristics, prevalence of APS, clinical and analytical features of SLE and APS were compared between ethnic groups...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592198/reversible-drug-induced-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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J Risse, M Vieira, F Beuret, N Petitpain, S Zuily, D Wahl
We report an original case of reversible antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) due to minocycline in a young male patient who experienced recurrent strokes while taking minocycline. He started minocycline therapy (50 mg twice daily) at 15 years old for acne. After three years of treatment, the patient experienced a lateral medullary syndrome. He was treated with aspirin while minocycline was continued. Eighteen months later, the patient complained about horizontal binocular diplopia. MRI revealed an infarct of the oculomotor nerve nucleus...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
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