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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346631/anticardiolipin-antibodies-and-12-month-graft-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-prognosis-cohort-survey
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Marion Gauthier, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Esther Guéry, Dominique Desvaux, Sophie Hue, Guillaume Canaud, Thomas Stehle, Philippe Lang, Tomek Kofman, Philippe Grimbert, Marie Matignon
Background: In kidney transplant recipients, anticardiolipin (ACL) antibodies without antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are found in up to 38% of patients and could be associated with thrombotic events (TEs). However, the prognostic role of ACL regarding kidney transplant and patients outcomes have still not been well defined. Methods: We conducted an observational, monocentric, retrospective cohort study including 446 kidney transplant recipients and standardized follow-up: 36-month allograft and patient survival, 12-month estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and 3- and 12-month screening biopsies...
January 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342502/antiphospholipid-antibodies-inhibit-trophoblast-toll-like-receptor-and-inflammasome-negative-regulators
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Melissa J Mulla, Ingrid C Weel, Julie A Potter, Stefan M Gysler, Jane E Salmon, Maria T S Peraçoli, Carla V Rothlin, Lawrence W Chamley, Vikki M Abrahams
OBJECTIVE: Women with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are at risk for pregnancy complications associated with poor placentation and placental inflammation. While these antibodies are heterogeneous, some anti-β2 GPI antibodies can activate human first trimester trophoblast TLR4 and NLRP3. The objective of this study was to determine the role of negative regulators of TLR and inflammasome function in aPL-induced trophoblast inflammation. METHODS: Human trophoblast cells were treated with or without anti-β2 GPI aPL or control IgG in the presence or absence of the common TAM receptor ligand, GAS6, or the autophagy inducer, rapamycin...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339317/arterial-stenosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-update-on-the-unrevealed-mechanisms-of-an-endothelial-disease
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REVIEW
Ghita Harifi, Wared Nour-Eldine, Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Mohammad Baker Berjaoui, Romy Kallas, Rita Khoury, Imad Uthman, Jamal Al-Saleh, Munther A Khamashta
First described in 1983, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by the occurrence of recurrent arterial and/or venous thrombosis, and/or pregnancy morbidity, in the setting of persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). While thrombosis is the most well-known pathogenic mechanism in this disorder, the relevance of some other mechanisms such as arterial stenosis is being increasingly recognized. Arterial stenosis has been first described in the renal arteries in patients with APS, however intracranial and coeliac arteries can also be involved with various and treatable clinical manifestations...
January 12, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338587/antiphosphatidylserine-prothrombin-aps-pt-antibodies-are-associated-with-raynaud-phenomenon-and-migraine-in-primary-thrombotic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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M Kopytek, J Natorska, A Undas
Objectives Antibodies to phosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex (aPS/PT) detectable in sera of some patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) have been shown to correlate with thrombosis. However, associations of aPS/PT antibodies with APS related disorders remain unclear. Aim To evaluate whether there are any associations between aPS/PT antibodies and Raynaud phenomenon, migraine and/or valvular lesions in primary thrombotic APS (PAPS). Methods We enrolled 67 consecutive patients (56 women) with thrombotic PAPS (VTE in 80...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335897/splenectomy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-autoimmune-hematologic-disease-a-comparative-analysis
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Nahim Barron, Jesús Arenas-Osuna, Gabriela Medina, María Pilar Cruz-Dominguez, Fernando González-Romero, José Arturo Velásques-García, Ernesto Alonso Ayala-López, Luis J Jara
The objective of the study is to analyze the efficacy and safety of splenectomy in the management of refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AT)/autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) associated or not with systemic lupus erythematosus. Thirty-four patients after splenectomy due to severe AT and/or AIHA were divided into group 1 (G1) 18 SLE/APS patients: 9 AT/SLE patients, 6 SLE/antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), and 3 primary APS. Group 2 (G2): 16 patients without SLE/APS: 2 Fisher-Evans syndrome and 14 AIHA. Surgery approach when (1) platelets ≤ 50,000/ml despite 2 weeks on medical therapy, (2) medically dependent, and (3) medically intolerant or after two hemolytic crises in AIHA patients...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328521/the-central-vein-sign-differentiates-ms-from-cns-inflammatory-vasculopathies
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Pietro Maggi, Martina Absinta, Matteo Grammatico, Luisa Vuolo, Giacomo Emmi, Giovanna Carlucci, Gregorio Spagni, Alessandro Barilaro, Anna Maria Repice, Lorenzo Emmi, Domenico Prisco, Vittorio Martinelli, Roberta Scotti, Niloufar Sadeghi, Gaetano Perrotta, Pascal Sati, Bernard Dachy, Daniel S Reich, Massimo Filippi, Luca Massacesi
OBJECTIVES: In multiple sclerosis (MS), MRI is a sensitive tool for detecting white matter lesions, but its diagnostic specificity is still suboptimal; ambiguous cases are frequent in clinical practice. Detection of perivenular lesions in the brain (the "central vein sign") improves the pathological specificity of MS diagnosis, but comprehensive evaluation of this MRI biomarker in MS-mimicking inflammatory and/or autoimmune diseases, such as CNS inflammatory vasculopathies, is missing...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321641/antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Karen Schreiber, Savino Sciascia, Philip G de Groot, Katrien Devreese, Soren Jacobsen, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastroza, Jane E Salmon, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Ora Shovman, Beverley J Hunt
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, such as lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies. APS can present with a variety of clinical phenotypes, including thrombosis in the veins, arteries and microvasculature as well as obstetrical complications. The pathophysiological hallmark is thrombosis, but other factors such as complement activation might be important. Prevention of thrombotic manifestations associated with APS includes lifestyle changes and, in individuals at high risk, low-dose aspirin...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321639/antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321442/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-due-to-aortic-valve-stenosis-in-a-case-with-antiphospholipid-antibody
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Hiroaki Tanaka, Yurie Nagai, Chihiro Kuwabara, Ryo Shimizu, Akihide Umeki, Tetsufumi Yamamoto
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) is a bleeding disorder caused by an acquired deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF). Some patients with AVWS show a low bleeding tendency and are diagnosed by the presence of a mild prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) preoperatively. Another cause of APTT prolongation is the presence of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL). We experienced a case of AVWS due to aortic valve stenosis in a patient with aPL in whom aortic valve replacement surgery was successful with vWF replacement...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321405/reversible-parkinsonism-and-multiple-cerebral-infarctions-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Mitsumasa Okano, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Naoki Tamada, Yuto Shinkura, Ken-Ichi Yanaka, Hiroyuki Onishi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita, Noriaki Emoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a cause of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and it is associated with an increased risk of postoperative neurological complications. We experienced a case of reversible parkinsonism after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) and subsequent multiple cerebral infarctions under standard anticoagulation therapy in a patient with CTEPH associated with APS. Strict management using a combination of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy should be considered in patients with a high titer of triple antiphospholipid antibodies in the perioperative period...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320955/therapeutic-roles-of-statins-in-gynecology-and-obstetrics-the-current-evidence
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Burak Zeybek, Maged Costantine, Gokhan S Kilic, Mostafa A Borahay
INTRODUCTION: Statins are a class of drugs, which act by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol biosynthesis (3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase). The inhibition of mevalonate synthesis leads to subsequent inhibition of downstream products of this pathway, which explains the pleiotropic effects of these agents in addition to their well-known lipid-lowering effects. Accumulating evidence suggests that statins might be beneficial in various obstetric and gynecologic conditions...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316368/rash-fever-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-6-year-old-female
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David Buchbinder, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Hermine Brunner, Andrew I Shulman
A previously healthy 2-year-old Guatemalan female with an undiagnosed chronic illness characterized by fever and rash had presented with anorexia, weight loss, periorbital edema, abdominal pain and distention. A chest radiograph documented cardiomegaly. An echocardiogram demonstrated a pericardial effusion, dilated right atrium, right ventricle, and main pulmonary artery as well as diminished right ventricular systolic function and pulmonary hypertension. Right ventricular systolic pressure was estimated at 90 mmHg...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316193/thrombocytopenia-in-high-risk-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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E Pontara, A Banzato, E Bison, M G Cattini, G Baroni, G Denas, A Calligaro, P Marson, T Tison, A Ruffatti, V Pengo
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is the most common non-criteria hematologic feature in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). This condition is more common in catastrophic APS (CAPS). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of thrombocytopenia in a large series of high-risk patients with APS and to assess the behavior of platelet count during CAPS. METHODS/PATIENTS: This is a cross sectional study in which we analyzed the platelet count of a homogeneous group of high-risk APS patients (triple positive)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311288/coronary-embolism-among-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-mechanisms-and-management
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Batric Popovic, Nelly Agrinier, Nidhal Bouchahda, Samuel Pinelli, Charles Henry Maigrat, Pierre Adrien Metzdorf, Christine Selton Suty, Yves Juillière, Edoardo Camenzind
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery embolism (CE) is recognized as an important nonatherosclerotic cause of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. The objective was to describe clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes and to identify risks factors of CE in a large consecutive series of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1232 consecutive patients who presented with de novo ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305852/non-bacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-associated-with-crohn-s-disease
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Wataru Uchida, Masato Mutsuga, Hideki Ito, Hideki Oshima, Akihiko Usui
This report describes an atypical case of non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis in a mitral valve. The patient suffered repeated embolism after achieving remission of Crohn's disease in the acute phase. Echocardiography revealed mitral valve leaflet and subvalvular thickening. Initially, this was considered indicative of infective endocarditis or a cardiac tumor; however, pathology and laboratory examinations showed non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis without antiphospholipid syndrome or a malignant tumor...
January 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305562/possible-relationship-between-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-embolic-events-in-infective-endocarditis
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Christine Selton-Suty, Charles-Henry Maigrat, Jean Devignes, François Goehringer, Marie-Line Erpelding, François Alla, Carine Thivilier, Olivier Huttin, Clément Venner, Yves Juilliere, Thanh Doco-Lecompte, Thomas Lecompte
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies may activate platelets and contribute to vegetation growth and embolisation in infective endocarditis (IE). We aimed to determine the value of aPL as predictors of embolic events (EE) in IE. METHODS: We studied 186 patients with definite IE (Duke-Li criteria, all types of IE) from the Nanc-IE prospective registry (2007-2012) who all had a frozen blood sample and at least one imaging procedure to detect asymptomatic or confirm symptomatic EE...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305492/oromandibular-chorea-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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EDITORIAL
Liqun Zhang, Anthony C Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2018: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302904/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-with-special-reference-to-pregnancy-specific-disorders-a-hospital-based-study-2014-2016
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Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301920/risk-factors-for-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-after-unprovoked-pulmonary-embolism-the-padis-pe-randomised-trial
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Cécile Tromeur, Olivier Sanchez, Emilie Presles, Gilles Pernod, Laurent Bertoletti, Patrick Jego, Elisabeth Duhamel, Karine Provost, Florence Parent, Philippe Robin, Lucile Deloire, Florent Leven, Fanny Mingant, Luc Bressollette, Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Pierre-Yves Salaun, Michel Nonent, Brigitte Pan-Petesch, Benjamin Planquette, Philippe Girard, Karine Lacut, Solen Melac, Patrick Mismetti, Silvy Laporte, Guy Meyer, Dominique Mottier, Christophe Leroyer, Francis Couturaud
We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) after unprovoked pulmonary embolism.Analyses were based on the double-blind randomised PADIS-PE trial, which included 371 patients with a first unprovoked pulmonary embolism initially treated during 6 months who were randomised to receive an additional 18 months of warfarin or placebo and followed up for 2 years after study treatment discontinuation. All patients had ventilation/perfusion lung scan at inclusion (i.e. at 6 months of anticoagulation)...
January 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301604/bilateral-choroidal-occlusion-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Yang Zhang, Shun-Hua Zhang, Ai-Ling Bian, You-Xin Chen
This article reports a rare case of bilateral choroidal occlusion that occurred in a 24-year-old woman with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This young lady concurred with aorta ventralis thrombosis and bilateral iliac artery occlusion when presented, and experienced a rapid deterioration of vision. She also has a history of recurrent miscarriage. Corticosteroid, immunosuppression and anticoagulation therapy were administered. Patients with APS associated with SLE are at risk for thrombotic phenomena, which may affect the ocular vessels of all sizes, including choroidal vessel...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
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