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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791828/diagnosis-and-management-of-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#1
David Garcia, Doruk Erkan
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 378, Issue 21, Page 2010-2021, May 2018.
May 24, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781817/intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-refractory-autoimmune-dysautonomias-a-retrospective-analysis-of-38-patients
#2
Jill R Schofield, Kamal R Chemali
BACKGROUND: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has recognized efficacy in autoimmune peripheral nerve disorders, but there has been limited study of the use of IVIG in autoimmune dysautonomias. STUDY QUESTION: To determine the efficacy and safety of IVIG in patients with disabling, refractory autoimmune dysautonomias, including patients with postural tachycardia syndrome and gastrointestinal dysmotility. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with one or more autonomic disorder(s) and persistent serological evidence for autoimmunity who were unable to work or attend school despite usual treatments for dysautonomia were treated with IVIG for at least 3 months at a dose of at least 1 gm/kg monthly...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780778/impact-of-presence-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-on-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome
#3
Yeon Hee Hong, Se Jeong Kim, Kyoung Yong Moon, Seul Ki Kim, Byung Chul Jee, Won Don Lee, Seok Hyun Kim
Objective: To investigate prevalence of antiphospholipid antibody (APA) in Korean infertile women undergoing the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and to evaluate the influence of APA on the subsequent IVF outcomes. Method: Two hundred nineteen infertile women who destined the first IVF were prospectively enrolled in 2 infertility centers. Male factor or uterine factor infertility and women with past or current endocrine or immunologic disorders were completely excluded...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779928/the-diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
#4
REVIEW
Ricard Cervera, Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Gerard Espinosa
The catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a life-threating variant of the antiphospholipid syndrome characterized by the development of multiple thrombosis in a short period of time, usually ending up in the failure of function of several vital organs. Most CAPS episodes are related to a prothrombotic situation or precipitating factor such as infections, surgical procedures or malignant diseases. In patients with CAPS, the development of multiple thrombosis leads to an important cytokine release that worsens the already critical patient's situation...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772490/effects-of-multiple-inherited-and-acquired-thrombophilia-on-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization
#5
Marcello Di Nisio, Adalisa Ponzano, Gian Mario Tiboni, Maria Domenica Guglielmi, Anne Wilhelmina Saskia Rutjes, Ettore Porreca
INTRODUCTION: The effects of multiple inherited and acquired thrombophilic defects on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) remain unexplored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between multiple thrombophilia and clinical outcomes in a large prospective cohort of women undergoing IVF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive women scheduled for IVF were eligible. The primary study outcome was live birth. Secondary outcomes included spontaneous abortion, clinical pregnancy, and symptomatic venous thromboembolism...
May 9, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771194/preconception-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-risk-of-subsequent-early-pregnancy-loss
#6
K J Gibbins, S L Mumford, L A Sjaarda, D W Branch, N J Perkins, A Ye, E F Schisterman, R M Silver
Objectives To prospectively estimate the association of preconception antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with subsequent pregnancy loss using a cohort design. aPL have been associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss (EPL) prior to 10 weeks in previous case-control studies. Prospective ascertainment of pregnancy loss is challenging, as most women do not seek care prior to EPL. Methods Secondary analysis of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Preconception anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I (a-β2-I) were assessed in 1208 women with one or two prior pregnancy losses and no more than two prior live births...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768970/neurologic-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#7
I F Ricarte, L A Dutra, F F Abrantes, F F Toso, O G P Barsottini, G S Silva, A W S de Souza, D Andrade
Neurological involvement in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is common, and its occurrence increases morbidity and mortality. Patients may present variable neurological involvement, such as cerebrovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, headache, seizures, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis-like syndrome, transverse myelitis and ocular symptoms. Most neurological manifestations are associated with thrombosis of the microcirculation or of large vessels; nonetheless, there is compelling evidence suggesting that, in some cases, symptoms are secondary to an immune-mediated pathogenesis, with direct binding of aPL on neurons and glia...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764818/necrotising-scleritis-keratitis-and-uveitis-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#8
Brijesh Takkar, Sudarshan Khokhar, Uma Kumar, Pradeep Venkatesh
Ocular manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome typically include thromboembolic and neuro-ophthalmic complications. In this report we present a case of inflammation of the ocular coats in a patient diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome 16 years prior. We discuss management of the case and the possible aetiology of the rare association.
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756580/subtypes-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-neurologic-accidents-an-observational-study
#9
Maryam Sahebari, Maryam Rastin, Reza Boostani, Mohsen Forughipour, Kamila Hashemzadeh, Samira HaajSadeghi
OBJECTIVE: Until now, concomitant neurological manifestations and positive antiphospholipid antibodies (APA(s)) have been investigated in different manners. The most important conflicts in this field are whether those manifestations are directly related to APA(s) or not and treatment strategies. METHOD: In this study, adopting a different manner, we selected patients with a recently defined neurological problem (according to study protocol) and positive APA without any other risk factor, to compare types, amounts, and titer of APAs...
May 14, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756268/does-rotational-thromboelastometry-accurately-predict-coagulation-status-in-patients-with-lupus-anticoagulant
#10
L Hensch, V Kostousov, K Bruzdoski, M Losos, M Pereira, M de Guzman, S Hui, J Teruya
INTRODUCTION: Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is increasingly used as a tool for monitoring coagulation status. However, ROTEM is susceptible to misinterpretation due to particular coagulation abnormalities. Here, we report the effects of lupus anticoagulant (LA) on ROTEM. METHODS: A prospective observational analysis was performed on 16 children with prior studies indicating the presence of LA or antiphospholipid antibodies. ROTEM analysis was performed, and samples were further analyzed by adding phospholipids (PL) to repeat ROTEM analysis if clotting time (CT) abnormalities were discovered with comparison to ROTEM using an equal volume of isotonic saline...
May 13, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755633/coronary-artery-thromboses-stent-thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-case-report
#11
Augusto Ferreira Correia, Dinaldo Cavalcanti Oliveira, Marcio Sanctos
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is defined by a state of hypercoagulability secondary to an autoimmune disorder. There are evidences that approximately 2.8-5.5% of cases of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in young individuals are secondary to APS. In this case report, three coronary artery thromboses occurring within a short period are described. Initially, there was an ST-segment elevation (STEMI) in the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD), with the vessel being treated with stent implantation...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753382/may-thurner-syndrome
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Yub Raj Sedhai, Reshma Golamari, Aliaksei Salei, Joseph Alukal, Soney Basnyat, Sunil Pathak, Santosh Timalsina, Subtain Zia, Suraj Malhan, Priyanka T Bhatacharya
This single-center, retrospective review identified 6 patients (n = 6, 100% female) treated by endovascular therapy for May-Thurner syndrome from June 2013 to September 2015. Patients consisted of 3 African American, 2 Caucasian and 1 Asian; mean age was 53.50 ± 8.31 years, range: 39-63 years. Clinical presentations consisted of left lower extremity deep vein thrombosis in 4, left lower extremity deep vein thrombosis with pulmonary embolism in 1 and pulmonary embolism with left common iliac vein thrombosis in 1 patient...
May 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748169/-antiphospholipids-the-more-the-worse
#13
Denis Wahl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748168/the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-finally-fathomed
#14
Philip G de Groot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747993/long-term-effect-of-b-cells-depletion-alone-as-rescue-therapy-for-severe-thrombocytopenia-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#15
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Irene Cecchi, Elena Rubini, Mario Bazzan, Dario Roccatello
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term effect of B-cell depletion therapy with Rituximab (RTX) alone as rescue therapy in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) patients with severe thrombocytopenia. METHODS: We retrospectively retrieved data from patients who met the following inclusion criteria: (a) persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) positivity and fulfilled the Sydney criteria for PAPS (b) presented with severe thrombocytopenia (platelets <50,000/mm3 ) (c) were treated with RTX as a rescue therapy (d) had at least 1 year of follow-up after B-cells depletion therapy...
April 11, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737455/current-and-future-use-of-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-in-infectious-immune-neoplastic-and-neurological-diseases-a-mini-review
#16
REVIEW
Domenico Plantone, Tatiana Koudriavtseva
The process of finding new therapeutic indications for currently used drugs, defined as 'repurposing', is receiving growing attention. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, with an original indication to prevent or cure malaria, have been successfully used to treat several infectious (HIV, Q fever, Whipple's disease, fungal infections), rheumatological (systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome), and other immunological diseases. Indeed, they have anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, anti-infective, antithrombotic, and metabolic effects...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735498/diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage-and-libman-sacks-endocarditis-a-rare-presentation-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#17
Brianna Bielski, Nikhil H Shah, Donevan Westerveld, Carolyn Stalvey
A 26-year-old woman with a history of idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura and a 1-year history of blood-streaked sputum presented after a severe episode of haemoptysis with dyspnoea. Chest imaging revealed diffuse ground glass and bronchovascular nodules. Bronchoscopy revealed bilateral diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH). Sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage studies were negative for infectious aetiologies. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed Libman-Sacks endocarditis with severe mitral regurgitation and physical examination revealed retinal artery occlusion and Osler's nodes...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731081/prevalence-of-antiphospholipid-antibody-positivity-and-association-of-pretransplant-lupus-anticoagulant-positivity-with-early-allograft-dysfunction-in-liver-transplantation
#18
H-M Kwon, K-W Jung, Y-J Moon, H-W Jung, Y-S Park, I-G Jun, J-G Song, G-S Hwang
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), including anticardiolipin (aCL), anti-β2 -glycoprotein I (anti-β2GPI), and lupus anticoagulant (LA) antibodies, are frequently found in liver cirrhosis and associated with splanchnic vein thrombosis. Although the risk factors of early allograft dysfunction (EAD) are known, the association between EAD and aPL has been poorly investigated. We hypothesized that LA, potent aPL with thrombotic potential, may be associated with EAD development after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
May 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730854/renal-involvement-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Francisco Vileimar Andrade de Azevedo, Diego Germano Maia, Jozelio Freire de Carvalho, Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues
This is a review of scientific publications on renal involvement in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), with focus on clinical and histopathological findings and treatment. A search for English-language articles on renal involvement in APS covering the period 1980-2017 was conducted in Medline/PubMed and Scopus databases using the MeSH terms "antiphospholipid syndrome", "antiphospholipid antibodies", "glomerulonephritis" and "thrombotic microangiopathy" (TMA). APS nephropathy is primarily the result of thromboses in renal arteries or veins, intraparenchymatous arteries and glomerular capillaries...
May 5, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723256/renal-protective-effect-of-antiplatelet-therapy-in-antiphospholipid-antibody-positive-lupus-nephritis-patients-without-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#20
Hironari Hanaoka, Harunobu Iida, Tomofumi Kiyokawa, Yukiko Takakuwa, Takahiro Okazaki, Hidehiro Yamada, Shoichi Ozaki, Kimito Kawahata
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of antiplatelet therapy in addition to conventional immunosuppressive therapy for lupus nephritis (LN) patients positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) without definite antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven LN class III or IV were retrospectively evaluated. We selected patients positive for anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) or lupus anticoagulant (LA) who did not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of APS...
2018: PloS One
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