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Antiphospholipid in obstetric patient

Jessica M Page, Robert M Silver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current evidence regarding the most useful tests for evaluation of potential causes of stillbirth. RECENT FINDINGS: Stillbirth remains one of the most devastating obstetric complications. Recent advances include work investigating the highest yield diagnostic tests for determining a cause of death in stillbirths. Placental pathology and fetal autopsy improve the diagnostic yield when combined with maternal clinical history. Additional tools include genetic evaluation, and testing for antiphospholipid antibodies and fetal-maternal hemorrhage based on the clinical scenario...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Lorena Alvarez, Leyre Riancho, Jime Calvo-Alén, Marcos Lopez Hoyos, Victor Martinez-Taboada
BACKGROUND: B-cell differentiation and B-cell tolerance checkpoints may be different in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and can help to understand differences between them. Our aim was to define alterations of B-cell subsets in patients with primary APS (pAPS) and to compare them with SLE patients and healthy controls (HC). METHODS: Cross-sectional study including three study groups: 37 patients with pAPS, 11 SLE patients, and 21 age- and gender-matched HC...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Massimo Radin, Michelle Remião Ugolini-Lopes, Savino Sciascia, Danieli Andrade
OBJECTIVES: Extra-criteria manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) might impact on prognosis and morbidity of the disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate a population of patients with primary APS (PAPS) whether the extra-criteria manifestations were more frequently found in subjects with higher adjusted Global APS Score (aGAPSS) values when compared to patients with thrombotic and/or obstetric APS ("criteria" manifestations) only. METHODS: Clinical records were analyzed to retrieve extra-criteria manifestation of APS, cardiovascular risk factors and antiphospholipid antibodies profile...
January 5, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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
Gilmar S Osmundo, Jozélio Freire Carvalho, Luiz A Bortolotto, Vilma S T Viana, Eloisa Bonfá
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the arterial distensibility of large vessels and changes in microvasculature in primary antiphospholipid syndrome. METHODS: Twenty-two antiphospholipid syndrome (APL) patients and 66 age-, sex-, height-, and blood pressure-matched controls were evaluated. Second derivative of the finger photoplethysmogram (SDPTG) was used as a noninvasive method to evaluate the pulse wave. The b/a and d/a indices, which reflect, respectively, large-vessel and small-vessel properties, were calculated from the SDPTG waveform components...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Cecilia Beatrice Chighizola, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Pier Luigi Meroni
PROBLEM: The association of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) with low-dose aspirin (LDASA) provides the therapeutic cornerstone of obstetric anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS). This combo approach is not effective in all patients, and few women still experience recurrences. METHOD OF STUDY: In an elegant in vitro study, Chiombori Quao and colleagues demonstrated that anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) affect the functionality of endometrial endothelial cells interfering with angiogenesis...
March 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
Hui Shi, Hui Zheng, Yu-Feng Yin, Qiong-Yi Hu, Jia-Lin Teng, Yue Sun, Hong-Lei Liu, Xiao-Bing Cheng, Jun-Na Ye, Yu-Tong Su, Xin-Yao Wu, Jin-Feng Zhou, Gary L Norman, Hui-Yun Gong, Xin-Ming Shi, Yi-Bing Peng, Xue-Feng Wang, Cheng-De Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and clinical associations of antiphosphatidylserine/prothrombin antibodies (aPS/PT) with thrombosis and pregnancy loss in Chinese patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and seronegative APS (SNAPS). METHODS: One hundred and eighty six Chinese patients with APS (67 primary, 119 secondary), 48 with SNAPS, 176 disease controls (79 systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], 29 Sjogren's syndrome [SS], 30 ankylosing spondylitis [AS], 38 rheumatoid arthritis [RA]) and 90 healthy donors were examined...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Federico Mecacci, Serena Simeone, Calogero Lino Cirami, Mauro Cozzolino, Caterina Serena, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Pamela Gallo, Lorenzo Emmi, Daniele Cammelli, Giorgio Mello, Marco Matucci Cerinic
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly affects women of childbearing age. Hypertension, antiphospholipid syndrome, and lupus nephritis are risk factors for adverse maternal/fetal outcome. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients with and without SLE nephritis, using a multidisciplinary approach and a broad prophylaxis protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 86 pregnancies complicated by SLE...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
V Le Guern, M Rossignol, A Proust
Maternal deaths of indirect causes result of a preexisting disease or an affection appeared during the pregnancy without any relationship with obstetrical causes, but worsened by the physiological effects of pregnancy. Among the 23 deaths of indirect cause related to a preexisiting pathology, 22 (96 %) have been analyzed by the expert comity. A known or preexisting chronic disease was documented in 16 patients (sick-cell disorder, n=3, treated epilepsy, n=3, intracerebral carvenomas, n=1, multifocal glial tumor, n=1, breast cancer, n=1, systemic lupus, n=1, diabetes mellitus, n=3, antiphospholipid syndrome, n=1)...
December 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Thi Anh Dao Le, Duy Anh Nguyen, Thanh Van Ta, Van Minh Hoang
Recurrent pregnancy loss is a physical and mental burden for women.  In Vietnam, exploring the cause of miscarriages is still a challenge to clinical physicians. We aimed to investigate the etiology of recurrent pregnancy loss in a national hospital of obstetrics and gynecology in Vietnam from 2012 to 2014. The cross-sectional study included 301 pregnant women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss. The patients were examined and offered medical testing to determine cause(s). Based on testing we determined causation for (11...
October 25, 2017: Health Care for Women International
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by arterial and/or venous thrombosis and/or recurrent pregnancy losses. Obstetric APS (OAPS) is considered as a distinct entity from vascular APS (VAPS). In the absence of any additional disease, APS is designated as primary (PAPS), while the term secondary APS (SAPS) is used when other diseases are associated. Catastrophic APS (CAPS) is characterized by the rapid development of multiple thrombosis in various vital organs. The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL Abs) is considered as a laboratory criterion for APS diagnosis...
November 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
C Cardinale, J Berbis, C Chau, F Bernard, D Arnoux, M-F Fratacci, L Boubli, F Bretelle
OBJECTIVES: To assess the rate of anomalies in the etiological evaluation of patients presenting recurrent early miscarriages (RM) according to miscarriage chronology (number of miscarriages, history of live birth and succession of RM). METHODS: Retrospective single centre study including RM, defined as at least 2 miscarriages at less than 14 weeks of gestation (WG) between the 1st January 2012 and the 31st December 2015. Clinical data and etiological evaluation include blood glucose levels, screening for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), endocrine assessment, vitamin levels, pelvic imaging, karyotyping of both partners, chronic endometritis and thrombophilia screening...
December 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Ebru Alici Davutoğlu, Aysegul Ozel, Nevin Yılmaz, Riza Madazli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the distribution and the obstetric outcomes of pregnancies with different types of rheumatic diseases managed in our unit. METHODS: Pregnancies of 162 women with rheumatic diseases, seen for their antenatal care at our department for the period between 2013 and 2017 were included in this retrospective clinical study. Obstetric and perinatal outcomes were main outcome measures. RESULTS: The most encountered rheumatic diseases were SLE (37...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Karen Schreiber, Massimo Radin, Savino Sciascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as the association of thrombotic events and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). In this review, we will highlight the most important clinical presentations of APS with a focus on the obstetric morbidity, the current management strategies and the outlook for the future. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of aspirin and heparin has improved the pregnancy outcome in obstetric APS and approximately 70% of pregnant women with APS have a successful pregnancy outcome...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alexander D Makatsariya, Jamilya Khizroeva, Viktoriya O Bitsadze
BACKGROUND: Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is an uncommon, often fatal, variant of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) that results in a widespread coagulopathy and high titres of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and affects predominantly small vessels supplying organs with the development of multiorgan failure. It remains unclear why some patients develop the typical clinical picture of APS (thrombosis of large vessels), whereas others show the development of progressive microthrombosis, which the authors called "thrombotic storm" and multiple organ failure, that is, CAPS...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Genady Drozdinsky, Eran Hadar, Anat Shmueli, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Shachaf Shiber
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is classified as the association of a thrombotic event and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies and/or lupus anticoagulant. To evaluate the incidence of subsequent thrombosis among women diagnosed with purely obstetric APS. We retrospectively reviewed and collected demographic and clinical data from the computerized charts of all patients with obstetric APS, from 1992 to 2017. Eligibility criteria included all women diagnosed with APS, according to the 2006 revised criteria, for whom the clinical manifestations were purely obstetric...
October 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Laura Ormesher, Louise E Simcox, Clare Tower, Ian A Greer
Clinicians increasingly investigate women for thrombophilias due to their associations with venous thromboembolism and placenta-mediated pregnancy complication. These associations, however, are modest and based largely on retrospective data from studies with heterogeneous classifications and populations, leading to discordance between evidence and guidelines. Current evidence suggests a contributory rather than causative role for thrombophilia in placenta-mediated pregnancy complication and venous thromboembolism...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
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
Leyre Riancho-Zarrabeitia, Germán Daroca, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Ana Haya, Víctor M Martínez-Taboada
OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical and serological course of fertile women with positive antiphospholipid (aPL), and the factors and therapeutic implications associated with aPL negativization. METHODS: Retrospective study including 105 women with a positive aPL serology between 1995 and 2013 attending the obstetric autoimmune pathology clinic of a tertiary facility. Patients were classified into the following 3 groups: patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (pAPS, 49), patients with a positive serology for aPL, not meeting clinical criteria (42), and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and a positive aPL serology (14)...
May 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Mara Taraborelli, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Dall'Ara, Micaela Fredi, Laura Andreoli, Maria Gerosa, Ariela Hoxha, Laura Massaro, Marta Tonello, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Patrice Cacoub, Franco Franceschini, Pier Luigi Meroni, Jean Charles Piette, Amelia Ruffatti, Guido Valesini, Eon Nigel Harris, Angela Tincani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the longterm frequency of thrombotic recurrences, obstetrical complications, organ damage, severe comorbidities, and evolution toward connective tissue disease (CTD) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). METHODS: Medical records of patients with PAPS followed in 6 centers for ≥ 15 years were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred fifteen patients were studied: 88% women, followed between 1983 and 2014 with a mean (± SD) age at diagnosis of 33 (± 10) years...
August 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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