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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471673/identifying-additional-risk-factors-for-thrombosis-and-pregnancy-morbidities-among-antiphospholipid-antibodies-carriers
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Yu Zuo, Jennifer Fan, Ravi Sarode, Song Zhang, Una E Makris, David R Karp, Yu-Min Shen
The evaluation of thrombotic and pregnancy risks associated with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL)in individual patients without antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) clinical manifestation is challenging. Our aim is to identify additional risk factors or potential candidate "second hits" for APS clinical events in a large cohort of ethnically diverse aPL-positive patients. We included 219 consecutive aPL-positive patients who attended clinic at our institution. All patients had at least 1 persistent high titer (≥99 percentiles) aPL...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467357/improvement-of-libman-sacks-endocarditis-with-combined-hydroxychloroquine-vitamin-k-antagonist-therapy-in-a-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-patient
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Loukman Omarjee, Vincent Jaquinandi, Audrey Camarzana, Frederic Rouleau, Tin-Hinan Mezdad, Thierry Le Tourneau, Guillaume Mahe, Cristina Belizna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462939/peripheral-b-cell-subset-distribution-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460913/-migraine-masks-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-headache
#4
A V Sergeev
Differential diagnosis of migraine, can be difficult, especially of migraine with aura. On the one hand, some diseases can produce symptoms similar to migraine (cerebral aneurysm before rupture, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome). On the other hand, migraine with aura and some other disorders are conditions that have common pathophysiological mechanisms (e.g., CADASIL and MELAS syndrome, antiphospholipid syndrome). Thirdly, clinical presentations of migraine are often difficult to distinguish from features of other headache conditions (migraine with aura - transient ischemic attack, migraine with visual aura - occipital epilepsy)...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451664/update-on-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
#5
Michelle Remião Ugolini Lopes, Adriana Danowski, Andreas Funke, Jozelia Rêgo, Roger Levy, Danieli Castro Oliveira de Andrade
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) associated with thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity. Most APS events are directly related to thrombotic events, which may affect small, medium or large vessels. Other clinical features like thrombocytopenia, nephropathy, cardiac valve disease, cognitive dysfunction and skin ulcers (called non-criteria manifestations) add significant morbidity to this syndrome and represent clinical situations that are challenging...
November 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449418/the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-its-non-criteria-manifestations
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EDITORIAL
Fady Georges Joseph, Husni W Habboush
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448257/nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-presenting-with-leg-pain-and-a-left-atrial-mass-lesion
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Ahmed A Abouarab, Adham Elmously, Jeremy R Leonard, Mohammed J Arisha, Mario Gaudino, Naveent Narula, Arash Salemi
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a major cause of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) associated with intracardiac sterile vegetations. It is rare for vegetations to present as an atrial tumor. This report describes a 48-year-old female with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome complicated by recurrent thrombosis on anticoagulation. A large left atrial mass lesion was detected on echocardiography during a work-up for leg burning. Infective endocarditis could not be confirmed, and hence left atrial mass lesion was the most likely diagnosis...
February 15, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444792/intestinal-obstruction-caused-by-a-strangulating-adnexa-a-rare-complication-of-ovarian-sparing-hysterectomy
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Mohamad Minhem, Youssef Mohsen, Charbel Saade, Ali Hallal
Intestinal obstruction caused by a remnant fallopian tube from previous hysterectomy is a rare entity that has been reported once in the literature. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with both small and large bowel obstructions caused by a strangulating remnant fallopian tube. She had an ovarian sparing hysterectomy 16 years ago and was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome. Our case report will discuss the clinical presentation, imaging and outcome of the patient. It will also briefly tackle other rare causes of bowel obstruction...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443761/haemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-infection-with-adenovirus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Haemolytic-uremic syndrome is a rare but serious complication of bacterial and viral infections, which is characterized by the triad of: acute renal failure, microangiopathic haemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, sometimes severe, requiring peritoneal dialysis. In Europe, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in paediatric pathology is primarily caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, followed by O26. Beside these etiologies, there are other bacterial and viral infections, and also noninfectious ones that have been associated to lead to HUS as well: in the progression of neoplasia, medication-related, post-transplantation, during pregnancy or associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus or family causes with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431056/characteristics-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-sample-of-the-egyptian-population-a-retrospective-cohort-of-1109-patients-from-a-single-center
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K T El Hadidi, B M Medhat, N M Abdel Baki, H Abdel Kafy, W Abdelrahaman, A Y Yousri, D H Attia, M Eissa, D El Dessouki, I Elgazzar, F T Elgengehy, N El Ghobashy, H El Hadary, G El Mardenly, H El Naggar, A M El Nahas, R M El Refai, H Allah El Rwiny, R M Elsman, M Galal, S Ghoniem, L A Maged, S M Sally, H Naji, S Saad, M Shaaban, M Sharaf, N Sobhy, R M Soliman, T S El Hadidi
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease that can vary among different ethnic and racial groups. Objective The objective of this paper is to study the prevalence of various manifestations of SLE in a sample of the Egyptian population. Patients and methods Information in this study was derived from the medical records of SLE patients who sought medical advice at a private clinic in Cairo from January 1980 to June 2016. Results This study included 1109 SLE patients, of whom 114 (10...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406902/autoimmune-and-paraneoplastic-movement-disorders-an-update
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REVIEW
José Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo, Joseph Jankovic
Movement disorders (MDs) are common in patients with autoimmune disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. They may be observed in autoimmune disorders triggered by an infectious agent, such as streptococcus in Sydenham's chorea, or in basal ganglia encephalitis with antibodies against the dopamine-D2 receptors. In these patients chorea or dystonia are usually the most prominent hyperkinetic MDs. MDs are also observed in patients with diffuse or limbic encephalitis with antibodies directed against neuronal cell-surface antigens...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402471/direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-patients-with-thrombophilia-antiphospholipid-syndrome-or-venous-thrombosis-of-unusual-sites-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Laurent Bertoletti, Ygal Benhamou, Yannick Béjot, Sylvestre Marechaux, Saida Cheggour, Boris Aleil, Nicolas Lellouche, Jean-Guillaume Dillinger, Aurélien Delluc
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are indicated in the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the use of DOACs in unusual VTE, including cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT), and in patients with biological thrombophilia including minor thrombophilia (Factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A), major innate thrombophilia (protein C and S deficiency, and antithrombin) and major acquired thrombophilia (antiphospholipid syndrome [APS]), remains controversial due to the paucity of available data...
February 2, 2018: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398524/-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-and-prednisone-in-the-presence-of-serum-autoimmunity-in-female-infertility
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M Cheloufi, C Wackenheim, C Dumestre-Pérard, A Gueniffey, V Equy, C Thong-Vanh, C Dunand-Faure, P Hoffmann, A Deroux
OBJECTIVE: Presence of non-specific autoimmunity (antinuclear antibodies without antigenic specificities and/or antiphospholipid antibodies without criteria of antiphospholipid syndrome) seems to be associated with unexplained female infertility. The objective is to study the characteristics of patients who undergone treatment for non-specific antibodies in Medically Assisted Procreation (MAP). METHODS: Ten patients were prospectively followed at MAP center of Grenoble University Hospital...
February 2, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395258/extra-criteria-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-risk-assessment-and-management
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391679/rare-presentation-of-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-myocarditis-in-post-partum-period-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Bhavana Girish, Shalini Gainder, S C Saha, Darshan Krishnappa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385876/antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-best-prophet-of-the-future
#16
Olga Amengual, Tatsuya Atsumi
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the occurrence of venous and arterial thromboses, often multiple, and obstetric-related adverse events in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). APS, first described in 1983, as thrombosis, abortion and cerebral disease, is nowadays recognised as a systemic disease with a wide constellation of clinical manifestations related to acute and chronic vascular lesions. The presence of aPL is the serological hallmark of APS representing a heterogeneous population of autoantibodies with many antigenic specificities directed to phospholipid-binding proteins, either alone or in combination with phospholipids...
February 1, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382812/evaluation-and-management-of-spinal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-lupus-vasculitis
#17
Ryan M Glynn, Madeline R Garza, Franco M Campanella
BACKGROUND Isolated spinal artery subarachnoid hemorrhage is a rare occurrence in the general population, but occurs more commonly as one of many neurologic sequela of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The etiology of a neurologic deficit in an SLE patient is often multifactorial. Comorbid conditions, such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, predispose to stroke. Other diagnoses, including transverse myelitis, may also be attributed to local inflammation. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old woman with SLE and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome experienced severe back pain followed by sudden paralysis and sensory loss below the T2 level...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382608/metabolic-syndrome-autoimmunity-and-rheumatic-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Gabriela Medina, Olga Vera-Lastra, Ana Lilia Peralta-Amaro, María Pilar Jiménez-Arellano, Miguel Angel Saavedra, María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Luis J Jara
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including obesity and visceral adiposity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension contributing to CV mortality. The interface between the metabolic and immune systems has been of great interest recently. These interactions are regulated through genetics, nutritional status, and the intestinal microbiome. Alterations in the immune-metabolic cross-talk contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. Adipokines exert a variety of metabolic activities contributing to the ethiopathogenesis of MetS and are involved in the regulation of both inflammatory processes and autoimmunity occurring in rheumatic diseases...
January 27, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374941/-refractory-heart-failure-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#19
J Chen, Z L Zhang, J L Hao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374648/secondary-omental-infarction-in-a-patient-with-a-hypercoagulable-state
#20
Mohammed Alshehri, Hisham Khalifa, Abdulhadi Alqahtani, Mohammad Aburahmah
Omental infarction is a rare cause of acute and non-specific abdominal pain. We report a case of a 46-year-old man who presented to the emergency room with right upper quadrant cramping pain that was of sudden onset. The patient's presentation was later diagnosed as an omental infarction, by an abdominal CT. After extensive work-up, it was revealed that the cause of the patient's omental infarction was secondary to a hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid syndrome, based on his thrombophilia work-up...
January 26, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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