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lupus anticoagulant testing

Tatsuya Seki, Yasushige Shingu, Hiroshi Sugiki, Satoru Wakasa, Hiroki Katoh, Tomonori Ooka, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a complex autoimmune disease often related to systemic lupus erythematosus. Although adequate anticoagulation is important for APS patients during cardiopulmonary bypass, clotting tests can be potentially misleading due to antiphospholipid antibodies. We performed cardiac surgery safely in two APS patients under anticoagulation monitoring determined using preoperative heparin titration. We performed heparin titration for activated clotting time to determine the appropriate heparin concentration during cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
F Popescu, C R Jaslow, W H Kutteh
STUDY QUESTION: Will the addition of 24-chromosome microarray analysis on miscarriage tissue combined with the standard American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) evaluation for recurrent miscarriage explain most losses? SUMMARY ANSWER: Over 90% of patients with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) will have a probable or definitive cause identified when combining genetic testing on miscarriage tissue with the standard ASRM evaluation for recurrent miscarriage...
March 12, 2018: Human Reproduction
Ulrike Nowak-Göttl, Heleen van Ommen, Gili Kenet
Venous thrombosis (VTE) in children is gaining increased awareness and apart from underlying medical conditions, recently reported systematic reviews on pediatric VTE (70% provoked) have shown significant associations between thrombosis and presence of inherited thrombophilic risk factors (IT), such as protein C-, protein S- and antithrombin deficiency, mutations of factor 5 (F5: rs6025) and factor 2 (F2: rs1799963), even more pronounced when combined IT were involved. Although we have learned more about the pathophysiology of VTE with the increased discovery of IT evidence is still lacking as to whether IT influence the clinical outcome in pediatric VTE...
February 21, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Clive Kearon, Sameer Parpia, Fredrick A Spencer, Trevor Baglin, Scott M Stevens, Kenneth A Bauer, Steven R Lentz, Craig M Kessler, James D Douketis, Stephan Moll, Scott Kaatz, Sam Schulman, Jean M Connors, Jeffrey S Ginsberg, Luciana Spadafora, Vinai Bhagirath, Patricia C Liaw, Jeffrey I Weitz, Jim A Julian
It is uncertain whether antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) increase the risk of recurrence after a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). We tested for anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2 glycoprotein I antibodies and lupus anticoagulant on two occasions about six months apart in 307 patients with a first unprovoked VTE who were part of a prospective cohort study. We then determined if APA were associated with recurrent thrombosis in the 290 patients who stopped anticoagulant therapy in response to negative D-dimer results...
February 28, 2018: Blood
Mesude Falay, Mehmet Senes, Dogan Yücel, Turan Turhan, Simten Dagdaş, Melike Pekin, Namik K Nazaroglu, Gülsüm Özet
BACKGROUND: This study is a retrospective evaluation of patients who were subject to mixing study in our laboratory due to prolonged APTT. The preliminary diagnoses, clinical manifestations, and results of additional ordered tests were reviewed. The study aims to investigate whether repeating APTT test with a different assay prior to performing mixed study in patients with prolonged APTT would be a better alternative algorithmic approach in order to save both time and costs. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 166 patients (65 females and 101 males) who were subject to mixing study due to isolated prolonged APTT...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
T Exner, N Michalopoulos, J Pearce, R Xavier, M Ahuja
AIM: To evaluate a simple method using an adsorbent product (DOAC Stop) for extracting direct oral anti-coagulants (DOACs) from plasmas. METHOD: DOAC Stop was tested on normal and a range of abnormal plasmas initially using activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) tests and a more DOAC-sensitive Russells viper venom-based clotting test (DOAC Test). Further tests for prothrombin time/International Normalized Ratio (PT/INR), lupus anticoagulants, activated protein C (APC) resistance, antithrombin, plasminogen, protein C and S were carried out on various patient samples...
January 30, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Yeowon A Kim, Kent B Lewandrowski, Fils-Amie Lucien, Elizabeth M Van Cott
: Coagulation laboratories have largely stopped transporting whole blood specimens on ice, due to adverse effects on factor VIII, von Willebrand factor, and the prothrombin time. However, it is unknown whether ice should be required or avoided for other coagulation assays. Furthermore, the amount of time that specimens remain stable during transportation at room temperature (RT) is also largely unknown for many coagulation tests. Therefore, this study investigated specimen stability on ice and RT for a comprehensive panel of coagulation tests...
March 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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
H Elsayed Mansour, S Gamal Arafa, W Abdelfatah Shehata
A 30-year-old female presented to the rheumatology outpatient clinic of the Internal Medicine Department, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, complaining of a large right leg ulcer consistent with pyoderma gangrenosum. There was history of recurrent attacks of bleeding per rectum of one-year duration. During hospitalization she noticed blurring of vision in the left eye with diffuse blackish discoloration of the feet and toes, consistent with small-vessel vasculitis. Colonoscopy with biopsy and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease-ulcerative colitis (IBD-UC)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
L Stojanovich, A Djokovic, N Stanisavljevic, M Zdravkovic
Objectives To investigate a possible relationship between cerebrovascular, such as stroke and transient ischaemic attack, and various cutaneous manifestations (livedo reticularis, skin ulcerations, pseudovasculitis lesions, superficial cutaneous necrosis and digital gangrene) in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). This report is based on a Serbian cohort of APS patients. Methods A total of 508 antiphospholipid syndrome APS patients were assessed: 360 with primary (PAPS) and 148 with APS associated with SLE (SAPS)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
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
Jean Amiral, Anne Marie Vissac, Jerard Seghatchian
Activated Protein C Resistance is mainly associated to a factor V mutation (RQ506), which induces a deficient inactivation of activated factor V by activated protein C, and is associated to an increased risk of venous and arterial thrombosis in affected individuals, caused by the prolonged activated factor V survival. Its prevalence is mainly in Caucasians (about 5%), and this mutation is absent in Africans and Asians. Presence of Factor V-Leiden is usually evidenced with clotting methods, using a two-step APTT assay performed without or with APC: prolongation of blood coagulation time is decreased if this factor is present...
November 14, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
S De Carolis, S Tabacco, F Rizzo, G Perrone, C Garufi, A Botta, S Salvi, P Benedetti Panici, A Lanzone
The present study investigated: (a) the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and (b) the obstetric outcome in healthy pregnant women showing false-positive TORCH-Toxoplasmosis, Other: syphilis, varicella-zoster, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes infections-results. Data from 23 singleton healthy pregnancies with false-positive TORCH results were collected. Each woman was systematically screened for TORCH IgG and IgM during the pre-conception assessment and/or at the beginning of pregnancy. In the presence of IgM positivity, when indicated (CMV, toxoplasmosis, rubella, herpes simplex virus), IgG avidity was evaluated and, if possible, polymerase chain reaction was performed on an amniotic fluid sample in order to distinguish between primary infection or false positivity...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
William E Winter, Sherri D Flax, Neil S Harris
Primary hemostasis begins with endothelial injury. VWF, produced by endothelial cells, binds to platelets and links them to subendothelial collagen. Platelet-derived ADP and thromboxane activate non-adhered platelets via their GPIIb/IIIa receptors, allowing these platelets to participate in platelet aggregation. Secondary hemostasis is initiated with the binding of factor VII to extravascular tissue factor (TF). Factors II, VII, IX and X are vitamin K-dependent factors. The role of vitamin K is to assist in the addition of gamma carboxylate groups to glutamic acids in the "GLA" domains of these factors...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
I N Ibrahim, A I Mamman, S E Adaji, A Hassan, A A Babadoko
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous abortion (SA) is a common complication of pregnancy. Presence of lupus anticoagulant (LA), one of the antiphospholipid antibodies, has been associated with SA in many studies, especially in Caucasians. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of LA in women with SA in ABUTH, Zaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 100 consecutive women presenting with SA with no history of thrombotic episodes were enrolled into the study...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Thaís da Silva Santos, Andressa Lorena Ieque, Hayalla Corrêa de Carvalho, Ana Maria Sell, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni, Izabel Galhardo Demarchi, Quirino Alves de Lima Neto, Jorge Juarez Vieira Teixeira
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition that is associated with thrombosis and morbidity in pregnancy. The exact mechanisms by which these associations occur appear to be heterogeneous and are not yet well understood. The aim of this study was to identify and analyze publications in recent years to better understand the diagnosis and its contribution to monitoring APS among women with recurrent miscarriage (RM). This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using the PubMed and Web of Knowledge databases, with articles published between 2010 and 2014, according to the PRISMA statement...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Kate Ross, Jessika Contreras, David Aung-Din, Mary Lien
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a rare cutaneous small- to medium-vessel vasculitis of unknown etiology. Clinically it ranges in manifestation from livedo reticularis to large cutaneous ulcers and necrosis. Prognosis is favorable and progression to systemic polyarteritis nodosa is rare. There are multiple treatment options, none of which have proven to be definitively effective. Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa has been associated with abnormal antibody testing with elevations of antiphospholipid cofactor antibody, lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibody, and anti-β 2 -glycoprotein I-dependent cardiolipin antibodies, as well as elevated anti-phosphatidylserine-prothrombin complex antibody...
August 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Eric Mou, Henry Kwang, Jason Hom, Lisa Shieh, Andre Kumar, Ilana Richman, Caroline Berube
Laboratory costs of thrombophilia testing exceed an estimated $650 million (in US dollars) annually. Quantifying the prevalence and financial impact of potentially inappropriate testing in the inpatient hospital setting represents an integral component of the effort to reduce healthcare expenditures. We conducted a retrospective analysis of our electronic medical record to evaluate 2 years' worth of inpatient thrombophilia testing measured against preformulated appropriateness criteria. Cost data were obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2016 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Nicholas Cox, Stacy A Johnson, Sara Vazquez, Ryan P Fleming, Matthew T Rondina, David Kaplan, Stephanie Chauv, Gabriel V Fontaine, Scott M Stevens, Scott Woller, Daniel M Witt
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend against routine use of thrombophilia testing in patients with acute thromboembolism. Thrombophilia testing rarely changes acute management of a thrombotic event. OBJECTIVE: To determine appropriateness of thrombophilia testing in a teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One academic medical center in Utah. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who received thrombophilia testing between July 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Franz Ratzinger, Tanja Panic, Helmuth Haslacher, Thomas Perkmann, Klaus G Schmetterer, Sabine Belik, Georg Maenner, Ingrid Pabinger, Peter Quehenberger
INTRODUCTION: Lupus anticoagulant (LAC) testing is challenging. Most data are derived from a well-controlled study environment with potential alterations to daily routines. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to assess the capacity of various LAC screening tests and derived mixing tests to predict a positive result in subsequent confirmation tests in a large cohort of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 5832 individuals, we retrospectively evaluated the accuracy of the aPTT-A, aPTT-LAscreen , aPTT-FS and dRVVTscreen and of their derived mixing tests in detecting a positive confirmation test result within the same blood specimen...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
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