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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102512/anti-phospholipid-syndrome-associated-with-schizophrenia-description-of-five-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Pikman Regina, Rotman Pnina, Aiman Natur, Levy Yair
Anti-phospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by anti-phospholipid antibodies, arterial and venous thrombosis, pregnancy morbidity, and various neurological manifestations including psychiatric disorders. Higher incidence of various autoimmune disorders was found in schizophrenia. In addition, an association between the presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies and schizophrenia or psychosis was previously described, mainly as case reports. Although initially believed to be a result of neuroleptic treatment, the reasons for this association remain obscure...
January 19, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081513/thrombosis-of-a-mechanical-prosthetic-aortic-valve-in-early-pregnancy-histopathological-findings
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Roman Scheidmann, Rudi Foth, Matthias Sigler
We present results of the histopathological workup of a prosthetic aortic valve which was explanted from a 31-year-old woman due to valve thrombosis during early pregnancy. Our images demonstrate nicely thrombotic material directly adherent to the pyrolytic carbon surface in a human specimen.
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057056/right-iliac-vein-thrombosis-mimicking-acute-appendicitis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Desmond Aroke, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Larry Tangie Ngek, Simeon Pierre Choukem
BACKGROUND: Right iliac vein thrombosis is uncommon in pregnancy. Nonetheless, when it does occur, its presentation could be very unspecific with important diagnostic challenges and this could have negative therapeutic consequences especially in a resource limited setting. CASE PRESENTATION: The historical, clinical and laboratory data of a 30 year old G2P1001 woman of African ethnicity at 11 weeks of gestation pointed towards a right iliac vein thrombosis missed for an acute appendicitis with subsequent appendectomy and failure to cure...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056758/thrombotic-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-towards-novel-targeted-therapies
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Md Asiful Islam, Fahmida Alam, Kah Keng Wong, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Siew Hua Gan
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with persistent levels of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The development of thrombosis in APS is mediated by aPLs and contributes to the high mortality rate in APS patients. However, although APS has been reported for more than 30 years, there has been no optimal regimen for its prevention or for the management of thrombosis, mainly because the mainstay treatment strategies for managing APS are not targeted towards aPL-mediated thrombotic pathophysiology...
5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050648/diagnostic-value-of-antibodies-to-phosphatidylserine-prothrombin-complex-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-chinese-patients
#5
Lei Zhu, Chun Li, Na Liu, Xin Yang, R L Jia, Rong Mu, Yin Su, Z G Li
To evaluate the diagnosis value of antibodies to phosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex (aPS/PT) in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to determine the clinical features of APS patients with avidity of aPS/PT. Serum samples were collected from 108 APS patients. Sixty patients with pregnancy morbidity, 37 patients with thrombosis without a history of autoimmune diseases, and 89 healthy blood donors were included as the control group. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test was performed to detect the concentration of aPS/PT, including IgG/M, IgG, and IgM forms, in the same serum sample...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050371/haemostatic-profile-in-patients-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-tertiary-care-centre-experience
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Yatendra Parashar, Rashmi Kushwaha, Ashutosh Kumar, Kamal Agarwal, U S Singh, Mili Jain, S P Verma, A K Tripathi
INTRODUCTION: Patients of MPN commonly present with abnormalities in laboratory coagulation tests that are consistent with hypercoagulable state. Some individuals with MPN exhibit a pattern of exclusive bleeding or thrombotic events; many others have both bleeding and thrombosis during the course of the disease. AIM: This study was undertaken to assess the haemostatic defects and platelet functions in patients of MPN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One year prospective study was conducted at a tertiary care centre in North India in Department of Pathology in collaboration with Department of Clinical Haematology...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044251/novel-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-frontiers-in-thrombotic-anti-phospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Mario Bazzan, Dario Roccatello
The anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity, associated with a persistent positivity for anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL). The current classification criteria for APS include three laboratory tests: lupus anti-coagulant (LA), anti-cardiolipin (aCL), and anti-β2 glycoprotein-I (β2GPI). To date, the therapeutic approach for thrombotic APS mainly centers on long-term anti-coagulation with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA). APS management may represent a challenge for the treating physicians...
February 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028299/gene-expression-in-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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M Muhammad Aliff, S Muhammad Shazwan, M M Nur Fariha, A R Hayati, A R Nur Syahrina, M Maizatul Azma, A H Nazefah, S Jameela, A A Asral Wirda
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a multisystem disease that may present as venous or arterial thrombosis and/or pregnancy complications with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Until today, heterogeneity of pathogenic mechanism fits well with various clinical manifestations. Moreover, previous studies have indicated that genes are differentially expressed between normal and in the disease state. Hence, this study systematically searched the literature on human gene expression that was differentially expressed in Obstetric APS...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028298/microrna-expression-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-microrna-target-genes-analysis
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S Muhammad Shazwan, M Muhammad Aliff, A A Asral Wirda, A R Hayati, M Maizatul Azma, A R Nur Syahrina, A H Nazefah, S Jameela, M M Nur Fariha
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are autoantibodies that attack phospholipid through anti-beta 2-glycoprotein 1. The actions of aPL are associated with events leading to thrombosis and morbidity in pregnancy. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is diagnosed when a patient is persistently positive for aPL and also has recognised clinical manifestations such as recurrent pregnancy losses, arterial or venous thrombosis and in a catastrophic case, can result in death. Unfortunately, the pathogenesis of APS is still not well established...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024507/-correlation-of-thrombosis-and-prothrombotic-state-with-coagulation-factor-v-gene-polymorphism-and-apcr-hhcy
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Li-Xia Gao, Qiu-Lan Ding, Ke-Xiong Wu, Jun Hu, Xue-Feng Wang, Chuan-Ling Dong, Qin Dai, Bing Zhang, Jin Dai, Ping He, Xue-Ping Zhang, Yun-Xia Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of patients with thrombosis or prothrombotic status with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), activated protein C-resistance(APCR) and gene polymorphism of coagulation factor V. METHODS: Three hundred healthy voluteers were selected as controls, 223 cases of thrombosis (80 cases of cerebral infarction of CT, the MI of 82 cases of myocardial infarction, venous thrombosis of VTE 61 cases), 270 cases of patients with prothrombotic state (76 cases of pregnancy disease of PIH, 62 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 60 cases of diabetes(DM) and 72 cases of cancer) were enrolled in this study...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017497/developmental-hemostasis-a-lifespan-from-neonates-and-pregnancy-to-the-young-and-elderly-adult-in-a-european-white-population
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Ulrike Nowak-Göttl, Verena Limperger, Gili Kenet, Frauke Degenhardt, Roman Arlt, Justus Domschikowski, Hartmut Clausnizer, Jürgen Liebsch, Ralf Junker, Dagmar Steppat
Absolute values of reference ranges for coagulation assays in humans vary within the entire lifespan and confirm the concept of developmental hemostasis. It is known that physiologic concentrations of coagulation factors (F) gradually increase over age: they are lower in premature infants as compared to full-term babies, healthy children or adults. Here we demonstrate in a cohort of 1011 blood donors and in a group of 193 healthy pregnant women, that the process of developmental hemostasis proceeds in adults...
December 5, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009646/lupus-anticoagulant-hypoprothrombinemia-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-intracranial-bleeding
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Sreejesh Sreedharanunni, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Narender Kumar, Sunil K Bose, Rishi Dhawan, Pankaj Malhotra
We report a 14-year-old girl who presented with subdural hematoma and a deranged coagulation profile suggestive of an inhibitor. Investigations revealed prothrombin deficiency along with positivity for antiphospholipid antibodies, which improved with steroid therapy. Bleeding diathesis in children and adolescents commonly results from thrombocytopenia, platelet function disorders, or coagulation factor deficiency; whereas bleeding because of coagulation factor inhibitors are extremely rare in this age group...
December 22, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004764/sheehan-syndrome
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Züleyha Karaca, Bashir A Laway, Hatice S Dokmetas, Hulusi Atmaca, Fahrettin Kelestimur
Sheehan syndrome or postpartum hypopituitarism is a condition characterized by hypopituitarism due to necrosis of the pituitary gland. The initial insult is caused by massive postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), leading to impaired blood supply to the pituitary gland, which has become enlarged during pregnancy. Small sella turcica size, vasospasms (caused by PPH) and/or thrombosis (associated with pregnancy or coagulation disorders) are predisposing factors; autoimmunity might be involved in the progressive worsening of pituitary functions...
December 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995360/a-european-society-of-paediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-espnic-survey-of-european-critical-care-management-of-young-people
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R Tuckwell, D Wood, S Mansfield-Sturgess, J Brierley
: Adolescents have specific healthcare needs distinct from adults or younger children secondary to anatomical, physiological and socio-behavioural differences. Healthcare providers have been slow to address this, leading the UK Department of Health (2011) to publish 'You're Welcome' quality criteria for services for young people. (In the UK, the term young people is preferred to adolescent.) These generic criteria poorly fit the critical care environment, omitting key issues whilst insisting upon irrelevant standards...
February 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988438/detection-of-lupus-anticoagulant-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Ariela Hoxha, Alessandra Banzato, Amelia Ruffatti, Vittorio Pengo
Lupus anticoagulant (LAC) is an in vitro phenomenon determining a phospholipid-dependent elongation of clotting times. The presence of LAC associated with anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2 glycoprotein I (anti-β2GPI) antibodies is strongly associated with thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) targeting thrombin and factor Xa are currently widely use to prevent and treat venous and arterial thromboembolism. Some concern has, however, been expressed about the possibility of false laboratory results during LAC assessment in patients taking these drugs...
December 15, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975099/paradoxical-bleeding-and-thrombotic-episodes-of-dysprothrombinaemia-due-to-a-homozygous-arg382his-mutation
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Qiulan Ding, Likui Yang, Xiaoqing Zhao, Wenman Wu, Xuefeng Wang, Alireza R Rezaie
We have characterised the pathogenic basis of dysprothrombinaemia in a patient exhibiting paradoxical bleeding and thrombotic defects during pregnancy and postpartum. Genetic analysis revealed that the proband is homozygous for the prothrombin Arg382His mutation, possessing only ~1 % clotting activity. The proband experienced severe bleeding episodes during her pregnancy, which required treatment with prothrombin complex concentrates, and then pulmonary embolism and deep-vein thrombosis at 28 days postpartum, which required treatment with LMWH and fresh frozen plasma...
December 15, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965311/accurate-diagnosis-of-iliac-vein-thrombosis-in-pregnancy-with-magnetic-resonance-direct-thrombus-imaging-mrdti
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Charlotte E A Dronkers, Alexandr Srámek, Menno V Huisman, Frederikus A Klok
A pregnant woman aged 29 years, G1P0 at 21 weeks of gestation of a dichorionic diamniotic twin, presented with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the left leg. Repeated (compression) ultrasonography was not diagnostic for DVT but showed reduced flow over the left external iliac vein, common femoral vein and superficial femoral vein. In pursue of a definite diagnosis, magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging was performed showing a clear high signal in the left common iliac vein which is diagnostic for acute thrombosis in this venous segment...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926655/maternal-morbidity-after-previable-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Alexis Panzer, Matthew R Grace, Marcela C Smid, J Adeolu Keku, Catherine J Vladutiu, Kim A Boggess, Tracy A Manuck
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for maternal morbidity after previable prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of singleton and twin pregnancies complicated by previable PROM (14.0-22.9 weeks of gestation) at a single tertiary care referral institution, 2000-2015. Pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies, previable PROM within 2 weeks of chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, and those with contraindications to expectant management (eg, chorioamnionitis) were excluded...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913749/belimumab-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#19
A Yazici, B Yazirli, D Erkan
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with persistently positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). Patients with aPL may also experience thrombocytopenia, cardiac valve disease, nephropathy, skin ulcer, or cognitive dysfunction, which are collectively known as non-criteria manifestations of APS. A description is provided of two primary APS patients who received belimumab (10 mg/kg) for an aPL-related manifestation.
December 2, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913550/prevention-of-thrombosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#20
Wendy Lim
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired autoimmune condition characterized by thrombotic events, pregnancy morbidity, and laboratory evidence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). Management of these patients includes the prevention of a first thrombotic episode in at-risk patients (primary prevention) and preventing recurrent thrombotic complications in patients with a history of thrombosis (secondary prevention). Assessment of thrombotic risk in these patients, balanced against estimated bleeding risks associated with antithrombotic therapy could assist clinicians in determining whether antithrombotic therapy is warranted...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
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