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Hypertension and lupus erithematosus systemic

Alexandra Cordeiro, Rita Lermann, Paula Ambrósio, Isabel Nogueira, Fátima Serrano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Antiphospholipid antibodies (APLAs) have been associated with pregnancy loss and other obstetric complications, such as pre--eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm delivery. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients frequently present APLAs and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome. The purpose of this work is to evaluate pregnancy outcome in SLE patients with and without APLAs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 136 gestations in women with SLE diagnosis previous to pregnancy that underwent surveillance in our maternity from 1993 to 2007...
July 2009: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
C Tanaseanu, S Tudor, I Tamsulea, D Marta, G Manea, Elena Moldoveanu
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease with a poor prognosis that ultimately leads to right ventricular failure and death. The pathogenesis of severe PH seems to be related to inflammatory responses and coagulation disturbances. Many diseases can develop PH in their course, thus aggravating their outcome. The objective was to investigate the values of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), sP-selectin, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (PLA2-LDL), antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA) and their relation with PH, in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), two conditions in which the occurrence of PH is frequent...
April 26, 2007: European Journal of Medical Research
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