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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215033/anti-mutated-citrullinated-vimentin-antibodies-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-diagnostic-value-and-relationship-with-clinical-features
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Cristiano Alessandri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Fabrizio Conti, Carlo Perricone, Elena Ortona, Monica Pendolino, Antonella Capozzi, Federica Delunardo, Riccardo Mancini, Simona Truglia, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Maurizio Sorice, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Guido Valesini
: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies essential for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) but do not predict clinical manifestations or disease progression. Hence, the co-presence of other antibodies may prove useful. Autoimmunity directed toward vimentin and other citrullinated peptides was established in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in other autoimmune conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We have previously described the presence of autoantibodies directed against vimentin/cardiolipin complex in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but there are no data on the role of citrullinated vimentin in APS...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214498/vasculitic-and-autoimmune-wounds
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REVIEW
Victoria K Shanmugam, Divya Angra, Hamza Rahimi, Sean McNish
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185029/antiphospholipid-antibodies-proposed-in-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
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C Zaratzian, F Gouriet, H Tissot-Dupont, J-P Casalta, M Million, N Bardin, D Grisoli, G Habib, D Raoult
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) may occur alone or associated with other diseases. To evaluate aPL, tested as anticardiolipin antibodies (IgG aCL) in infective endocarditis (IE) diagnosis, we investigated their prevalence in a cohort of 651 patients with IE suspicion. aPL was significantly associated with definite IE versus IE-rejected patients. Their mean levels were significantly higher in patients with definite IE versus possible IE. When applied as Duke minor criterion, they were significantly more often positive, and at higher levels, in patients with definite IE than in patients with possible or rejected IE...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181217/hypercoagulability-and-migraine
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Stuart A Collins
BACKGROUND: A growing body of literature suggests that migraineurs, particularly those with aura, have an increased risk for ischemic stroke, but not via enhanced atherosclerosis. The theory that micro-emboli induced ischemia provokes cortical spreading depression (ie, symptomatic aura) in migraineurs but transient ischemic attacks in others highlights a potential role for hypercoagulability as a link between migraine (with aura) and stroke. AIM: Our objective is to summarize the literature evaluating the association of migraine with various acquired or inheritable thrombophilic states, including those related to elevated estrogen levels, endothelial activation and dysfunction, antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), deficiency of coagulation inhibitors, and presence of certain genetic polymorphisms...
February 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179389/homonymous-hemianopia-in-the-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Derek Kwun-Hong Ho, Rishi Ramessur, Mradul Gupta, John P Mathews
A woman aged 26 years was referred by her GP to the eye casualty department with sudden-onset left homonymous hemianopia and right-sided headache. Full ophthalmic examination was normal with the exception of a left homonymous hemianopia confirmed with automated perimetry. Urgent CT imaging revealed a non-haemorrhagic cerebral infarct in the right parieto-occipital region. Subsequent blood tests confirmed a diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome with positivity in IgG anticardiolipin antibody, IgG anti-β2-GP1 antibody and the Lupus anticoagulant screen...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176480/de-novo-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-managed-with-eculizumab
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REVIEW
Lani Shochet, John Kanellis, Ian Simpson, Joseph Ta, William Mulley
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a well-recognised complication following transplantation, often due to an underlying genetic predisposition, medications or rejection. The use of eculizumab in these settings has been previously described, but its role still remains to be clarified. A 45-year-old man, with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus and subsequent end-stage kidney failure, presented for a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. Immunologically, he was well matched with the donor, and he received standard induction immunosuppression including tacrolimus...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173738/pregnancy-failure-in-patients-with-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-conventional-treatment-the-influence-of-a-triple-positive-antibody-profile
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J O Latino, S Udry, F M Aranda, S D A Perés Wingeyer, D S Fernández Romero, G F de Larrañaga
Conventional treatment of obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome fails in approximately 20-30% of pregnant women without any clearly identified risk factor. It is important to identify risk factors that are associated with these treatment failures. This study aimed to assess the impact of risk factors on pregnancy outcomes in women with obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome treated with conventional treatment. We carefully retrospectively selected 106 pregnancies in women with obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome treated with heparin + aspirin...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172492/p350-induction-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-treated-with-anti-tnf%C3%AE-agents
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V Robles, C Herrera deGuise, M A Guirola, N Borruel, F Casellas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166601/mechanisms-of-cellular-activation-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Nadine Müller-Calleja, Karl J Lackner
It is long known that antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) induce proinflammatory and procoagulant cellular responses. The underlying signal transduction has been a major focus of research and is the topic of this review. An amazingly heterogeneous panel of signaling pathways has been described and it turns out that at least some of this heterogeneity can be explained by effects of distinct aPL species. On the one hand, there are antibodies against β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) which appear to exert their cellular effects only as a complex of β2GPI/anti-β2GPI...
February 6, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164648/validation-of-a-new-panel-of-automated-chemiluminescence-assays-for-anticardiolipin-antibodies-in-the-screening-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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D Janek, L Slavik, J Ulehlova, V Krcova, A Hlusi, J Prochazkova
BACKGROUND: Antibodies anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein I (aβ2GPI) are two of three laboratory criteria of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). All of assays of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), coagulation assays as well as ELISAs, show methodological shortcomings, that affect their sensitivity and specificity. Therefore, we decided to validate these parameters for a new chemiluminescent examination (CLIA). METHODS: aCL and aβ2GPI antibodies were measured by ELISAs (AIDA, Bad Kreuznach, Germany) and aβ2GPI with CLIA kits (Werfen, Barcelona, Spain)...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164533/possibility-of-coagulation-system-activation-determination-with-tissue-factor-in-pregnancy-complications
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Ludek Slavik, Martin Novak, Jana Ulehlova, Martin Prochazka, Jana Prochazkova, Veronika Lattova, Petr Polak, Radovan Pilka
BACKGROUND: In this part of the study, where we determined the causes of preeclampsia and other obstetric complications, we focused on the role of tissue factor (TF) in the activation of these pathophysiological processes. Recent findings attribute a significant part of the activation of coagulation creation of autoantibodies. Once this mechanism is activated, the antibodies induce expression of tissue factor (TF, CD142) on monocytes and vascular endothelial cells. METHODS: We have proposed a monitor activation model of the coagulation system in preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications using TF expression on monocytes by flow cytometry and simultaneous determination the TF-induced thrombin generation in plasma...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161112/-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-contraception-a-systematic-literature-review
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N Gensous, L Doassans-Comby, E Lazaro, P Duffau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the safety of contraceptive methods use among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed using the two databases MEDLINE and SCOPUS, in order to identify articles concerning the safety of contraceptive methods use among women with SLE, through May 2016. Information on study characteristics, objectives, population, contraception and outcomes were extracted...
February 1, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153662/antiphospholipid-antibody-profile-based-obstetric-outcomes-of-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-pregnants-study
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Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Tullio Ghi, Giuseppe Rizzo, Giuliana Simonazzi, Nicola Rizzo, Fabio Facchinetti, Andrea Dall'Asta, Silvia Visentin, Laura Sarno, Serena Xodo, Dalila Bernabini, Francesca Monari, Amanda Roman, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Ariela Hoxha, Amelia Ruffatti, Ewoud Schuit, Pasquale Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. Anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL), anti-β2 glycoprotein-I (ab2GPI) and lupus anticoagulant (LA) are the main autoantibodies found in APS. Despite the amassed body of clinical knowledge, the risk of obstetric complications associated with specific antibody profile has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of obstetric complications in women with primary APS associated with specific antibody profile STUDY DESIGN: The PREGNANTS study is a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153433/thrombocytopenia-as-a-thrombotic-risk-factor-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-without-disease-criteria
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Rosalia Demetrio Pablo, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Vanesa Calvo, Leyre Riancho, Victor Manuel Martínez-Taboada
INTRODUCTION: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired immune disorder defined by the presence of thrombosis (arterial and/or venous) and/or pregnancy morbidity along with the presence of positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). There is a clear relationship between aPL and some events not included in the clinical criteria, including haematologic. OBJECTIVES: a) to study the probability of developing clinical APS in patients with positive aPL and thrombopenia; b) to identify potential risk factors for thrombosis, and c) to study the association between thrombocytopenia and aPL...
January 30, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151504/-cardiac-abnormalities-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-role-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies
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Manuel Monti, Francesco Borgognoni, Loredana Pastacci, Giovanni Maria Vincentelli
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease that has protean manifestations and follows a relapsing and remitting course. More than 90% of cases of SLE occur in women, frequently starting at childbearing age. It is characterized by the presence of autoantibodies potentially directed toward every organ or apparatus. Cardiac alterations are frequent in patients affected by SLE and the simultaneous presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), able to cause arterial thrombosis in any vascular district, is considered a possible risk factor for cardiac damage in SLE patients...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149659/dyslipidemia-and-its-relationship-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-aps-patients-in-north-kerala
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Shajit Sadanand, Binoy J Paul, Emil J Thachil, Rejadheesh Meletath
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is one of the most common acquired thrombophilic disorders resulting in arterial and venous thromboses. APS is a major cause for cerebrovascular accidents or stokes, myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism and recurrent abortions/pregnancy losses especially in young patients. APS patients have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular events. There are only two studies on lipid abnormalities in APS patients. None of them have studied the relationship between individual laboratory tests for APS and lipid profile abnormalities...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139508/antiphospholipid-antibody-titers-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-recurrent-miscarriage-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Yu Song, Hai-Yan Wang, Jie Qiao, Ping Liu, Hong-Bin Chi
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with recurrent miscarriage (RM) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) includes prolonged treatment with heparin and aspirin, starting from the confirmation of pregnancy and continuing until 6 weeks after birth. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between changes in antiphospholipid antibody titers and clinical outcomes. The effect of a shortened treatment regimen was also evaluated. METHODS: A prospective study of 123 patients with RM and APS between March 2012 and May 2014 was conducted...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138914/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nuria Martínez-Sánchez, Sergio Pérez-Pinto, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Francisco Arnalich-Fernández, María Martín Cameán, Edurne Hueso Zalvide, Jose Luis Bartha
: Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL). The aim of this study was to compare the rate of maternal and fetal complications between a series of anti-Ro/SS-A positive pregnant women prospectively followed...
January 30, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137405/contraception-for-adolescents-with-chronic-rheumatic-diseases
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Benito Lourenço, Katia T Kozu, Gabriela N Leal, Marco F Silva, Elisabeth G C Fernandes, Camila M P França, Fernando H C Souza, Clovis A Silva
Contraception is an important issue and should be a matter of concern in every medical visit of adolescent and young patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. This narrative review discusses contraception methods in adolescents with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE), antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Barrier methods are safe and their use should be encouraged for all adolescents with chronic rheumatic diseases. Combined oral contraceptives (COC) are strictly prohibited for JSLE and APS patients with positive antiphospholipid antibodies...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134019/superficial-vein-thrombosis-in-non-varicose-veins-of-the-lower-limbs-and-thrombophilia
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Gabriella Lucchi, Salvino Bilancini, Sandro Tucci, Massimo Lucchi
Objectives Superficial vein thrombosis in non-varicose veins of the lower limbs is rather frequent and may be underestimated. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of inherited or acquired thrombophilia in a sample of outpatients with the disease. Method An observational study was conducted on 73 consecutive superficial vein thrombosis patients tested for inherited or acquired thrombophilia. Results Sixty of 73 patients with superficial vein thrombosis completed the testing protocol, while 13 dropped out; 46 of 60 patients were found to have a thrombophilia (76...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
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