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Patients with autoimmune disease have 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy

Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. [More]
Anti-malaria drug combination may help prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus

Anti-malaria drug combination may help prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus

An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found in a new study published in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. [More]
Biomarker may predict poor pregnancy outcomes in lupus patients

Biomarker may predict poor pregnancy outcomes in lupus patients

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City have identified a biomarker that may predict poor pregnancy outcomes in lupus patients. [More]

Facebook chats provide new venue to get health information about lupus

Using Facebook chats to convey health information is becoming more common. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City set out to find the best way to boost participation in the chats to raise awareness of lupus, an autoimmune disease. [More]
Azathioprine exposure concerns raised for SLE mothers

Azathioprine exposure concerns raised for SLE mothers

Researchers have raised the possibility of an increased risk for developmental delay in the children of mothers who used azathioprine for systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy. [More]
Rituximab may help patients with aPL-related clinical problems

Rituximab may help patients with aPL-related clinical problems

Rituximab, a drug used to treat cancer and arthritis, may help patients with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) who suffer from aPL-related clinical problems that do not respond to anticoagulation, such as cardiac disease and kidney disease, according to a new study by rheumatology researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The study appears online ahead of print, in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. [More]
HHS scientists to share recent rheumatology findings at 75th ACR annual meeting

HHS scientists to share recent rheumatology findings at 75th ACR annual meeting

Hospital for Special Surgery physician-scientists who focus on arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Chicago this week to share their recent findings at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. [More]

APS ACTION brings experts together to improve patient outcomes

Motivated by the lack of treatment options for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatology researchers convened an international committee to address the problem directly. [More]
Study reports warfarin users may face risk of death after traumatic injuries

Study reports warfarin users may face risk of death after traumatic injuries

Warfarin use may be associated with a significant increase in the risk of death after traumatic injuries, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the May print issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. [More]
New clues into mechanisms underlying antiphospholipid syndrome

New clues into mechanisms underlying antiphospholipid syndrome

Thanks to findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, individuals with a potentially life-threatening condition predisposing them to blood clots, or thrombosis, might someday receive therapy to prevent the condition. [More]
Special Surgery investigators to present future of clinical care at ACR annual meeting

Special Surgery investigators to present future of clinical care at ACR annual meeting

Hospital for Special Surgery physicians who focus on lupus, scleroderma and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Atlanta this week to share their recent findings at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). [More]

APS summit focuses on Antiphospholipid Syndrome research

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a condition that may be responsible for up to one-third of strokes in people under age 50, up to one-fifth of all cases of blood clots in large veins, and one-quarter of recurrent miscarriages. Nonetheless, relatively few randomized clinical trials have been conducted involving people with APS, and those completed have included small numbers of participants. [More]

Phadia's four new EliA autoimmune antibody assays receive FDA clearance

Today Phadia announced that it has received FDA 510 (K) clearance for four new EliA autoimmune antibody assays. These new assays will provide physicians with additional tools needed to aid in the diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome. The newly available EliA assays, anti-cardiolipin (aCL) IgG/IgM and anti-B2-glycoprotein 1 (anti-B2-GP1) IgG/IgM, have proven to be essential, sensitive, and specific markers to aid in the diagnosis of APS. [More]
Alexion's Soliris may benefit patients with thrombotic microangiopathy from uncontrolled complement activation

Alexion's Soliris may benefit patients with thrombotic microangiopathy from uncontrolled complement activation

Researchers reported today that SolirisĀ® (eculizumab), a first-in-class terminal complement inhibitor developed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., may provide clinical benefits to patients with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) resulting from uncontrolled complement activation. TMA, the formation of blood clots in capillaries and small arteries, can lead to life-threatening damage in multiple organs including kidney failure, thrombocytopenia (abnormally low platelet count) and anemia. [More]
Corgenix Medical announces the availability of new automation friendly anti-phospholipid assay format

Corgenix Medical announces the availability of new automation friendly anti-phospholipid assay format

Corgenix Medical Corporation, a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced the availability of its new automation friendly anti-phospholipid assay format. [More]
Statins may prevent miscarriages in antiphospholipid syndrome

Statins may prevent miscarriages in antiphospholipid syndrome

Hospital for Special Surgery researchers have found that statins may be able to prevent miscarriages in women who are suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), according to a study in mice. [More]

Discovery may help those susceptible to deep-vein thrombosis, strokes and recurrent miscarriages

Australian researchers at University of New South Wales have identified a mechanism than can cause blood clots - a discovery with implications for those susceptible to deep-vein thrombosis, strokes and recurrent miscarriages.
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