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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: Defined by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 8:17pm Today we welcome Guest Blogger Tina Pohlman; President, cofounder, and patient at the  APS Foundation of America .  Image from apsfa.org What is APS? A disorder that increases the risk that blood clots will form in the veins and arteries. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) affects many more women than men. Som ... Read on »
From the RFN Archives: Plasma Exchange for Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome by Matt S. Posted Sun 11 Dec 2011 10:56pm Interesting case for the weekend: young woman with known lupus, baseline normal kidney function; admitted initially with headaches and "feeling more lupusy than usual", found to have a creatinine of 2.5 on admission with some dysmorphic RBCs on u/a and low complements. Presumed to have lupus nephritis and a biopsy was deferred for several days ... Read on »
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome by pathologystudent Posted Mon 29 Mar 2010 10:43pm Q. Can you write a post about antiphospholipid syndrome? I could not find good source which explains its pathophysiology and laboratory results. A. First, before we get into the antiphospholipid syndrome, we need to talk about antiphospholipid antibodies. As you might expect from their name, antiphospholipid antibodies are autoantibo ... Read on »
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: Defined by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 8:17pm Today we welcome Guest Blogger Tina Pohlman; President, cofounder, and patient at the APS Foundation of America.  Image from apsfa.org What is APS? A disorder that increases the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: antiphospholipid syndrome by nih.gov Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 9:20am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2013 What is antiphospholipid syndrome? Antiphospholipid syndrome is a disorder characterized by an increase ... Read on »
Useful Autoantibodies in Lupus Nephritis by Matt S. Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 12:00am Quick review of the autoantibodies that may be useful in the diagnosis and management of patients with lupus-related kidney disease: anti-nuclear antibody (ANA):  as well as know from our internal medicine days:  very sensitive, but not very specific.  In addition to being present in over 95% of patients with SLE, ANA is also frequ ... Read on »
Hepatorenal Disease - Beyond the syndrome by Matt S. Posted Tue 24 May 2011 10:32am In general, when we are asked to evaluate a patient with liver disease for the development of acute renal failure, the three top differentials are usually: true hepatorenal syndrome , a prerenal picture (often 2/2 overdiuresis) and ATN. Cholemic nephrosis can also be considered but it usually requires very high bilirubin levels. These causes w ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus Fact #7 – No single test for Lupus! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:33pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  There is no single laboratory test that can decide whether a person has lupus. Diagnosing lupus involves analyzing the results of several lab tests, a review of the person’s entire medical history, and the history of close family members.  When I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, I had demonstrated 7 of the ... Read on »
Anti-phopsholipid syndrome and IVIG by Mark Levin Posted Fri 16 Jul 2010 3:58pm The thrombophilias are a group of disorders that promote blood clotting. Most women with a thrombophilia have healthy pregnancies. However, pregnant women with a thrombophilia may be more likely than other pregnant women to develop a Venous thrombosis or certain pregnancy complications. This is particularly true of the anti-phospholipid sydr ... Read on »
Antiphospholipid Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke! by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 8:55am Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a medical disorder that causes blood clot in arteries and veins (thrombosis). It is also blamed for causing certain pregnancy-related complications like preterm delivery, miscarriage, stillbirth or severe preeclampsia. The syndrome, also known as Hughes syndrome after the rheumatologist Dr. Graham R. ... Read on »