Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterized by high levels of multiple different antibodies that are associated with clots in the arteries and veins. Symptoms vary and can include blood clots, miscarriage, rash, chronic headaches, dementia, and seizures. Treatment involves thinning the blood to reduce clotting.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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General Resources

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

This pamphlet is a layman’s terms summary of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). It covers such topics as diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and coping. It is meant for patients newly diagnosed, however would also be good for informing friends and family

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) & Pregnancy

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an illness that involve the immune system, and causes increased clotting of the blood. Normally antibodies, chemicals made by the immune system, are helpful in fighting germs or viral infections from outsid

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 568 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between cardiac manifestations and antiphospholipid antibody type and level in a cohort of Serbian patients with primary and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Aleksandra Djokovic, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Milica Kontic, Natasa Stanisavljevic, Slavica Radovanovic, Dragomir Marisavljevic

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Mar;16(3):162-7.

 

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS, also known as Hughes syndrome) may manifest itself as a primary or secondary disease, most commonly with systemic lupus erythemathosus (SLE) and various cardiac manifestations.

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2014

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Renal transplantation in a patient with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
 

Author(s): Bezalel Podolak, Dorit Blickstein, Aida Inbal, Sigal Eizner, Ruth Rahamimov, Alexander Yussim, Eytan Mor

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Jan;16(1):61-2.

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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The complexities of anticoagulation in the antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yair Levy, Maya Berla

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Jan;16(1):54-6.

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Antiphospholipid Syndrome" returned 111 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[New alternatives for the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome. A literature review].
 

Author(s): Sebastián Ibáñez, Mirentxu Iruretagoyena, Miguel A Gutiérrez

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2013 Aug;141(8):1041-8.

 

For years the mainstay of antiphospholipid syndrome treatment has been anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy, but the autoimmune nature of the disease, and complications of these therapies, created the need to develop new therapeutic strategies. New therapeutic alternatives inhibit ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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HELLP syndrome and its relation with the antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Antonella Tufano, Antonio Coppola, Giuseppe M Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Anna M Cerbone, Giovanni Di Minno

Journal: Blood Transfus. 2014 Jan;12(1):114-8.

 

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2014

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Antiphospholipid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Wendy Lim

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013 ;2013():675-80.

 

The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined by venous or arterial thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity in patients with persistent presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). Catastrophic APS is the most severe form of APS, which is associated with rapid development of microvascular ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Monitoring Anticoagulant Therapy in Antiphospholipid Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2012

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Predictors of Pregnancy Outcome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Antiphospholipid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Last Updated: 30 Nov 2012

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