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Pregnant patients with antiphospholipid syndrome may benefit from addition of aspirin to treatment

July 6, 2017

MADRID — Pregnant patients with antiphospholipid syndrome managed with conventional treatments appear to have a high level of obstetrical complications and may benefit from the addition of aspirin to their regimen, according to a study presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.

“We report a high level of obstetrical complication in these patients, despite treatment,” presenter Cecile M. Yelnik, MD, said. “We also found a beneficial effect of adding aspirin to prevent obstetric morbidity. Heparin and aspirin were well tolerated and did not increase risk of hemorrhage. A therapeutic trial is needed to confirm the safety profile.”

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Triple-therapy regimen associated with improved survival in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome

June 16, 2017
MADRID — A triple regimen of anticoagulation therapy, corticosteroids and plasma exchange and/or immunoglobulins was associated with reduced mortality among…
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EULAR publishes recommendations for women with lupus

March 9, 2017
A team of EULAR researchers published recommendations for health issues and family planning for women with lupus or antiphospholipid syndrome. Laura Andreoli
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Lupus anticoagulant associated with risks in patients with aPL antibodies

December 15, 2015
Most events related to antiphospholipid-positivity were not associated with the antiphospholipid antibody profile, however, an association was observed between the risk…
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