Publications (3)1.23 Total impact
Article: [Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to pregnant women suspect on antiphospholipid syndrome].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Antiphospholipid syndrome includes the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, vascular thrombosis and reproductive function disturbances. The aim was to show our diagnostic and therapeutic experiences. 62 women were included in study, 32 with primary antiphospholipd syndrome (PAPS), and 30 with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (SAPS). 36 were pregnant and studied prospectively throughout pregnancy and six weeks after the delivery. Lupus-anticoagulant (LA) was positive in 23 patients with PAPS (71.9%), and in 10 patients with SAPS (33.3%). In SAPS group anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) was positive in 8 patients (26.6%) compared to PAPS group with 3 aCL positive patients (9.4%). Antibeta2glycoprotein1 (antibeta2GP1) was positive in 3 patients with PAPS. Complications in previous pregnancies were in 25 cases (69.4%) spontaneous abortion, in 7 cases (19.4%) preeclampsia with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in 3 patients. In 4 cases the complication was fetal death in utero. Average pregnancy lasted 37.06+/-0.707 weeks. Therapy with low dose aspirin and low-molecular-weight heparin was successful in 97.2%.Reumatizam 02/2008; 55(1):10-5.
Article: Anti-citrullinated antibodies, radiological joint damages and their correlations with disease activity score (DAS28).[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Determination of anti-citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) specificity as a predictor of joint erosive changes, correlation between their serum level and radiological damages as well as disease activity score (DAS28). A trial has been conducted on a 211 patient sample fulfilling ACR criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There was assigned anti-CCP serum level, disease activity score by the formula for DAS28(3)-CRP and assessed radiological changes degree after Steinbrocker score. In 132 patient (62.559%) the serum anti-CCP concentration was positive for RA. Specificity of the test was 100% and sensitivity 65% (Z = 0.731, p = 0.465). There is a medium intensity correlation between variables representing anti-CCP and Steinbrocker score. Pearson's coefficient was 0.479 and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was 0.614, i.e. statistically significant (p = 0.000). There is no statistically significant correlation between variables representing anti-CCP and DAS28(3)-CRP Anti-CCP are good RA predictor and their concentration correlate with radiological damages degree.Collegium antropologicum 04/2007; 31(1):345-8. · 0.61 Impact Factor
Article: Antibody profile of pregnant women with antiphospholipid syndrome and pregnancy outcome after treatment with low dose aspirin and low-weight-molecular heparin.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of the research was to show our diagnostic and therapeutic experience with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in pregnant women. 36 pregnant women suspect on APS were included in the study: 32 with primary antiphospholipd syndrome (PAPS) and 4 with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (SAPS). All pregnant women received low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) and low dose aspirin (LDA) therapy. Control group represented 26 women with SAPS and previous bad reproductive anamnesis. Average pregnancy lasted 37.06 +/- 0.707 weeks. LMWH and LDA therapy was successful in 97.22%. Lupus anticoagulant (LA) was found to be more frequent in PAPS group (71.87%). Anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) were found to be more frequent in SAPS (26.66%). For three patients (3.37%), PAPS was diagnosed due to a fact that they had positive antibeta2-glycoproteinl (antibeta-GP1). To make APS diagnosis, it is of great importance to search for all antiphospholipid antibodies. LMWH and low dose of acetylsalicylic acid should be the first choice therapy.Collegium antropologicum 04/2007; 31(1):173-7. · 0.61 Impact Factor