ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Risk of recurrent thrombosis related to antiphospholipid antibodies, soluble CD40l and p-selectin seric levels in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome


The objective of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of P-selectin and sCD40L levels related to the evolution of recurrent thrombosis in patients withantiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
Material and methods. Forty one patients with APS, mean age 47.87 ± 12.91 years, 30 women, were followed-up for 24 months for the evolution with recurrent thrombosis. Serum P-selectin and sCD40L levels were assessed using a standardised ELISA method (R&D Minneapolis, USA) at baseline and 12 months thereafter. Twenty healthy subjects, with similar demographic characteristics, served as controls. Statistics: t test / ANOVA / Mann-Whitney U tests, Pearson /
Spearman correlation tests, multivariate followed by logistic regression (SPSS 22.0.0). The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee and each enrolled patient signed an informed consent.
Results. Patients with APS showed significantly higher P-selectin levels than control group (219.04±146.24 vs. 94.20±20.75 ng/dL, P<0.0003). Logistic regression analysis revealed serum P selectin as an independent predictor of recurrent thrombosis in patients with APS (OR=1.01, 95% CI 1.0004-1.0207, P=0.0028).
Conclusion. P-selectin proved to be an independent predictor of recurrent thrombosis in patients with APS.
Keywords: antiphospholipid syndrome, P-selectin, sCD40L, recurrent thrombosis.

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Claudia M. Gavris
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