He also discussed some of the newer immunosuppressive approaches to treatment that focus on complement and mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway inhibition.
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He concluded his talk by briefly discussing the 15th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, which met in September 2016. He noted that the abstract booklet is free to download.
Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
For more information on APS, download the free iBook, Antiphospholipid Syndrome. A collaborative project of the Hospital for Special Surgery, N.Y., and Nancy-Lorraine University, Nancy, France, Antiphospholipid Syndrome was developed primarily to help medical students better understand the spectrum of aPL-related clinical problems and receive proper education in the diagnosis and management of APS. The authors are Laurent Phialy, Stéphane Zuily and Doruk Erkan.
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