Autoantibodies 2015: From diagnbstic biomarkers toward prediction, prognosis and prevention

Autoantibodies 2015: From diagnbstic biomarkers toward prediction, prognosis and prevention

Author Damoiseaux, Jan Google Scholar
Andrade, Luis E. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fritzler, Marvin J. Google Scholar
Shoenfeld, Yehuda Google Scholar
Institution Maastricht Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Calgary
Sheba Med Ctr
Fleury Med & Hlth Labs
Abstract At the 12th International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity (IWAA), organized in August 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, more than 300 autoimmunologists gathered to discuss the status of many novel autoantibodies in clinical practice, and to envisage additional value of autoantibodies in terms of prediction, prognosis and prevention of autoimmune diseases. Two separate workshops were dedicated to standardization and harmonization of autoantibody testing and nomenclature: International Autoantibody Standardization (IAS) and International Consensus on ANA Patterns (ICAP). It was apparent to all in attendance that the discovery and elucidation of novel autoantibodies did not slow down, but that multiple challenges lay ahead of us in order to apply these discoveries to effective and efficient clinical practice. Importantly, this requires optimal bidirectional communication between clinicians and laboratory specialists, as well as close collaboration with the diagnostic industry. This paper is a report on the 12th IWAA in combination with a review of the recent developments in the field of autoantibodies. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Autoandbodies
Harmonization
Standardization
Diagnosis
Language English
Date 2015-06-01
Published in Autoimmunity Reviews. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 14, n. 6, p. 555-563, 2015.
ISSN 1568-9972 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 555-563
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2015.01.017
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000353731800011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/39121

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