The IMPACT Study: IMProve Pregnancy Outcome in APS with Certolizumab Therapy
The IMPACT study will evaluate the addition of certolizumab to usual treatment in pregnant women with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and repeatedly positive tests for lupus anticoagulant (LAC).
* Certolizumab is not actively transported across the placenta and is FDA approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Hundreds of patients with these conditions have used certolizumab throughout pregnancy, without evidence of fetal malformations or adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Certolizumab therapy requires a subcutaneous injection (similar to heparin), every other week, from week 8 to week 28 of pregnancy. This is the period when we believe APS causes damage to your placenta, negatively affecting your pregnancy (your health and that of your baby).
Certolizumab will be provided free of charge to patients who are found to be eligible for and agree to participate in the study
Founded in 2005, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services for Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) in an effective and ethical manner.
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