STATEMENT OF NEED
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) is a rare, life-threatening thrombotic microangiopathy with a rapid onset and progression and a mortality rate of 10% to 20% with prompt treatment. Onset of aTTP is characterized by severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and a constellation of associated symptoms including hemorrhage, neurologic and renal manifestations, cardiac abnormalities, and mesenteric ischemia (Joly et al, 2017). Survivors of first aTTP events tend to have relapse events which need to be controlled. Rapid recognition and immediate appropriate treatment are critical for achieving optimized outcomes in aTTP. In this Hematology/Oncology Fellows Lecture Series chaired by Spero Cataland, MD, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and Director of Benign Hematology at The Ohio State University, expert faculty will provide insightful guidance on current treatment standards and will discuss emerging therapies with the potential to improve patient outcomes in aTTP.
Hematology fellows, attending faculty, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate the clinical and laboratory features of aTTP that can inform timely and accurate diagnosis
- Discuss how ADAMTS13 activity can be used to guide the management of aTTP
- Assess the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of novel anti-von Willebrand factor nanobodies in aTTP as elucidated by recent clinical trials
- Evaluate novel treatment combinations and sequences with the potential to improve the outcomes of patients with aTTP
Spero R. Cataland, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology, Benign Hematology Section Head
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Shruti Chaturvedi, MBBS, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Spero R. Cataland, MD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for Sanofi and Takeda.
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