Due in part to the heterogeneous nature of the syndrome and the variety of the pathogenic mechanisms, no standard treatment has been established; however, several empirical therapies are used in patients with AATP and include the administration of corticosteroids, IVIG, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, cyclosporine, anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), splenectomy (15), (18), allogenic bone marrow transplantation (19), and recently, mycophenolate mofetil (20).
The administration of corticosteroids, IVIG, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, androgens, and mycophenolate mofetil are transiently effective in occasional patients with AATP (1), (15), (16), (20); however, the administration of cyclosporine alone or in combination with ATG was shown to be very effective in the treatment of AATP (10), (15), (17), (18).
In order to unify and strengthen both the AATP and the department, we embarked on a series of diversity workshops that we plan to continue, hoping they will help us break down barriers to communicating honestly about the really tough questions.
One thing has become clear: A culturally specific program such as the AATP must be central to its home department, and the values inherent in that program must infuse the whole.
They also must attend at least two AATP productions per year.
Once a school becomes accepted into the AATP
program, it receives product licenses, discounts on Microsoft curriculum, exams and materials designed to prepare students for certification.