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Here's where you'll find a regularly updated, broad range of articles written by the AAMDSIF team, allied health organizations and news organizations. By staying well-informed, patients and families are practicing a form of self-support that will help them be more effective self-advocates when engaging with health care providers.

Clinical and Genetic Heterogeneity of Telomere Diseases

Originally Published: 01/28/2013
Note: This review is based upon two presentations at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. The full abstracts may be viewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Mutations in genes that are key to the telomerase complex can lead to a variety of disorders, including bone marrow failure and liver and lung fibrosis. The lab led by Neal Young at the NHLBI presented two studies at the 2012 American Society of Hematology Meeting in...

Very Short Telomeres of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes Precede Clinical Progression to Myelodysplasia with Monosomy 7 in Aplastic Anemia Patients

Originally Published: 01/28/2013
Note: This review is based upon two presentations at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. The full abstracts may be viewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Mutations in genes that are key to the telomerase complex can lead to a variety of disorders, including bone marrow failure and liver and lung fibrosis. The lab led by Neal Young at the NHLBI presented two studies at the 2012 American Society of Hematology Meeting in...

A Rare Genetic Polymorphism in C5 Confers Poor Response to the Anti-C5 Monoclonal Antibody Eculizumab by Nine Japanese Patients with PNH

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Oral Presentation Abstract #3197  Rafael Bejar, Kristen E. Stevenson, Petar Stojanov, J. Eric Zaneveld, Michal Bar-Natan, Bennett Caughey, Hui Wang, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Hagop M. Kantarjian, Corey Cutler, Jerome Ritz, Kristian Cibulskis, Gad Getz, David P. Steensma...

Autoreactive T Cells From Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) Specifically Recognize Glycosyl- Phosphatidyl-Inositol (GPI)

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Abstract Number #647 Oral Presentation Lucia Gargiulo, Michela Sica, Maria Papaioannou, Giulia Talini, Aristeidis Chaidos, Barbara Richichi, Andrei V Nikolaev, Cristina Nativi, Mark Layton, Josu de la Fuente, Irene Roberts, Lucio Luzzatto, Rosario Notaro, and Anastasios...

Detection of Recurrent Mutations by Pooled Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing in MDS Patients Prior to Treatment with Hypomethylating Agents or Stem Cell Transplantation

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Abstract #311 Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD1, Kristen E. Stevenson, MS2, Petar Stojanov3, J. Eric Zaneveld4, Michal Bar-Natan5, Bennett Caughey6, Hui Wang, Ph.D.7, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD8, Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD9, Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC10, Jerome Ritz, MD11,...

Eculizumab in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH): A Report of All 153 Patients Treated in the UK

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Poster Presentation Abstract #3472 Anita Hill, Richard J Kelly, Austin G Kulasekararaj, Shreyans A Gandhi, Lindsay D Mitchell, Modupe Elebute, Stephen John Richards, Matthew Cullen, Louise M Arnold, Joanna Large, Alexandra Wood, Gemma L Brooksbank, Tracy Downing, Claire...

Genetic Polymorphism of the Complement Receptor-1 (CR1) Gene Correlates with the Clinical Response to Eculizumab of Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Poster Presentation Abstract #983  Tommaso Rondelli, Antonio M. Risitano, Régis Peffault de Latour, Benedetta Peruzzi, Ricci Patrizia, Wilma Barcellini, Anna Paola Iori, Carla Boschetti, Veronica Valle, Veronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Maria De Angioletti, Gerard Socie, Lucio...

Novel Complement Modulators for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: Peptide and Protein Inhibitors of C3 Convertase Prevent Both Surface C3 Deposition and Subsequent Hemolysis of Affected Erythrocytes in Vitro

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Oral Presentation Abstract #370 Antonio M. Risitano, Patrizia Ricci, Caterina Pascariello, Maddalena Raia, Christoph Q Schmidt, Yingxue Li, Edimara S Reis, Michela Sica, Rosario Notaro, Luigi Del Vecchio, Fabrizio Pane, Daniel Ricklin, and John D Lambris Some patients...

Prognostic Relevance of the Kinetics of Worsening of Cytopenias in Lower-Risk MDS: A Substudy from the European Leukemianet Low Risk MDS (EUMDS) Registry

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Abstract # 700 Raphael Itzykson1, Alex Smith2, Theo M. de Witte3, Jackie Droste4, Reinhard Stauder5, Argyris Symeonidis6, Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, MD7, Guillermo Sanz8, Jaroslav Cermak, MD, PhD9, Otilia Georgescu10, Mette Skov-Holm11, Ulrich Germing, MD12, Marius...

Safety and Efficacy of Oral Azacitidine (CC-486) Administered in Extended Treatment Schedules to Patients with Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Originally Published: 01/01/2013
Note: This review is based upon a presentation at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, December 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.The full abstract may be reviewed on the ASH Annual Meeting Web site. Search by entering the title in the search box. The abstract number is referenced to access the full report. Abstract #424 Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD1, Steven D. Gore, MD2, Suman Kambhampati, MD3*, Bart L Scott, MD, MS4, Ayalew Tefferi, MD5, Christopher R Cogle, MD6, William Edenfield, MD7*, Joel Hetzer, PhD8*, Keshava Kumar, PhD8* and Barry S. Skikne, MD9 Treatment for...