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  1. Eltrombopag Added to IST Yields Encouraging Results

    ... we had only hoped eltrombopag would improve the platelet transfusion frequency in patients who had not adequately responded to ... in platelet counts but also noticed recovering red and white blood cells numbers. Although the magnitude of the response was somewhat ...

    Interview last updated 05/24/2017 - 7:44am.

  2. AAMDSIF Summer Fellowship Grant Program

    ... (BM) characterized by profound decrease of the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood stream, leading to ... the elderly. Currently, treatment includes blood transfusion to treat the anemia, and toxic chemotherapies that can deepen ...

    Page last updated 05/17/2017 - 1:29pm.

  3. Iron Chelation

    ... Basics Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body has no good ...

    Topic section last updated 06/23/2016 - 3:56pm.

  4. Initial transfusion dependence predicts survival in myelodysplastic syndrome

    ... PubMed Abstract:  Initial transfusion frequency and survival in myelodysplastic syndromes: hopping onto a ... are major clinical problems in patients with MDS. Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement has been incorporated in several ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:17am.

  5. MDS - Treatment (OLD)

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of blasts ... infection Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe and common procedure. When you receive a transfusion, ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:01pm.

  6. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... This can be a problem for people who get lots of red blood cell transfusions. Red blood cells contain iron. Each time you get a red blood cell transfusion you are putting more iron in your body. Your body doesn't have ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.

  7. Clinical Utility of Lenalidomide in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... that are important for erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) and cell cycle regulation. Genes that are near this del(5q) region ... with anemia were treated with red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell growth factors. The first clinical trial ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:12am.

  8. MEDALIST Trial

    ... (MDS) with ring sideroblasts (≥ 15%) who require Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. ... as documented by the following criteria: average transfusion requirement of ≥ 2 units/8 weeks of packed red blood cells ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 02/22/2017 - 11:42am.

  9. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... and radiation at reduced doses followed by a cord blood transplant are at treating cancer. The stem cells chosen for the ... will be given through the catheter just like a blood transfusion . Transplants done this way have been successful. However, this ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  10. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of blood from a donor are put right into ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.