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  1. 2013 Scholarships Awarded to Special Group of Young People

    ... Soon afterwards, doctors noticed a drop in all three blood counts and by August, Kyle was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. One month ... the friend who sat by my side for my first blood transfusion and made me a charm bracelet to commemorate the occasion; my ...

    Page last updated 06/24/2015 - 10:22am.

  2. Immunosuppression and Stem Cell Transplantation – How Are These Treatments Chosen?

    ... who have been studied, has been useful in stimulating blood cell production. Eltrombopag is a growth factor , which was ... long term control of the disease, lessened the need for transfusion or even complete transfusion independent, and lessen the risk of ...

    Interview last updated 07/15/2015 - 10:19am.

  3. Ashley Oakes – Blessed to Have Her Son, Her Family, and Her Life

    ... out a rash that had formed on my legs. She sent me for a blood test that afternoon. I went for the blood test at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m. ... at treatment. Slowly things began to improve. My last transfusion was just before New Years Eve 2010. The Hickman line was removed ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/06/2015 - 2:49pm.

  4. ASH 2012 - Reviewing MDS Progress from Research and Clinical Perspectives

    ... (Procrit®) or darbepoetin (Aranesp®) work for low red blood cell counts. Romiplostin can be considered a platelet growth ... treated with romiplostin, based on prior platelet transfusion needs and blood levels of the hormone TPO. So just ...

    Interview last updated 02/07/2013 - 1:28pm.

  5. Interviews with the Experts Managing MDS With Supportive Care and Active Treatment

    ... to giving a specific drug or agent that treats the disease. Blood transfusions are the backbone of supportive care for patients with MDS, ... If the counts improve, we keep these therapies going, with transfusion support as required especially in the initial phase of treatment. ...

    Interview last updated 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm.

  6. The Diagnostic Spectrum of MDS, MDS/MPN, and MF Reference Card

    ... prognostic scoring system for myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood.  2012:120(12)2454 View this article on PubMed WPSS ... information from karyotype, platelet count, and transfusion status. JCO 2011;29(4): 392. View this article on PubMed ...

    Page last updated 01/28/2015 - 10:43am.

  7. Interviews with the Experts Comorbidities: When Other Medical Conditions Affect MDS Treatment

    ... emphysema and then gets a pneumonia resulting from the low blood counts that often occur when treatment with azacitidine ... to coordinate that procedure with treatment cycles or with transfusion support in our infusion unit. Or, if it is a non-essential elective ...

    Interview last updated 11/17/2014 - 9:31am.

  8. North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium Symposium

    ... adults that causes the bone marrow to stop making blood cells.  As with all rare diseases, there is a relative lack of research ... Supportive care, which encompasses blood production transfusion and the prophylaxis and treatment of infections, is an important ...

    Page last updated 10/31/2013 - 4:06pm.

  9. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... or higher-risk. The first criterion is the number of low blood counts, specifically defined as hemoglobin level less than 10 ... cation–based Prognostic Scoring System (WPSS), which takes transfusion dependence into account, along with the three factors in the IPSS, ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.

  10. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD

    ... marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. Most blood stem cells sit in bone marrow and are capable to differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Bone marrow failure ... experimental hematology fellowship and a clinical transfusion medicine/blood banking fellowship at the Lindsley F. Kimball ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 10/01/2013 - 1:51pm.