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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Understanding Prognosis in MDS

    ... where the marrow is trying to make the correct amount of all blood cells as evidenced by the high degree of cellular activity—red blood ... is having red cell transfusions, and the IPSS did not. A transfusion is an independent prognostic factor that matters— patients not ...

    Interview last updated 05/02/2012 - 4:36pm.

  4. Research Overview – Recent Past Progress and Projections for the Near-Term

    ... are destined to die, which is the reason for peripheral blood cytopenias. So we have to use fresh patient specimens for that part of ... where they found that a good number anemic patients who were transfusion dependent, became free of needing transfusions. That will go ...

    Page last updated 01/14/2014 - 11:47am.