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  1. Experts expound on iron overload in MDS

    ... Article Link:  Excess Iron in MDS Article Source:  ... anemias know a lot about iron overload and managing iron chelation therapy . But for hematologists like myself that trained mostly in ...

    Article last updated 10/19/2016 - 10:04am.

  2. Decision points in the treatment of transfusional iron overload in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: why, when, and how to chelate

    ... frequent use of red blood cell transfusions lead to iron accumulation and ultimately organ damage. Whether iron-reducing interventions such as chelation therapy can improve outcomes in this population is currently under ...

    Research Article last updated 01/26/2017 - 10:17am.

  3. Clinical management of gastrointestinal disturbances in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes receiving iron chelation treatment with deferasirox

    ... of packed red blood cells leading to a secondary iron overload which might result in organ damage. Therefore, sufficient iron chelation therapy in selected patients is mandatory. Deferasirox ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  4. Adequate iron chelation therapy for at least six months improves survival in transfusion-dependent patients with lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... syndromes (MDS) require transfusions at the risk of iron overload and associated organ damage, and death. Emerging evidence indicates that iron chelation therapy (ICT) could reduce mortality and improve survival in ...

    Research Article last updated 07/29/2014 - 12:11pm.

  5. Optimizing therapy for iron overload in the myelodysplastic syndromes: recent developments.

    ... cells for anaemia, placing them at risk of transfusional iron overload . In β-thalassaemia major, transfusional iron overload leads to organ dysfunction and death; however, with iron chelation therapy , organ function is improved, and survival improved to ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  6. What are the treatments for aplastic anemia?

    ... and antibiotics and for certain patients, growth factors or iron chelation. Immunosuppressive therapy:  Works to lower your body's immune ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:29pm.

  7. Aplastic anemia

    ... include transfusion, G-CSF, and the administration of iron chelation agents, as well as dealing specifically with individual symptoms. ...

    Research Article last updated 11/01/2016 - 1:58pm.

  8. Iron status and treatment modalities in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... Transfusion dependency and iron overload are common among patients with myelodysplastic syndromes ... progression and shorter survival. Guidelines recommend iron chelation therapy to manage iron overload, however little is known about the ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  9. What are supportive therapies, also called supportive care?

    ... cell counts Antibiotics to treat infection Iron chelation therapy to treat iron overload , a side effect of having ...

    FAQ last updated 11/14/2017 - 2:29pm.

  10. Myelodysplastic syndromes and the role of iron overload.

    ... of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and iron overload , recent clinical findings that highlight the importance of ... and recommendations for initiating and maintaining iron chelation therapy (ICT) are summarized. SUMMARY: MDS are a ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.