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  1. Extended Dosing With Eltrombopag for Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... from infection or bleeding, and they require regular platelet and/or red blood cell transfusions, which are expensive ... 7 eventually became tri-lineage responders. Nine became transfusion-independent for platelets (median increase in platelet count ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/26/2016 - 9:36am.

  2. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... Dr. Daria Babushok will begin by walking you through the transfusion process and the different types of transfusions. She will then ... The difference between red blood cell , platelet and plasma transfusions.  Possible side-effects you may ...

    LMS Item last updated 06/10/2016 - 1:24pm.

  3. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... 2016, Dr. Daria Babushok begins by walking you through the transfusion process and the different types of transfusions. She then explains ... The difference between red blood cell , platelet and plasma transfusions.  Possible side-effects you may ...

    LMS Item last updated 06/10/2016 - 1:24pm.

  4. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... neutrophil count less than 1,800/uL and platelet count less than 100,000/mm3. The second criterion is the ... 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.

  5. “Mom, it’s too late. I’m dying.”

    ... Within an hour, he was getting blood transfusions and platelet transfusions. The emergency room doctors told me that they had ... his blood counts to come back up. Jake continued to be transfusion dependent, and we returned to Boston for another bone marrow ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2016 - 11:43am.

  6. Infections in myelodysplastic syndromes: a review

    ... and liver disease and particularly those with greater transfusion needs are most vulnerable to infections. Available data from two ... requirements prior to starting azacytidine therapy and platelet counts < 20,000/μl to be significantly associated with occurrence ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:28am.

  7. Transplantation Basics

    ... blood. Is there a difference between the terms ‘blood transfusion’ and ‘blood transplantation’? The term transfusion refers ... low red blood cell counts) or to increase the platelet count. “Blood transplantation” is not a good term, but it ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  8. MDS Diagnostic Spectrum

    ... that incorporates prognostic information from karyotype, platelet count and transfusion status. JCO 2011;29(4): 392. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/11/2016 - 12:23am.

  9. MDS Drug Therapy

    ... sub-types of MDS Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) for transfusion-dependent MDS patients with isolated del(5q) and with a low or ... blood counts (most often the white cell count and platelet count) Diarrhea or constipation Tiredness and weakness ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:26pm.

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

    ... which is a natural hormone that stimulates platelet production. There are some concerns about its use of because some ... 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.