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  1. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... stem-cell transplants (HSCT) may safely delay platelet infusion until the first sign of bleeding, as opposed to ... infusion, according to an updated guideline for platelet transfusion in patients with cancer. The recommendation, which ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  2. Development and validation of a model to predict platelet response to romiplostim in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... between endogenous thrombopoietin (THPO) levels and platelet response to romiplostim is unknown. Variables including baseline endogenous THPO levels, transfusion needs, and platelet response were analysed in a randomized trial of 250 thrombocytopenic, ...

    Research Article last updated 08/04/2014 - 8:33am.

  3. Platelet count doubling after the first cycle of azacitidine therapy predicts eventual response and survival in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and oligoblastic acute myeloid leukaemia but does not add to prognostic utility of the revised IPSS

    ... syndromes (MDS) are not defined. Doubling of platelet count at start of second cycle of azacitidine therapy compared to ... follow-up. We found a significant association between platelet count doubling after first cycle of azacitidine therapy and ...

    Research Article last updated 08/04/2014 - 8:37am.

  4. Symptoms

    ... Low Platelet Counts A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia . If you have a low ...

    Topic section last updated 06/12/2018 - 12:50pm.

  5. Aplastic Anemia Patient “Just Focused on Beating It”

    ... have leukemia. She told me I needed a transfusion (my platelet count was 56). I was so upset I could not speak. I asked her to ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:49pm.

  6. Horse ATG Saves Young Equestrian

    ... Liviya immediately began receiving blood and platelet transfusions, of course. We learned that Liviya’s older brother ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:13pm.

  7. My Encounter with Aplastic Anemia

    ... turned into hospitals, weekly red blood cell and platelet transfusions, and lots of fear. I was treated at Barnes Jewish ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:16am.

  8. Decreased plasma cytokines associate with low platelet counts in aplastic anemia and immune thrombocytopenic purpura

    ... anemia (AA) patients and to be correlated with the platelet count. Objectives: To study the association of CD40L, CXCL5, ... proteins were significantly greater in patients with higher platelet counts than in those with lower platelet counts. In a murine ...

    Research Article last updated 07/30/2012 - 1:53pm.

  9. Aplastic anemia during pregnancy: a review of obstetric and anesthetic considerations

    ... to prevent alloimmunization. Although a safe threshold- platelet count for neuraxial anesthesia has not been established, selection ...

    Research Article last updated 04/11/2018 - 11:12am.

  10. My Son, the Athlete and Survivor

    ... romiplostim, but during the tapering phase his platelet count took a small jump up to 63,000. While continuing to taper, ... and basketball. Needless to say, his diagnosis and the low platelet counts have left him sitting on the bench doing stats or assistant ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:04am.