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  1. Special Issues for People with PNH

    ... Can cause serious bleeding in people with a low platelet count; platelet transfusions may be needed before surgery. If you do have ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:59pm.

  2. Dr. Vivienne Rebel reports on a study of the relationship between gene mutations and overall survival after stem cell transplant

    ... Clinical parameters, such as blast counts and platelet counts, are important indicators of the severity of MDS and thus ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:16am.

  3. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Dyskeratosis Congenita or Severe Aplastic Anemia

    ... by a requirement for red blood cell and platelet transfusions. Three different preparative regimens are included ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/25/2016 - 10:59am.

  4. Effectiveness of lenalidomide in patients over 75 vs. patients under 75 with RBC transfusion-dependent low/int-1-risk MDS and del5q

    ... neutrophil count) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count).   These low blood counts can lead to infectious or ... were more likely to require dose-reductions related to low platelet counts.  An increased rate of infections is the most notable safety ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:32am.

  5. Types

    ... is less than 20,000 per microliter.  Your platelet count is less than 20,000 per microliter.  Very Severe ...

    Topic section last updated 04/19/2016 - 3:36pm.

  6. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... and destroys them very quickly, resulting in low platelet counts. Eltrombopag (Promacta®) was originally developed to ... tested in this setting, it was found to not only improve platelet counts in some patients, but also improve white and red blood cell ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.

  7. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... The difference between red blood cell , platelet and plasma transfusions.  Possible side-effects you may ...

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

  8. Phase I, Dose Escalation Study of Decitabine

    ... and Lansky scores for patients ≤ 16 years of age; Platelet count ≥ 50,000 (untransfused); Absolute neutrophil ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 9:44am.

  9. Eculizumab

    ... does not help increase white blood cell count or platelet cell count. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 7:20pm.

  10. Treatments

    ... red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Topic section last updated 05/04/2016 - 1:52pm.