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  1. Prognostic Relevance of the Kinetics of Worsening of Cytopenias in Lower-Risk MDS: A Substudy from the European Leukemianet Low Risk MDS (EUMDS) Registry

    ... drops in absolute neutrophil counts (ANC) and platelet counts survived longer than patients with more rapid drops in ... more quickly or more slowly. The pace of change in ANC, platelet, and hemoglobin counts was not related to patient age, score on the ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:27am.

  2. Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

    ... essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera to lower platelet and red blood cell counts. Anagrelide, which lowers platelet count Phlebotomy (periodic removal of blood intravenously) may be ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:19pm.

  3. New York Blood Center National Cord Blood Program

    ... and post-transplant endpoints, primarily myeloid and platelet engraftment , transplant related mortality, overall ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/27/2016 - 3:36pm.

  4. Immunosuppressive Therapy

    ... improves blood counts in about 7 out of 10 cases. When a platelet growth factor called eltrombopag (Promacta®) is also ...

    Topic section last updated 04/01/2016 - 2:24pm.

  5. 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.

  6. Safety and Efficacy of Oral Azacitidine (CC-486) Administered in Extended Treatment Schedules to Patients with Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... transfusions, have thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), or both.  At the time this report was written, 53 ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:27am.

  7. Insights into the Natural History of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH): Analysis of the Presenting Clinical, Haematological and Flow Cytometric Features of 705 Patients Leads to Improved Classification and Prediction of Clinical Course

    ... had significantly lower white blood cell and platelet counts, but hemoglobin concentrations and red cell counts did not ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:20am.

  8. 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.

  9. Comedy Became my Drug

    ... my blood counts started decreasing. I needed blood and platelet transfusions on several occasions. I felt awful and defeated. A ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 06/27/2016 - 2:22pm.

  10. A Sequential Two-Stage Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Ruxolitinib

    ... Exclusion Criteria:  Platelet count of less than 35,000/uL Absolute Neutrophil Count ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/06/2016 - 2:32pm.