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  1. Disease Won't Run My Life

    ... care physician. One day later, after receiving a blood test, my physician called and instructed me to have someone drive me ... the nurse began transfusing the first of three units of red blood cells, doctors began coming in to meet the woman “whose blood ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:36pm.

  2. Myeloablative Unrelated Donor Cord Blood Transplantation With T-Cell Depleted Haplo-identical Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for Patients With High Risk Hematological Malignancies

    ... purpose of this study is to find out whether the addition of blood stem cells from a close family member, when added to two units of ... with life-threatening cytopenia (s), and/or red blood cell or platelet transfusion dependence, or patients with ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 1:33pm.

  3. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... and radiation at reduced doses followed by a cord blood transplant are at treating cancer. The stem cells chosen for the ... score with life threatening cytopenia (s), including red cell or platelet transfusion dependence. Receipt of at least ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  4. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... Blood transfusions are a safe and common procedure that are used to treat blood ... whole blood (with plasma ), and sometimes as packed red blood cells? What does it mean for a patient to be alloimmunized? Is ...

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

  5. Blood Transfusions: Everything You Need To Know

    ... Blood transfusions are a safe and common procedure that are used to treat blood ... whole blood (with plasma ), and sometimes as packed red blood cells? What does it mean for a patient to be alloimmunized? ...

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

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

    ... with deletion 5q abnormalities who are dependent on red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.  This approval was based on the results of ...

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

  7. Myelodysplastic syndromes: What do hospitalists need to know?

    ... Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a blood disorder characterized by ineffective production of cells leading to low ... there is a misconception that anemia (a low red blood cell count) is normal in the elderly and that a workup is not ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:21am.

  8. Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With High Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    ... doses of chemotherapy before a donor peripheral blood stem cell transplant helps stop the growth of cancer cells. It may ... and AAAB guidelines DONOR: Donor and intended recipient red cell type and compatibility will be determined DONOR: Donors will be ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 06/13/2016 - 3:31pm.

  9. Incidence and Burden of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... where cells are not maturing properly resulting in low blood counts, increasing the risk of infection, bleeding, and fatigue.  It is ... Medicare costs and require more hospital services.  -Red-blood cell transfusion dependence is associated with increased mortality ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:11am.

  10. More is better: Combination therapies for myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... characterized by ineffective maturation of cells, low blood counts, and risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  ... alpha in lower-risk MDS patients in an effort to reduce red blood cell transfusion dependence. -The current FDA approved ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:14am.