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  1. Therapies

    ... that can cause your bone marrow to make more red blood cells. This can improve anemia . Androgens are sometimes used to ...

    Page last updated 03/18/2016 - 11:26am.

  2. 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.

  3. Heather Putney’s Trials (and Travels) with Aplastic Anemia

    ... to the gynecologist and a painless bruise led to a complete blood count draw, which showed markedly low platelets and hematocrit . ... Within two months, I was transfusion dependent for both red blood cells and platelets. In June, I was admitted for an allogenic bone ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 08/15/2016 - 8:42am.

  4. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  ... bone marrow failure diseases to help increase red blood cell , white blood cell or platelet counts. ...

    Topic section last updated 03/30/2016 - 3:13pm.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 agents ...

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

  9. PNH: Treatments

    ... Here are some treatments for hemolysis and anemia. Blood Transfusions In a blood transfusion , whole blood or parts of ... of transfusion available for PNH patients are: Red blood cell transfusion Platelet transfusion Learn ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  10. Specialized Blood Cell Transplants for Cancers of the Blood and Bone Marrow

    ... The are a variety of cancerous diseases of the blood and bone marrow that can be potentially cured by bone marrow ... . The stem cells help to build new functioning bone marrow, red cells, white cells, and platelets. In addition, the immune cells from the ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/28/2016 - 2:08pm.