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  1. Interviews with the Experts Comorbidities: When Other Medical Conditions Affect MDS Treatment

    ... emphysema and then gets a pneumonia resulting from the low blood counts that often occur when treatment with azacitidine ... some cases this particular comorbid condition can even help: red cell growth factors like darbepoetin (Aranesp®) or epoetin (Procrit®) can ...

    Interview last updated 11/17/2014 - 9:31am.

  2. Understanding Prognosis in MDS

    ... where the marrow is trying to make the correct amount of all blood cells as evidenced by the high degree of cellular activity—red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets—but is unable to do so. ...

    Interview last updated 05/02/2012 - 4:36pm.

  3. Awareness Week March 1 - 7, 2015

    ... ( paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria ), or PRCA (pure red cell aplasia)?    This special week will be held in conjunction ...   Participate  Participate in a bone marrow/blood drive, volunteer at a drive, or organize your own awareness and/or ...

    Page last updated 12/17/2014 - 9:37am.

  4. Growth Factors

    ... factors cause your bone marrow to produce more blood cells. They may be helpful for some patients, but they do not replace immunosuppressive therapy. Red cell growth factor is called erythropoietin or EPO for ...

    Page last updated 11/13/2014 - 9:34am.

  5. Jeffrey Pu, MD, PhD

    ... marrow is a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. Most blood stem cells sit in bone marrow and are capable to differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Bone marrow failure ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 10/01/2013 - 1:51pm.

  6. Interviews with the Experts Pioneering Quality of Life Research for MDS Patients

    ... a health services researcher, which means I focus on how blood cancers affect populations at large. While I was learning how to take ... have a response to eltrombopag, whether platelets, white or red blood cells or any combination. Some actually were tri-lineage, meaning ...

    Interview last updated 04/03/2014 - 2:13pm.

  7. Issues for Parents of Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Patients

    ... at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Children's Hospital of ... on how they respond. I think the yellow wristband or the red and white wristbands are a reminder that one has had a disease. Most of our ...

    Page last updated 06/20/2011 - 12:10pm.