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  1. Myelodysplastic syndromes and the role of iron overload.

    ... in patients with MDS due to the long-term use of red blood cell transfusions in patients with symptomatic anemia . ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  2. Durable long-term responses in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes treated with lenalidomide.

    ... Five of these patients had an ongoing requirement for red blood cell transfusions despite previous treatment with recombinant ...

    Research Article last updated 10/11/2011 - 5:58pm.

  3. Prognostic value of self-reported fatigue on overall survival in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: a multicentre, prospective, observational, cohort study

    ... dependency (defined as having received at least one red blood cell transfusion every 8 weeks over a period of 4 months), Eastern ...

    Research Article last updated 11/10/2015 - 10:47am.

  4. Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia

    ... of these things, it's a good idea to: Get a red blood cell count and a platelet count Get transfusions if ...

    Page last updated 06/08/2017 - 2:07pm.

  5. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are not associated with increased risk of thrombosis in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... catheter placement (ORadj=6.47, 95% CI: 2.37, 17.62) and red blood cell transfusion (ORadj=4.60, 95% CI: 2.29, 9.23) were associated ...

    Research Article last updated 12/05/2011 - 10:09am.

  6. Short- and long-term benefits of lenalidomide treatment in patients with lower-risk del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... that lenalidomide is effective not only in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusion burden, but also in modifying the disease ...

    Research Article last updated 12/08/2015 - 1:06pm.

  7. Efficacy and safety of extended dosing schedules of CC-486 (oral azacitidine) in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... Overall Response (complete or partial remission, red blood cell [RBC] or platelet transfusion independence [TI], or ...

    Research Article last updated 12/09/2015 - 8:56am.

  8. Rasha Iqbal's Transplant Experience Amplifies Her Desire for Research Career

    ... mosquito bite. While scratching the bite, I discovered red spots on my skin called petechiae . They started appearing all over my hands and feet. After a trip to the doctor, a blood test, and a bone marrow biopsy , my doctor confirmed her ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 11/13/2015 - 11:27am.

  9. Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions A transfusion usually involves only certain parts of blood. These might be the red blood cells, platelets or plasma . Rarely is whole blood (red cells, ... clinics, or even the patient’s home. Red blood cell transfusions can take up to four hours. Transfusions of other blood ...

    Topic section last updated 03/29/2016 - 7:17pm.

  10. Optimizing Cord Blood and Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (BMT CTN 1502) (CHAMP)

    ... phase II study with one arm receiving unrelated cord blood transplantation and the other arm receiving haploidentical ... separately in the 2 arms at 1 year post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Status:  ... of 4.0 x10^7/kg (sum of unit 1 and unit 2). For non- red blood cell depleted units, the minimum pre-cryopreserved TNC dose is ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/22/2017 - 11:00am.