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  1. Blood Transfusions

    Blood Transfusions A ... 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.

  2. Impact of iron overload in myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... Journal Title:  Blood Rev Primary Author:  ... (MDS), and most patients with MDS receive regular red blood cell transfusions, which can lead to iron overload . Some ...

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

  3. Guidelines for the diagnosis and monitoring of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and related disorders by flow cytometry.

    ... discuss methods for assessing PNH populations in both white blood cells and red blood cells and the relative advantages of measuring each. We present ...

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

  4. Optimizing therapy for iron overload in the myelodysplastic syndromes: recent developments.

    ... (AML). Most MDS patients eventually require transfusion of red blood cells for anaemia, placing them at risk of transfusional iron ...

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

  5. Infections in myelodysplastic syndromes: a review

    ... possible consequences of iron overload due to red blood cell transfusions. The advanced age of most patients, their frequent ...

    Research Article last updated 07/31/2012 - 1:39pm.

  6. Lenalidomide in lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with karyotypes other than deletion 5q and refractory to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents

    ... Lenalidomide (LEN) has been shown to yield red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence in about 25% of lower ...

    Research Article last updated 04/24/2012 - 2:47pm.

  7. Therapy for aplastic anemia

    ... in the unrelated donor registry, including cord blood. He is red cell- and platelet transfusion -dependent. He has been recommended ...

    Research Article last updated 01/09/2012 - 10:58am.

  8. Iron status and treatment modalities in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) treated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. Transfusion dependency is associated with ...

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

  9. Iron chelation therapy in myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... requires treatment. Supportive care measures such as red blood cell transfusions and erythroid colony stimulating factors are ...

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

  10. Prolonged survival with improved tolerability in higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes: azacitidine compared with low dose ara-C.

    ... more and longer haematological responses and increased red blood cell transfusion independence . Azacitidine prolonged overall ...

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