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  1. Treating Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... marrow , any chromosomal abnormalities seen in the MDS cells, and the degree of low blood counts, indicating if the red blood cells, ... the eventual goal or desired treatment is an allogeneic stem cell transplant . Depending on patient’s age and the stage or status ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:55pm.

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

    ... two months, I was transfusion dependent for both red blood cells and platelets. In June, I was admitted for an allogenic bone marrow ... It has been poisoned by medicine designed to kill every last stem cell. It has been deprived of sleep and nourishment. It has been injected ...

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

  3. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... we knew that it could potentially be stimulating the stem cells – these are the cells in the bone marrow that give rise to all ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.

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

    ... a blood disorder characterized by ineffective production of cells leading to low blood counts and risk of development of acute myeloid ... decitabine (Dacogen®), intensive chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.  Patients tend to tolerate azacitidine and ...

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

  5. Incidence and Burden of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... -MDS is a disorder of the bone marrow where cells are not maturing properly resulting in low blood counts, increasing the ... be considered for a clinical trial or allogeneic stem cell transplant if available.  This is a large unmet need in MDS.  ...

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

  6. MDS 101: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

    ... does not work well and fails to make enough healthy blood cells. People diagnosed with MDS can have low numbers of red blood cells, white ... approved specifically to treat MDS, such as chemotherapies, stem cell transplantation, and supportive care therapies like blood ...

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

  7. MDS 101: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

    ... does not work well and fails to make enough healthy blood cells. People diagnosed with MDS can have low numbers of red blood cells, white ... approved specifically to treat MDS, such as chemotherapies, stem cell transplantation, and supportive care therapies like blood ...

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

  8. Amer Zeidan, M.D.

    ... the patient’s own immune system to attack the cancer cells. Dr. Zeidan and his colleagues designed and initiated an ongoing trial ... and decitabine ) and are not candidates for stem cell transplantation. Studies have found that cancer cells can block the ...

    Bio last updated 03/11/2016 - 1:41pm.

  9. Eltrombopag in aplastic anemia

    ... chemotherapy ) plus healthy hematopoietic progenitor cells; or with lymphotoxic drugs, such as ATG and cyclosporine . ... who fail horse ATG still respond to alternative IST), or a stem cell depletion in the absence of active immune attack. The latter ...

    Research Review last updated 05/02/2016 - 9:13am.

  10. BMT Meant 'It Could Finally Be Over '

    ... my hematocrit (the volume percentage of red blood cells in my body), had gone down recently and it had been almost two weeks ... and Beyond In January 2014, I received a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor . My transplant ended ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2016 - 3:28pm.