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aplastic anemia

Etiology and survival of aplastic anemia: a study based on clinical investigation

Author(s): 
Jain D, Kumar R, Tyagi N, Negi A, Pande A, Mahajan A, Pandey PK, Malik R, Raina V, Malik BK
Primary Author: 
Jain D
Journal Title: 
J Clin Lab Anal
Original Publication Date: 
Nov 2012

BACKGROUND:

Management of aplastic anemia is etiology driven, whether constitutional or acquired. Age, gender, and severity of disease also play crucial role in the survival of aplastic anemia. Since, inadequate data are available from India, the present study was conducted with the aim to evaluate the etiology and survival of aplastic anemia.
METHODS:

Three hundred patients were enrolled between May 2007 and April 2010. Severity analysis and chromosomal breakage study was performed and patients were followed up to calculate the survival rate.
RESULTS:

Bone Marrow Diseases: 

Caregivers

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The immunomodulatory agents lenalidomide and thalidomide for treatment of the myelodysplastic syndromes: A clinical practice guideline.

Author(s): 
Leitch HA, Buckstein R, Shamy A, Storring JM
Primary Author: 
Leitch HA
Journal Title: 
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol
Original Publication Date: 
Aug 2012

BACKGROUND:
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal disorders that result in cytopenias and risk of acute myeloid leukemia. Incidence increases with age and more diagnoses are expected with the aging population. Treatment includes red blood cell transfusion for anemia. The immunomodulatory agents (imids) thalidomide and lenalidomide may induce transfusion independence. This guideline systematically reviews evidence on imids to treat MDS and makes evidence-based recommendations.
METHODS:

The literature and meeting abstracts were searched for phase 2-3 clinical trials. Data on efficacy, toxicity, and which patients benefit were extracted.
RESULTS:

7019 citations on MDS management were identified. Thirteen publications and 9 meeting abstracts met eligibility criteria.
CONCLUSIONS:

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