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  1. Understanding Prognosis in MDS

    ... help determine prognosis—the percentage of bone marrow blasts (immature white blood cells), the number of cytopenias (low blood ... to help determine prognosis—the percentage of bone marrow blasts (immature white blood cells), the number of cytopenias (low blood ...

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

  2. Overlap Syndromes: When PNH Appears with Aplastic Anemia or MDS

    ... limited only to those who have significant increase in blasts (leukemia cells), a complex cytogenetic (chromosomal) abnormality or ... overlap syndrome, when the criteria for MDS is excess blasts, complex cytogenetic abnormalities, or monosomy7 with lack of response ...

    Interview last updated 05/14/2015 - 1:53pm.

  3. Aplastic Anemia and MDS Overlap Syndrome

    ... Measurements of the earliest progenitor cells (or blasts ) that are CD34 positive can be helpful to distinguish as well. ...

    Interview last updated 05/13/2015 - 8:37am.

  4. Overlap Syndromes: When PNH Appears with Aplastic Anemia

    ... overlap syndrome, when the criteria for MDS is excess blasts , complex cytogenetic abnormalities, or monosomy7 with lack of ...

    Interview last updated 04/15/2015 - 9:39am.

  5. Lower-Risk MDS: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

    ... 100,000/mm3. The second criterion is the percentage of blasts , or immature white blood cells in the bone marrow , ... is the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, 20% blasts or greater establishes a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, rather ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:28pm.

  6. MDS is a Complicated Group of Disorders

    ... cases MDS progresses from lower- risk to higher-risk as blasts (immature white blood cells) increase in the bone marrow .  When the percentage of blasts reaches 20% or more, the patient is diagnosed as having acute ...

    Page last updated 06/27/2012 - 1:51pm.

  7. MDS and MDS/MPN: Past, Present, and Future 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Satellite Symposium Summary for Patients and Families

    ... marrow of abnormal young white blood cells, known as blasts , that interfere with the development of healthy blood cells. The ...

    Page last updated 03/13/2015 - 5:00pm.

  8. Pediatric MDS

    ... leukemias (AML) by having a relatively low percentage of blasts (immature blood cells in the bone marrow). There’s really no ...

    Interview last updated 10/24/2012 - 1:31pm.

  9. Treating Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... of Refractory Anemia with Excess Blasts (RAEB-1 and RAEB-2) have a point score of three, which puts you in ...

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

  10. What’s My Doctor Thinking?

    ... metabolism is altered. The percentage of bone marrow blasts may be increased. These are a few of the abstract concepts that come ...

    Interview last updated 05/21/2012 - 12:41pm.