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  1. Chronic treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria patients with eculizumab: safety, efficacy, and unexpected laboratory phenomena

    ... transfusion independent. A significant increase in ferritin levels from a median of 104 μg/l before to a median of 528 μg/l ... requiring blood transfusions. Monospecific direct Coombs test was positive in most PNH patients, indicating a shift to extravascular ...

    Research Article last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:14pm.

  2. Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) Predicts Survival and Leukemic Evolution of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Significantly Better Than IPSS and WHO Prognostic Scoring System: Validation by the Gruppo Romano Mielodisplasie Italian Regional

    ... using the Cox regression model and the likelihood ratio test, a significantly higher predictive power for LFS and OS became evident for ... IPSS, WPSS, age, lactate dehydrogenase , ferritin concentration, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance ...

    Research Article last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:15pm.

  3. Diagnosis

    ... to look for signs of low hemoglobin . This test uses a number of methods to measure how many of each blood cell type are ... who have PNH. Iron level test , also called a ferritin test , checks the level of iron in your blood. If a shortage of ...

    Topic section last updated 03/10/2016 - 11:04pm.

  4. MDS Follows Two Misdiagnoses

    ... kidney levels before I could begin treatment. The last iron test in October showed some improvement. My ferritin dropped from 1500 in August to 1200. I went 12 weeks between ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 12/27/2016 - 7:23am.

  5. PNH: Diagnosis

    ... Your doctor probably used a flow cytometry test. This test lets your doctor see if any proteins were missing from your ... These include: CBC (complete blood count) Ferritin test to check your iron levels  Tests of your solid bone ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:48pm.

  6. Iron Chelation Therapy

    ... transferrin saturation: A serum transferrin saturation test measures the amount of iron attached to transferrin in your blood. ... percent are generally considered too high. Serum ferritin : Ferritin is a protein inside of cells that stores iron for ...

    Page last updated 01/20/2015 - 4:40pm.