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  1. Since my diagnosis, my mission has been to fight back

    ... I received numerous blood transfusions and over 100 platelet transfusions. Eventually, things started turning around. Our ... completed my 34th cycle of azacitidine and have not needed a transfusion in over 2 1/2 years. It has now been four years since my relapse, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:40am.

  2. Aplastic anemia during pregnancy: a review of obstetric and anesthetic considerations

    ... outcomes, and plan peripartum interventions. Conservative transfusion management is critical to prevent alloimmunization. Although a safe threshold- platelet count for neuraxial anesthesia has not been established, selection ...

    Research Article last updated 04/11/2018 - 11:12am.

  3. Builds supportive community to help him with MDS and bone marrow transplant

    ... severely bleeding gums, for which he required his first platelet transfusion . Continuing drops in hemoglobin levels necessitated a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:50am.

  4. “Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.”

    ... office, he said “Your red and white blood cells and platelet levels are critically low. I am stunned that you are still ... waiting room before Jeff received platelets and a blood transfusion , he leaned over to me and quietly assured me, “Don’t worry, ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:18am.

  5. Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... hospital, where I had several more red blood cell and platelet transfusions.  During the first ten months of chemotherapy, ... and they had to use a needle in my veins for every test and transfusion. I became resistant to the platelets and had to have special ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  6. ASCO Updates Platelet Transfusion Guideline Prophylaxis unnecessary for adults undergoing HSCT

    ... stem-cell transplants (HSCT) may safely delay platelet infusion until the first sign of bleeding, as opposed to ... infusion, according to an updated guideline for platelet transfusion in patients with cancer. The recommendation, which applies ...

    Research Article last updated 12/06/2017 - 11:23am.

  7. What are the treatments for aplastic anemia?

    ... go up, you are less likely to need blood from a donor (transfusion), your quality of life becomes better and your symptoms are not as ... for aplastic anemia. This drug is a platelet growth factor , but seems to stimulate growth of red cells ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:29pm.

  8. Outcomes and healthcare utilization in children and young adults with aplastic anemia: A multiinstitutional analysis

    ... interval [CI] 0.6-2.58, P = 0.567), while every platelet transfusion was associated with higher mortality (OR 1.37, 95% CI ...

    Research Article last updated 07/18/2017 - 10:32am.

  9. Eltrombopag versus placebo for low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with thrombocytopenia (EQoL-MDS): phase 1 results of a single-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 2 superiority trial.

    ... and severe thrombocytopenia. Patients with a stable platelet count of lower than 30 × 109 platelets per L, aged at least ... need for early trial termination. Duration of platelet transfusion independence, duration of response, overall survival, ...

    Research Article last updated 02/21/2017 - 9:49am.

  10. Efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of subcutaneous azacitidine in Taiwanese patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes

    ... hematologic improvement, 12 of 32 patients attained RBC transfusion independence and 7 of 18 attained platelet transfusion independence. Most common grade 3-4 treatment-emergent ...

    Research Article last updated 02/03/2017 - 10:05am.