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Eltrombopag and improved hematopoiesis in refractory aplastic anemia.
Olnes MJ, Scheinberg P, Calvo KR, Desmond R, Tang Y, Dumitriu B, Parikh AR, Soto S, Biancotto A, Feng X, Lozier J, Wu CO, Young NS, Dunbar CE
Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
Published 5 July 2012 in N Engl J Med, 367(1): 11-9.
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Articles on Anemia published 10 May 2012:
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is defined as fever, respiratory symptoms and a new pulmonary infiltrate in an individual with sickle cell disease (SCD). Nearly half of ACS episodes occur in SCD patients already hospitalized, potentially permitting pre-emptive therapy in high-risk patients. Simple transfusion of red blood cells may abort ACS if given to patients hospitalized for pain who develop fever and elevated levels of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2). In a feasibility study (PROACTIVE; ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Renal iron load in sickle cell disease is influenced by severity of haemolysis. Br J Haematol, 157(5): 599-605.
Spin density projection-assisted R2-magnetic resonance imaging (R2-MRI; FerriScan(®)) scans from 40 chelation-naïve sickle cell patients were used to assess renal iron load by measuring renal R2 (R-R2). Clinical data were collected retrospectively for the 2-year period preceding the scan. R-R2 showed no significant correlation with transfusional iron load (assessed by liver iron concentration), but correlated significantly with serum bilirubin (R = 0·61, P < 0·0001) and lactate ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Anemia published 7 May 2012:
Exome sequencing identifies autosomal-dominant SRP72 mutations associated with familial aplasia and myelodysplasia. Am J Hum Genet, 90(5): 888-92.
Aplastic anemia (AA) and myelodysplasia (MDS) are forms of bone marrow failure that are often part of the same progressive underlying disorder. While most cases are simplex and idiopathic, some show a clear pattern of inheritance; therefore, elucidating the underlying genetic cause could lead to a greater understanding of this spectrum of disorders. We used a combination of exome sequencing and SNP haplotype analysis to identify causative mutations in a family with a history of ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
A useful relationship between the presence of extramedullary erythropoeisis and the level of the soluble form of the transferrin receptor in a large cohort of adult patients with thalassemia intermedia: a prospective study. Ann Hematol, 91(6): 905-9.
In thalassemia intermedia (TI), the increase in bone marrow hemopoietic activity frequently leads to extramedullary erythropoeisis (EMH), but its relationship with the soluble form of transferrin receptor (sTfR) which fully reflects the marrow erythropoietic activity, has not yet been explored. From January 2007 to December 2010, all TI patients attending at our center were prospectively enrolled to undergo sTfR assay and MRI or CT (if claustrophobic) scan evaluation for the presence of ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Anemia published 1 May 2012:
Vasculature and kidney complications in sickle cell disease. J Am Soc Nephrol, 23(5): 781-4.
Recent developments in sickle cell disease include the concept of a vasculopathic state and the classification of sickle cell disease into a hemolysis-endothelial dysfunction phenotype or a viscosity-vasoocclusion phenotype. The hemolysis-endothelial dysfunction phenotype largely reflects deficiency of or resistance to nitric oxide. In addition to discussing these areas, we suggest that the hemolysis-endothelial dysfunction phenotype also reflects the instability of sickle hemoglobin, the ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Unicentric Castleman's disease presenting with growth retardation and iron deficiency anemia. Am J Med Sci, 343(5): 426-8.
A 16-year-old boy presented with growth retardation and iron deficiency anemia. The disease was identified incidentally in the pararenal retroperitoneum after computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans. A retroperitoneal lesion was removed in its entirety and was histologically confirmed to be a symptom of Castleman's disease of the unicentric plasma cell type. The unicentric plasma cell type appears so rarely in the retroperitoneum that a similar case has been reported only once. ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
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