MRI-Based AI Can Distinguish Aplastic Anemia From MDS
MONDAY, April 24, 2023 -- A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based machine learning method can distinguish aplastic anemia (AA) from myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), according to a study published online March 6 in Clinical Radiology. P. Xiang,... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - April 24, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Laboratory Tests Are Consistent with Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood?
Discussion Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC) is an “…anemia with a hemoglobin level at least 2 [standard deviations] below normal and a low reticulocyte count in relationship to the anemia in the absence of evidence of alternative causes of anemia.” A bone marrow aspirate shows decreased or absent erythroid precursor cells if obtained. The etiology is not well understood but may have a stimulating cause such as a viral infection, an immune-related and/or genetic cause. Parvovirus causing bone marrow suppression has been implicated and there are cases of affected siblings. TEC is most common ...
Source: - February 6, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

For Camp Lejeune Victims Exposed to Toxic Water, a New Law Promises Compensation —and Closure
Many of Ann Johnson’s life milestones were marked at Camp Lejeune, a sprawling U.S. Marine Corps base camp on the North Carolina coast. She moved to the base in 1982, when her stepfather was stationed there. In 1983, she graduated from Camp Lejeune High School. In 1984, she got married and, at the age of 18, gave birth to her first child at the on-base hospital. Johnson had a difficult pregnancy, gaining 120 pounds due to a complication that leads to excess amniotic fluid. In retrospect, she says, this was the first sign that something was wrong. Then, on the day her daughter, Jacquetta, was born, she didn’t cr...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Camp Lejeune Veterans Win Justice
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, President Joe Biden signed the comprehensive Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 into law, allowing military veterans and families harmed by contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to file lawsuits against the federal government. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which focuses on four decades of water contamination, is just one part of the much broader PACT Act, which expands access to health care and disability benefits for veterans harmed by toxic exposures around the world. Biden lauded the bipartisan support for the PACT Act at the signing. “There are a lot of issues we can...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 10, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Tags: Veterans Source Type: news

Eltrombopag Augments Immunosuppression in Severe Aplastic Anemia
Improvement seen in the rate, rapidity, strength of hematologic response in previously untreated patients with severe aplastic anemia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 6, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

UM171 saves another life
(University of Montreal) Developed in Canada, the UM171 molecule was used in a blood transplant by a Montreal medical team on a young man suffering from severe aplastic anemia, an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eltrombopag as bridging therapy to haematopoietic stem cell transplant in severe or very severe aplastic anaemia during the COVID19 pandemic (in adults), NHS England
Aplastic anaemia is a rare and serious bone marrow failure disorder causing a high risk of life-threatening bleeding and infections, and requiring frequent hospital admissions. Current definitive treatments for aplastic anaemia are stem cell transplant or immunosuppressive therapy with antithymocyte globulin and/or ciclosporin. Stem cell transplant is a procedure in which a patient receives healthy stem cells to replace damaged stem cells. Immunosuppressive treatment is where drugs are given to lower the body ' s immune response. Stem cell transplant and antithymocyte globulin treatment require hospital admission (Source: ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eligible for two schemes but these patients still can't get money for transplants
Eleven-year-old Sameer from Bihar ’s Muzaffarpur district is suffering from aplastic anaemia, and needs Rs 12 lakh for a bone marrow transplant. You would think that’s not a big hurdle since his mother’s name figures in the list of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries but unfortunately his condition isn’t covered by the scheme. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aplastic anemia: Everything you need to know
Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that damages vital stem cells in the bone marrow. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for aplastic anemia here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Combination Therapy of Ibrexafungerp (SCY-078) With Voriconazole in Patients With Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis (SCYNERGIA)
This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, two-arm study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, efficacy and PK of the combination therapy of SCY-078 plus voriconazole compared to those of voriconazole monotherapy in male and female subjects 18 years of age and older with a hematological malignancy (HM) or a myelodysplastic syndrome or aplastic anemia or hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and a probable or proven invasive pulmonary aspergillosis based on EORTCMSG criteria. In addition, all subjects must be positive ( ≥0.5) for serum GMI. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Woman sent home with paracetamol by her GP turns out to have rare blood disease
Annie Lovegrove, from Ipswich, was told she had tonsillitis and sent home with painkillers but the next day she was taken to A&E and doctors realised she had aplastic anaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies
A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Who Blood Tranfusions Help: Layla Wigmore ’s Story
Layla Wigmore is an 8-year-old, third grader with a big smile and a big heart for helping others. In March 2018, she was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare ... The post Who Blood... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood aplastic anemia blood donation blood donor blood transfusion game of thrones Layla Layla Wigmore Source Type: news

FDA Approves Promacta (eltrombopag) for First-Line Severe Aplastic Anemia
Basel, November 16, 2018 - Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the label for Promacta (eltrombopag) to include first-line treatment for adults and pediatric patients two years and older with severe... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)
Source: - New Drug Approvals - November 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Bleeding gums and all-day nosebleeds turn out to be a sign of a deadly bone marrow disease 
Natalia Slazak, 31, from Buckinghamshire, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, a condition which causes red and white blood cells and platelets to drop to dangerously low levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news