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FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Genetic profiles are impacting responses to agents. If you have any additional molecular abnormalities, in the MDS setting, it upstages you approximately one risk level in the IPSS.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Dr. Sekeres explains the improvements in the revised IPSS, saying it is more accurate and has been validated in patients who receive therapies for their MDS.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Using the formal frailty index does help in making decisions concerning therapy, but Dr. Sekeres is always cautious not to undertreat a patient just because of age.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Dr. Sekeres explains the odds your patient will have in responding to ESAs based on EPO and TPO levels, in addition to blood transfusions.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Dr. Sekeres discusses clinical trials as an option when available therapies have run out, as well as keeping a relationship with your patient after referral to a clinical trial.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Dr. Mikkael Sekeres discusses step-by-step the basic clinical workup for a lower-risk elderly MDS patient with anemia and explains his first and second tier of testing.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Failed agents can be used to determine a MDS patient's life expectancy, considering their age of diagnosis.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
A higher risk of stroke has been seen in patients who use ESAs for chemotherapy-induced anemia. but none of these patients had myelodysplastic syndrome.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Dr. Mikkael Sekeres predicts the new WHO guidelines will add a category of classification in MDS, as well as slight name changes.
FAQ Library published on May 5, 2016
Join Dr. Mikkael Sekeres as he discusses which blood count abnormalities are associated with the greatest risk for patients with MDS.
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