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A novel triple therapy for ITP using high dose dexamethasone, low dose rituximab and cyclosporine (TT4)
"Promising reports of combination immunosuppression with high dose dexamethasone and rituximab for the treatment of primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) have recently emerged. They suggest a potential to further optimize the efficacy of therapy. We investigate the use of a novel combination of conventional therapies in ITP given over 4 weeks.
- From BloodJournal.org. Philip Young-Ill Choi, Fernando Roncolato, Xavier Badoux, Sundra Ramanathan, Shir-Jing Ho, and Beng H. Chong.
Risk of Thrombosis in Patients With ITP
"Registry trials from Denmark and the United Kingdom have shown that patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) have historically had an increased risk of thrombosis, notes Howard A. Liebman, MD.
-By onclive.com. (Howard A. Liebman, MD is a PDSA Medical Advisor).
A Doctor’s Devotion
"Pediatric oncologist Aziza Shad is on call for her patients 24 hours a day. Today, Shad is a pediatric oncologist at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she is the chief of the division of pediatric hematology-oncology, blood and marrow transplantation. She has made it her mission to help every child with cancer get the most humane treatment possible—no matter what the circumstances, no matter how much time it takes."
- By Regina Nuzzo, for crmagazine.org. Photographs by Lucian Perkins.
"Making the world of ITP a more manageable place to be"
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through:
Education • Advocacy • Research • Support
Comprehensive information on conventional therapies usually prescribed for ITP as well as therapies outside of the usual medical mainstream that some patients with ITP have used successfully.
Advocacy helps build awareness and support for ITP and other platelet disorders. Everyone interested in having more people know about ITP, having greater access to treatment, and getting more funding ITP and related diseases can help.
ITP Conference DVDs, free booklets and pamphlets, diet and lifestyle information, PDSA newsletters, journal articles and abstracts, PDSA E-News.