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2014 E-News

PDSA E-News: December 30, 2014

  • News from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
  • ITP Diagnosis Harder in Patients with Moderate Counts and Low Treatment Response
  • Bleeding Episodes and Treatments Need to be Tracked
  • Screen for Hepatitis B Before Getting Rituxan®
  • Dexamethasone Better than Prednisone in Newly Diagnosed
  • Switching TPOs May Help
  • Better Response to TPOs If Patient Doesn't Have Anti-GP1b Antibodies
  • Lower Quality of Life Reported in Younger ITP Kids and Those With More Side Effects
  • Eltrombopag® Effective in Raising Platelet Counts in Children with ITP
  • Higher Counts After Splenectomy Signal Higher Success Rate
  • Splenectomy Increases Risk of Infection and Cardiovascular Problems

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PDSA E-News: November 30, 2014

  • Great Ways to SHOP, SAVE & GIVE This Holiday Season
  • Research Finds Predictors of Chronic Childhood ITP
  • Bridging ITP Study
  • Medications Are Leading Cause of Allergic Deaths in the US
  • Cranberries Help the Immune System Fight Colds and Flu

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PDSA E-News: October 28, 2014

  • ITP Conference 2015: Save the Date
  • After Ebola Concerns PPTA Assures Safety Procedures for Plasma Protein Therapies
  • Rigel Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 3 Studies of Fostamatinib in ITP Patients
  • New CDC Survey Findings on Young Women and Bleeding Disorders
  • A Green Apple a Day May Keep Obesity Away

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PDSA E-News: September 30, 2014

  • Sport Purple for Platelets Day™ photos
  • A Protein in Blood Helps Stop Bleeding and Also Prevents Life-Threatening Clots
  • Buzzy® Gets FDA Approval for Controlling Needle Pain
  • New Federal Law Gives Patients Direct Access to Test Results
  • Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Spikes in Blood Sugar Levels

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PDSA E-News: August 31, 2014

  • September is ITP Awareness Month - the PUSH is on!
  • Combined IVIg and Steroid Treatment Benefits Children with Primary ITP
  • Self-Administration of Nplate® Found Just As Effective and Safe as Administration by Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals Cut Costs by Finding Ways to Save Money on Blood Storage and Usage
  • Celery - Not Just For Dieters Anymore

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PDSA E-News: July 28, 2014

  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014 - a huge success
  • FDA Approves New IVIg Treatment for Chronic ITP Patients
  • NovoSeven® RT for Treatment of Patients with Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia (GT) is FDA Approved
  • New Simple Breath Tests Spot Disease
  • Don't Let Bug Bites Ruin Your Summer

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PDSA E-News: June 30, 2014

  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014 is right around the corner
  • Positive Results for Pediatric Study of Eltrombopag in Children with Chronic ITP
  • High-Dose Dexamethasone and Eltrombopag Combo Raised Platelets in Adults with ITP
  • Emergency Rooms More Crowded Since the Affordable Care Act Took Effect in January 2014
  • Experts Urge Changes in Lifestyle Behaviors to Prevent Cancer

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PDSA E-News: May 31, 2014

  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014 Keynote Speaker
  • Researchers Find Impaired Proplatelet Formation Contributes to Decreased Platelets in ITP
  • Novel Treatments Being Developed for Immune Thrombocytopenia
  • New Injectable Bandages Stop Heavy Bleeding in Just 15 Seconds
  • Consumer Group Urges Caution in Use of Artificial Sweetener Sucralose
  • HELPFUL MATERIALS: All FREE from PDSA!
  • Living with ITP: Emily A.'s Story

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PDSA E-News: April 30, 2014

  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014
  • Steroid Treatment Changes Platelet Activation
  • Rituximab Treatment Impairs Vaccine Response and Raises Infection Risk
  • New Optical Device Rapidly Measures Blood Clotting Properties
  • BPA Replacement in Paper Receipts Can Alter Hormones
  • HELPFUL MATERIALS: All FREE from PDSA!
  • Living with ITP: Dale's Story

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PDSA E-News: March 31, 2014

  • The Audi Gerstein Platelet Disorder Scholarship for Undergraduate/Graduate Students with Platelet Disorders
  • New Study Aims to Develop Improved Artificial Platelets
  • Eltrombopag Increased Platelet Counts in Chronic ITP Patients Prior to Surgery
  • Is Your Hospital Safe?
  • New Studies Show How Dark Chocolate Helps the Cardiovascular System
  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014: Register Today!
  • LIVING WITH ITP: Joan Young's story

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PDSA E-News: February 28, 2014

  • NEW MEMBERS GET OUR NEW DVD: Living with ITP: Patients Share their Stories
  • TPO Levels Help with ITP Diagnosis and Predicting Response to TPO Treatments
  • ITP Patients Treated with Anti-Rh(D) Most Likely to Have Longer Remission
  • Newly Discovered Mutation of "Fc receptor" Immune Protein May Help Scientists Develop Better Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases
  • Acid-Suppressing Medications Reduce B-12 and Raise Risk of Bone Fractures
  • ITP CONFERENCE 2014: Register Today!
  • PRINT MEDIA: Mystery Solved!
  • The Audi Gerstein Platelet Disorder Scholarship for Undergraduate/Graduate Students with Platelet Disorders

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PDSA E-News: January 31, 2014

  • Announcing ITP Conference 2014
  • Switching TPOs Found Helpful for Chronic ITP Patients
  • Romiplostim Raises Platelets for Half of Chronic ITP Children
  • FDA Asks Doctors to Limit Combination Prescription Pain Killers
  • Meditation Changes Gene Expression in Humans
  • TV & VIDEO: ITP Patient Meets Peyton Manning
  • PRINT MEDIA: Bone Marrow Transplant

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