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PDSA e-News: May 29, 2020

Living with ITP can be frightening for patients and their families and these worries have been worsened in the setting of COVID19. One of the factors that makes ITP so challenging is that it is very hard to predict if and when bleeding may occur, and if bleeding might be severe, even life-threatening. This uncertainty makes it difficult to decide which medication to select, and when and how to deploy it to treat patients. The following two articles discuss risk factors that could help in predicting the development of severe bleeds.

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PDSA e-News: February 26, 2020


In this issue of the e-news, we report on a few additional abstracts that were presented at the December (2019) American Society of Hematology meeting, in Orlando, Florida. The ASH abstract numbers are shown in parentheses. You can search on the number and read the complete abstract at: https://ashpublications.org/blood/issue/134/Supplement_1


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PDSA e-News: January 31, 2020


Innovative ITP Research from the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

Dr. James Bussel speaking at the PDSA meetingThis year’s 2019 ASH meeting, held December 7-10 in Orlando (Florida), attracted over 30,000 clinicians, scientists, pharmaceutical company personnel and even investment analysts worldwide to share ground-breaking research in the field of hematology. The conference included the annual ITP breakfast meeting, coordinated by PDSA and four of PDSA’s Medical Advisors, Dr. James Bussel, Dr. Nichola Cooper, Dr. Michele Lambert and Dr. John Semple. Thirteen hematology experts were invited to present their leading-edge ITP research. In this e-news issue, we report on experimental therapies for ITP for which updates on or new clinical trials were presented.

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