Polycythemia vera

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Polycythemia vera

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a condition characterized by an increased number of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Affected people may also have excess white blood cells and platelets. These extra cells cause the blood to be thicker than normal, increasing the risk for blood clots that can block blood flow in arteries and veins. People with PV have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis which can cause a pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke. Most cases of PV are not inherited and are acquired during a person's lifetime. In rare cases, the risk for PV runs in families and may be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. The condition has been associated with mutations in the JAK2 and TET2 genes.
 

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Polycythemia vera" for support, advocacy or research.

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

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Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Polycythemia vera" returned 423 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An oncolytic parasite to treat polycythemia vera.
 

Author(s): Syeda Taliya Rizvi, Omar Bagasra

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Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015

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Last Updated: 3 Oct 2015

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Polycythemia Vera Diagnosed after Esophageal Variceal Rupture.
 

Author(s): Yoshiyasu Kono, Akinobu Takaki, Hideo Gobara, Ken-Ichi Matsuoka, Masato Nishino, Hiroyuki Okada, Kazuhide Yamamoto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(18):2395-9.

 

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm that leads to hyperviscosity and the risk of thrombosis. We encountered the case of a young male Filipino patient diagnosed with PV after the rupture of esophageal varices. The complete blood cell count showed a slight ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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The terms "Polycythemia vera" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

New Therapeutic Approaches in Polycythemia Vera.
 

Author(s): Lorenzo Falchi, Kate J Newberry, Srdan Verstovsek

Journal: Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun;15 Suppl():S27-33.

 

Polycythemia vera (PV) is 1 of the 3 Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Clinically, PV is an indolent disease, but its course can be complicated by arterial and venous vascular incidents, evolution to myelofibrosis, or leukemic transformation. Treatment of PV is therefore ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2015

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Current and future treatment options for polycythemia vera.
 

Author(s): Martin Griesshammer, Heinz Gisslinger, Ruben Mesa

Journal: Ann. Hematol.. 2015 Jun;94(6):901-10.

 

Patients with polycythemia vera (PV), a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by an elevated red blood cell mass, are at high risk of vascular and thrombotic complications and have reduced quality of life due to a substantial symptom burden that includes pruritus, fatigue, constitutional ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia: 2015 update on diagnosis, risk-stratification and management.
 

Author(s): Ayalew Tefferi, Tiziano Barbui

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2015 Feb;90(2):162-73.

 

Polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms, respectively characterized by erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis. Other disease features include leukocytosis, splenomegaly, thrombosis, bleeding, microcirculatory symptoms, pruritus, and risk ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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Polycythemia Vera, Myelofibrosis and Essential Thrombocythemia: Identification of PV, MF & ET Genes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Polycythemia Vera; Essential Thrombocythemia; Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Last Updated: 4 Apr 2016

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Incidence of Iron Deficiency in Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Association With Disease Features
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Polycythemia Vera

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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