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.

http://www.mpdsupport.org

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 432 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of JAK2V617F Mutation Burden on Disease Phenotype in Chinese Patients with JAK2V617F-positive Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential thrombocythemia (ET).
 

Author(s): Shixiang Zhao, Xiang Zhang, Yang Xu, Yufeng Feng, Wenhong Sheng, Jiannong Cen, Depei Wu, Yue Han

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Most patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and half of essential thrombocythemia (ET) possess an activating JAK2V617F mutation. The objective of this study was to better define the effect of JAK2V617F mutant allele burden on clinical phenotypes in Chinese patients, especially thrombosis. ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2016

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Construction of polycythemia vera protein interaction network and prediction of related biological functions.
 

Author(s): L-J Liu, X-J Cao, C Zhou, Y Sun, Q-L Lv, F-B Feng, Y-Y Zhang, C-G Sun

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Here, polycythemia vera (PV)-related genes were screened by the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), and literature pertaining to the identified genes was extracted and a protein-protein interaction network was constructed using various Cytoscape plugins. Various molecular ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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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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The terms "Polycythemia vera" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rationale for revision and proposed changes of the WHO diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis.
 

Author(s): T Barbui, J Thiele, A M Vannucchi, A Tefferi

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The 2001/2008 World Health Organization (WHO)-based diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) were recently revised to accomodate new information on disease-specific mutations and underscore distinguishing morphologic ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Blast transformation and fibrotic progression in polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia: a literature review of incidence and risk factors.
 

Author(s): S Cerquozzi, A Tefferi

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Polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) constitute two of the three BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms and are characterized by relatively long median survivals (approximately 14 and 20 years, respectively). Potentially fatal disease complications in ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2015

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Polycythemia Vera: An Appraisal of the Biology and Management 10 Years After the Discovery of JAK2 V617F.
 

Author(s): Brady L Stein, Stephen T Oh, Dmitriy Berenzon, Gabriela S Hobbs, Marina Kremyanskaya, Raajit K Rampal, Camille N Abboud, Kenneth Adler, Mark L Heaney, Elias J Jabbour, Rami S Komrokji, Alison R Moliterno, Ellen K Ritchie, Lawrence Rice, John Mascarenhas, Ronald Hoffman

Journal: J. Clin. Oncol.. 2015 Nov;33(33):3953-60.

 

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm that is associated with a substantial symptom burden, thrombohemorrhagic complications, and impaired survival. A decade after the seminal discovery of an activating mutation in the tyrosine kinase JAK2 in nearly all patients ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Last Updated: 2 Sep 2016

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