Myelodysplastic syndromes

Common Name(s)

Myelodysplastic syndromes, MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a rare group of blood disorders characterized by abnormal development of blood cells within the bone marrow. Individuals with MDS have abnormally low blood cell levels (low blood counts). Signs and symptoms associated with MDS include dizziness, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, bruising and bleeding, frequent infections, and headaches. In some cases, MDS may progress to bone marrow failure or an acute leukemia. The exact cause of MDS is unknown. It sometimes runs in families, but no disease-causing gene has been identified. Treatment depends on the affected individual's age, general health, and type of MDS and may include red cell and/or platelet transfusions and antibiotics.
 

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Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. AA&MDSIF provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. AA&MDSIF provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.

http://www.aamds.org/

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myelodysplastic syndromes" returned 717 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relation between chelation and clinical outcomes in lower-risk patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: Registry analysis at 5 years.
 

Author(s): Roger M Lyons, Billie J Marek, Carole Paley, Jason Esposito, Katie McNamara, Paul D Richards, Nicholas DiBella, Guillermo Garcia-Manero

Journal: Leuk. Res.. 2017 May;56():88-95.

 

Prospective data are needed to ascertain the impact of iron chelation therapy in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. The present 5-year prospective registry analysis was conducted to compare clinical outcomes between chelated and nonchelated patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic ...

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2017

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Decitabine priming prior to low-dose chemotherapy improves patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes-RAEB: a retrospective analysis vs. chemotherapy alone.
 

Author(s): Li Ye, Yanling Ren, Xinping Zhou, Chen Mei, Liya Ma, Xingnong Ye, Juying Wei, Weilai Xu, Haitao Meng, Wenbin Qian, Wenyuan Mai, Yinjun Lou, Gaixiang Xu, Jiejing Qian, Yejiang Lou, Yingwan Luo, Lili Xie, Peipei Lin, Chao Hu, Jie Jin, Hongyan Tong

Journal: J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol.. 2017 May;143(5):873-882.

 

The aim of this study was to examine whether decitabine priming prior to low-dose chemotherapeutic regimens could improve outcomes in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes-refractory anemia with excess of blasts (MDS-RAEB).

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2017

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Impact of achievement of complete cytogenetic response on outcome in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes treated with hypomethylating agents.
 

Author(s): Elias Jabbour, Paolo Strati, Monica Cabrero, Susan O'Brien, Farhad Ravandi, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Qiao Wei, Jianhua Hu, Simon Abi Aad, Nicholas J Short, Courtney Dinardo, Naval Daver, Tapan Kadia, William Wierda, Yue Wei, Simona Colla, Gautam Borthakur, Jorge Cortes, Zeev Estrov, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2017 Apr;92(4):351-358.

 

Two hundred and sixteen consecutive patients with MDS and abnormal karyotype treated with hypomethylating agents between 4/04 and 10/12 were reviewed. Median follow-up was 17 months. Using IWG criteria, best responses were complete response (CR) in 79 patients (37%), partial response ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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The terms "Myelodysplastic syndromes" returned 145 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recent advances in the treatment of lower-risk non-del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
 

Author(s): Antonio Almeida, Pierre Fenaux, Alan F List, Azra Raza, Uwe Platzbecker, Valeria Santini

Journal: Leuk. Res.. 2017 Jan;52():50-57.

 

Patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are affected primarily by symptoms of chronic anemia and fatigue rather than progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Severe thrombocytopenia, although less common in lower-risk MDS, is associated with increased risk of bleeding. ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of Lenalidomide for Treatment of Low-/Intermediate-1-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes with or without 5q Deletion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Xin-Yue Lian, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Zhao-Qun Deng, Pin-Fang He, Dong-Ming Yao, Zi-Jun Xu, Xiang-Mei Wen, Lei Yang, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian

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Lenalidomide could effectively induce red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence (TI) in patients with lower-risk (Low/Intermediate-1) myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with or without 5q deletion. However whether lenalidomide ultimately improves the overall survival (OS) of lower-risk ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2016

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Searching for a Light at the End of the Tunnel? Beyond Hypomethylating Agents in Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
 

Author(s): Rami S Komrokji

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016 ;35():e345-52.

 

Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) are the mainstay treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Hypomethylating agents remain the only treatment, other than allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), that improves overall survival (OS) for patients with higher-risk ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study of DSP-7888 in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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Research for Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelodysplastic Syndromes

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2017

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Phase 1 Study to Evaluate MEDI4736 in Subjects With Myelodysplastic Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2017

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