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Risk of Thrombosis in Patients With ITP
"Registry trials from Denmark and the United Kingdom have shown that patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) have historically had an increased risk of thrombosis, notes Howard A. Liebman, MD.
-By onclive.com. (Howard A. Liebman, MD is a PDSA Medical Advisor).
A Doctor’s Devotion
"Pediatric oncologist Aziza Shad is on call for her patients 24 hours a day. Today, Shad is a pediatric oncologist at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she is the chief of the division of pediatric hematology-oncology, blood and marrow transplantation. She has made it her mission to help every child with cancer get the most humane treatment possible—no matter what the circumstances, no matter how much time it takes."
- By Regina Nuzzo, for crmagazine.org. Photographs by Lucian Perkins.
Medford resident Jennifer Arruda recognized as Extraordinary Nurse
"Winchester Hospital has recognized Medford resident Jennifer Arruda, RN, as its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Based in Glen Ellen, Calif., the nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999."
- By the Medford Transcript.
"Making the world of ITP a more manageable place to be"
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through:
Education • Advocacy • Research • Support
Comprehensive information on conventional therapies usually prescribed for ITP as well as therapies outside of the usual medical mainstream that some patients with ITP have used successfully.
Advocacy helps build awareness and support for ITP and other platelet disorders. Everyone interested in having more people know about ITP, having greater access to treatment, and getting more funding ITP and related diseases can help.
ITP Conference DVDs, free booklets and pamphlets, diet and lifestyle information, PDSA newsletters, journal articles and abstracts, PDSA E-News.