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What does "row" mean? 2 years 8 months ago #66599

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I've noted some use of the term "row"--like "he's row 4." What does this mean?

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What does "row" mean? 2 years 8 months ago #66600

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I can answer that. It's referring to the spreadsheet drawn up by Hal9000 showing his best guesses at which treatments work with which. He puts a link to it on his posts.
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What does "row" mean? 2 years 8 months ago #66601

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karen, it's a reference to my ITP treatments table found on this page:
bottools.com/Hal/ItpTypes.html

Quick summary, row:
1 . . those that respond to steroids
2 . . those that don't respond to IVIG (alone)
3 . . those that have a 4-5 week response to IVIG
4 . . those that respond about a week to IVIG

The four treatment response rows is based off of this study which claims there are exactly four ITP antibodies - and no more:
"Autoantibodies to Thrombopoietin and the Thrombopoietin Receptor in Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia"
www.bloodjournal.org/content/128/22/2548?sso-checked=true

Also of note. The first two rows are platelet 'destruction' problems. The second two rows are platelet 'production' problems.
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What does "row" mean? 2 years 7 months ago #66620

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Thank you. I'll have to study this info!

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