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Carlos Aguilar
New thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RA) eltrombopag and romiplostin were initially used for refractory immune thrombocytopaenic purpura, but more recently reported experience shows that they may also be applied to patients with thrombocytopaenia secondary to hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related chronic liver disease (CLD) in certain clinical situations; in haemophilic patients these drugs are always part of a therapeutic approach involving other haemostatic resources required to cover the joint congenital and acquired bleeding diathesis found in these patients...
April 2013: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Guillermo José Ruiz-Arguelles, Guillermo José Ruiz-Delgado, Sara Velázquez-Sánchez-de-Cima, Gabriela Zamora-Ortiz
A 58-year-old woman presented with rheumatoid arthritis-associated Evans syndrome (simultaneous autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura); she was treated unsuccessfully with steroids, romiplostin, rituximab, immunoglobulin G, and splenectomy. The platelet count responded to the combined use of prednisone, eltrombopag, and romiplostin. It may be more reasonable to use combined treatments than sequential monotherapies.
May 2013: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Julia Lutz-Presno, Guillermo J Ruiz-Argüelles
The thrombocytopenia ensuing during acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is multifactorial and may significantly compromise the prognosis of the patient; non-immune persistent thrombocytopenia has been considered as an adverse prognostic factor in GVHD. We describe here the case of a 10-year-old girl who developed steroid-refractory thrombocytopenia and who responded promptly to the subcutaneous delivery of romiplostin. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of the usefulness of the peptibody in the setting of GVHD...
March 2011: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
M E Mingot Castellano
Primary Immune thrombocytopenia or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired immune disorder presenting with abnormal hemorrhagic symptoms resulting from a decrease in the number of platelets. The disorder used to be attributed to increased destruction of platelets mediated by antibodies. In the past few years, the description of its etiopathology has changed. A deficiency in the marrow production of thrombocytes has been demonstrated; because it is associated with increased peripheral platelet destruction, the deficiency cannot be compensated...
December 2010: Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
John Meletis, Aikaterini Katsandris, Sophia D Raptis, Marina Mantzourani
BACKGROUND: Romiplostim is a second-generation thrombopoietic receptor agonist that exerts its therapeutic effect by stimulating megakaryopoiesis. CASE REPORT: We report a patient with immune thrombocytopenic purpura refractory to other therapies including splenectomy, which was successfully managed with romiplostim. More specifically, the patient's platelet count showed a 3-fold increase within 7 days following the first dose of romiplostim (from 33 x 10(9)/l to 96 x 10(9)/l)...
August 2010: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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