Recent Research Information on Aplastic Anemia, MDS, and PNH

AA&MDSIF strives to keep patients, families, and hematology/oncology professionals up-to-date with developments in research and practice relevant to aplastic anemia, MDS and PNH. Shown below are recent articles from major hematology/oncology journals, retrieved from the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed portal to their MEDLINE database of journal citations and abstracts of the biomedical literature from around the world.


Looking for research oriented for patients and caregivers? For select reviews of important medical journal articles, written by hematology/oncology professionals, visit Research Reviews for Patients. These reviews interpret the most relevant information for patients from the latest published research.

You can also read Research Summaries for Patients that are lay language explanations of scientific meetings and symposia.

Summary information is listed by publication date, title, journal title and senior author. By default, the articles are listed by their publication date in reverse chronological order, from the most recent article to oldest article. Clicking the date column heading will sort them the other way, from oldest to newest.

"Publication date" in most cases means when the article first appeared in the electronic/online issue of a journal, in advance of when it appears in the print journal. Keep in mind some articles may appear online months before appearing in print, and that some may be from online-only journals.

You can also alphabetically and reverse alphabetically sort articles, primary authors and journal titles by clicking their column heading. To find articles by disease type, choose it from the drop-down menu named "Filter by Disease", and only articles about those diseases will appear. The search box labeled “Filter by Search Term” lets you search for a word in the article title, author, or journal name.

When you open an article citation by clicking on the title, article summary information (this time including all authors) is again shown, and in most cases you can view the article abstract. In some cases the abstract is unavailable, and not shown. You can also progress to the article’s PubMed entry by clicking the PubMed ID number link, shown directly under the title. Here you can purchase the article for download viewing or view through your institutional library’s access. In some cases, full text viewing is free either from the publisher’s site or from PubMed Central, an searchable aggregation site of free full text articles.

The PubMed Web site has extensive features, along with help tools and links to other databases. Regular users are encouraged to become familiar with its many capabilities.

Publication Date Article Title Journal Title Primary Author Bone Marrow Disease(s)
09/12/2014 Plasma circulating-microRNA profiles are useful for assessing prognosis in patients with cytogenetically normal myelodysplastic syndromes Mod Pathol Zuo Z myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
09/09/2014 Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in myelodysplastic syndromes Curr Opin Oncol Bart-Smith E myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
09/09/2014 Health-related quality of life in transfusion-dependent patients with myelodysplastic syndromes: a prospective study to assess the impact of iron chelation therapy BMJ Support Palliat Care Efficace F myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
09/05/2014 First-line treatment for severe aplastic anemia in children: bone marrow transplantation from a matched family donor vs. immunosuppressive therapy Haematologica Yoshida N aplastic anemia
09/03/2014 The Myelodysplastic Syndromes: The Era Of Understanding Eur J Haematol Meers S myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
09/03/2014 "Moderate" dose cyclophosphamide for severe aplastic anemia has significant toxicity and does not prevent relapse and clonal evolution Blood Scheinberg P aplastic anemia
09/02/2014 Complement in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: exploiting our current knowledge to improve the treatment landscape Expert Rev Hematol Mastellos DC paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
09/02/2014 Recent Developments in Drug Therapy for Aplastic Anemia Ann Pharmacother Willis L aplastic anemia
09/02/2014 Relationship of different platelet response criteria and patient outcomes in a romiplostim myelodysplastic syndromes trial Leukemia Platzbecker U myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
09/01/2014 Myelodysplastic syndromes: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up† Ann Oncol Fenaux P myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)