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BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) involves antibody-mediated platelet destruction and reduced platelet production. Stimulation of platelet production may be an effective treatment for this disorder. METHODS We conducted a trial in which 118 adults with chronic ITP and platelet counts of less than 30,000 per(More)
BACKGROUND Eltrombopag is an oral, non-peptide, thrombopoietin-receptor agonist that stimulates thrombopoiesis, leading to increased platelet production. This study assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of once daily eltrombopag 50 mg, and explored the efficacy of a dose increase to 75 mg. METHODS In this phase III, randomised, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Eltrombopag is an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist for the treatment of thrombocytopenia. We aimed to compare the response to once daily eltrombopag versus placebo in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia during a 6-month period. METHODS We undertook a phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in adults with previously treated(More)
Eltrombopag is a thrombopoietin-receptor agonist that stimulates platelet production and increases platelet counts in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). This open-label, single-arm study evaluated consistency of response and safety following repeated intermittent dosing of eltrombopag 50 mg daily over 3 cycles (1 cycle = up to 6 weeks on(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukaemia who are thrombocytopenic and unable to receive disease-modifying therapy have few treatment options. Platelet transfusions provide transient benefit and are limited by alloimmunisation. Eltrombopag, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist, increases platelet counts and has(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard procedure for the surgical management of cholelithiasis. Compared with open cholecystectomy, this procedure offers shorter hospital stays, shorter recovery time, better cosmetic results, and an overall reduction in health care cost for the patient. As the number of cardiac patients having elective(More)
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