Clinical characteristics of Japanese patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes: a co-operative study based on 838 cases. Anemia Study Group of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

@article{Oguma1995ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical characteristics of Japanese patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes: a co-operative study based on 838 cases. Anemia Study Group of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.},
  author={Shigeru Oguma and Yataro Yoshida and Haruto Uchino and Tadashi Maekawa and Takeo Nomura and Hideaki Mizoguchi},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={219-25}
}
The characteristics of Japanese (JPN) patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) were investigated in 838 retrospectively collected cases. The median age of the JPN patients was 60 years, about 10 years younger than that in most of the reports based on Western patients. Median survivals were 65 months for refractory anemia (RA), 58 months for RA with ring sideroblasts (RARS), 16 months for RA with an excess of blasts (RAEB), 10 months for RAEB in transformation (RAEBT), and 20 months for… CONTINUE READING