Combined therapy with amifostine plus erythropoietin for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes.


Twelve patients with myelodysplasia were treated with amifostine plus recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) for 6 weeks. A complete erythroid response was obtained in 2/12(16.6%) and a partial response in 4/12 (33.3%). Two of 8 patients with a platelet count < 100 x 10(9)/L had a complete response, as did 3/9 with a neutrophil count < 1.5 x 10(9)/L… (More)


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