Neither serum ferritin nor the number of red blood cell transfusions affect overall survival in refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts.

@article{Chee2008NeitherSF,
  title={Neither serum ferritin nor the number of red blood cell transfusions affect overall survival in refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts.},
  author={Cheng E Chee and David P Steensma and Wenting Wu and Curtis A. Hanson and Ayalew Tefferi},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={83 8},
  pages={611-3}
}
In a retrospective study of 126 adult patients with French-American-British-defined refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), staging by the International Prognostic Scoring System was highly predictive of survival outcome (P < 0.0001). In addition, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion requirement at diagnosis (P = 0.001), but not the number of RBC units transfused during the disease course (P = 0.17), was independently associated with inferior survival. There were no correlations between… CONTINUE READING

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