Romiplostim or standard of care in patients with immune thrombocytopenia.

  title={Romiplostim or standard of care in patients with immune thrombocytopenia.},
  author={D. J. Kuter and M. Rummel and R. Boccia and B. Macik and I. Pabinger and D. Selleslag and F. Rodeghiero and B. Chong and Xuena Wang and D. Berger},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={363 20},
  • D. J. Kuter, M. Rummel, +7 authors D. Berger
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Romiplostim, a thrombopoietin mimetic, increases platelet counts in patients with immune thrombocytopenia, with few adverse effects. METHODS In this open-label, 52-week study, we randomly assigned 234 adult patients with immune thrombocytopenia, who had not undergone splenectomy, to receive the standard of care (77 patients) or weekly subcutaneous injections of romiplostim (157 patients). Primary end points were incidences of treatment failure and splenectomy. Secondary end points… CONTINUE READING
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