Learn About Myelodysplastic Syndromes on Webcast. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases in which bone marrow cells do not fully mature into normal blood cells, resulting in reduced numbers of blood cells or cytopenias. It is estimated that more than 60,000 Americans have a myelodysplastic syndrome and as our population continues to age, that number will only increase. Joining us today to update us on myelodysplastic syndromes are two specialists in hematology from the Ohio State University. Dr. Katherine Walsh is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Alice Mims is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.
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What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the differential diagnosis and work-up of cytopenias, DESCRIBE the differences in prognosis and treatment between lower and higher risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome; RECOGNIZE clinical presentation of MDS and differential diagnosis; and DESCRIBE treatment recommendations for patients with low and high risk MDS.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Presenting signs and symptoms of myelodysplastic syndromes
- Causes of myelodysplastic syndromes
- Myelodysplastic syndromes and vaccinations
- When to be concerned about isolated: Leukopenia, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia.
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